Posts Tagged ‘rear lot’

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

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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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Before You Buy A Rear Strata Or Subdivided Block Of Land

Before You Buy A Rear Strata Or Subdivided Block Of Land Thinking of buying a rear strata block of land? If so, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before you sign on the dotted line. Are the services complete in accordance with the DA (Development Approval)? Unfortunately, a lot…

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Smart Storage Ideas For Those Small Spaces

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Smart Storage Ideas For Those Small Spaces When it comes to small spaces in your new home, to take into account every bit of space, you need to really think about the following:- design, layout, budget and storage options At Central Avenue Homes, our in-house designer has the ability to tailor these small spaces to suit your individual budget and taste. We’ve put together a list of ideas for ideas to make use…

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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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Earthworks – A Simplified Explanation – Part 3

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Earthworks, what are they? In this post, the second in the series, we explore more processes or site – earthworks items you may encounter. Your contract quote should include all site – earthworks costs, however, some builders don’t finalise these costs until after works have commenced. Unlike other builders, Central Avenue Homes provides all costs…

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Passive Solar Designs by Central Avenue Homes

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Construction, insulation and materials for passive designed homes We previously took an in depth look at passive design, house site characteristics and site orientation when designing a solar passive home. Double brick has always been the construction method of choice for new homes in Perth, WA. This is certainly not the best method of construction…

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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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Narrow Lot Homes Tailored To Your Budget

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Narrow Lot Homes Tailored To Your Budget A Simplified Explanation Of Site & Earth Works Part 4 By admin | July 17, 2018 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…

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