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home help Shannon Lush comes up with some clever uses for a humble cardboard toilet-roll tube P29

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SANDRA PETERSON home editor

18 04 display home of the week Sorrento by The Rural Building Company

06 expert advice It pays to have a professional you can trust when you’re building a new home

08 development Jurien Bay is shaping up to be WA’s next property hot spot

10 build Beachridge by Southbound Homes

12 build Jurien Bay by Impressions the Home Builder

14 build Warren by Summit North West

16 master builders How the Federal Government’s carbon tax is likely to affect the building industry

18 most wanted Into the blue

20 at home There were no margins for error when Tony Tomizzi Builders created this contemporary City Beach abode

22 renovation: before & after Hallmark Developments director Mark Gethin renovated an early ’80s home in Mindarie for resale – but now he and his family are living there

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home editor Sandra Peterson Tel: 9326 9539 / Fax: 9326 9411 email: petersons@sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au

Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne showcases his new Port Coogee pad

26 shopfront Park Avenue Lifestyle aims to source homewares that you don’t see everywhere

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advertising Jamie Grindley Tel: 9326 9219 email: grindleyj@sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au Thelma Sims Tel: 9326 9225 email: simst@sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au

our cover Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne with his partner Alyssa Hennessy and her daughter, Avarna, at home in Port Coogee. Photographer: Daniel Wilkins

Three WA builders have opened display homes in Jurien Bay’s Beachridge estate. Summit North West, Impressions the Home Builder and Busselton-based Southbound Homes teamed up with the estate developer, the Ardross Group, after recognising the opportunities that the coastal town offers. Ardross Group director David Lantzke says partnering with these recognised brands will make building outside of the metro area seem less daunting to wouldbe homebuyers. Find out more about the development and the three display homes that have opened in our Beachridge feature, which starts on Page 8.

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28 gardening Chances are your lawn was scorched during our very hot summer, but you can salvage it

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home help Handy uses for the humble cardboard toilet-roll tube

30 open for inspection Your essential guide to WA’s display homes

32 photo finish International polo player Hugo Fischer, who is captain of the Perth Polo Club, shows us his favourites


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APPY childhood memories of holidays by the beach were the starting point for the Sorrento by The Rural Building Company. “The brief was simple. We wanted to build a holiday home like they used to,” says Jay Walter, general manager at The Rural Building Company. “When you drive through holiday towns such as Yanchep, Moore River and Lancelin, you see the original ‘fibro beach shacks’ on poles that people used to build a lot in the ’60s and ’70s. “The Sorrento needed to be the modern-day version of one of these homes but be diverse as to where and how it could be built.” The result is a fabulous “upside down” home with a relaxed holiday vibe that takes in views of the coast or the countryside. On display in Yanchep, the Sorrento can easily be built on a sloping site where the pole and timber frame construction can cut down on site costs. Jay says one client has built the home on a bushland site with views through the tree canopies to create the feeling of a “massive treehouse”. The company has also developed a singlestorey version of the Sorrento for people building on traditional lots or who simply don’t need a lofty outlook. “We’ve also had a number of people enclose the ground level of the Sorrento to provide additional rooms, garage space and games rooms,” Jay says. “For a lot of clients, the Sorrento has been the source of inspiration in creating a customdesigned home that suits their specific lot and requirements.” With just the entrance and lobby downstairs, there’s plenty of room for parking the 4WD, the boat and the trailer.

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Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen and living area that leads to a huge elevated alfresco deck. The deck connects to the house on three sides, with sliding doors from the kitchen, free-form living area and master bedroom. Opting for bifolding doors would open up the house to the outdoors and the views even more. “When people visit the home and walk out from the kitchen or living room to the alfresco, it’s easy for them to picture kicking back with friends and family or having a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the world go by,” Jay says. “The U-shaped floor plan was about creating a living space where the alfresco would really interact with the living room and kitchen as the home is purely about lifestyle.” The builder has deliberately shunned theatre rooms, studies and activity rooms in favour of big well-proportioned spaces that feel fresh and open. Raking ceilings add to the sense of height and volume in the living space and master suite, while the kitchen and bathrooms are chic and contemporary. Outside, the striking roof pitch, Colorbond cladding, weatherboards and extensive use of timber evoke happy holiday memories of yesteryear. Paula Evans

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UILDING your dream home is not only emotional – it can also be complicated if you don’t have an expert on your side. For that reason, my biggest piece of advice is to work with a qualified, experienced building company. In fact, it makes sense to start researching and talking to experts long before you’re ready to take the plunge. The builder you choose needs to become your partner in the building project, someone whom you can trust and turn to for informed advice. For example, your builder can examine your block, its size and orientation and advise on what can and can’t be done. This is a fundamental first step in the building process and a good builder will talk you through all of the possibilities. Appointing a builder with a proven track record is particularly crucial given the introduction of mandatory 6-star energy requirements, which come into force in May for all new WA properties, regardless of size. This is one area where sound advice from your builder will ensure the design of your new home’s efficiency reaches the required standard. Another fundamental point to make is the importance of being open and honest with

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the builder you choose, particularly with regard to your lifestyle and how you live. For example, are you a lock-up-and-leave family? Do you love entertaining in your alfresco area? Will you have frequent overnight visitors or interstate guests? Are you a keen cyclist? Do you want your $10,000 racing bike stored in the garage or hanging in the hallway as a piece of art? Asking these questions (and others) is important because the more you think about and share details about your lifestyle, the better the design of your new home will be. Similarly, you may already know that you want a white kitchen and, soon after, it’s very possible that you will be presented with 10 different shades of white. This is when the interior decorator experts in pre-start come into their own with specialist advice. They can help families choose the right shade and also the right materials to suit individual lifestyle requirements. At the same time, always remember there’s no such thing as a stupid question. There is no shame in asking for help. After all, you visit an accountant for taxes and a dentist for dental advice, so it makes sense to do your homework and seek out the

right professional for specialist work when building your home. Home building is no different to other professions in that it is possible to save a lot of anguish and hassle if you listen to the experts. Take advantage of expert advice throughout the process and listen to their reasoning. Put simply, the more trust you have in your building company the better the outcome. That is why it’s important to have a sound relationship built on mutual respect.

