Posts Tagged ‘strata’

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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More things to know before you buy a rear strata or subdivided block

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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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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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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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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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