Posts by Lee Grainger

Site Orientation & Characteristics

Continuing our look into passive design principles, we look at the importance of site orientation and how to use it in your original design. Image: Passive Epringham House, MSG Architecture 2015 A clever site responsive design can reduce heating and cooling loads and the need for expensive upgrades for the comfort of your home. When working on the initial…

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Bushfire Prone Areas

Bushfire Prone Areas - Central Avenue Homes

Planning conditions and building approvals in Western Australia are continually changing. Therefore, more suburbs are now subject to BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) assessments. BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) As a result of bush fires around the country, the WA State Government passed a law that if you are building in a bushfire prone area, you will…

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More things to know before you buy a rear strata or subdivided block

rear strata subdivided block

In this post, we more items that may be overlooked by both purchasers and developers when buying a rear strata or subdivided block. Is the project feasible? Buying the block of land, Building a house Providing the finishing touches One very important item that should be included in your offer and acceptance of any rear strata or subdivided block is to be subject to a…

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Before You Buy A Rear Strata Or Subdivided Block Of Land

Before You Buy A Rear Strata Or Subdivided Block Of Land Thinking of buying a rear strata block of land? If so, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before you sign on the dotted line. Are the services complete in accordance with the DA (Development Approval)? Unfortunately, a lot…

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The benefits of dry-lining brick walls

The benefits of dry-lining brick walls Central Avenue Homes offers dry-lining to internal walls in the Perth Metro region only, instead of float and white set finish as an optional item. In short, dry-lining is the application of plasterboard directly to the internal brick or block walls. The plasterboard is fixed using a mortar based…

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Smart Storage Ideas For Those Small Spaces

Smart storage ideas for small spaces - Central Avenue Homes

Smart Storage Ideas For Those Small Spaces When it comes to small spaces in your new home, to take into account every bit of space, you need to really think about the following:- design, layout, budget and storage options At Central Avenue Homes, our in-house designer has the ability to tailor these small spaces to suit your individual budget and taste. We’ve put together a list of ideas for ideas to make use…

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Get the best out of your new benchtop

Get the best out of your new benchtop As a custom designed home builder who specialises two storey homes in Perth and surrounding areas, we appreciate the practicality and beauty of well-designed, kitchens, scullery, outdoor kitchens as the kitchen is considered the most important hub of a home. One of the most important elements in…

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Guide To Building For Time Poor

Most people who consider building a new home are often surprised to discover the level of involvement required to complete the paperwork for the home, let alone the building and completing the home. In a standard new home construction process, there are many things that you as the Owner need to organise yourself, for example:-…

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Thermal Efficiency Of COLORBOND® Steel Roofing

A roof made from COLORBOND® steel can make a valuable contribution to the overall thermal efficiency of your home, which is good news for your hip pocket and the environment. Article Courtesy http://www.steel.com.au/products/coated-steel/colorbond-steel/thermal-efficiency-of-colorbond-steel-roofing Touch The Earth Lightly Sustainable design is all about designing and building homes that have a reduced impact on the environment. That…

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A Simplified Explanation Of Site & Earth Works Part 4

In the 4th post of the series, we discuss other possible site & earthworks related items that you may encounter when designing and building your new home. Retaining Where there is too much of a slope on a block to have a simple cut and fill earthworks, retaining walls of some sort will be required to…

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