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TRIO of display homes in the Beachridge estate has introduced homebuyers in Jurien Bay to a wider choice of builders. Summit North West, Impressions the Home Builder and Busselton-based Southbound Homes have all recognised the opportunities in the coastal town after building show homes for Beachridge developer, the Ardross Group of Companies. “These three builders are expanding their businesses to include Jurien Bay,” says Ardross director David Lantzke. David says research has shown that 65 per cent of people buying into Jurien Bay, 200km north of Perth, are based in the Perth metropolitan area. He says teaming up with brands recognised in and around Perth will give buyers more confidence and he hopes it will ease some of the challenges that people associate with building outside of the metro area, such as supervision, sourcing trades and transporting materials. “It’s about providing that higher level of customer service,” he says. “We’re trying to make the building process easier. “Jurien Bay isn’t remote. It just doesn’t have those economies of scale yet.” It could prove to be auspicious timing for builders and buyers alike as Jurien Bay was listed last year as one of nine nominated “super towns” by the WA State Government, with $85.5 million in funding up for grabs. The travel time to Jurien Bay from Joondalup has also recently been cut to just one hour and 45 minutes thanks to the new Indian Ocean Drive, making the town more accessible to buyers looking for a sea change or holiday home. Ardross is acting as matchmaker, bringing together Summit North West, Impressions and Southbound Homes with people who want to build in Jurien Bay. “Most people who come through the displays

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HETHER you’re drawn to Jurien Bay for the fishing, the boating or the beaches, Impressions the Home Builder is confident its first Central Coast display home is perfectly in tune with the coastal lifestyle. Laurie Baker, general manager at Impressions, says the aptly named Jurien Bay encourages the relaxed sea change and holiday vibe that the town is renowned for. “From the outset, the design of the Jurien Bay is tailor-made for the accompanying lifestyle,” Laurie says. He says the deep front veranda not only contributes to an attractive elevation but it also offers the perfect place to unwind with a coffee or good book. Outdoor living space at the back of the home has also been tailored to suit a beachside routine, with a good-sized alfresco and a separate barbecue area perfect for preparing and cooking the day’s catch. Laurie says the conveniently located laundry with its separate shower ensures that “after a relaxing day of fishing or swimming” you can clean up without carrying sand throughout the remainder of the home. The open-plan family room, which leads straight out to the alfresco, adjoins both the dining room and the kitchen. The kitchen is stylishly contemporary, featuring Corian benchtops, soft-close doors and drawers, lots of overhead cupboards, a walk-in pantry and 900mm stainless steel appliances, including a curved-glass canopy range hood. A curved breakfast bar and a curved bulkhead above add to its designer appeal. The floor plan for the Warren provides for four double bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and

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an open-style ensuite featuring a larger-thanaverage shower. The three minor bedrooms have been positioned on the opposite side of the hallway but the layout means that one can easily be turned into a multipurpose activity room, theatre room, studio space or a study as displayed. “Flexibility is at the core of the design,” Laurie says. He says buyers in the Central Coast are looking for “quality home designs, at an affordable price, delivered in a reasonable time frame”, making them no different to purchasers in the metropolitan area. “The Jurien Bay has been designed with wide appeal in mind,” Laurie says. “Local families, investors, retirees and those considering a sea change would all benefit from this flexible, stylish and affordable home design.” Expanding into Jurien Bay was a natural move for Impressions, which is part of BGC, one of Australia’s largest home building groups. “The majestic coastal location and enviable lifestyle – notwithstanding the development potential of Jurien Bay – marks the way for a thriving community with a high standard of living,” Laurie says. The completion of the Indian Ocean Drive between Lancelin and Cervantes has cut travel time to Jurien Bay from Perth, making the long-time favourite holiday destination more accessible. “Jurien Bay provides a highly desirable and affordable sea change alternative to the SouthWest,” Laurie says. “As the major service centre for the Central Coast of WA, along with the expanding development plans for Jurien Bay, investors are primed to take advantage of the potential growth opportunity.” Paula Evans


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side of the living area to give it the separation required from the minor bedrooms. It opens to the front porch to enhance the Warren’s holiday-at-home ambience. As well as including a double garage, the design makes provision for the storage of holiday essentials such as a boat or caravan. Summit North West is inviting buyers to take advantage of its “build now, pay later” promotion. “Summit North West will build their new home and they won’t need to make any mortgage repayments until handover,” Brett says. “The promotion was devised from the knowledge that many people in the North-West are challenged financially when undertaking the purchase of their new home given the price of rents and cost of living in these locations.” The builder also offers turnkey solutions so that the home is ready to move into, complete with painting inside and out, floor coverings and window treatments. Paula Evans

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I am about to sign a building contract for a house-and-land package. Are there any conditions that should be included to protect me against unexpected events? I am not sure which building contract you are going to use. Master Builders has a “proforma” building contract document, which is used by many builders throughout the state.There are also other standard industry documents that have stood the test of time and include provisions to cover almost any situation that could arise during the building process. Use of these well-regarded documents is, however, not mandatory. A builder may have his own document, which you should, like all legal documents, read carefully and understand before signing. If you do not understand any item, seek advice or clarification before signing. As a last resort you may wish to add that the contract is subject to a certain condition or event. It will be up to the builder whether to agree to this clause or not. There are a couple of scenarios that may arise that could affect parties to the contract and whether the contract will proceed.

