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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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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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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Advantages of Steel Framing

All steel wall and roof frames constructed by Central Avenue Homes are covered by a professional indemnity policy that exists for 25 years. Timber is only warranted for the time offered by the builder, usually 6 years. Some offer lifetime warranty, however that is only valid if the builder is trading and solvent.  Material is…

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Future Proof Your Home For Your Later Years

Custom designed home - future proof your home

Are you thinking of building your forever home? One very important piece of advice I can offer is think of access in your home for down the track, we are all getting older and even though we may not feel it, somewhere down the track you will wish you had thought about your later years…

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