Posts by Lee Grainger

Renovations and Rental refurbishments

Rental renovation and 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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Why Not Build To Lock Up in Alfred Cove

Have you tried to obtain finance to Owner build your dream home and the banks won’t even consider it in Alfred Cove 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…

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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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Bushfire Prone Areas

Bushfire Prone Areas - Central Avenue Homes

Planning conditions and building approvals in Western Austral are continually changing. A lot of suburbs are now subject to BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) assessments. BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) assessments Because the WA State Government passed a law that if you are building in a bushfire prone area, you will be need to have a Bushfire Attack…

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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

Construction, insulation and materials for passive designed homes We previously took an in depth look at passive design and house site characteristics and site orientation need to be considered 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…

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