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Balconies can also meet the requirements by installing suitable screens. Regardless of the limits set, a person on a balcony that complies with the distances set out in the planning codes is still likely to see all of your backyard and into your home. Although we gave up on aspiring to own a traditional quarter-acre (1011sq m) block many decades ago, we still want the same distance from our neighbours. Often our perception is much greater than the reality of the imposition on our privacy because it is not likely our neighbours are actually interested in what is happening on our side of the fence. If you are building a two-storey home or addition, give your neighbours the courtesy of showing them what you hope to build and explaining where windows will be, the heights

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householders “paying twice” in terms of environmental charges when buying a new home or undertaking renovations of existing homes – through the carbon tax and through the higher costs associated with the 6-star energy efficiency requirements. Regrettably, the Federal Government does not appear to adequately recognise that new homebuyers and home renovators are already making a meaningful contribution to carbon abatement in Australia through the minimum 6-star energy rating system imposed on new residential buildings. This regulatory requirement is expected to reduce emissions significantly each year. The impact of the carbon tax will not fall solely on owner-occupier homebuyers, but will also be felt by those in the rental market. Rental investors will be under added pressure to claw back from renters the likely increased cost of providing new rental accommodation, having a regressive impact on lower income

earners who are to receive no direct compensation. The absence of a discrete compensation package for the housing industry, in contrast to arrangements made for other impacted sectors, means the carbon tax is likely to have a greaterthan-otherwise impact on the cost of housing and an adverse effect on housing affordability. Master Builders has recommended that the Gillard Government compensate first homebuyers for the expected cost of the carbon tax and the move to 6-star for residential housing with broad increases in the value of the First Home Owner Grant. Master Builders has recommended that the grant be increased to $20,000 for new homebuyers in the June quarter of 2012, with guaranteed indexation in line with future movements in house-price inflation. All builders will be affected in some way by the carbon tax. How they respond and seek to pass on the increased cost will vary based on their individual circumstances. Consumer protection laws will help to ensure that homebuyers are not penalised by unjustifiable cost increases due to the introduction of the carbon tax.

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CCORDING to various analyses and forecasts undertaken and reported by the Treasury, the construction sector will be among the hardest hit by the carbon tax. The gross output of the construction sector is expected to be 0.9 per cent lower than otherwise by 2020 and 5 per cent lower in 2050. Econometric modelling of the impact of the carbon tax, commissioned by Master Builders and undertaken by CIE, found building and construction costs are likely to increase by between 1.4 and 2 per cent by 2020 due to price increases in key emission-intensive materials such as steel, aluminium, cement and glass. Taken as a whole, these findings are consistent with industry estimates that the cost of new housing could rise by at least $1000 to $2000 as a result of the carbon tax, adding further pressures on housing affordability. The carbon tax will also have an adverse impact on the provision of community facilities and infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, medical centres, aged-care facilities and roads, which will not be immune from increases in construction costs whether as a result of wage rises or the imposition of the carbon tax on key inputs. This will have a direct impact on the government’s capacity to deliver much-needed public infrastructure. The imposition of the carbon tax will also see

Gavan Forster from Master Builders answers readers’ questions about home building issues.

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Master Builders A-Z Building Information Directory at www.mbawa.com. If you have any questions about home building or purchase issues, email gavan@mbawa.com

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QUALITY ASSURANCE Using top-quality materials such as travertine throughout this ocean-view home in City Beach meant there was no margin for error for builder Tony Tomizzi

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HIS City Beach property’s facade is sleek and contemporary, with a travertine staircase leading to the front entrance. The entire house has heated travertine flooring and travertine feature walls in the bathrooms, alfresco and living areas. Tony Tomizzi, of Tony Tomizzi Builders, says the travertine sets the family home off perfectly. He says that the solid travertine treads and risers in the staircase are a standout feature and lend a sense of elegance to the residence. To the right of the entrance is an openplan living area that includes a sleek kitchen, featuring a combination of stainless steel, timber veneer cupboards and stone benchtops against a neutral colour palette. The kitchen, entertaining and living spaces have been designed to enjoy the best ocean views the home’s beachside location has to offer. The opposite side of the first floor contains a private theatre room, spacious guest bedroom with ensuite and a laundry. Windows that span both the first and second floors are shielded by remote-control louvre blinds that can be adjusted to determine the amount of sunlight entering the home as well as protect the privacy of the owners. On the second floor is a parents’ retreat with master bedroom, large ensuite and his-andhers walk-in robes. The private balcony attached to the master bedroom allows the owners to enjoy some child-free leisure time while soaking up breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. A children’s study nook, two bedrooms,

another bathroom and powder room complete the second floor. Tony says the top-quality materials that feature throughout the home have given it a “very high level of finish”. “There were no margins for error so every room has very sharp, clean lines,” he says. One of the home’s highlights – and biggest challenges for Tony – is the pool, which has glass mosaic tiling. The pool was designed to act as a retaining

wall and also the major partition wall of the ground floor cellar. “The pool area was a huge challenge but it turned out to be a major feature,” Tony says. A toughened glass window separates the pool from a timber-decked alfresco area. Ensuring this contemporary home is still practical for a family, the ground floor accommodates a three-car garage and a large storage room in addition to the cellar. Kate Dromey

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The property was bought to be prettied up and sold, but building company boss Mark Gethin was so thrilled with the result that he moved in with his family

