Posts Tagged ‘designer’

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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Incorporating Passive Design To Create Sustainable Suburban Homes

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Incorporating Passive Design At Central Avenue Homes we try to use passive design principles so our clients benefit from comfortable environment. This assists with lower heating and cooling costs. In this post we discuss what Passive Design is. The key principles and how they can be used in your new home design. We encourage our clients to explore this topic further…

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10th Storey Apartment – Perth CBD – Part 3

On the day of the crane lift, several people organised to have any larger items to be delivered to the site so that they could be craned up on the same day. The double glazed windows were glazed (glass was fitted into the frames) before they were lifted up.  The large plasterboard sheets were craned…

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10th Storey Apartment – Perth CBD – Part 2

Further to our previous post, work to demolish the interior of the 10th storey apartment is well underway. Once all of the existing walls and cabinetry was removed, we were able to take accurate measurements for the working drawings for the “New apartment”. In this case like any renovation, you have to be able to use…

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Renovation of 10th Storey Apartment – Perth CBD – Part 1

Renovation One of our latest projects is the renovation, (refurbishment) of a 10th Storey apartment in the heart of Perth city. Our clients had specific requirements and given the structural nature of an apartment our scope of works was very easily defined. Old blueprints (plans) The following all need to visit the apartment to take precise…

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