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MARCH 2021

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RESPECTFUL AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO

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CONTENTS TEAM PAGE 10

PROFILE

From the Team by Paul Goldie

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Boyce Western Glass One hundred years of glass

DESIGN IDEAS 12

Striking and Innovative concepts to give your latest project a stunning and original new look

PROFILE 20

NEW PRODUCTS 14

James Hardie Neil Hipwell

PROFILE

Materials and solution ideas for the building industry and architects in WA

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Big River Group Providing solutions to Al Fresco Living

High Quality Interior and Exterior Services Based in Kewdale WA, Topend Ceilings is a Western Australian building company supplying ceiling, partitioning, external façade system, internal fit-out services to Perth Metropolitan areas as well as all WA country towns. Started in April 2007, Topend Ceilings have successfully finished a large number of projects in WA. ■ ■ ■

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In house estimating department Qualified installers Experienced in fabricating & Installation of: – Timber Slats

– Wood Panels – Perfinished Fibre Cement – Façade System – Perforated Fibre Cement – Plasterboard Ceilings and Walls

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PAMS 24

Devlyn Australia Respectful and collaborative approach to Newman healthcare hub

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 32

CTF How the Construction Training Fund is making it easier to hire mature-age apprentices and trainees

DOUBLE TREE HILTON 36

SKS GROUP Exceptional location for luxury hotel

BOB HAWKE COLLEGE 46

PACT Construction College is part of government’s future education plan

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CLARKSIDE COURT 52

I-SMART Building High performing building with low running costs

COODE STREET TOWNHOUSES 58

Prestige Homes WA Superior South Perth townhouses couldn’t be happier


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G-Construction Shelter Brewery impresses

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WARWICK DISABILITY DEVELOPMENT 72

Tricrest Construction Functional, compliant and aesthetically pleasing

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BREMER BAY PROJECT 76

Evoke Living Homes Two-storey modular construction a turning point

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ROE HIGHWAY LOGISTICS PARK 80

Builtink Logistics site ready for business

HELENA VALLEY 84

Smith Constructions New clubhouse facilities for lifestyle village

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Builtink Industrial headquarters for technology company

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Selection of advertisers Tradies out of business hours

BUILDING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 98

Selection of advertisers Showcasing contractors and suppliers to the building industry

DISPLAY LISTINGS 99

Selection of advertisers Useful reference with 12 adverts to the page

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE from the team

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he March 2021 issue of The Builders Choice Magazine again offers a stimulating, authoritative and noteworthy package of articles. In an article on the power of energy efficient windows, we explain how windows typically represent less than 10 per cent of the surface area of a home, yet they can realistically contribute as much as 49 per cent of the heat lost during winter and as much as 87 per cent of the heat gained during summer. This means that homes with ordinary windows use up to 60 per cent more energy to heat and cool their home than necessary. Big River Group provides solutions to al fresco living with creative outdoor rooms to provide an additional entertainment space as well as a fun environment for children to play safely. Marrying the indoors and out with clever decking, whether it be a smaller side deck, pool decking or a big, classic back verandah, provides a seamless transition between these two spaces. If you plan it right, this new space will become the favourite area for family and friends to reconnect. Next year the Boyce family, which has been in the glass and glazing industry for four generations, will be celebrating a century of involvement in all aspects of the industry including traditional

stained glass, glass and glazing, and windscreen and body glass. Thirty of those years have been in Western Australia providing complete general glass, glazing and traditional leadlight services. We look at the products and services Boyce Western Glass provide for the industry in Western Australia. Craft breweries are very much in vogue at the moment with brewing establishments springing up throughout Western Australia, varying in size and consumer popularity. Setting up a brewery from scratch, particularly a larger one, is not something anyone would be likely to embark upon without substantial market research and a solid faith in their vision. Our article describes the recently-opened Shelter Brewing Company in Busselton. A recent project in Bremer Bay by Evoke Living Homes, which takes advantage of the desirable location and the site’s attractive views, is also noteworthy due to the fact it is a modular construction. Evoke Living Homes is one of the first residential modular companies to embark on a two-storey build in Western Australia, providing a genuine turning point in modular construction. Paul Goldie The Builders Choice Team

Guardian Tactile Systems are proud to have worked with over 200 city councils in rural and metropolitan Australia. We have a client base of many leading architectural and construction companies, as well as schools and small businesses. Our product range includes a variety of tactiles, stair nosings, wheel stops and braille signs, with our most popular product being the Polyurethane Integrated Tactiles. These tactiles are manufactured locally in WA from durable high-tech polyurethane and are backed by a 10 year warranty. All products can be supplied and delivered Australia wide or can be installed by our professional installation team. Contact our friendly staff today for a free quotation.