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HEN Mark Gethin, the director of Hallmark Developments, started renovating this Mindarie property he had no idea that he’d wind up moving his family into it and calling it home. Mark originally bought the now luxurious house, which was built in the early 1980s, to carry out a renovation and then resell it. “I bought the house in June 2009 and saw the potential for a subdivision and renovation, but because of the way the housing market has gone, we ended up moving in,” Mark says. “It’s a great family home. We’re quite happy to have ended up here.” The house underwent 10 months of renovations in 2010, during which time its dated brick interior and brown tiling made way for more contemporary building materials, not to mention a second-storey addition. Mark increased the downstairs living space considerably by moving all the bedrooms, other than the master suite upstairs. He has also added two extra bathrooms, creating a spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence. A double garage is another new addition and this was achieved by extending the original carport. Mark embarked on the renovation after subdividing the 1056sq m corner block, leaving the original house on 636sq m. He says designing the modern, family home was the most challenging part of the project. “We had to demolish the two bedrooms at the back because of the subdivision, which left us with two bedrooms and a one bathroom, which just wasn’t suitable for a family home,” he says. “This led us to extending the ground floor and we had to remove the roof to add the new second storey.” The existing roof tiles were salvaged and restored, but many modern features have been incorporated into the new design. Stone benches were installed in the bathrooms and kitchen, while the outdoor living HOME

space was enhanced with a sleek, belowground pool and an alfresco area conveniently placed close to the kitchen. Hallmark Developments placed great emphasis on the structural integrity of the project while making significant changes to the original design. “We wanted to work in as much of the existing house as possible, but really hoped to maximise its potential,” Mark says. Cedar detailing creates an eye-catching feature on the home’s facade and has also been used in the roof gables, fence, garage door and window frames. As both builder and owner, Mark had the freedom to explore various innovative ideas. “The cedar designs on the outside are

something I felt were a little bit different and away from the norm,” he says. “They really soften the place to add a welcoming atmosphere.” Wood detailing features throughout the home, which has NSW blackbutt floors downstairs and cedar lining in the alfresco area. Soft, neutral carpets have been laid on the new upper floor, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room that opens to a balcony with panoramic ocean views. “Now it’s definitely looking like a modern family home,” Mark says. “This was one project where I saw the potential to transform the original dwelling into something really special.” Samantha Leung

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Dockers forward Hayden Ballantyne has clearly shown that his talent is not confined to the footy field, stamping his mark on his new home

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REMANTLE Docker Hayden Ballantyne is well known for his go-getting attitude on the footy field but he has proved that he was just as focused when it came to building his new home. Not only did the pocket dynamo know what he wanted, but he also knew which elements of the project he was happy to let his “teammates” – partner Alyssa Hennessy and builder Shelford Quality Homes – handle for a winning result. Hayden had bought a block at the Port Coogee marina in 2009, the year after he was drafted to the Dockers from Peel Thunder. When the time came to build, he took his ideas for a contemporary coastal home to Mike Conlan, sales and marketing manager at Shelford Quality Homes. “I wanted a big, open living area that opened up to a big alfresco,” Hayden says. “I wanted a big theatre and the master bedroom was to be a feature as well. The rest I left to Mike.” As the home took shape, Hayden spent hours on the internet looking into the pros and cons of various therapeutic hot tubs, picked the kitchen appliances and planned the allimportant barbecue area, but he turned to Shelford’s in-house interior designer when it came to selecting tiles and kitchen cabinets. “That’s not my thing, so I was more than happy to get help,” says Hayden, who shares his new home with Alyssa and her three-yearold daughter, Avarna. Rich brown contrasts with gloss white in the kitchen where the style has been kept sleek and uncluttered. “Alyssa does most of the cooking, including cakes – not that I’m allowed to eat them – but if there’s a roast being cooked, then the kitchen is mine,” Hayden says. In the family room, he added a fireplace and is hopeful that he’ll get round to cutting some logs and filling the wood stack in time for winter. “My grandparents always had a wood fire. I’ve always liked the look of a real fire,” he says. On the bookshelves, the Fremantle forward’s prized crystal Sandover Plate and other footy memorabilia sit among an array of books that includes novels, sports biographies, reference works and cookbooks. Upstairs in the games room with its air hockey table, there are more footy souvenirs, plus racing photos that Hayden, a former track

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TREVOR COCHRANE the garden guru

GRASSROOTS ACTION It may not look exactly like a billiard top, but letting your lawn grow a little bit longer can give shade to the roots and reduce evaporation when you’re watering the grass

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Miryam Nicholas, of Dianella, wants to know more about collard greens. Are they nutritious? Are they available for purchase as a vegie or seeds/ seedlings?

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You can buy collard greens as seeds from specialist grocery stores. They are a member of the brassica family which includes cabbages, broccoli and kale and are some of the most important nutritional vegetables you can have in your diet. It’s been discovered that one serving of these vegetables dramatically reduces your chances of getting stomach cancers. HOME

wise. Often shortfalls in the design show up now and factors such as wind and radiant heat from pathways become obvious. Some minor modifications will help, but in some cases you might be wise to consider retrofitting and installing a subsurface irrigation system. Lawns in coastal areas seem to suffer the worst now and some of this can be due to the soil preparation when the turf was laid. Applying a fine humus top dressing can improve water-holding capacity and add a valuable nutrient boost. Baileys Lawn Reviver is a product that features a wetting agent and fine-sieved humus ideal for this purpose. It was developed in WA for these conditions and can dramatically improve the look of a lawn and the water-holding capacity of the sand it’s growing in. If you’re thinking about rolling out a new lawn it’s wise to wait until the hottest days are behind us. Autumn is a terrific time to get a lawn down because the warm soil and dew-heavy autumn mornings help it get established. Now’s the time to check out the best grass for the location you’re in and then to improve the soil you are planting into. My top three are Empire Zoysia, Palmetto Buffalo and the toughest lawn in the west – Village Green. Between them, there are options for almost every garden environment and doing some research or talking

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Titin Wijata, of Winthrop, has a seven-year-old nectarine that doesn’t produce fruit. It flowers profusely, but they never become fruit. There are bees around the flowers during springtime. The store Titin bought it from has offered a refund for the tree, but it’s now very big and lush and impossible to return. What can be done?

