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New Preparatory School unifies dispersed learning spaces

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New two-storey home – Designed for a young family

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Cutting-Edge Building Trends and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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theme that took centre-stage at this year’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland will have significant repercussions around the globe, covering a vast sphere of sectors including the Western Australian building industry at a regional level. The concept of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – one of the key issues discussed in Davos in January – is a reference to changes in the way we work, live and interact due to a combination of technologies. The term was coined by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the Geneva-based WEF, in his 2016 book "The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. He noted that a technological revolution was underway "that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres". In other words, technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are merging with humans' physical lives. Like the previous three “Industrial Revolutions – the first, powered by the steam engine; the second, mass production in new industries (steel, oil and electricity); and the most recent “digital revolution, highlighted by inventions of the semi-conductor, personal computer and internet – the fourth revolutionary era offers great opportunities for progress across a broad industrial spectrum. Here in Western Australia, companies in the building sector are already operating at the forefront of these new revolutionary trends, and we are pleased to highlight many of them in this March issue of The Builders Choice Magazine. Starting off in the commercial sector... Lanskey Constructions drew on their extensive previous experience working with Aldi in Western Australia to complete the base-build and fit-out works for the retail company’s latest outlet in Warwick Grove; and Tydan Constructions met the challenge of difficult terrain in Mundarang to raise the familiar golden arches of a new McDonalds.

Combining professional with personal requirements in a modernday workplace setting, Eldridge Homes completed an extensions project in Mindarie, adding therapy facilities to an existing residence; while, focusing on a more “traditional” multi-use concept, M/Construction were inspired by the style of Mount Lawley’s Federation-style homes in creating a stunning new development. Meanwhile, in Claremont, With_Architecture Studio and PS Structures transformed Christ Church Grammar School, consolidating and reducing the educational facility’s footprint in the process. On the home front... Parklyn Constructions carried out a substantial renovation and extension in South Perth; Contour Projects created one of their “niche build” family residences in North Beach; Danmar Developments highlighted the potential of living near the city in a premium North Perth location; and DMG Architecture catered for the “downsizer market” in Minim Cove. Elsewhere this issue, we offer congratulations to Azure Luxury Homes for their 2019 Master BuildersBankWest Housing Excellence Award; and look at a growing trend away from cavity brick and increasing interest in alternative methods of wall construction. And finally... a pacesetting government office project in Joondalup, designed by MKDC, built by SHAPE Australia and focusing on two issues that will play key roles in how the Fourth Industrial Revolution not only changes but also enhances our lives: nature and sustainability. Peter Leonard The Builders Choice Team

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Whiterock products have no unsightly lines and the thermoforming of corners provide an uninterrupted flow to the wall design. Matching silicone sealants are also available for the wall panels along with five co-ordinating trims. The Altro Whiterock Wall Designs panels have a subtle texture which adds a touch of realism to the product while

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Allura Flex acoustic luxury vinyl tiles and planks Allura Flex is a collection of highquality, dimensionally stable, acoustic modular vinyl tiles and planks that are adhered with tackifier that allows post-use removal. The design concept of Allura Flex consists of realistic wood designs along with essential concretes and interesting textile and colour effects. The tiles and planks are easy to

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The Origin of Safemaster Over many years in the construction industry, the owners’ of Safemaster saw people risking their lives every day working above ground level. Fuelled by the mission to protect and safeguard the workforce of the industry, Safemaster was established in 1995, from their humble beginnings and office in Canning Vale WA, the company has grown to be a leader in the height industry today. Ever since, Safemaster’s passion and mission remains the same, which is to keep Australians safe when working at heights.

Over Two Decades of Dedication in Keeping Australians Safe

Safemaster’s products are 100% Australian designed, engineered and manufactured in the company’s own workshop based in Canning Vale WA, which is equipped with advanced machinery and load testing facilities. Safemaster’s complete range of fall protection products include X-ERT anchor point systems, engineering, manufacture, This versatility allows FALLNOT guardrail systems, installation and provision of Safemaster and their innovative X-CLERATE static line systems and maintenance and recertification products to address the ZERO personal protective programs. Safemaster is the only demands of modern equipment. The access products height safety company in Perth architecture, heritage buildings include SPACEGATE access hatch, to offer a complete in-house and harsh industrial SKYCLIMB modular ladder systems height safety service. environment conditions. and step ladders, as well as Throughout these years, PROLANE walkway systems and Safemaster has proven its ability Innovative Products PROLANE SERIES work platforms. to provide a height safety With a reputation for its technical “All-Under-One Roof” for Your All its products are robustly solution to meet all types of knowledge, rigorous standards and manufactured with a five-year Height Safety Solutions fresh approach, Safemaster Safemaster’s strength is based on access requirements, which warranty against defects, comply its vast experience in the height include customised products in a continues to innovate and develop with Australian Standards and wide range that are uniquely new techniques, products and safety industry, offering you an conform to Safemaster’s designed and manufactured to ideas via its extensive research ‘all under one roof’ service commitment to safety, quality, and development. through consultation, design and meet specific applications. service and performance.

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Safemaster Safety Products, 31-33 Catalano Road, Canning Vale WA 6155, phone (08) 6243 3111 Safety in Numbers Working at heights remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and serious injuries in Australia. On average 26 workplace deaths and almost 8,000 injuries every year in Australia due to fall from heights. In Western Australia, it is the third highest cause of workrelated fatalities, and over 32% falls resulted in a serious injury. Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) or controller of

the premise is liable for workplace safety including work involving heights. However, in the design phase of a new construction development, the architect, engineer or building design professional holds the responsibility to ensure that the maintenance requirements of the building are without risk to the health and safety of persons. Failure to meet these obligations is considered an offence under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

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The unique strength within Safemaster enables it to undertake the most challenging and iconic architectural and civil projects in Western Australia. Key examples include the Perth Stadium, Perth Children’s Hospital, Southern Suburbs Railway, Kings Square Commercial Tower, Vicinity Centres Shopping Malls, Perth Arena, DFO Perth, and so on. With work at height regulations, equipment and capabilities constantly evolving, Safemaster’s wide- ranging experience, product In late 2018, tougher penalties development and testing ensures for workplace safety offences it keeps pace with industry have come into effect in Western changes and compliance to Australia, which raises the relevant standards and legislation. maximum term of imprisonment Safemaster consult on fall to five years and $680,000 fine for protection directly with an individual, or $3.5 million fine architects, designers, building for body corporate. owners and engineers for new builds or through the tendering Safeguarding the Workplace and construction process with in Australia the contractor. With over two decades of experience and fitting over 10,000 buildings with compliant fall prevention systems within Western Australia, Safemaster demonstrates unrivalled skills in height safety system design & engineering, manufacturing, installation and certifications.

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BKB Profile & Capabilities BKB Building Solutions is a trusted and reliable full-line supplier providing technical engineering design, fabrication and project management to customers across commercial building, civil and resource industries. We are committed to providing innovative, fully engineered and energy efficient solutions specialising in mechanical, fire and water storage applications. ■ Our fire solutions range from hydrant systems, sprinkler systems, FM approved packages, enclosure packages, hose reel and jacking pumps, combined systems, sprinkler mist systems and vertical turbine systems. ■ Our HVAC/Mechanical solutions range from long coupled pumps, close coupled pumps, inline multistage and split case pumps, circulator pumps and controls. ■ Our water storage solutions range from galvanised and powder coated tanks. ■ Our manufacturing plant and testing facility is purpose built and equipped to industry leading standards. We have qualified and experienced staff

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NEW BUILD PROJECTS New build projects offer the perfect opportunity to design a flexible, efficient and future-proof pump system from the outset. Correctly sized applications can lead to lower capital costs – not just on the pumps, but for the entire system.

Some recent projects we have been involved in: located throughout Australia without compromising the FM ■ Convention Centre Busport and a fleet of fully equipped Standards. Regular surveillance WA 2017 – Engineered Fire service vehicles to provide audits by authorised organisations Pump Enclosure package and after sales support to our are conducted to ensure that unique tank customers. Prior to delivery, quality and standards are upheld. ■ Kwinana Lithium Processing we test all componentry from Plant WA 2018 – Acoustically drivers through to pump sets OUR EXPERIENCE enclosed fire pump package on our certified test rig RETROFIT PROJECTS ■ Greenbush Lithium Mining featuring 400 Amp three phase We have the ability to optimise South West WA – FM Pump Set power supply and flow rates existing installations with standard ■ 108 St Georges Tce WA 2018 – up to 700 L/ps. or custom engineered solutions Upgrade of 8 fire pump sets in ■ All service staff are trained and to match the capacity and the building to meet updated hold the appropriate limitations of your project. compliance. certification. ■ WestConnex M4E Tunnel, REPLACEMENT PROJECTS CSJJV, NSW, 2018 Multiple BKB Building Solutions are a At B.K.B. Building Solutions we sump pumps certified FM Approved packager understand system breakdowns ■ WestConnex M5N Tunnel, for horizontal split case and are expensive, inconvenient and CDSJV, NSW, 2018 Multiple vertical shaft and turbine type fire potentially dangerous. We can deluge fire pump system for pumps. We have the ability to offer quick replacement and spare tunnel fire protection package turn-key pump sets in a part delivery all across the ■ Monadelphous, BHP Mining reduced lead time and work to country to get your system back Area C, WA, 2018 Borehole our customers requirements up and running faster. Packages

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We can be engaged for commissioning without site installation.

Production & Testing To ensure total quality control we operate a well-equipped and managed engineering workshop. All welding, fabrication and mechanical assembly are completed by our expert and skilled production team on site which gives us the flexibility to control and meet customer deadlines without reliance on third parties. Prior to delivery, we test all end suction and surface pumps on our certified test rig featuring 400 Amp three phase power supply and flow rates up to 700 L/ps.