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design IDE A S EuroCave fully integrated wine fridges and cabinets EuroCave integrated wine cabinets from MacPhee’s have a unique ventilation system so that they can be built into joinery. Users can select a full glass, integrated glass or fully integrated door to coordinate with cabinetry. Made in France since 1976, EuroCave wine cabinets offer leading technology and are made to exacting standards. They include luxurious features such as softclose shelving and elegant amber lighting, unique shelving that accommodates all bottle sizes, enviable energy ratings and highquality components. When designing a home for someone who loves to entertain, including an integrated wine cabinet in the kitchen or living area can enhance the enjoyment that the owner gets from the home. A multiple-temperature wine cabinet has a gradation of

temperature so that each wine varietal can be kept at the correct drinking temperature, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. If a client is a wine enthusiast who wants to cellar wine longer term, then a single-temperature cabinet is more suitable. Suitable for residential, multiresidential, commercial and hospitality projects, these wine cabinets are a beautiful addition to any home or venue and a pleasure to use on every level. ■ Integrated wine cabinetry ■ Single- and multipletemperature options ■ Luxurious features, including soft-close shelving

Louvre roofs – Warema Lamaxa Lamaxa by Warema is a range of freestanding operable louvre roofs with movable slats and an integrated drainage system inbuilt into one of the poles, allowing rainwater to run off the closed roof into the drainage pipe. There are two types of Lamaxa louvre roofs: the L60 and the L70. The Lamaxa L70 can not only pivot, but it can also retract to one side, opening the roof up to take advantage of sunny days. Both the L70 and L60 models are automated via the Warema WMS control system and can cover areas of up to 24 m².

With additions such as ZIP screens, LED strips and integrated heaters, the Lamaxa louvre roof is a comprehensive sun shading system.

improvements in terms of the difference to the customer. Ergonomics, visual quality and aesthetics, industrial design, high-quality raw materials and innovative technology are the basis of a process that culminates in a bid to optimize resources in the office.

■ Ergonomic seating options for informed users ■ High-quality materials and innovative technology ■ Commitment to innovation and continued improvements to user experience

■ Freestanding louvre roofs ■ Available in two types: L60 and L70 ■ Automated via WMS control system

Phone: 6147 7492 www.shadefactor.com.au

Phone: 1800 733 621 www.eurocave.com.au

Ergonomic task chairs – Forma 5 Forma 5 is a leading company in the field of office furniture and chairs since its inception over 35 years ago. Included in the Forma 5 range are the Touch, Eben, 3.60 and Allure task chairs along with the new Glove chair, which offers a range of design possibilities. Immersed in a market which is constantly changing and with a

strong competition, Forma 5 satisfies a demanding and informed end user with its strong commitment to innovation. This company is on a continuous quest to make its products more efficient and comfortable each time, with a design process that focuses on achieving significant

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PROBOND FacadeFR® PROBOND FacadeFR® is a Superior Construction Grade Aluminium Composite Panel designed for long term external cladding applications. With a Kynar 500 PVDF coating PROBOND FacadeFR® offers the longest durability of any outdoor panel, and it is able to withstand the harshest climates. It has a Fire Resistant Mineral Core which meets Group1 BCA Classification requirements for external performance, making it an cladding. excellent choice for facade The 0.50mm aluminium skins cladding projects. make it perfect for folding and it ■ Purpose-designed for new and maintains excellent rigidity for large panelling. re-cladding applications ■ Non-combustible aluminium panels ■ Suitable for high-elevation applications ■ Requires minimal maintenance

