Posts Tagged ‘BAL’

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

rear strata subdivided block

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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The benefits of dry-lining brick walls

The benefits of dry-lining brick walls Central Avenue Homes offers dry-lining to internal walls in the Perth Metro region only, instead of float and white set finish as an optional item. In short, dry-lining is the application of plasterboard directly to the internal brick or block walls. The plasterboard is fixed using a mortar based…

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Earthworks – A Simplified Explanation – Part 3

site - earthworks

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

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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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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Advantages of Steel Framing

All steel wall and roof frames constructed by Central Avenue Homes are covered by a professional indemnity policy that exists for 25 years. Timber is only warranted for the time offered by the builder, usually 6 years. Some offer lifetime warranty, however that is only valid if the builder is trading and solvent.  Material is…

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Get the Most Out of a Narrow Lot Homes

Central Avenue Homes have been building custom designed homes in Perth and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Block sizes The Australian dream of owning a large home with a huge backyard is dwindling. Average block size in Perth has steadily decreased since 2008. This is because developers are increasing the amount of blocks of…

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