Maintenance and repair With years of hands on experience both in the field and in the workshop, we provide maintenance and repair offerings that keep your system running at its speak performance. We have a fleet of fully equipped service vehicles for repairs and maintenance to be carried out onsite, or we offer full workshop assessment and repair. All service staff are trained and hold certificates to enable isolation of power and alarm systems eliminating the need for additional tradespeople.

At BKB Building Solutions we work with an extensive range of different customers including contractors, consultants, facility managers, installers and building owners across a range of different application areas including: ■ Commercial buildings, such as airports, apartments, universities, stadiums, shopping centres. ■ Resources, such as mining process, mining camps, oil and gas plants and power plants ■ Civil, such as roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, water and waste treatment plants. ■ Agriculture, such as processing and irrigation schemes.

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Public Art, is, quite simply: art that belongs to the general public and is not contained within the confines of art galleries or museums. These artworks can take many forms, ranging from major monuments such as solemn Anzac Memorials – to irritating graffiti – to something totally ephemeral and whimsical such as temporary art installations and performance. What they have in common is that they are all, in a sense, creative expressions of ourselves as human beings – whose first attempts to ‘make our mark’ as it were, was daubing in ochre or inscribing with sharp stones on cave walls, stretching back into the mists of time. It seems to be part of our character as humans, to create, through the means of visual and tactile forms, whether two or three dimensional- icons and images, infused with symbolic meanings with which we express

within the formal environs of an art gallery. This is a personal and subjective approach, where basically the artist can do as they wish. The visitor is then invited into that ‘sacred space’almost like visiting a church for a solemn occasion, where one can contemplate, be enveloped in, and touched directly by the artist’s inner vision of joy, pain, angst, beauty or tranquillity. It is not that these attributes don’t exist in public art – but the intimidating or exclusive but on mission of the artist in this the contrary, endeavour to context, is to express through make direct contact visually their work the public’s with the community and to be requirements first, rather than inclusive of people of all ages those of themselves. and backgrounds. We see that our task as artists Hence, the role of the public then, is to express something artist, is to create artworks significant about the ‘place’ which have a meaning outside of where the artwork is situated; the themselves. For many artists, ethos of the specific their usual practise is to produce environment in which the artworks that express their artwork will reside, being creativity – their artistic soul, as conscious of the need to ensure it were – to be experienced that these artworks will endure

SMITH SCULPTORS: Public Art: What is it? ... and why do it? ourselves through our evolving cultural traditions. These ‘art objects’ anchor our society in space and time, defining our Culture and connecting us with each other. Artworks contained within the restrictions of formal establishments: museums and art galleries can often appear to be elitist and even forbidding, whether civic or commercial, whereas art that is situated in a public place should be neither

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for many years to come. Again, this is completely different to a gallery setting which may change constantly over short periods of time. By contrast, Public Artworks can be located in city streets; government and commercial buildings and educational establishments; hospitals; parks etc. anywhere we commemorate, or wish to celebrate and enjoy our history, our culture, our people, ourselves. Our activities as Smith Sculptors in over forty years have been concentrated in the area of Public Art., reflecting our interest in community projects.

We were particularly pleased when In recognition of our work as public artists, we were each individually honoured to be awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for ‘service to the community through the arts and creation of large scale sculptures’ and subsequently, we were both also Recognised individually, as Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows in 2012 for our ‘commitment to the community through public artworks’. We have created over 100 public artwork projects, in Australia and internationally, using as many different materials

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Examples of these range from: the National Memorial to the Australian Army in Canberra, to more intimate quirky works, such as Percy Buttons in Hay Street Mall, and the Kangaroos on St. George’s Terrace. The National Memorial to HMAS Sydney II in Geraldton W.A. has been a particularly successful and rewarding project, combining a major memorialisation of Australia’s worst Naval tragedy, through Rotary community engagement with the people of Geraldton. Recognition of the significance of this monument, has been

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confirmed by the Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, 2018, honouring the Geraldton Sydney Memorial by voting it as one of the Top Ten Landmarks in Australia and number 12 in the Top 25 Landmarks in the South Pacific Region. We are particularly interested in Solar Clocks (sun dials) which are ever-popular forms of public art, involving people in a playful, fascinating- yet informative scientific capacity, as they do. Through this medium, science and

art fuse creatively in a joyful, entertaining and accessible celebration of celestial mechanics for people of all ages to enjoy. Many of our public artworks are administered under the Developers Percent for Art scheme, whereby, for certain local authorities, buildings over a particular budget must spend 1% on public artworks. This is a major opportunity for developers and builders to commission artists and to incorporate exciting and

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New Preparatory School unifies dispersed learning spaces Founded in 1910 and originally known as Christ Church Preparatory School, Christ Church Grammar School initially consisted of a single classroom with nine students.

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Preparatory School learning spaces into a single building configured over three levels, with general learning areas on the lowest and uppermost levels separated by a middle plane of administrative and specialist learning spaces. A key feature of the form and arrangement of the new Preparatory School is the central Innovation Hub. Sited within a large undercover play space this sculptural element houses Technology, Research and Innovation spaces.

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‘‘The Euroclad peacock blue Stainless Steel Millennium Tiles provide an ever-changing facade through light deflection and different points of view’’ State-of-the-art learning environment The new building provides a premium state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment for boys and also provides accommodation for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, a new offering from Christ Church. Site master planning and project design, together with documentation and administration, were undertaken by With_Architecture Studio, while PS Structures were the principal contractor and builder. The main requirement of the design brief was to provide a state-of-the-art, technology rich teaching facility consolidated into a single building. This was achieved through working within

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‘‘The main requirement of the design brief was to provide a state-of-the-art, technology rich teaching facility consolidated into a single building’’ Tectonics and construction exposed and celebrated Bradley Melvin of With_Architecture Studio said it was an intention of the design to expose and celebrate the building’s tectonics and construction. “This was achieved through close collaboration with the structural engineer, contractor, steel fabricators and riggers,” Mr Melvin said. “As the long screen to the eastern facade puts the primary, secondary and tertiary steel in full view, the functional and visual harmony of individual elements was essential. Commercial and Residential Concreting Specialists With expertise in the resources, industrial commercial and residential sectors, Concreting WA Pty Ltd delivers both total and specific components of project developments from bulk and detailed earthworks to all aspects of concrete work construction.

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“For example, the steel collars that connect the primary structure of precast concrete columns in a consistent rhythm, which also support the delicate external veil, is the result of careful coordination and execution. “Consistent with the design’s expressive intent is the required stair at the northern end of the building. This dramatic event, executed in steel and composite cladding, is cantilevered well beyond the building’s northern perimeter. Providing the students with such an engaging architectural experience required careful coordination between architect, engineers, fabricator and contractor.” A wholly Western Australian owned company carefully structured to provide efficient and effective project management / C: Edward Neville superintendent M: 0488 908 995 consultancy services E: ed@totalpm.com.au A: Level 6, 1008 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000 www.totalpm.com.au

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Time frames and set budget achieved Bob Hancox, PS Structures’ project manager for the project, said his company’s involvement as principal contractor included program, safety, quality and cost. “Budget delivery was paramount to achieving the client’s expected quality levels and performing the work in a safe and timely manner,” he said. “Time frames were achieved and the budget that was set was achieved.” The challenges in building the new Preparatory School were unique in that everything had to be done within an existing school environment. Challenges included the location of the site within the campus, limited access through the main school thoroughfare, the requirement for students to be able to cross the access road during the day, and receiving large deliveries to the workplace.

Challenges overcome “This meant the management process involved the control of the access gates, control of the timing of various activities, and stockpiling materials during non- school times so we didn’t need to continually deliver material, particularly the structural elements,” Mr Hancox said. PS Structures is currently working on a number of other projects including AGEIS Aged Care Residential Facility Shorehaven, Iona Presentation College – Stage 5 and 6, Carine Senior High School Expansion for BMW, and Curtin University – Midland Campus. The company provides services in a number of areas: private and public tender, construction management, design and construction, and construction development. Mr Hancox said PS Structures is capable of a number of diverse works within the construction industry. “We are able to mobilise on short notice and are capable of undertaking a broad variety of work including

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Roof Access Made Possible Through Safemaster Safemaster Case Study: Christ Church Grammar School Acknowledging Safemaster’s commitment and achievement in the height safety industry, Safemaster was once again engaged to work alongside PS Structures to undertake the entire height safety package for the new development of Christ Church Grammar School project to achieve safe roof access for on-going roof maintenance tasks. The comprehensive work scope includes design, manufacture and installation of roof access systems, as well as fall protection equipment. To gain access to the south and north roofs of the new developed building, SKYCLIMB fold-down ladders were installed to provide safe ceiling access and egress, integrated with internal ceiling ladder and SPACEGATE roof hatch. All this equipment works as one system to allow easy access onto the roof from inside the building. In addition, a total of 59m of SLIPNOT walkway was implemented to establish a safe walking path to protect workers against fall hazards, whilst safeguarding the roof sheeting from unnecessary traffic damage. SLIPNOT walkway is one of Safemaster’s founding products, its lightweight, non-corrosive and anti-slip

features make it ideal to suit the most demanding structural and environmental conditions. Another notable mention of the project is the PROLANE plant platforms which are custom designed to fit around existing plant and equipment. The revolutionary low-cost platform is a strong and lightweight aluminium construction to minimises the risk of roof penetration. PROLANE plant platform is certified to Australian Standards AS1170.1, AS1170.2, AS1657 and AS1664.1 and relevant clauses of the Building Code of Australia. Other safety equipment supplied included mini access ladders, safety signs and low-profile anchors. Commenting on the project, project manager Rob Quartermaine describes, “Safemaster has successfully completed the project to high standards and on schedule. With all the facilities setup in Canning Vale WA, it has allowed Safemaster to adapt to any project’s evolving requirements”. On completion, Safemaster also offered an annual inspection and a recertification programme to ensure the installed height safety equipment maintained compliance.

