Posts Tagged ‘planning’

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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Specialist Builders For Small & Difficult Blocks

small & difficult blocks

If your block is less than 10 metres wide, or an awkward shape, there aren’t a lot of options for standard home designs to fit on your block. The majority project builders – don’t  have standard designs to suit Small & difficult, sloping, narrow and oddly shaped blocks. Generally, a non-standard shaped block will need…

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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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Owner Building & Building To Lock Up Series – Part 1

Considering building your own home (owner builder), but don’t have the time, confidence or knowledge, then, consider build to lock up. Central Avenue Homes have been building to lock up for our clients’ since 2004 and to completion since 1998 in Perth and surrounding areas. Building to lock up, is not for everyone but it may suit…

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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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