Non-combustible facade cladding – Prominium Prominium is one of Australia’s only non-combustible aluminium cladding panels purpose-designed for use in new constructions and recladding applications. It is deemed non-combustible when tested to AS 1530.1 in accordance with the BCA/ NCC requirements. Developed and manufactured by Probond, Prominium is a solid aluminium panel that offers exceptional fire performance, dependable serviceability and a durable long-lasting Kynar 500 PVDF finished face. It is a lowmaintenance solution to add

high-impact and striking features that create iconic landmarks. Elevated mechanical properties, outstanding surface flatness and simple fabrication mean that Prominium is suited to cladding requirements within commercial, residential and high-elevation developments. Prominium is also an efficient, cost-effective method for transforming older structures; creative, contemporary new looks are easily achieved as Prominium is designed to be retro-fitted over existing facades. Prominium requires minimal maintenance and provides Phone: 1300 72 73 74 excellent long-term www.probond.com.au

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Modular seating systems – Oxley Range The modular seating elements of Mos Urban’s Oxley range can be combined to create striking and robust configurations. Backrests can be added, armrests and side tables can be incorporated, and LED strip lighting and wireless charging pads can elevate a specified item to the next level. The design of the Oxley seats, which include freestanding and wall-mounted models, means that these

benches can also be integrated with Oxley tables to offer a higher level of functionality. ■ Unique, contemporary design ■ Modular elements that can be configured to specification ■ Available with LED strip lighting and wireless charging pads

Phone: 02 9188 3459 www.mosurban.com

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BOYCE WESTERN GLASS Your one stop shop from design to installation

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One hundred years of glass Experience, service and quality of product are vital requirements for survival over time in any commercial field of endeavour, but to have an unbroken history of 100 years in any industry is a rarely achieved event. Next year the Boyce Family who have been in the glass and glazing industry for four generations, will be celebrating a century of involvement in all aspects of the Traditional Leadlight and the Glass and Glazing sector. Thirty of those years have been in Western Australia providing a complete Commercial and Domestic Glass and Glazing and Traditional Leadlight services. The original family business was founded in Birmingham, UK by the great, great grandfather of the current Director of Boyce Western Glass, Philip Boyce. Over 70 years, the company expanded to operate throughout the Midlands region providing a glazing service involving the restoration and manufacture of traditional stained glass, domestic and commercial glazing and windscreen replacement for vehicles. In 1992, Philip emigrated from the UK to Perth and with his Father established Boyce Western Glass working from a leadlight studio in the foothills of the Darling Range. Restoration and Heritage work From this small studio, Boyce Western Glass has been involved in

numerous restoration works and other projects including churches and heritage listed properties. With its English roots, Boyce Western Glass are able to provide a more focused understanding and a greater perspective of the long history and tradition of manufacturing and preserving genuine lead and Zinc lights. Years in the leadlighting business, also means they keep a small stock of obsolete glass which enable them, in the majority of cases to match glass for renovation work. Boyce Western Glass also stocks a wide range of stained-glass colours and textures which can closely match older glass patterns and equally can be used to for creating more modern vibrant designs. Significant fluctuations in the economic climate over the years pushed Boyce Western Glass to add the speciality of Simulated Stained Glass to their repertoire becoming the Australian Distributor for the Regalead range of Self-adhesive Film and Lead products. These products offer not only the option of creating more intricate designs but affords customers on a smaller budget with the ability to still incorporate stunning stained-glass features in their home. This form of simulated stained glass has also been successfully used in heritage and modern church buildings alike to create a stained-glass feature which appeals to the more modern era of designs whilst meeting the budget restraints of the project.

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New Purpose factory and showroom With a growing reputation for outstanding craftsmanship, old fashioned service and absolute integrity together with a total commitment to the highest standards of design, materials & workmanship, the company soon outgrew the small hills studio. Whilst many customers today remember visiting the studio to get their leadlights repaired and

restored to their original beauty or to commission new stained-glass work to create a unique and stunning masterpiece in their home, today Boyce Western Glass operates out of a purpose-built factory located close to Perth Airport and main road links to the North, South and East of Perth. The new factory has allowed Boyce Western Glass to increase its range of stock holdings of textured glass patterns including


profile THE BUILDERS CHOICE some of the older glass patterns such as Delta, Orchid and Kosciusko together with a small stock of obsolete glass patterns which are widely sought after for use in heritage restoration and renovation projects. The traditional favourites of Waverly Flemish, Reed and Everglade provide the versatility to create that modern classic appeal to your home, with some patterns being suitable for shower screens to lend that unique touch of innovative design and luxury to any bathroom renovation. The extra space available in the new showroom enables customers