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and white surfaces with elegant fixtures, creating a contemporary design with the end-user in mind. As a company aligned to M/Group’s own industry-leading values, Cameron Chisholm Nicol was engaged to design M/25 – and they remained true to Mount Lawley’s heritage. The facade uses contrasting shapes, materials and colours to link the lively urbanism of Walcott Street, and create a strong corner presence that is set to become “a local landmark, offering architecturally- designed living in a convenient and desirable location”. The main challenges faced by M/Construction centred on site constraints and logistics. “There was very limited lay-down area for materials” notes Michael Read, “and we only had one-side access during the duration of the build. This meant that all deliveries of materials had to be thought out and scheduled correctly. These would coincide with the requirement to have regular mobile cranes onsite and traffic management to coordinate traffic flow.”


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“M/25 draws inspiration from the suburb’s Federation-style red brick and terracotta homes” “The design also changed from masonry brickwork to precast panels for the neighbouring boundary wall – to eliminate potential issues impacting the next door property – so construction methodology had to be adjusted to ensure there was a good continuity of work and to maintain program deadlines.“ This eliminated potential safety issues associated with masonry construction, and also removed the requirement for complicated scaffolding in this area. Highlighted Project Aspects and Cutting-Edge Features Danpalon was used as the weather-proof backing material behind the perforated artistic screen at the building’s main entrance, “which provides a unique look to the building from the inside during the day, and the outside during the night”.

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“The facade uses contrasting shapes, materials and colours to link the street’s lively urbanism” Black finish aluminium SHS sections were installed throughout many of the external openings (windows and balconies) to create a picture-frame effect on the building’s facade; and a smooth set plaster finish was applied to the external ground floor walls to create a point of difference from the other levels. As part of City of Vincent’s requirements, an art contribution was designed to include a wall mural by renowned Australian artist Kyle HughesOdgers. The brickwork walls also provided added appeal in comparison to the stud frame plasterboard walls. Elsewhere, an Acratex texture coat was applied to the external surfaces of the building, and an Acrashield coating was applied over the Acratex texture coat to ensure long-lasting added protection. This was substituted for skim coat in areas that M/Construction believed would have had issues with weather damaging the skim coat. M/Group is highly respected for its solid commitment to sustainability, and the M/25 project is emphatically at the forefront of industry standards in this respect.

“We strived for minimum waste by choosing specific products and ensuring all were accounted for during the build,” notes Read. “We used products that will ensure longevity for the building and reduce maintenance/replacement of materials. “Upgrading the water-proof coating to the level one landscaped courtyard area ensured that we would not have to worry about potential leaks and added maintenance to the car park area below, now and into the future.” All appliances installed have a high WELS and Energy star rating. One of the key successes achieved during construction was an ability to assist the client with design changes to upgrade areas of the building that M/Construction believed needed attention. “Redesigning the lobby area and incorporating a decorative timber panel ceiling not only improved the overall look of the lobby but also elevated the appeal for the end-users. “Taking on the mechanical ventilation as D&C, and simplifying it, reduced costs and eliminated the requirement for additional

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vocational education and training in school competitions in over 15 skill categories from Plumbing, Construction to Electrotechnology and Metals and Engineering. WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd said: “we have been committed to empowering excellence in young Australians since 1981 and competitions continue to identify and celebrate outstanding young apprentices and trainees. Through our national program of skills competitions, WorldSkills creates life-changing opportunities, by promoting a skills-based culture and showcasing vocational training”. Mr Judd added, “by hosting these events, we are investing in the future of young Australians.” Winners of the WorldSkills competition may be invited to take part in Australia’s biggest skills excellence competition, the WorldSkills Australia National Championships, that will take place in 2020. Held every two years the Skills Show and National Championship draws thousands of students, educators and industry partners together to celebrate skills excellence. Many pathways and opportunities arise from the National Championships including possible selection as a Skills Squad member a group of Australia’s best young apprentices and trainees. They along with their Training Managers work towards representing Australia at the WorldSkills International Championships as a Skillaroo. At the last WorldSkills International Championships, held in 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Australia finished the competition in 10th position in the WorldSkills International rankings.


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Apprentices, trainees and students who believe they’ve got what it takes, can start their journey by heading to worldskills.org.au. About WorldSkills: WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes that skills drive your future and Australia’s prosperity. Since 1981 we have been the leading voice for skills excellence in vocational, technological and service-oriented careers in Australia and have raised the awareness of hundreds of thousands of young Australians, as well as their parents, industry and employers that our nation’s future depends on an effective skills training system.

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lthough perhaps lacking some of the prominence of surrounding coastal suburbs, North Beach is nevertheless a very desirable and sought after location. Only 16km from Perth, North Beach boasts great beaches, a pleasant shopping area in Flora Terrace with specialty shops with an increasing renown as a gourmet centre, and local schools of good reputation. All in all, it is an ideal place for a young family to live and grow. The area obviously ticked all the right boxes for recent clients of Contour Projects who wished to build a residence suitable for themselves and their children. The clients came to Contour Projects by recommendation, and they in turn recommended the design services of Anthony Raso Design. The new, two-storey custom home was very much Contour

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Projects’ niche build, for which they have a reputation for completing at a high standard of quality. Hatch Interiors provided advice on the selection of materials and colours for the home and assisted with all furniture and window treatments. Outdoor lifestyle Accommodation for the clients’ young family was an important part of the brief, together with a need for an enjoyment of the outdoors, all of which led to the design including a large alfresco area overlooking a swimming pool. The home incorporates modern but warm styling with its functionality enhanced by the installation of high quality and tasteful fittings and fixtures. The design incorporates timber floors, stonework, venetian plaster and cedar lining which all help to create the desired feeling of warmth in the home.


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“With numerous MBA and HIA awards under our belt, we understand what it takes to build a quality home” Some of the more notable features of the residence include: ■ Gas log fire to the family room with TV above; ■ Venetian plaster (concrete look) to the stairwell and front feature wall of the home; Quality Abey tapware and Sani-ware throughout; ■ Blackbutt timber flooring to the stairwell and living areas; ■ Mataka stone cladding to the garage pier, extending to the left hand side of the porch and then running through to the entry internally. The same stone was also utilised around the fireplace and TV in the family room and on the letterbox; ■ Cedar lining to the balcony ceiling; ■ Ducted vacuum system; and, ■ Concrete below ground pool with an Enviroswim filtration system. ■ Basic materials used included a concrete slab and suspended slab. A Dulux texture coat finish was applied to the external cavity brick walls and white set plaster and plasterboard ceilings were used in the interior. Bristile Planum clay tiles were employed on the roof.

walls. However a good relationship was cultivated with the neighbours and this allowed the site issues to be overcome with few problems. Contour Projects is a leading boutique home and renovation builder. Established some 12 years ago, the company is directed by Nic Perrella and Bruno Petrillo, who personally supervise every job themselves. According to Building Manager Graeme Davis, Contour takes pride in building quality, beautifully designed bespoke homes with a high level of attention to detail. 80 years of experience “Between Nic, Bruno and myself, we have over 80 years of experience in the building industry,” Mr Davis said. “We operate throughout the Perth metropolitan area and surrounds.” Mr Davis said the company’s mission is to provide their clients with a high level of construction quality and ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable journey through the process of building by developing honest and open relationships with their clients.

Few site issues Challenges were few but the home was located on a site with a fall from the front to the rear that required level changes in the home to follow the natural contours of the land. This meant protection to adjoining properties was required during construction and adjustment of boundary

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“With numerous MBA and HIA awards under our belt, we understand what it takes to build a quality home. We approach every build as if it were our own, with absolute attention to detail,” he said. Contour Projects are currently working on a number of homes in the metropolitan area including a home in Trigg and are presently finishing another home in the same suburb.

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ature and local culture played key roles in a pacesetting government office project in Joondalup designed by MKDC and built by SHAPE Australia. According to client development manager Christian Perrin, the client commissioned a fitout because they were moving out of the CBD and required the amalgamation of several different departments into the one building. The project consisted of a standard building fitout but with all seven floors having to be completed at once. The client’s main objective was to reduce environmental impact during construction and maximise recycled content in order to reduce waste – and SHAPE Australia focused meticulously on this commitment throughout the project.

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“To achieve their goals,” says Christian Perrin, “we engaged a waste management company who would provide us with a monthly report on the waste they had been taking. The report contained what percentage of waste went to the landfill and what was recycled. These reports were provided back to the client for reference. Completing the project on time was also of key importance to the client.” The overall design of the workspace, adds interior designer Alexis Kusinski from MKDC, was based on five key natural resources: subterranean, land, water, flora and fauna, and air. “This integration of nature and embodiment of each resource is most evidently depicted in the custom-glazing film design on each level, where photos of the local environment have been collated to create a uniquely Western Australian narrative. “This connection to the land is also expressed in the selection of materials, including the use of natural stone veneers, rammed earth and gabion feature walls. These organic elements bring the outside in, directly referencing the natural environment and exposing beauty in imperfection, sitting in juxtaposition to the other elements of the workspace that are more streamlined.”


