Posts Tagged ‘lock up’

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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Renovations and Rental refurbishments

Rental refurbishment

  Renovations and rental Refurbishments Because Central Avenue Homes generally design and build new projects, it’s not the only work we do. We also do renovations and refurbishments of houses, apartments and some commercial buildings. We do large and small renovations help to supplement the work we are able to provide to our regular trade…

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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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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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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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