to browse the displays and choose from the large range of stained glass and simulated art glass film and lead and textured glass, art glass tools and shower screens using the textured glass. In-house artist available Boyce Western Glass has an inhouse artist on hand to assist and work with customers which means the sky is the limit in designing the stained glass to make the impact statement they want for their home. Australiana themed leadlight with gumnuts and parrots are the company’s most popular designs, however Federation and Art Deco styles are frequently used for renovation projects in our older Perth suburbs. Abstract and marine themes have been most popular for projects in coastal areas and new suburbs. Stained Glass though is not confined only to older period homes. There are a myriad of modern designs available to create that statement masterpiece creating beauty and ambience to any space for years of enjoyment. To make that happen, Boyce Western Glass spends time to

liaise with interior designers, architects, and homeowners alike to gain an understanding of their vision in order to ensure that their leadlight suits the style and space for which it is intended whilst at the same time, adding value to the customers home.

and glass used in the commercial and public buildings. Boyce Western Glass are qualified glaziers and members of AWA-AGGA; they also have the rare qualification of one hundred years of experience at the customers disposal. Customers also benefit from the company’s One-stop shop ability to deliver a complete Being an independent supplier service which includes seeing and Boyce Western Glass sources choosing their glass in the quality stocks from around showroom, professional advice on the globe including Europe selecting the right glass to meet and America. the relevant Australian Glazing As such they are in the unique Standards and help with your position of being able to offer project design right through to both trade and retail customers a final onsite installation of the glass. ‘One Stop Shop’ for all things glass. So if you are after that This includes old and traditional competitive edge for your next glass textures for general and project, Boyce Western Glass is restoration glazing, stained glass your one-stop shop for both www.bwglass.com.au and tools for the leadlight sector service and glass.

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Neil Hipwell I’ve loved construction and building ever since I discovered carpentry when I was 14, which is when I took on an apprenticeship that led to me starting my luxury residential home building company, Futureflip when I was 18 in 2008. Since then, I’ve seen the industry evolve and have worked hard to make the most of the changing opportunities out there. Most recently, this has led to working on a solid social media presence for the company. I find that it’s important to be where my customers are and with three quarters of us on social media 71%, on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, having your own profile

is a bit of a no brainer. What’s more, recent data shows that 33% of users have increased the amount of time they spend on social media during COVID-19, making it more powerful than ever as a marketing tool for building businesses. A lot of our client leads have come in from someone seeing our work on Instagram, which is a great platform to showcase your work. With users saying that they increased the amount of time they spend on social media last year, the opportunity to secure more work via these platforms is only growing. Being so passionate about the potential of social media to help

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businesses, I was thrilled when James Hardie asked me to help them offer advice on the subject to help other builders as part of their Design Ideas site. It can be easy to set up a social media channel, but creating one that engages and inspires potential clients is an art that requires time and planning. While it can seem daunting, there are a few basics that will get you on the way to social media success. The first step it to recognise that social media is a part of your marketing strategy. It’s there to help you make sales, so while it can be enticing to create content that gets the most likes or attracts the most followers, you need to make sure you focus on engaging potential clients. Think about what your audience wants to see. This could be inspirational homes that you can help them achieve, through to advice on how to pick the right building materials for their needs. It’s all about adding value to their lives so that your brand becomes a trusted go-to for advice. Once, you know the who (your audience) and the what (your great content) the next step is the where (platform). There are a lot of social media platforms out there, with Instagram being a goto for Futureflip and James Hardie,

as it’s used by 52%3 of people in Metro areas and accessed by users 28 times a week on average. Instagram is great as it’s image based, creating a perfect opportunity to visually share high quality photos and videos of your projects in posts, while the Stories function lets you take a more informal approach with short form content that’s only live for a day. Creating the right tone for your social media channel can be hard as you need to balance professionalism with personality. Swearing or crude language are clear no-go’s, as is technical jargon. Take inspiration from brands in the industry you admire. Look at how they talk about homes, the length of posts, words and language they use. This can also be a good way to generate a list of hashtags that will help your content get seen. Tone also includes images. I keep my in-feed posts professional and aspirational with a consistent look and feel. It’s important to think about why you’re posting the picture. For example, if you’re showcasing the shadow lines created by Linea Weatherboard, don’t turn the brightness up so high that the façade looks flat. I also use my stories to give a ‘behind the scenes’ look to add a bit more personality.


