Posts by Lee Grainger

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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Renovations and Rental refurbishments

Rental refurbishment

  Renovations and rental Refurbishments Because Central Avenue Homes generally design and build new projects, it’s not the only work we do. We also do renovations and refurbishments of houses, apartments and some commercial buildings. We do large and small renovations help to supplement the work we are able to provide to our regular trade…

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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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Earthworks – A Simplified Explanation – Part 2

Site - earthworks - Central Avenue Homes

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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The Kitchen – Scullery

   https://au.pinterest.com/central_avenue/scullery/ Is the scullery a fleeting design trend, or is it here to stay? The scullery has become a popular design feature in many new homes today. But is it a fleeting design trend, like the formal dining, and sunken lounge rooms of the 1980’s and ’90’s? Or is it here to stay? What…

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Get your kitchen Design right

In this series of posts, we discuss the most important area of your home, the kitchen, Life revolves around the kitchen, it’s no longer the place that is only for meal preparation and cleaning up. It’s where the kids do their homework, a great place to sit and have a coffee, have a casual celebration,…

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Passive Solar Designs by Central Avenue Homes

Passive solar designs

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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