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The rammed earth wall was a first for the state, notes Perrin, comprising a concrete formed wall with various colours mixed through the structure, and predominately made of sand and cement, with layers and patterns. Other main aspects of the project included feature ceilings, the use of natural products, and the aforementioned focus on recyclable elements. In recognition of the new office being located on Noongar country, and to further illustrate the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s strong connection with the Aboriginal community, at the time of going to press, the Department was undertaking an “Expression of Interest” process, inviting a local Noongar Wadjuk artisan to work with the project team to create a 50-metre design for the front-of-house glazing film. The idea is for themes of Aboriginal culture and storytelling to create an immersive experience for staff and visitors, educating people about the Joondalup area’s rich Aboriginal history, particularly the significance of the wetlands and Lake Joondalup. Flexible Workplace Design... and Enhancing Wellness The office accommodates more than 700 permanent staff. All workstations are electronic sit-to-stand and all printer utilities are centralised, with the aim of promoting movement and wellness in the workplace. Each staff member has their own locker, allowing for flexibility in the future. The new workspace has been designed to a 5-star Green Star standard, with environmental sustainability a key focus of the design in all aspects. Each floorplate was designed to maximise natural light to the workstation areas, explains Alexis Kusinski, limiting most built form to the core. “All materials and finishes were consciously selected for their good environmental qualities, including their percentage recycled content and ability to be recycled at the end of their life.” Salvaged Blackbutt timber sourced from Harvey in Western Australia was used to

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create all of the large meeting room tables and the impressive 24person boardroom table. “In total, 21 tables were designed and manufactured locally in Yallingup, supporting local businesses and reducing the overall environmental footprint. Another key feature of the design is the wagon wheels installed from the ceiling in the staff hub. These wheels were sourced from a local salvage yard in Perth and used to create a unique design statement.” The staff hub is brimming with character, equipped with a barbecue, table tennis table and diverse range of seating, including more intimate spaces defined by internal glass louvres. “The hub has been designed to look and feel like a modern cafe, creating a point of difference from the workspace, but still acting as an area for informal meetings. “We endeavoured to create a hub that focused on people’s wellbeing, a green and light-filled space that would bring people together.” Natural plants were installed throughout the workspace, promoting wellness through increased indoor air quality.

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Versatile Meeting Spaces... and High-Tech Connections All floors were equipped with multiple types of meeting spaces: small and large, open and enclosed, formal and informal. “When required, ‘quiet rooms’ and dedicated acoustic pods provide areas focused on work away from the open-plan environment. Media booths equipped with smart TVs provide opportunities for collaboration, encouraging innovation and ad-hoc communication.” The new workplace is technology-enabled with Wi-Fi, allowing staff to utilise a range of informal work settings. Pavilion structures with cedar slatted walls, integrated whiteboards and exposed services above have been used to spatially define informal work settings. These pavilions have been strategically located on each floor so that they are easily accessible by all staff, and also to reduce the density of the workstation groups. “The communal work areas are inherently more adaptable, support a variety of activities, and encourage collaboration, moments of accidental encounter and impromptu discussion.”

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All large meeting rooms can be booked online or via the booking system terminal. Two large meeting rooms and the boardroom are equipped with state-of-the-art video conferencing systems, and all other meeting rooms have Skype for business available. The training rooms on the ground floor are divided by glass operable walls, allowing the entire space – which can accommodate up to 400 people at a time – to be opened up for large meetings and announcements. A number of meeting spaces have been left as “technology-free”; instead, equipped with sliding whiteboards and flexible furniture, “encouraging fun collaboration and impromptu brainstorming sessions”, says Kusinski. The open plan environment has been fully embraced by the Department, with minimal enclosed offices. “Fewer offices has meant that all workstations have access to natural light, people are encouraged to share ideas and be innovative, and the department is able to accommodate potential growth in the future.”

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“The new workspace has been designed to a 5-star green star standard, with environmental sustainability a key focus of the design in all aspects”

Grama Bazita Total Fire Solutions were honoured to be appointed as the Head Fire Contractor for the Joondalup Government Office fitout, a Shape Group project. Shape Group were very professional and timely with their requirements and needs. Strong Project Management combined with open and honest communication channels led to seamless collaboration and the delivery of a quality turnkey solution covering all aspects of fire safety. The team at Grama Bazita Total Fire Solutions congratulates Shape Group sincerely on a job very well done!

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“All workstations have access to natural light, people are encouraged to share ideas and be innovative, and the department is able to accommodate potential growth in the future� ELA Security, the Perth based Security Solutions Company has completed the installation of an Integriti intelligent access control system at Prime House in Joondalup. The Integriti system uses the

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latest sifer technology RS485 multidrop Smart readers. The Integriti system is linked via a high level interface to the Hikvision 128 channel NVR CCTV system. The Integriti system is monitored off site via multipath communicator offering secure data transmission, remote arm or disarm and alarm reporting. All controls of the networked fixed and PTZ cameras is via the Integriti interactive GUI. A large intercom network is installed across the fire stairwells and around the base building. All intercoms are linked to the main reception which allows the operator to release doors and monitor possible stairwell confinement. The contract was installed during the original construction phase and again after final build when the client made extensive modifications to the building which included adding additional Security and Cameras.


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‘‘A premium near-city site, the Knutsford Arms Hotel in North Perth, was identified by Danmar Developments as having the potential, scale and position for development and was acquired by the company in 2012’’

Upmarket unit complex on historic Knutsford Hotel site The popularity of near-city locations continues to soar, and for good reason.

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or those who work in the CBD it means just a few minutes on the bus – or maybe an invigorating walk – to get to work rather than having to face the unpleasantness of a long, tiring and often frustrating commute by car or public transport. It’s the difference between arriving at one’s workplace fresh and ready to be productive, or frazzled and not really in the right frame of mind. Living near the city also means having easy access to upmarket retail outlets, various professional services and dining and

entertainment precincts. Indeed, the money saved on personal transportation costs can be surprisingly significant. A premium near-city site, the Knutsford Arms Hotel in North Perth, was identified by Danmar Developments as having the potential, scale and position for development and was acquired by the company in 2012. Conveniently located across the road from Blake Street Merchant, the site is also close to supermarkets, restaurants, food outlets and specialty stores along nearby Angove Street.

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Danmar both developer and builder The project commenced in late 2017 and achieved PC in December 2018. With its diverse in-house skill sets, the Danmar team was able to take on the roles of both developer and builder to bring this mixed development to a successful conclusion. Danmar examined numerous design options and with the collaboration of the City of Vincent decided on a mix of units comprising of 15 one-bed units, 10 two-bed units, four commercial offices and a cafe, together with a full level of underground car parking. Finish and specifications were set to a standard worthy of the location and the demographic. BKB Building Group’s involvement spanned over a 12-month period with Danmar Development. General Manager of the BKB Building Group, Wayne Ellard, said: “Our major scope was the supply and commissioning of the building’s fire hydrant pump set. “This also involved assisting at the design stage with technical information and support, working through the finer points required in meeting the Australian Fire Standards AS2941-2013. “We were certainly excited about this project and obviously working with Danmar Development, all went as planned and we are looking forward to the next opportunity that arises.” Constructed using AFS and Dincel (poured concrete elements and light weight framework), the project has substantial presence with

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highlighted yellow features, double glazing, curved feature corner design and an art element incorporated into the striking design. Danmar’s Commercial Manager, Thomas Tierney, said that specific risks were identified and dealt with in the project including boundary retention systems, construction within 3mm of the boundary, footpath retention, services in the vicinity plus planned traffic management during the build period. Dincel walling system was used in the basement, lift pits and water tanks. In all areas below ground level hydrophilic strips (waterbar) were incorporated and Xypex waterproofing agent was added to the mix to ensure best results. Aircon units on roof instead of balconies With owner comfort in mind, Panasonic Air conditioning units were strategically roof/basement mounted thus avoiding their placement on balconies. Design throughout the complex was directed towards ensuring end-users would have a functional, usable space that would stand the test of time. Enhancing the overall luxury look and feel, the development features double-glazed heavy-duty windows, bi-fold doors and sliders and highest quality finishes. Dulux Acratex was the choice on all external walls with vibrant yellow being the main feature colour – something a bit different to standard two-tone greys and whites. The council art 1% contribution – a binary


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‘‘To service the two differing market segments, Danmar is made up of two teams: Danmar Homes and Danmar Developments, thereby allowing for specialised management of the two different styles of building’’ motion theme located at the front of the building – was incorporated with the assistance of Smith Sculptors. The units offered a choice of engineered blackbutt or 600x600 porcelain tiles, together with Bosch appliances, hobless showers, integrated rain heads and rails, 40mm stone

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‘‘Finish and specifications were set to a standard worthy of the location and the demographic’’ Many desirable features Complex features: ■ Secure basement parking ■ Lift access to all floors (including security access reader to ground floor lift lobby). ■ Sliding robe doors to bedroom robes and laundries ■ Rinnai electric storage hot water units (80L to two bedroom and 50L to one bedroom apartments) ■ Intercom voice system to each apartment ■ Security camera surveillance with digital records to common areas ■ LED downlights internally and bunker lights externally ■ Panasonic reverse cycle split system AC to bedrooms & living room ■ Hobless showers throughout ■ Full height wall tiling to wet areas ■ Internal wall painting (one colour throughout) ■ Carpets and underlay to bedrooms and porcelain 600 x 600 tiles or engineered blackbutt timber flooring to main areas ■ Roller blinds throughout (excluding wet areas) Kitchen features: ■ 40mm engineered stone benchtops (including island benches where applicable)

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‘‘As the water pressure available in the area was low, a pumped water system was utilised to further enhance the experience of living in the complex’’ ■ Chrome toilet roll holders, double towel rails and robe hooks throughout ■ Frameless shower screen with pivot door to suite hobless showers ■ Full height wall tiling Laundry features: ■ 45L stainless steel trough and cabinet ■ Chrome mixer tap ■ Chrome washing machine taps ■ Haier front load washing machine ■ Haier front load vented clothes dryer ■ Full height wall tiling Positive outlook for Danmar Danmar Homes Pty Ltd was established in 1993 by founding director Dan White. Initially, Danmar Homes’ niche was difficult inner city development blocks that, due to their inherent complexity, offered no interest to other builders. Today, Danmar is a medium-sized building company, constructing ‘individual design’ single, double and triple storey family homes, together with many multi-unit developments,

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apartment developments and retirement home developments. To service the two differing market segments, Danmar is made up of two teams: Danmar Homes and Danmar Developments, thereby allowing for specialised management of the two different styles of building. Having now been in existence for over 26 years in the Perth residential market, Danmar Developments aim to remain competitive and efficient with time, and ultimately provide a quality product to their clients and end users. To date feedback has been excellent and their objective is to keep improving and setting trends in their area of operation. Danmar Developments General Manager Nigel Venters said, “We are currently working on a number of projects and we are particularly excited about an eight-level 25-unit development in Crawley, a 12-unit three-bedroom apartment complex in Emerald Terrace with views overlooking the city, river and Kings Park. A six/seven-level 60-unit complex in Great Eastern Highway is also on the horizon. “These, coupled with the smaller projects we thrive on, mean our books are healthy and the outlook is positive.”

