Posts Tagged ‘site works’

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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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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Earthworks – A Simplified Explanation – Part 2

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What are site – earthworks? In this post, the second in the series, we provide more explanation of the processes or site – earthworks items you may encounter. Generally, when you receive a quote to build your new home, the costs for site related items are not included in the actual cost to build the…

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A Simplified Explanation Of Site & Earth Works Part 1

What are site works or – earth works?  Site & earth works, can be anything required before commencing construction of a new home.  They generally don’t form part of the structure itself. The type of things that may be included in site & earth works for Perth lots are: Re-peg of the site A repeg confirms the location of the…

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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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Specialist Builders For Small & Difficult Blocks

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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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