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I suspect the tree needs a shakeup. This can be done by stressing the tree and there are several ways to do it. The most effective will be banging some rusty nails into the trunk at various points. Try stressing it in late winter by laying plastic over the area under the canopy, which will force the tree to set fruit. If this doesn’t work,

to the experts at a turf farm will set you up for the best results in late March when your new lawn is best laid.

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Y now your grass may not be looking too green. The past weeks of hot weather have been scorching and if your water supply to the lawn has been limited, your grass is probably showing the signs of scorch. This is the time of the year to leave your lawn to grow longer, effectively shading the roots more and reducing evaporation. It’s also the time when obvious problems start to impact, such as thatch build-up. Renovating your lawn by de-thatching is not a bad idea because the dead grass that builds up around the roots dries out, becoming water-repellent and creating dry pockets that end up as large dead patches. It’s these symptoms that are often mistaken as african black beetle infestation damage and cause people to apply chemicals needlessly. The best test for african black beetle is to select a small area of lawn and flood it just before it gets dark when the grubs and beetles are most active. The best test for thatch-caused dry spots is the same, though you will discover there are no grubs, just dry pockets of soil. The solution to thatch-caused dry spots is to remove the dry material in a renovation and apply a wetting agent and lawn fertiliser so the lawn recovers quickly from the damage. Applying wetting agents now over dry lawn areas is a smart move, though checking your irrigation system’s coverage is just as

the tree needs to come out and a replacement put in. A nectarine should be producing good crops within three years of planting. Trevor Cochrane

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Then you simply tuck a pair of undies or a pair of socks into each tube and stack them upright in your drawer. The depth of the drawer is the perfect This week’s tip is a little different. Not only is it a recycling tip, it will also help height. Not only can you fit lots more you organise your children’s or even your undies and socks in the drawer, but you can see at a glance which ones you have. own drawers. Toilet rolls can be recycled for lots of Have you ever noticed that the drawers different uses. You can also use them to that you keep your socks and undies in store posters, maps or documents. Simply are always a mess? Even when you fold roll the paper into a tube and place it and tidy everything, it still looks messy and to find a particular pair of knickers inside the toilet roll, unlike a rubber or a particular pair of socks you have to band it doesn’t leave a mark. If you stack the toilet rolls one on top of the other rifle through everything else – messing they will handle even very long posters. up the drawer again. The humble cardboard toilet-roll tube is You can even use them as part of your the answer. Rather than throwing them giftwrapping. If you are giving jewellery, very small items or breakable items as out, save them and paint them inside a gift, giftwrap them using a toilet roll. and out with a quality spray enamel. For the kids, you can even put on stickers Place the gift inside an old toilet roll, to decorate them further. pinch either end to keep the jewellery

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I hope you can help. We have just sealed a new concrete benchtop (pictured) with Livos Meldos Oil. We were sold the product as a safe sealer for a food preparation area and perfect for concrete sealing. As you can see from the photo, our beautiful bench is now patchy where the oil has sunk in deeper in parts. We followed the instructions and have now put on four coats, but as soon as it dries it goes back to being patchy. Is there anything we can do to improve the look of this?

The product you are using is designed to A be used on porous surfaces, is quite high in linseed oil and is non-toxic. However, if the surface you are using it on is unevenly porous – as is your concrete benchtop – you will find that it takes quite some time to get an even saturation of the surface. You can think of it like this: If you cover half a slice of bread with butter and pour milk over it, the unbuttered side is going to absorb lots of milk while the buttered side will stay relatively dry. Strange as it may seem, the lighter areas on your concrete bench are those that are absorbing faster. The darker areas have already become saturated with linseed oil so it is necessary to pay particular attention to the lighter areas. I often find when using linseed oil that it is a good idea to increase the surrounding temperature while you are using it. The linseed becomes more fluid and is absorbed faster. So pick a time when you have sunshine on your bench and you will find that it absorbs much quicker. You may need to recoat several more times before you get an even finish. If you find when you have finished that some areas feel tacky or sticky to the touch, you can use a little methylated spirits polished on with a rolled-up pair of pantyhose to remove the excess linseed. It is also important to remember that linseed oil needs lots of ventilation to harden properly, so leave it several days between coats.

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secure and wrap it up. You can even make it look like a bonbon. The rolls also make great kindling for barbecues and fireplaces (they burn slower than newspaper). If all else fails, your local pre-schools often use toilet rolls for craft, so ask if they’d like your excess ones. All these things you can do with them mean less garbage in our landfill. An extra tip: You can cut back on toilet paper use by slightly squashing the roll so it doesn’t turn as easily on the roll holder. This is particularly helpful if you have young children in the house.

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We installed ceiling fans throughout the house last summer and the one in the kitchen appears to have absorbed fat on the edges. The blades are white. They are not made of metal so I am assuming they are made of some type of wooden material. Can you tell me how I can clean the fat that has absorbed along the edges of the blades? I tried to take a photo, but the fat would not show up in the photo.