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Lanskey Constructions was appointed the fit-out contractor of the new store, in conjunction with completing the base-build works. The project superintendent was Maze Architects. Lanskey Constructions have a long-standing relationship with ALDI Australia and have completed several new builds and fit-outs in Western Australia. Lanskey was engaged by Vicinity under a design and construct arrangement to complete the ALDI base-build works which, in turn provided the opportunity for them to tender and win the fit-out works for the new store. Nine-week timeframe Commencing in early October 2018, the key requirement was to ensure that the new store would be ready for opening by December 12. A standard fit-out program is 14 weeks but through


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“Teamwork was a huge factor in this project, as well as collective thinking between client, architect and builder, as was being able to agree on design changes and approvals with minimal downtime or delays to construction works.” innovative and integrated solutions, Lanskey was able to condense its fit-out program to nine weeks to meet the specific ALDI timeframe. Collaborating with Maze Architects on a daily basis to coordinate and incorporate the fit-out works into the base-build program and under the base build design and construct arrangement, Lanskey had the flexibility of being able to alter designs to assist with fit-out activities. The fact that the work was taking place in a busy shopping centre meant that steps had to be taken to avoid disrupting other tenants as much as possible. However the major challenge was to meet the ALDI completion date and the Lanskey team worked round the clock with clients, designers and subcontractors to ensure works were completed and

the store could open on time. This was aided by some night shift works with a number of subcontractors in order to alleviate any potential impact on follow-on trades and activities the next day. Challenge of working in busy shopping centre Another challenge arose due to location of the new store within Warwick Grove Shopping Centre: the new ALDI loading dock was located towards the rear of the store and had the potential to impact on the Kmart loading dock. Working closely with Maze Architects, Lanskey took the initiative to alter the design of the ALDI loading dock to ensure ALDI and Kmart could use both docks simultaneously, thereby eliminating cross falls.

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‘‘With over 40 stores in Western Australia, ALDI’s latest retail outlet has recently opened in the Warwick Grove Shopping centre’’ Mark Elliot, Project Manager from Lanskey Constructions, said the company was able to successfully take on this challenging project with its aggressive time program by working around the clock for the best part of the fit-out works to allow ALDI to open its store prior to the festive period. “This was enabled through hard work, dedication and seamless collaboration by the project team, including the client and Maze Architects,” he said. Teamwork an important factor “Teamwork was a huge factor in this project, as well as collective thinking between client, architect and builder, as was being able to agree on design changes and approvals with minimal downtime or delays to construction works.” Lanskey Constructions is a national company servicing a range of clients

around Australia, typically national brands, and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Having been in the construction business for over 30 years, Lanskey has worked on nearly every type of project, both large and small, and in literally every state and territory of Australia. The company has completed countless fit-out and new build retail outlets and shopping centre projects and has provided turnkey solutions to numerous clients encompassing all trades and services works. Lanskey Constructions are currently working on the base-build of a new ALDI store, child care centre and mall upgrade works at Kingsway Shopping Centre, Madeley. They are also currently midway through the construction of a new St John Ambulance Depot in O’Connor and have commenced construction of a childcare facility and speciality shops as part of the Calleya Development in Treeby.

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National Refrigeration Solutions Pty Ltd National Refrigeration Solutions Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated Mechanical Services and Commercial Refrigeration Company based in Wangara, Perth WA.

■ NRS Mechanical WA provides turnkey mechanical building services for the construction industry offering installation service and maintenance.

Established in 2010 NRS has built a solid reputation built on quality service and commitment to training and development.

■ NRS has diverse team members with a wealth of knowledge and resources capable of delivering reliable cost effective Mechanical and Refrigeration solutions within the retail, commercial, aged care, and construction industries.

■ NRS has grown to become a leader in refrigeration and Air Conditioning service, maintenance, installation and mechanical building services in WA. ■ NRS offer our clients three divisions of innovative and sustainable Refrigeration, HVAC and Electrical services.

■ NRS has built a solid reputation and has delivered high quality projects on budget and on time.

■ Our experienced and highly trained technicians are able to provide extensive knowledge and technical expertise for all your requirements. ■ For over a decade, NRS has helped Perth businesses design, install and maintain Commercial Refrigeration and Mechanical systems. Our team handles all aspects of refrigeration and appliances including cool rooms, refrigerated displays and supermarket refrigeration. Our partners including but are not limited to:

National Refrigeration Solutions Pty Ltd Unit 3/42 Berriman Drive Wangara Email: service@nrs.net.au

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MUNDARING MCDONALDS

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Mundaring McDonalds

CAREFUL PLANNING REQUIRED

Site difficulties overcome at McDonalds build

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he golden arches of McDonalds restaurants are ubiquitous throughout suburbia and many country towns, and the popularity of their product has seen the company continue to expand with new restaurants regularly opening. There is a common appearance and design to McDonalds restaurants, and consequently any challenges encountered in building a new restaurant are more likely to be those arising from the site rather than other aspects of construction. This was very much the case at a recently completed McDonalds restaurant in Mundaring where builders Tydan Constructions had to overcome a number of difficulties posed by the terrain and its composition.

Phone: 6258 1400 www.tydanconstructions.com.au

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Tydan Constructions have completed 21 restaurants to date with new builds and refurbishments which include Mundaring, Jolimont, East Victoria Park (refurbishment), Mandurah and the award winning Melville restaurant. Careful planning required Construction programs and timelines are critical to the successful completion of any project, particularly fast food: staff have to be employed, equipment sourced from the eastern states has to be procured, marketing and advertising material planned. Completion to pre-organised and agreed dates is of high importance. Careful planning is required to ensure the kitchen contractor has enough time to install, test and commission prior to opening, while decor fitout must be completed to the highest standards prior to the restaurant opening.


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‘‘Tydan Constructions have completed 21 restaurants to date with new builds and refurbishments which include Mundaring, Jolimont, East Victoria Park (refurbishment), Mandurah and the award winning Melville restaurant’’ The McDonalds Mundaring Project involved the construction of a new fast food restaurant situated over two significantly sloping brownfield lots with existing houses that were demolished by the client prior to Tydan Constructions taking possession of the site. The site required extensive retaining walls, 6.5 meters high and all had to be done to suit the natural ground conditions. This was complex in itself as the site was a class 4 site (clay couldn’t be taken off site due to the prohibitive costs) and required all material to be retained on site including the extensive spoil that was generated from the stormcell system. Tough going in wet weather As the project was well into the wetter months and a higher than normal rainfall, the site conditions were very tough going and it was virtually unworkable due to the saturation of the clay. This was overcome after some investigation and engineering solutions were implemented resulting in the whole site being treated via lime stabilisation. This process physically changes the molecular structure of the clay into a more workable and compactable product.

Once the lime stabilisation process was completed, the foundations of the building could finally commence allowing the rest of the building to follow. The building process, inclusive of the lime stabilisation process, took a total of 26 weeks (six of which were delays in the stabilisation and wet weather). Had it not been for Tydan Constructions investigating and implementing the lime stabilisation process the client would have incurred substantially greater costs and the completion of the entire project would have been delayed. Clay sites need careful consideration Construction/Operations Manager Geoff Roepen said that the experience illustrated the fact that careful consideration and investigation are needed on works on clay sites which, where possible, should be programmed for drier months. “This would not only save the client money but deliver the building in quicker time,” he said.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Mundaring McDonalds

‘‘The site required extensive retaining walls, 6.5 meters high and all had to be done to suit the natural ground conditions. Once the lime stabilisation process was completed, the foundations of the building could finally commence allowing the rest of the building to follow’’ The structure and elements of the building consisted of: ■ Concrete slab and footings including set down and topping slabs for freezer floors; Structural steel and lightweight framed walls and roof; ■ Stepped Colorbond roof; ■ Express jointed CFC cladding, Deco Wood feature cladding, glazing and brick tiles to the external; ■ Mass engineered 6m high limestone retaining wall; ■ Concrete carpark and lighting; ■ All services (electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, security); ■ Cooking equipment and kitchen fit off including coolroom/freezer, appliances, preparation areas and worktops, cafe services and beverage cell area; ■ Internal decor including featured ceiling, built-in furniture and cubicles and loose furniture; ■ Playground area and equipment including soft fall; ■ Landscaping and reticulation; ■ Signage including pylon sign; ■ Fencing. Founded in 2008, Tydan Constructions Pty Ltd has built a strong industry reputation for quality workmanship, on-time delivery and client satisfaction. As an industry leader, the company strives to

continue to build its reputation by delivering quality buildings on time and within budget. The company offers construction of commercial projects across Western Australia as well as providing auxiliary services such as project management, design and construction, feasibility costing, maintenance and estimating. Success measured by repeat business Tydan Constructions have successfully completed over 160 projects as well as consistently achieving major savings for their clients. Their team of professionals collectively possess decades of construction industry experience and are committed to providing an outstanding experience from design to completion. Tydan Constructions believe their success is measured by their repeat business. Tydan are currently working on the Genesis Cancer Care Medical Centre in Greenfields. Once completed the facility will provide cancer care and oncology services to the Peel Region and save many local patients the arduous task of having to travel into the city for treatment. As an important facility to the Peel Region, Genesis Care and Tydan Constructions gave the Mayor of Mandurah a tour of the construction site with Channel 10 News.

