Posts Tagged ‘site responsive design’

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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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 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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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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Incorporating Passive Design To Create Sustainable Suburban Homes

At Central Avenue Homes we endeavour to use passive design principles so our clients benefit from comfortable environment and lower heating and cooling costs. Throughout this blog series we will discuss what Passive Design is, the key principles and how they can be implemented into your new home design. We encourage our clients to explore this topic further by visiting Your Home,…

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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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Narrow Lot Homes Tailored To Your Budget

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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