Just like the tops of cupboards, fan blades A are susceptible to airborne fats and oils in the kitchen – particularly the leading edge of the

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blade. As it spins through the air it picks up not only fats and oils, but dust that sticks to the greasy statically charged surface of the fan blades and they get grotty quickly. It is important to keep them clean and to clean regularly to keep on top of the problem. I suggest you stuff the head of a clean kitchen broom down the leg of a pair of pantyhose and tie the excess leg of pantyhose around the handle to secure it. Spray the head of the broom with a mixture of lavender oil and water (one teaspoon of lavender oil for a litre of water) and sweep along the edge of the fan each time you sweep your kitchen. Lavender oil is not only antibacterial, it is also wonderful for breaking down grease and inhibiting flying insects, which love to land on fans and leave their calling cards behind. In addition to a lovely, clean fan, you get the added bonus of a delightful fragrance when in use.

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Amari, by New Generation, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g, Dalyellup Blvd, 9795 4870

Ellenbrook

Metropolis, by Easystart, S, 3x2, d/g, st, h/t, alf,Adlington Way, 93333 0833 Florence, by Impressions, S, 3x2, h/t, st, g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6172 Insight, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 6212 7699 Hamelin, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, alf, a/r, Elmridge Parkway, 6296 6086 HOME

Kimberley, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 9214 1111 Armada, by HomeStart, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, dc/p, Pallarup Cres, 9231 4567 Silverstone, by Commodore, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6345 Bonneville, by Commodore, S, 3x3, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 1800 266 663 Imperial Retro, Affordable Living, 3x2, alf, h/t, dc/p, Elmridge Parkway, 9302 4920

Erskine

Quantum, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9583 5708

Hammond Park

Onyx, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, st, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3688 Ramada, by Affordable Living, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9302 4920

Harrisdale

Anchorage, by First Abode, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Rufous Lane, 9397 2342 Vertu, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9393 2019

Lakelands

Good Times, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689 Seachange, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, a/r, alf, d/g, Cohen Vista, 9583 4280 Bremer, by WA Housing Centre, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 9214 1111 Swanbourne, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Jasper Way, 9581 9406 Inspiration, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 6212 7699

Savoy, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, g/r, Esher Lane, 9419 6779 Strand, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, Gemstone Pde, 6461 5200 Zone, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, dc/p, Ditton Corner, 9419 1881

West Swan

Tribute, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, d/g, St Leonards, Blvd, 9250 1840 Chandon, by New Generation, S, 3x2, d/g, h/t, alf, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 7632 Plantation, by Content Living, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 5222 Icon, by Aussie Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 6212 7699

Yanchep

Cable Beach, by Easystart, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/c, Blackwood Meander, 9561 5648

$200,000 to $250,000 Alkimos

Alkanta, by Content Living, S, 4x2, d/g, st, alf, h/t, Point Link, 9202 5222 Alexa, by MyGen Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Leeway Loop, 1800 806 803 Accolade, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Leeway Loop, Alkimos, 9562 5599

Australind

Abbey View Resort, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Lunar Ave, 9792 0100

Aveley

Trump, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, Safford Ave, 9320 4920

Centro, by Ventura Homes, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Elmridge Parkway, 6296 6649 Destiny, by New Generation,S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Adlington Way, 9333 0880 Oasis, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6649 Alto, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6111 Luxor Games, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, Ewens Pass, 9302 4920

Greenmount

Avonview, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, st, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800 Coolgardie, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, sc/p, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800

Treendale

Caversham

West Swan

Dalyellup

Equinox, by New Generation, S, 4x3, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Orion Lane, 9797 0682 Darlington, by MyGen, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 806 803 Caversham, by Metrostyle, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 9210

Yanchep

$250,000 to $300,000

Ellenbrook

Alkimos

Leederville

Harrisdale

Maddington

Pebble Beach, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, t/g, Luna Ave, 9792 0100

Aveley

Hocking

Hammond Park

Chicago, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3399

Hocking

Valencia, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Montreal St, 9405 6794

Landsdale

Majestic, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Monticello Meander, 6461 5297 Strata Development, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, alf,d/g, Leicester St, 9242 9500 Breakaway, by TR Homes, 4x2, pre-manufactured home, h/t, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

Australind

Escape, by Ventura Homes, 4x2, alf, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7645

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Quest, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Buffaloe Ave, 9409 5010 Albert Park, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Buffalo Ave, 9408 0273

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Meadow Springs

Flemington, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4053

Coral Bay, by WA Housing Centre, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Caporn Turn, 9358 4762 Independence, by Aussie Living, S, 3x2, h/t, c/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689

Seville Grove

Corondale, by Complete, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Seville Rd, 9497 2919

Villa d’Este, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7784

Baldivis

Austin, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, alf, d/g, Cape Meander, 9524 3082 Executive, by Premiere, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 0425 445 578 Cosmos, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880 Infinity, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, c/r, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880 Havana, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, g/r, st, alf, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 9523 0694

Banksia Grove

Aston, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Botanic Ave, 6400 0535

Bunbury

Tapping

Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, Millbridge Estate, 9724 1318

Wellard

Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7247

Riviera, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Tandara Fairway, 9302 4920 Abrolhos, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Onyx Lane, 0439 990 799 Capel, by WA Housing Centre, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9214 1111 Inception, First Home Buyers Direct S, 3x2, g, st, Onyx Lane, 9439 2525 Newmarket, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9439 5149 Portland, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2574

Olympus, by Summit, S,4x2, h/t, alf, g/r, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 8840

Forrestdale

Nautilus, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, cnr Isla Place/Highland Rise, 9242 9200