profile THE BUILDERS CHOICE Like most things, consistency is key with social media, so it’s good to have a solid plan in place. Start by considering what is important for your audience to know, as well as what they will find valuable. See if there are any consistent themes, such as inspiration, trends advice and examples of your work. Each month create content that hits each of these topics to keep your channel fresh and varied. I will have our projects shot by professionals, but using a smartphone with a bit of editing on the social media platform you’re using is a great option when you’re starting out. Getting

the images and videos right will not only help you grow your channel, but can turn it into a great catalogue of your work for prospective and current clients. Now that you know that you’re creating content it’s time to get it seen. A quick way to increase the number of people who view your posts and stories is to get them reposted by an account that’s got a large following. Big brands, like James Hardie are often looking for content that shows off their product or service. When you tag them in your posts, they get an automated alert directing them to your content,

which creates a quick way for them to share it with your channel’s details. Hopefully these tips have been useful. If you’re keen to learn more check out our guide to social media video on the Design Ideas section of jameshardie.com.au, which also

offers inspiration and info on residential and commercial builds, compliance issues and trends from Hamptons to modern looks. You can also register at myhardies.jameshardie.com.au to get access to tools, tips, new leads and expert advice to help you build your business.

About James Hardie™ Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1888, James Hardie™ has become a global leader in the production of interior and exterior building products, with operations in North America, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Europe. With research and development and manufacturing in Australia, the innovative company created Cellulose Fibre Cement in the early 1980’s. This durable and versatile building material is used to this day to create board and sheet products such as HardiePlank™ weatherboards, HardieFlex™ cladding, HardiePanel™ Compressed flooring and Villaboard™ wall lining. Further modernising the category, James Hardie

developed Premium Fibre Cement, which it uses in a number of ranges, including its Scyon™ range of lowdensity, thicker and lighter weight products, that have been designed to help consumers, builders and architects create homes that offer the best of style and liveability. When installed and maintained correctly, James Hardie™ warrants its products to be resistant to damage from cracking, moisture, rotting, fire and termites. Its products are also designed to resist shrinking, swelling and cracking resulting in the ability to hold paint longer and minimise ongoing maintenance.

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Big River Group Providing Solutions to Al Fresco Living With access to nature on our doorsteps, it’s no surprise that Australian’s love spending time outside. An increasing demand to enjoy outdoor living at home has turned the humble backyard into an al fresco lifestyle dream. Homeowners investing in this multifunctional space are finding it offers a variety of benefits that provide a long-term contribution to their property investment and, more importantly, their lifestyle.

As with most home improvements, before you set about installing a new deck it’s a good idea to investigate whether or not you’ll need council approval. Following this comes the planning, think of your outdoor space as a blank canvas. Installing a timber deck will allow the area to be used in most weather conditions. Considering your deck’s purpose will help you decide its size. How many people will it need to accommodate, and will you be adding a barbecue, furniture, and some pots? Look for timbers that are designed for exterior use, remembering, the better quality the materials, the greater the longevity of your deck. There are two choices when selecting the best timber for a deck:

softwood or hardwood. The decision is dependent on budget, required lifespan and quality of finish. Spotted Gum and Merbau are the most common hardwood decking options in Australia and, with regular maintenance, should last 20 plus years. Treated pine is the preferred softwood option and is a good value option. When deciding on the timber, colour, texture and the environment can play an important role. Durable hardwoods are easy to stain or oil to complement an outdoor colour scheme or can be left raw to create a natural, weathered look. Merbau timber requires much less maintenance than some other hardwoods and is known for its beautiful rich reddish colour and wavy grain design, as well as its high

Creative outdoor rooms provide an additional entertainment space as well as a fun environment for children to play safely. Marrying the indoors and out with clever decking, whether it be a smaller side deck, pool decking or a big, classic back verandah, provides a seamless transition between these two spaces. If you plan it right, this new space will become the favourite area for family and friends to reconnect. ■ Feasibility & Detailed Cost Planning ■ Bills of Quantities/Schedules of Works ■ Pre and Post Contract Construction Cost Advice ■ Assets and Portfolio Valuation Assessments ■ Contract Administration ■ Contract Services and Dispute Management ■ Serving the State of Western Australia