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5/32 Clark Court, Bibra Lake WA 6163

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Mundaring McDonalds THE BUILDERS CHOICE

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Supply and installation of structural steel packages up to 100 tonne, fabrication of but not limited to, staircases, mezzanine floors, steel framing, gates and handrails. Site welding service available. Steelweld Fabrication Phone: (08) 9248-6137 Mobile: 0427 666 250 Email: gary@steelweld.com.au

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DOUGLAS AVENUE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Douglas Avenue

TOP STOREY ADDITION

Renovation /extension blends with local streetscape

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lose to the Perth CBD and bordered on two sides by the Swan River, South Perth is just a couple of kilometres from Perth’s CBD and features many attractive amenities. These include the shopping and dining precincts of Mends and Angelo Streets, the picturesque South Perth foreshore, Royal Perth Golf course and Perth Zoo. The area also provides easy access to the freeway and Canning Highway. Just about anywhere in South Perth is a prime location and there is scant risk in this area of over-capitalising a residence or residential block. With many residences in the suburb beginning to show their age, substantial renovations are becoming more common. Such was the case in a recent South Perth project where Parklyn Constructions renovated and extended an existing 1960s home.

Phone: 9354 1045 www.parklyn.com.au

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The renovation included the exterior façade, while the ground floor was extended in two directions. A new top storey was added with a new master bedroom, ensuite, sitting room and balcony. Important project for builder Parklyn director Roger Martin said the project has been an important one for his company as it is the first double storey extension that they have done in the South Perth area. “We met one of the owners through a business networking group and they were kind enough to let us quote on the project,” he said. “The project was designed by Urbanbox Residential Design, however the council requested some significant changes at the planning stage and, through unexpected circumstances, we ended up doing the construction drawings and engineering for this project.”


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“Through our early discussions with the owners we were able to incorporate energy-efficient designs into the project.” The clients’ main requirement for the renovation/extension was to create sufficient space for their growing family. It was also important that the project should not look like an add-on to the existing home, and to ensure that the new sections were built as energy efficient as possible within budget constraints. The first floor was constructed with timber studwork and a timber suspended floor, then clad in the EPS cladding system and rendered. This, along with the extensive insulation used in the walls upstairs and along with the energy efficient smart glass used in the windows, provided a very comfortable living area on the top floor. Lightweight first floor eased load on ground floor The ground floor was constructed in double brick and rendered external walls to allow the old to blend in with the new, while the first floor used a lightweight timber construction to help

reduce the loads on the ground floor. The first floor was wrapped in orange board foam cladding and rendered to match the ground floor. The roofing was replaced with new zincalume as it tied in with the ambience of South Perth. As the work progressed an unexpected bonus became apparent in that there was a sensational view from the balcony on the top floor giving the owners a great panorama of the city skyline. One of the more challenging aspects of the project was the fact that the site was on a very busy junction, which was somewhat testing for suppliers of materials and tradesmen. During the early stages of the project materials were delivered into the property but as the build progressed it was necessary to have traffic management in place so that deliveries could be made on the verge and then moved onto the site. Parklyn Constructions is a family company that has been operating for over 20 years.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Douglas Avenue

‘‘As the work progressed an unexpected bonus became apparent in that there was a sensational view from the balcony on the top floor giving the owners a great panorama of the city skyline’’

Thirty years in building industry With more than 30 years in the building industry, the company’s founder Roger Martin is one of Perth’s most trusted and highly awarded builders. An experienced designer, construction manager and builder, Mr Martin is passionate about designing and building luxurious, one-of-a-kind homes that get everyone talking. Mr Martin began his career as a draftsman and estimator, and has an Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Construction), along with his Builder’s Licence obtained in 1993. After years spent honing his management and construction skills, Mr Martin established Parklyn Constructions with wife Jenny in 1995. The initial point of contact for most clients, Jenny manages the office and company administration, as well as being the central communication person for all new clients, suppliers and sub-contractors.

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Initially focusing on individually built homes and renovations, they quickly moved on to framed homes, a style for which they have become known and for which they have been awarded many times. Their focus is now evenly split between the design and construction of framed homes and unique brick and tile homes. “We provide our clients a complete package – from designing the project to getting shire approvals, along with the negotiation and discussions that it entails, to building the project to completion,” Mr Martin said. Parklyn Constructions are currently working on another large extension/renovation in South Perth, this time with better street access but very limited space on site.


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‘‘One of the more challenging aspects of the project was the fact that the site was on a very busy junction, which was somewhat testing for suppliers of materials and tradesmen’’ DEDICATED TO ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS Glenn Schell Special Projects Manager t (08) 9202 4545 m 0438 992 526 glenn.s@trevors.com.au

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‘‘This two-storey house under construction in Bedford utilises prefabricated timber framed walls and upper floor with a concrete slab to the ground floor. A variety of cladding products can be easily integrated with framed construction to help articulate the building facade’’

ALTERNATIVE METHODS

Timber and Steel Framing for Tomorrow

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avity brick has been the predominant choice for external wall construction in Perth for many decades. There are a variety of reasons for this – an abundance of clay, availability of materials and labour, well-draining sandy soils that can be easily compacted to accommodate heavyweight construction, and a long held belief that houses built from brick are "just better". However, I think this trend has been slowly changing. While the majority of the project home building industry still build using cavity brick, in my own work I have observed an increasing interest in alternative methods of wall construction. Of the last ten or so

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TIMBER & STEEL FRAMING

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Timber & Steel Framing

Phone: 0428 473 790 www.sidthoo.com

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‘‘This two-storey house under construction in Melville utilises prefabricated steel framed walls and floors with a concrete slab to the ground floor. An external substrate of plywood was selected by the client to minimise thermal bridging and to provide additional rigidity to the external walls’’

projects I have designed, only two have used cavity brick, and then only for the ground floor level. My first experience of working with wall materials other than brick occurred in 2009. I was designing a home for a young family who had recently returned from living in Melbourne, and who were accustomed to living in a timber-framed house. Their site was in Swanview, and had highly reactive soils – cavity brick wall construction would have required expensive concrete footings and pile foundations. We ended up using a structural insulated panel system (SIPS) that was lightweight and had high levels of insulation, which could be built quickly and cost-effectively in conjunction with a conventional concrete slab on ground. The SIPS system we used was relatively new at the time, but has now become a popular alternative construction method.


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‘‘This single storey house under construction in Mount Hawthorn is constructed from prefabricated timber frames and engineered timber beams on a concrete slab. The frames are quick to install, with minimal waste and wet trades on- site’’

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Timber & Steel Framing

PHOTO DARKLIGHT DESIGN & IRONSTONE HOMES

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‘‘Cladding the house in low maintenance and fire-retardant materials, such as metal and fibre cement claddings, created a striking home compliant with BAL40 parameters and quick build times on budget – Darklight Design & Ironstone Homes” There's certainly nothing wrong with building with brick. Civilisations around the world has been using brick for many thousands of years, and it is tried and tested method of construction. However, there are a few of reasons why brick isn't always the best option: Thermal mass: brick has a high level of thermal mass, which can help keep a building warmer in winter and cooler in summer by regulating the way heat is retained and released. However, too much thermal mass in a building can compromise the thermal comfort in a building, by making it harder to keep warm in winter (by absorbing too much heat from the air), and cause the building to overheat in summer (by retaining too much heat). In my experience, a house with good solar passive orientation and exposed thermal mass on the floor eg. concrete slab on ground is about the right amount of thermal mass.

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Insulation: building materials with high levels of thermal mass generally lack insulation, which means they can't resist the flow of heat from one side of the material to the other. To build a wellperforming home using cavity brick will generally mean that insulation needs to be installed in the cavity. A loophole in the energy efficiency performance requirements in the current National Construction Code (NCC) has been exploited by a number of builders in Western Australia, allowing houses to be built without cavity insulation. However, this has now been addressed in the new edition of the NCC which comes into effect in May 2019. Embodied Energy: refers to the amount of energy that is required to produce a particular product or material, and typically accounts for the extraction, manufacturing, transport and disposal of the material. According to the Australian Government Your Home website*, a cavity brick wall (860MJ/sqm) has between 2-5 times


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PHOTO DARKLIGHT DESIGN & IRONSTONE HOMES

PHOTO DARKLIGHT DESIGN & IRONSTONE HOMES

‘‘There are variety of cladding materials and external finishes available that can be used in conjunction with framed construction – this makes it possible to articulate the facade of a building in different materials, which can help to create more interesting designs’’

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Timber & Steel Framing

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‘‘Speed and convenience: framed walls can be modularised and pre-fabricated, and then assembled quickly once delivered on-site’’ the amount of embodied energy compared to a timber framed wall (169- 377MJ/sqm). While materials with high embodied energy are not necessarily "bad", high embodied energy often means high carbon emissions, and so we will need to think more carefully about the materials used in building construction as we transition to a lower carbon economy. These are some of the reasons why the builders I work with and many of the homes I design today tend to use framed construction (mainly timber, but sometimes steel). Some of the advantages to framed construction include: Speed and convenience: framed walls can be modularised and pre-fabricated, and then assembled quickly once delivered on-site. For the houses where I have still used cavity brick, upper floor walls are built from framed construction, eliminating the need for brick hoists. Services such as plumbing and electrical wiring can be easily installed inside the wall frames – no need for brick chasing. Flexibility and choice: There are variety of cladding materials and external finishes available that can be used in conjunction with framed construction – this makes it possible to articulate the facade of a building in different materials, which can help to create more interesting designs. Framed construction can also accommodate changes in the building geometry such as projecting or recessed walls, which is helpful since I'm an architect and tend to design more complicated shapes! Performance: With appropriate levels of bulk insulation and sarking correctly installed as part of the external wall, framed construction can provide a high level of thermal performance,

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while also avoiding moisture and condensation issues. Steel framing requires the addition of a thermal break between the external cladding and the steel studs to minimise thermal bridging, but there are easy to install products available for this purpose. Framed construction can sometimes experience issues with sound transmission compared to masonry construction, but there are a variety of factors that can impact this other than just the wall construction. Incorporating higher density wall insulation or plasterboard, resilient mounts and ensuring gaps are properly sealed can also help to address unwanted sound transmission. Cost, of course, is probably the most significant, influencing factor in the decision making process: we've found that for the houses I design, framed construction is more cost-effective compared to cavity brick and masonry construction. As I wrote earlier in this article, there's nothing wrong with brick, and it can still be a cost-effective way to build a well-performing home; new and innovative building materials are not necessarily better. However, we are developing a greater understanding about the impacts of the building and construction industry, and now consider a wider number of factors when deciding how we build. I've found the ubiquitous use of brick isn't always the best option, and saying "but that's the way we've always done it" is becoming a less convincing justification for keeping things unchanged. I believe greater choice – brick, framed and no doubt others – will ultimately result in better quality, higher performing buildings that will benefit homeowners as well as industry. *http://www.yourhome.gov.au/materials/embodied-energy


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A BETTER WAY TO BUILD

The innovative thinking behind Panels WA was to keep the solid feel of a brick home with a massive thermal advantage. They wanted their panel to have the full structural skeleton of normal framed homes but with the Air tightness of an insulated panel home. To add to the structural content they make it possible to place a concrete suspended slab over a timber frame home by strategically hiding columns in the walls to support the slab. The walls do not even need to be installed until roof cover is complete as the beams and posts can take the structural load. This mean walls can also be easily removed years later fo re-model the home. All this versatility comes with a naked R6 Panels that can be cladded in any material of your choice designed to stop any cracking issues allowing differential movement between the framing structure and the cladding. Only a builder could come up with this. Do yourself a favour consider the planet and make Panels WA an option.

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COVE APARTMENTS

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Cove apartments

BOUTIQUE LUXURY

Innovative Transition to Apartment Living in North Fremantle

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MG Architecture had a clear vision when engaged by developer Blackburne to create a benchmark project catering for the “downsizer market” in Minim Cove. It was important for the bulk and scale of The Cove apartments to remain consistent with the existing developments in the completed LandCorp Minim Cove residential subdivision. According to DMG Architecture Principal Lindsay Allen, “The apartment design is consistent in scale and materiality with the neighbouring established houses and natural landscape. The building was designed to provide a frontage that contributed to the interest and safety of the neighbourhood.”

Phone: 9212 8888 www.dmgaustralia.com.au

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Blackburne’s brief for the 2,884 square metre site was to create a product offering to assist with the transition from single residence to apartment living in the exclusive location. As a result, DMG Architecture were committed to developing an exceptional offering of 26 private apartments, “each uniquely designed incorporating spacious living areas, large balconies and terraces, large storerooms and car parking. There are no pools, gyms or yoga rooms within the development. The surrounding natural amenities of river, ocean and parklands far outweighed the need for facilities, keeping strata levies significantly lower than comparable developments.” The result, says Lindsay Allen, is that overall the apartments have provided an increase in accommodation choice in the area. “The dwelling sizes respond to the social and locational context of the site and meet the needs of the local community by allowing


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“The building was designed to provide a frontage that contributed to the interest and safety of the neighbourhood” mature families the opportunity to downsize, with some residents moving from within a one-kilometre radius. “Many residents have reported an increase in social interaction with their neighbours in The Cove development, greater than experienced in the surrounding residential suburb.” Close Engagement with Neighbours to Minimise Impact The project is nestled on a steeply banked site in North Fremantle, and the design required an innovative approach and engagement with the neighbours to minimise the impact on the established residential community, including a staged construction process. The built form mass was split over two levels to respond to the 13.5-metre sloping topography. To mitigate the development’s perception of bulk and scale, the design incorporated a skewed orientation of built form on the upper terrace; a dynamic roofscape along the street frontages; a variety of building materials, openings, angles and wall structures; landscaping provided in the street verge; and a landscaped roof terrace to reduce the impact of a roof structure in the foreground. The key structural challenge, due to the site’s slope, required a concrete reinforced retaining wall to be built at speed to ensure

that the integrity of the existing main utility services was maintained, including a high-pressure gas main and pedestrian pathway. “We were mindful that an interruption to services would impact on neighbouring established properties and the broader local community.”

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Cove apartments

In addition to the ground level stone retaining wall, the project comprises a two-storey development above and a landscaped garden deck visible to all occupants and visitors on entrance from Tyrone Street. The apartment planning was designed to maximise the view corridors, with each individual apartment vista being screened and distinctive to its adjacent unit. There are two separate basement car park levels and a minimum of two car bays per apartment. Car parking for the residents was designed to have unobstructed access from the least-used road, keeping traffic away from the main roads, limiting build-up for the neighbours and creating a safer environment. The collaboration with, and contribution of, various consultants was pivotal to the development’s outcome, says Mr Allen. “The Cove’s success was not possible without the careful design, coordination and execution of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and services disciplines.” Specialist lighting consultant DJ Coalition’s key contribution was to highlight the architectural forms at night and enhance the development, with lantern elements strategically located throughout the landscape and roof terrace concept. As Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit noted, CAPA’s landscape team were involved with designing The Cove’s first ever “green roof” on an apartment in the City of Fremantle. Further enhancing the project’s “green” credentials, a life-cycle sustainability assessment was undertaken by CADDS “to maximise the initiatives and benefits to the apartment occupants in the short and long term”. An ESD Strategy was prepared and detailed the overarching approach to achieving a highly sustainable outcome.

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Contemporary Aesthetics Highlighted by a Bold Design The architect proposed a simple yet bold design in response to the site’s prominence in the North Fremantle precinct. In order to affect “a balance between strong, crisp architectural forms and finishes with commercial constructability”, DMG Construction partnered with the architectural development team to ensure the external finishes met the client brief while ensuring durability and longevity. “The primary concern was the location of the development in close proximity to the ocean environment. Careful detailing and selection of materials and contractors ensure effective resistance to the sun, salt and wind in a harsh coastal environment.” As for internal finishes, the aesthetics in The Cove apartments’ design feature “a modern contemporary concept with clean lines and flat planes, combined with intricate finishes and materials to enhance the views and natural light into each apartment.” The civil works component of the project provided another major challenge, due to the location and size of the site. “Careful planning and programming by the project team ensured that the civil works were completed efficiently to maintain the construction program.” Early consideration of the construction methodology enabled terracing of the site and benching two main levels to work up from the lower and down from the upper until the two faces joined. “This required careful coordination by the construction site team to work safely, on two faces without impacting the surrounding residents, businesses, transport, services and utility networks.” The site’s constraints were overcome on all occasions through a collaborative and consultative approach adopted by DMG Construction, the architect, consultants and numerous authorities and stakeholders.


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“This required careful coordination by the construction site team to work safely without impacting the surrounding residents, businesses, transport, services and utility networks”

“DMG Construction’s role was integral in the client relationship and ultimately in the success of the project,” concludes Lindsay Allen, “maintaining regular communication and reporting throughout the project and meeting with the project control group on a weekly basis to report on the status of the works, and reconcile the project budget and program.”

Through this forum, the PCG informed the associated business, on a monthly basis, about the status of the works and maintained a fluid and open communication methodology. “We believe this open communication reduced on-site errors from buyer variations, managed the developer and purchaser expectations, and involved the developer in the day-to-day site activities.”

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CHELMSOFRD ROAD RENOVATION

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Chelmsford Road renovation

RENOVATION & EXTENSION

Upgrade for 100-year-old Mt Lawley house

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t Lawley is one of those suburbs that has it all: it is an established and upmarket location with pleasant streetscapes, it is close to the CBD and Northbridge but it also has its own trendy entertainment and eclectic shopping precincts. All things considered, it is a very desirable locale. While property values in Mt Lawley are substantial, finding an older home which is suitable for renovation and extension can often provide a more financially attainable alternative. A recent renovation and extension in Chelmsford Road Mt Lawley demonstrates just how well a somewhat run down property can be transformed into an attractive and highly liveable residence, while at the same time retaining the charm of the original structure.

Phone: 9304 0227 www.eldridgehomes.com.au

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The extension and renovation for 100-year-old home was designed by the owner’s draftsman, Rene Schoonens and built by Eldridge Homes. Original Federation style maintained The owner wanted to maintain the original Federation style of this beautiful old home while completely renovating inside and out, as well as adding on to the traditional theme with a number of large spacious rooms to the rear, including an alfresco area to overlook a newly placed pool. New rooms have also been added at the rear. A new verandah has been added to the front and an ensuite has been cleverly placed off the side of the existing house to adjoin a bedroom. The addition includes 36-course high ceilings, cedar windows and door frames throughout, together with feature colonial doors,


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“When you put a penetrometer into the ground it just drops through it. The house has been totally rewired, repainted and is now reloved’’ extra wide colonial style cornices fitted to the ceilings, and new architraves and skirtings to match in with the originals. The out-ofdate metal style roof tiles were completely removed along with the traditional battens and timber fascia board to the eaves, all of which were replaced with new. The house has been totally rewired, repainted and is now reloved. There were, of course, many challenges involved in upgrading a 100-year-old structure.

“They old concrete arch verandah was pulled down and we created a new timber and sheeting verandah,” Mr Oliphant said. “The eaves at the front of the home and all around the house were lined with timber battens about two inches by half an inch (5cm x 1.3cm). In some areas you may have eight battens all lined up in a row. They were all put in individually one by one, then the painter had to go around and seal them all and cover all the fixing marks. The timber battens are a really great feature to the house.”

Earthwork challenges The owner and director of Eldridge Homes, Jensen Oliphant, said that when the home was built the earth working equipment that we have now was not available. “When you put a penetrometer into the ground it just drops through it,” Mr Oliphant said. “We were trying to build up next to a house that needs compaction to a certain level and trying to do that to a house where compaction levels are not there is a challenge in itself. “We dealt with each challenge as it came and often just had to think outside the square. We had to build part of the ensuite extension into the master bedroom in the existing home and compact the area.” Maintaining the Federation style of the house began with the front verandah.

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‘‘The company has been a proud member of the Master Builders Association of Western Australia since 2007 and has recently been recognised by the Association for its partnership’’ Mixing old with new The theme of mixing old with new was followed throughout the house. For example, new skirting boards, architraves and cornices were added and a loft was built into the ceiling space over the new extension, which can easily be transformed into a room if needed at a later date. With the consent of, but without cost to the owner, the roof frame was constructed to the extension in such a way that the ridge did not require supports. “We always think of potent opportunities that will benefit our clients and we don’t ignore them,” Mr Oliphant said. “There was obviously old plastering work that needed to be fixed up. We had to rewire the entire home, so there was a lot of patching involved. There was a lot to do to ensure that the home would be at the high standard it now is.” Passion for building industry Eldridge Homes was created by director Jensen Oliphant because of his passion to be involved in and to be a part of the building industry in which both his grandfather and father worked all their

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lives in Western Australian. “We are a truly independent home builder which is one hundred per cent family owned and run in Western Australia,” he said. The company has been a proud member of the Master Builders Association of Western Australia since 2007 and has recently been recognised by the Association for its partnership. Mr Oliphant said that Eldridge Homes is a small building company that specialises in renovations, extensions, second storey additions and custom built homes, taking a very ‘hands on’ approach to running his business: “I am involved in every step of the build - the clients deal only with me and I help with the design and construction and tailor the job to meet the client’s needs and budget. “Then I am involved with the supervising of the trades, working on site myself, communicating with the clients throughout the building process, pricing the jobs, organising the building contracts, liaising with councils, engineers and building surveyors, ordering all the materials and being the person that conducts the hand over at the end of the build. “I deliver a personalised service to all my clients.”

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Local councils have also become more tolerant of professional people setting up practices in their own residences and this has enabled even more people to work from home. A recent project by Eldridge Homes in Mindarie, where extensions were made to a residence in order to provide therapy facilities, exemplifies this trend. The work included creating two therapy rooms, a waiting room and a bathroom. In achieving this, an existing bathroom was fully renovated and a bedroom was turned into a laundry. A separate entrance to the main part of the house was put in so that clients could easily access the therapy suite and privacy could be maintained for the residential area.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Mindarie extension

‘‘Local councils have also become more tolerant of professional people setting up practices in their own residences and this has enabled even more people to work from home’’ Easy repurpose requirement However it was also a requirement of the brief that the extensions could be easily repurposed by new owners should the house be sold some time in the future, thus ensuring that the value of the property was not degraded by the changes made. The plans not only allowed the client to run her business from home but also provided for the possibility of changing the new extension into two separate 40 square metre studio apartments. This could be accomplished by modifying the waiting area to become another bathroom which could be accessed from one therapy room, and installing a door between the other therapy room and the existing bathroom. These apartments could then be rented to create a permanent income from students or Air B&B holiday makers, or used as accommodation for family members such as adult children or elderly parents. Director and owner of Eldridge homes, Jensen Oliphant, was involved in every part of the renovation and extension process.

Mr Oliphant said that the owners are very happy with the extension and renovations to their home.

Going the extra mile “The client wanted to create an extension from which to run her business,” Mr Oliphant said, “So I went to the council to establish whether she was able to run this type of business from home. I obtained the necessary paperwork for her application and I assisted her with completing the application. “The fact that I was able to help her achieve what she wanted and provide personalised service before we had even signed a building contract helped in her decision to choose Eldridge Homes over other building companies. “You have to go the extra mile and help people as much as you can. People are time poor and often not sure how to achieve what they would like so you need to be prepared to find out all the necessary information for them as well as helping them design and plan for what they need. People appreciate specialised service.”

Hands on approach Mr Oliphant said that Eldridge Homes is a small building company that specialises in renovations, extensions, second storey additions and custom built homes, taking a very ‘hands on’ approach to running his business: “I am involved in every step of the build – the clients deal only with me and I help with the design and construction and tailor the job to meet the client’s needs and budget. “Then I am involved with the supervising of the trades, working on site myself, communicating with the clients throughout the building process, pricing the jobs, organising the building contracts, liaising with councils, engineers and building surveyors, ordering all the materials and being the person that conducts the hand over at the end of the build. “I deliver a personalised service to all my clients.”

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Master Builders award “I am thrilled that I was able to help them achieve what they wanted. I still have to tell them that their extension and renovation was a runner-up in the 2019 Master Builders Awards for Home Addition and Alteration of the Year for builds between $250k to $300k.” Eldridge Homes was created by director Jensen Oliphant because of his passion to be involved in and to be a part of the building industry in which both his grandfather and father worked all their lives in Western Australian. “We are a truly independent home builder which is one hundred per cent family owned and run in Western Australia,” he said. The company has been a proud member of the Master Builders Association of Western Australia since 2007 and has recently been recognised by the Association for its partnership.


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nique in its clever utilisation of what would be considered a difficult site, a recent Azure Luxury Homes project has won the 2019 Master Builders – BankWest Housing Excellence Award Best Contract Home in the $1,500,00 – $2,500,00 category. With a block falling some three metres from front to back, the residence presents a two-storey elevation from the front but transforms into three stories at the rear. Azure Luxury Homes’ involvement in the Wongin Way Swanbourne project began when they were referred to the client by a second party for whom the company had previously built a residence. The home boasts four large bedrooms on the first floor with both internal and external powder rooms to service the home and outdoor pool and entertaining areas.

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Steve Di Fulvio from Azure Luxury Homes said one of the client’s most important requirements was to have the open plan living on the ground floor, which has the added benefit of also utilising the uninterrupted views over the hills. Mr Di Fulvio was particularly pleased with the timber joinery on the job, as well as the three metre high book-leafed tiling to the feature bathroom and en suite. “We were overall happy with the detailing and quality of the work, which is a testament to the trades,” he said. “It’s about surrounding yourself with the right guys and tackling challenges as they arise.” Commenting on the overall visual appearance of the residence, Mr Di Fulvio said the client wanted a minimalist look with clean lines.


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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Wongin Way

‘‘Azure Luxury Homes is a boutique construction company specialising in quality custom designed homes. With a team of registered builders and their building design partner, the organisation boasts over 45 years of collective experience in design and construction, which has resulted in a reputation for high quality work’’ “As is so often the case, it was a situation where less is more,” he said. Resistance to fire was also significant and it was important to utilise compliant materials and building techniques due to the fact there is substantial bushland at the rear of the property. Natural materials were used wherever possible with timber used on the front of the house. “Obviously there is a lot of work required to ensure those details are done right and executed properly, otherwise you can come undone quite easily.” Materials used included: ■ Coventry course external Texture Cambian Ash front door and cladding ■ Custom walnut WIR fit-out ■ Walnut timber joinery throughout ■ Carrera stone island bench ■ Exposed concrete ■ Nova Cinder 1200 x 600 porcelain tiles ■ 3200 x 1600 marble Classici Statuario bookleaf tiling to en suite and bathroom Custom walnut timber staircase Azure Luxury Homes is a boutique construction company specialising in quality custom designed homes. With a team of

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registered builders and their building design partner, the organisation boasts over 45 years of collective experience in design and construction, which has resulted in a reputation for high quality work. Directors Rob Del Paggio and Steve Di Fulvio are registered builders with decades of experience in building bespoke luxury homes whose philosophy is that building relationships is part of building homes. Steve is a Registered Builder with over 20 years experience in supervision and construction management. He has experience managing the construction of projects ranging from exclusive architecturally designed homes to multi-level unit developments. He is an integral part of the construction team and is responsible for taking a home from a design concept to a completed residence. Rob is a Registered Builder with over 18 years experience in Perth’s premier housing market. Rob’s roles over this period have included supervision, quantity control, project management and contracts administration. Rob is responsible for taking a home from a design concept into a structured, transparent project that includes contracted terms, and project management through to completion. Azure Luxury Homes are currently involved in a number of projects including a large Attadale residence of just over 1,000metres, and another luxury residence that, amongst other things, features two underground levels, one of which contains a basketball court.


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