Hammond Park

Secret, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, dc/p, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3060 Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, st, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9242 9200 Hollywood II, by Highbury, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Elliot Rd, 1800 214 864

Lakelands

Kartika, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4040 La Dolce Vita, by Shelford, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Cohen Vista, 0438 389 530 Sanctuary, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9242 9200 New Dimension, by Ventura, S, 4x2, g/r, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4516 Everest, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9581 6614 Palazzo, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Kingsway Rd, 9303 2573 Monticello, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0418 913 800

Madeley

Queens Park

Erskine

Landsdale

Bushland, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-fab transportable home, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

Monza, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1639 Realm, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 0576 Soto, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, h/t, Isla Place, 9397 2413 Cove, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Emerald Park, 9393 2094

Monarch, by National, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6441 Willows, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Adlington Way, 9242 9200 Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, Adlington Way, 0438 691 037

Nautilus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Point Link, 9562 5495 Trinity, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Callosa Cres, 0423 398 220 Archipelago, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, t/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9242 9200 Kayana, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Altea Way, 9242 9100 Cable Beach, Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, st, a/r, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3984 Salt, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350

Cable Beach, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 9562 0786

Maddington

Piara Waters

Da Vinci, by Ross North Homes, 4x2, h/t, c/r, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404

Jindalee

Monaco, by Commodore, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Kingsway, 9303 4361 Lamont, by Impressions, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9302 6097 Coronade, by HomeStart, 4x2, h/t, g/r, alf, dc/p, Kingsway, 9231 4567 La Grange, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, d/g, alf, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9303 2019 Ambiance, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Monticello Meander, 9333 0880

Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Millbridge Blvd, 9724 1318

Jimbaran, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Colonna, 1800 227 161 Coastal View, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, c/r, d/g, Dalyellup Blvd, 9792 0100

Dayton

Landsdale

Millbridge

Homestead, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Domina Turn, 9242 9200

Vdara, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Blackwood Meander, 9302 4920

RNG 24067

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Busselton

Butler

Vibe, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, st, h/t, dc/p, Impington Blvd, 9562 3383

Caversham

Watershed, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Colorino Ave, 6461 5200 Champion Lakes Waterside, by Summit, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, St Catherines Prom, 9390 3710

Ellenbrook

Cincinnati, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 9296 6238

Madeley

Lexington, by Lifestyle, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, d/g, Madeley Rise, 9409 4242 Rendezvous, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Greylock Meander, 9408 0659

Meadow Springs

Eagle Bay, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003

Peninsula, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-manufactured home, st, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

Baby Boomer Loft, by Baby Boomer Homes, loft, 3x2, st, d/g, Wesley Way, 9302 2250

Millbridge

Madeley

Baldivis

Piara Waters

Fullerton, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, st, alf, Greylock Meander, 9408 0459 Madeley, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, BelCastro Way, 9408 1305 Ramada Retro, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, s/t, Owen Link, 9302 4920 Treviso, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Owen Link, 9408 1189

Mandurah

Viena, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9200 5555

Meadow Springs

Eagle Bay, by Ventura, S, 4x2, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003

Piara Waters

Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, alf, g/r, Highland Rise, 9397 1266 Hacienda, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2104 Resort, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, a/r, st, d/g, Isla Place, 9397 2741 Trump Alfresco, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9302 4920

Reflection, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, alf, g, Cape Meander, Settlers Hills, 9242 9200 Elwood, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Strathmore Close, 9242 9200 Strathmore, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, Strathmore Cl, 0419 048 401 Rendezvous, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9523 0210 Leeuwin, by Ventura Homes 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9241 1400 Cosmopolitan, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Rockeller, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Toorak, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, c/r, d/g, Burlington Drive, 9366 0036

Bunbury Parkdale, by Dale Alcock, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Forrest Estate, 9792 0555

Busselton Envy, by Summit, S, 4x2, g/r, a/r, alf, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7134 Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9792 0555

Queens Park

Butler

South Yunderup

Seasons, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Newmarket Pde, 0409 869 910

Frangipani, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Narla Place, 9242 9200 Riverbank, by Ventura, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 8459 Amberley, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325

Byford Ecco, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, a/r, d/g, Colesbrook Drive, 9242 9200

Lotus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, 9725 2852 Minara, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, c/r, Mina Close, 9397 2244 Bellagio, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1643 Prestige, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1489 Silk, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Wright Rd, 9397 0578

Southern River

Archer, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g,Trumpet St, 9242 9200 Geisha, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Michigan Turn, 0418 954 658

South Yunderup

Boulevard, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Byron Drive, 9242 9200 Daintree, by Plunkett Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 7428 Amberley, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325

The Vines

Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 0438 691 037

Treendale

Xanadu, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, t/g, alf, Orion Lane, 9796 1639

Vasse

Vasse, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Bridgeview Entrance, 9792 0100

Wandi

Monaco, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, alf, t/g, Lyon Rd, 9410 2495 Wisteria, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Marmion Ave, 9242 9200


West Swan

Da Vinci, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404 Kingston, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, a/r, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 643 800 Essence, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 2422

Woodvale

Manhattan, by Dale Alcock, S, h/t, st d/g, Solia Loop, 9292 9200

over $300,000 Alkimos

Alkimos, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g,Topsail Loop, 0401 836 616 Alkimos, by In-Vogue, D, 4x3, alf, h/t, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9202 9200 Chateau, by Summit, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, Altea Way, 0418 927 371 Pearl, by W&B, D, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350

Australind

Homestead, by Dale Alcock SW, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0555

Aveley

Shoalwater, by Cedar Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Neary Blvd, 9240 2125

Baldivis

Sinatra, by Broadway, D, 4x2, Makybe Drive, 9302 6161 Matrix, by Novus, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Makybe Drive, 9523 0231 Rochdale, by APG, D, 4x2, t/g, Makybe Drive, 9523 0555 Diva, by Highbury Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, c/r, Makybe Drive, 1800 214 864 Four Seasons, by Shelford, S, 4x2, st, a/r, dc/p,Wanderer Parkway, 0438 389 530 or 0419 929 961

Belmont

Lincoln, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Vaucluse Circuit, 1800 884 041

Booragoon

Aurora, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, c/r, d/g, Marmion Ave, 9242 9200

Burns Beach

Sanctuary, by Peter Stannard, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Backwater Circle, 9304 9822 Asheville, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g, Backwater Cir, 9304 9562

Busselton

Lamont, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9754 1609

Butler

Ready Built, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, d/g, Dania Way, 9242 9200

Churchlands

Viento, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, alf, Pinnata Mews, 1800 331 388 Luna, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Prionotes Cnr, 9202 9255 Onyx, by Novus, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 1282 Emporio, by APG, D, 4x2, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 9013

Cottesloe

Lumiere, by RiverStone, D, 3x2, alf, Lillian St, 9436 9696

Dalyellup

Avonlea, by Peter Stannard, D, 4x2, st, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9397 2454

Hillarys

Bogart, by Broadway, D, 4x3, g/r, c/r, st, d/g, Seychelles Lane, 9302 6161

Hovea

Murchison, by Benlin, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Mueller Place, 9379 9220

Iluka

Notre Dame, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 0418 943 549 Cove, by W&B, S, 4x2, g/r, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 1800 802 636 Sunsets, by Lifestyle Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Romano Cres, 9305 4151 Limelight II, by Highbury, D, 6x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9304 0549 Westmont, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9202 9202

Jindalee

Lakelands

Savana, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, c/r, g, Cobaki Brace, 9583 3387 Lexington, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9202 9200 Berkley, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 0429 939 576

Landsdale

Elements, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Monticello Meander, 9303 2892 Aspen, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, c/r, alf, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0302 5219

Leederville

Leederville, by Plunkett, D, 3x2, alf, d/g, Byron St, 9366 0322

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Melville

Offering homes with one to five bedrooms, two bathrooms, audio visual room, alfresco dining and much more.

Cape Skillion, by Rural Building Company, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Crellin Place, 9758 7058 Retro, by Summit, S. 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Crellin Place, 9757 9120 Melville Waters, by Plunkett, D, 4x2, alf, st, d/g, Money Place, 9333 4003

Millbridge

Woodbridge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, a/r, h/t, d/g, Hatfield Way, 9724 1942 Studio 78, by Platinum Homes, D/L, 3x3, s/t, h/t, dc/p, Mewstone Cres, 0415 406 820 The Look, by Ross Griffin, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 9444 7965 Horizon, by Highbury, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 1800 214 864 Korda, by Renowned Collection, D, 4x2, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Draper St, 9202 9255 Halcyon, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g, Arabella Lop, 1800 331 388

Southern River

Dunsborough

Quindalup, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x3, st, d/g,Wentworth Loop, 1800 227 161

Ellenbrook

Avon Lodge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, a/r, d/g,Adlington Pass, 6296 6755

Erskine

Plaza, by National Homes, S, 3x3, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 7053 Bay Breeze, by Highbury, D, 4x2, g/r, a/r, c/r, st d/g, Sticks Blvd, 1800 214 864

Floreat

Toorak, by Peter Stannard, D, 4x2, st, d/g, Cnr Dunblane and Pearson, 0417 294 116

Hamilton Hill

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FISCHER The international polo player and captain of the Perth Polo Club shows us his favourites 1

Tiffany & Co saddle blanket

I was gifted this by Polo in the Valley last year. Hopefully, it’s a sign that I’m going to be chosen to play in the Tiffany & Co Cup this year. 2 Photo This is a great photo of my grandfather, whom I wish I could have spent more time with while he was still with us. He was one of the first polo players in WA and an exceptional horseman. 3 Mallet The mallets I use are all specially designed and handmade by a guy in the US called Tato. I took a trip there last year to play polo in Florida and went to visit him and his workshop. It was great to be able to see the craftsman in real life. 4 Gidgegannup Bulldogs

Football Club team jumper The team have won The

Hills League Premiership for the last three years. “We’re the boys from Gidgegannup, we’re the dogs red, white and blue ...” As you can imagine, the boys have given me a bit of flack lately about the press surrounding polo, both on and off the field. 5 Grister I have several polo horses but Grister is an absolute superstar. He has won a couple of champion pony prizes and he’s taught me more about the game than anyone.

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I was given these cufflinks on my 21st birthday – along with a 2.5-litre bottle of whiskey – by my godfather. Only one of those gifts is still in existence. 7 Trophy This is the Youth Focus Cup that I won at the Polo in the Valley charity match last year. It is also made that much more memorable because I won MVP (most valuable player) in that game. 8 Rufus (Red Dog) He’s getting on a bit nowadays but he’s a great old dog. He comes out running whenever I’m working the horses. One day we worked out he had run over 40km. He is an important part of our family and incredibly loyal. 9 Boots These boots were made to measure from Anastazi and are old military-style boots such as the ones worn way back in the English Cavalry days. 10 Helmet I bought this in Argentina, the polo capital of the world. Considering it once stopped a ball from belting me in the head and probably knocking me out, I figure it’s good luck and I have been wearing it ever since.

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✱ Hugo will play at the Jeep Polo in the Valley event at Duncraig Stud, Dale Rd, Middle Swan (entry via Houghton Wines) on April 22.Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au.

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