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profile THE BUILDERS CHOICE they’re also a great way to add value to your home. An outdoor living area that leads off the indoor entertaining area can make a big difference to value, with the Cost Vs. Value Report estimating 75% return on investment. A top tip for maximising the enjoyment factor of the outdoor environment is to create comfort by selecting the right outdoor furniture and accessories. The key criteria are; using products that are made for the outdoors, creating

usability, resistance to termites and resilience. Australian native Spotted Gum gradually turns a golden light brown through to chocolate brown as it matures, depending upon the type of Spotted Gum chosen. Spotted Gum also has an attractive grain structure with knots and growth lines, as well as minimal shrinkage which all add to its popularity. If your home is located in a bushfire-prone area, consider Merbau and Spotted Gum timber which are both bushfire resistant and suitable for use in many bushfire prone areas up to BAL 29, as set out under Australian Standard AS3959. Treated pine is a sustainable and prolific outdoor decking option that can be painted or stained to match any colour scheme, unlike other woods that only showcase certain colours well. Additional considerations when choosing your timber type include the location of the deck at your home. Darker coloured decks will absorb heat from the sun, so if your deck is on the south side of your house, a dark coloured floor can make it very difficult to use the deck during

the afternoon and early evening in summer, so it may be wise to opt for a lighter deck colour instead of a darker one. A covered deck is a way to create some shade and prevent your deck's surface from overheating during the summer. Muddy footprints and stains from kids and pets are another thing to think about when choosing your deck. Mud, dirt, and stains are easier to see on lighter coloured decks. So, if you have pets, young children, or both, a darker coloured deck may be a better option. From a relaxing sanctuary to a pool area, decking is a great opportunity to transform forgotten or underutilised areas into useful spaces. When located at the front of the property, a deck can make a grand entrance as well as wrap-around additional living space. If you don’t have a lot of space in your backyard, you can always build up or out, and create a raised entertaining area. Utilising outdoor rooms as an extension of your interior spaces, increases the amount of enjoyment you’ll likely get from your place, however, not all backyards are created equal in terms of available space. The key to unlocking the potential of your yard is creative thinking. If your yard is sloped and you aren’t using every available square metre, you’re sitting on valuable wasted space. Use decking to create terrace areas or install timber garden beds to bring a lively element into what would be otherwise dead space. Outdoor renovations such as decks, don’t just make sense from a daily living standpoint,

connection between the pieces that stimulate conversation and togetherness, and lastly, selecting settings that are the right size for your space. A great option for entertaining is blending formal tables and chairs with informal seating like garden walls with benches on top. It creates extra spaces and allows you to adjust your entertaining for the occasion. Add finishing touches such as outdoor rugs and cushions that can easily be changed each year to keep the space looking fresh.

For more information on decking visit: www.bigrivergroup.com.au

Providing reliable services in all aspects of site preparation, clearing and supply. SRF Earthmoving was established in 1996 to fill a growing need in the building industry for high quality Bobcat Operations. SRF founder, Steve Farano has steadily expanded the company, which now provides a comprehensive range of earthmoving and related equipment and service hire.

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HEALTHCARE HUB NEWMAN

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Healthcare Hub Newman

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KAUNITZ YEUNG ARCHITECTURE Phone: 9456 9456 www.devlyn.com.au

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‘‘The project required a best practice regional primary health care facility to be the physical embodiment of the client culture, placing wellness at the centre of community’’

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esigned by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture and built by Devlyn Australia, the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) Healthcare Hub Newman is the first primary healthcare facility of any type to be constructed in Newman. Newman is the main town in the Shire of East Pilbara and has a district population of 15,000. Situated 1400km north of Perth, the town has a population of 10,000, the majority of whom are Aboriginal. Located in the East Pilbara region, PAMS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and delivers services in communities located in the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts.

The project required a best practice regional primary health care facility to be the physical embodiment of the client culture, placing wellness at the centre of community. Community focused, connected to country, incorporating culture and providing high standard care, the project incorporates a primary health clinic, PAMS head office and four chair hemodialysis. The clinic includes general practice, child/maternal health, dental, treatment and allied health facilities for visiting clinicians from Perth.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Healthcare Hub Newman

Patients no longer need to travel to Perth A key aim was to minimise the large cost and negative mental health impacts of Martu and Niaboli people having to leave country and family for treatment in Perth. The project places community at the centre of health delivery while providing additional clinical space focused on the acute health issues of the community. The strategic plan is focused on community and inclusion with the aim of increasing presentation rates to improve preventative health. Ultimately, increased presentation rates is a key metric of success for the project.7 Funded by the federal Department of Health, the $8 million clinic was completed on time and within budget, despite the challenges of COVID-19. The architectural response is imbued with country, cultural and people for the objective of placing wellness at the centre of community and physically representing PAMS’ ethos. This was underpinned by the co-design process, which was an extension of the extensive co-design process that Kaunitz Yeung Architecture led during the Punmu and Parnngurr Clinics that were completed in 2018. This was further reinforced by the architect spending significant time in the communities over a number of years through the projects. Sense of ownership and pride Robby Chibawe, CEO of PAMS, said the respectful and collaborative approach by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture with the Martu Elders and communities has created a deep sense of ownership and pride in this health centre amongst the local community.

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“Designing, creating and delivering a new building on time and within a tight budget is hard enough, let alone in the midst of global pandemic, but David and his team did just that with an abundance of professionalism and care,” Mr Chibawe said. Courtyard buildings are a logical and well-used model for desert climates as they provide a delicate, habitable heart-to-buildings within the harshest of environments. Sheltered from the harsh winds and sun, courtyards enable landscaping to flourish and people to gather and this was central to the planning of this project. The courtyard forms the fulcrum of the building. Along its other axis entry is enabled from the car park and the new public park. The landscaping from the public park flows into the courtyard, drawing people with it. On its other edge the roof bulbs out to form a discreet porte-cochere to facilitate vehicular access which includes PAMS community transport.

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The roof from both wings falls towards the courtyard which is timber decked in Australian hardwoods to minimise any heat sink effect and to be comfortable even under bare feet. Downpipes are replaced with spouts that guide the water into the central swale which is planted with mature Eucalyptus Vitrix trees, mimicking the dry riverbeds so characteristic of Martu and Niaboli country. In the rare rain events of the year the courtyard is briefly transformed just as the surrounding country is.

not need to necessarily be a luxury item. Their projects are bespoke solutions that sensitively respond to clients, stakeholders, end user requirements, site context and the budget. The PAMS project continues more than 15 years of developing their approach in producing architecture that respects and integrates with people, country and culture. In particular this project has helped us further develop their approach to arid architecture in Australia following 10 years of working in the WA desert.

State of the art facility In the tradition of Critical Regionalism this project provides a stateof-the-art facility which is deeply rooted in place and imbued with humanity that engenders community ownership. This is central to physically representing the ethos of PAMS and increasing presentation rates. In achieving this, the project has placed wellness at the centre of community which imperative in the efforts to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Above all this is achieved by involving Aboriginal people and respecting and reflecting people, culture and country. Kaunitz Yeung Architecture is a multi-award winning internationally recognised practice founded by the husband-andwife team of David Kaunitz and Ka Wai Yeung. It combines their extensive commercial experience with David’s knowledge of living in and working with communities. The result is architecture that places people at its centre and shows that good architecture does

Extensive experience in commercial construction Devlyn Construction was established in 1990, specialising in commercial construction. Their extensive experience in the industry affords them insight into the needs of their clients, allowing them to consult on every aspect of the construction process. Devlyn’s focus is on the relationships that they build. They strive to create and maintain lasting relationships with their clients, based on their faith in Devlyn to deliver a level of quality which exceeds expectations, with attention to detail no matter the size or nature of the job. The specific needs of their clients are met through a careful process of planning and project management for each individual job, from design through to completion. Devlyn also strives to build genuine partnerships with collaborators in the industry by surrounding themselves with suppliers, subcontractors and professionals who they trust and respect to ensure that every job is completed seamlessly and to the utmost standard.

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CONSTRUCTION TRAINING FUND

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Training & Development

How the Construction Training Fund is making it easier to hire mature-age apprentices and trainees

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xtra wage costs are a significant obstacle for employers hiring older trainees and apprentices. Federal and State subsidies are designed to entice construction and resources enterprises to recruit the next generation of skilled trades. But for many smaller contractors the wage gap is simply too great. In a bid to overcome this – and create a more diverse workforce – the Construction Training Fund has started a mature-age pilot program. The $3.44 million trial is targeting new trainees, hired after February 22, 2021, who are 21 or older. The idea is to reduce the wage bill for an employer. The wage-gap subsidy – up to $23,000 over three years – is expected to be a significant incentive to employ. And the pilot may encourage those over 21 to reconsider a career in construction and resources. Education Minister Sue Ellery says extra wages required for older workers have been a “major barrier”. “This new pilot program will help alleviate some of the additional wages costs faced by employers who might be considering (employing) a mature-aged apprentice,” Ms Ellery says. Construction Training Fund chairman Reg Howard-Smith says the trial is intended to create greater diversity in the workforce, particularly given the “strong pipeline of work” created by the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan. THE TEAM

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Top photo: Construction Training Fund chairman Reg Howard-Smith with CEO Tiffany Allen in the Construction Futures Centre in Belmont. Second photo: Primary school students on a journey of discovery about construction jobs in the Construction Futures Centre.

The mature-age wage subsidies paid to employers will be paid on top of the standard Construction Training Fund subsidies already paid. Employers who have successfully trained apprentices, trained and retained Aboriginal and female trainees and provided appropriate support are front-runners for extra funding. The mature-age funding is being directed to specific trades experiencing higher demand. They are brick and block laying; carpentry and joinery; civil construction (Certificate III traineeship); concreting; painting and decorating; plastering; plumbing and gasfitting; roof plumbing; wall and ceiling fixing; and wall and floor tiling. Construction Training Fund chief executive Tiffany Allen says the mature-age wage-gap pilot is just one of the ways in which the CTF wants to help employers train up the next generation. “We want to make it as easy as possible for them to have an apprentice,” Ms Allen says. “We hope this mature-age wage-gap pilot will make it easier to build a skilled workforce. “We want to work out how we can help employers train and support the next generation of skilled tradies. We can’t be a just-in time provider of skilled labour because it takes years to train


Training & Development THE BUILDERS CHOICE people. But we would like to make it easier for employers to hire, train and retain apprentices and trainees.” One challenge is making sure more Western Australians know about the Construction Training Fund. Afterall, everyone who spends more than $20,000 on a construction project is making a contribution to the next generation of skilled WA workers. The Construction Training Fund collects the levy and pays it out. Every project owner pays a 0.2 per cent levy on construction projects valued at more than $20,000. It’s a condition of getting a building permit. The levy is used to help pay for trainees, apprentices and short courses to upskill and to educate young and not-so-young people about the endless array of potential careers on offer in the building and construction industry. The levy money meets the training and upskilling needs of the industry. It’s invested back into the workforce via payments, allowances, short course funds and other incentives paid directly to employers who hire apprentices and trainees. The Construction Training Fund’s Belmont headquarters is also home to a construction and trades education centre, the Construction Futures Centre. The Construction Futures Centre is a big warehouse with handson, interactive, touch-pad displays. Visitors can don virtual reality goggles to work out how to safely move loads from one site to another; wriggle down tunnels to simulate confined spaces electrical contractors navigate in commercial buildings; or follow prompts in a kinetic sand display that demonstrates how to prepare the landscape for a major road interchange project. Construction Training Fund’s industry training advisors engage with schools, young people, training organisations, teachers, parents and industry. Construction Futures Centre displays include a mini-home with various construction materials and techniques, light displays to

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Construction Training Fund Industry Training Advisor Levi Fordham with a primary school student in the Construction Futures Centre.

Construction Training Fund CEO Tiffany Allen in the Construction Futures Centre.

demonstrate how gas and electricity are connected and tools and interactive learning stations. Ms Allen says the Construction Futures Centre is designed to give school children and young adults insight into the tremendous array of job and career opportunities on offer in the residential, commercial, infrastructure and resources sector. “We are excited about how the Construction Futures Centre showcases so many of the genuinely exciting job opportunities,” she says.

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“We’d like to shift the conversation about skills shortages to a discussion about how government and industry can work together to make sure WA has the workforce it needs.” