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Renovations and Extensions to existing homes and apartments

Along with designing and building new homes, Central Avenue Homes also carry out renovations and extensions to existing homes or apartments. These projects can be extremely rewarding and interesting for both the owners and for our staff and subcontractors and give a new lease on life for often tired and dysfunctional buildings. We have recently…

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Unit development – group dwellings

Group dwellings and multi-unit developments For more than 20 years, Central Avenue Homes has worked with many clients to design and build their multi-unit and group dwelling investment properties. We have worked on relatively simple projects from triplex duplex single storey double storey units to 5,6,7, 8 and 9 double storey townhouse developments The 9…

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Critical building stages – suspended slab in Mt Claremont

Critical building stages - suspended slab pour

Soil testing – Site classification report In any new home, the engineering requirements are an extremely important part of the construction process. Even more so in a multi-level home. The first engineering report for a new home is a site classification report. The structural engineer visits the site to take soil samples. The samples are…

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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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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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The Top Floor First Building Process

Light weight - fast build upper floor first

Stage 1 After the ground slab is poured and cured, we form up the upper floor on top of the ground slab. The upper slab can be either a framed concrete upper slab. Alternatively, a cheaper, or more economic option is a framed floor with particle board Unlike traditional double brick homes, where the bricks…

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Lightweight Fast Build – Top Floor First

fast build top storey first

   Central Avenue Homes’ Lightweight – Fast build is a new and innovative way to build 2 storey homes and it provides lower construction costs, faster construction times and improved energy efficiency housing for the WA new home market. We use the upper floor first & jack system to build these homes. Lightweight The house is built…

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Custom designed homes on small & difficult blocks

Custom designed homes on small & difficult blocks - Central Avenue Homes

Central Avenue Homes have been building custom designed homes in Perth and surrounding areas since 1998 and lock up homes since 2004. The great Australian dream of owning a large home with a huge backyard is shrinking, with the average lot size in Perth steadily decreasing since 2008. In June 2015 the average block size was 411…

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Can’t Get Finance For Owner Building? Why Not Build To Lock Up

Build to lockup

Have you tried to obtain finance to Owner build your dream home and the banks won’t even consider it. Don’t have the time, confidence or knowledge, to build the structure of your home, and provide the finishing touches yourself, then, consider building to lock up. Do you have family and friends in the construction industry…

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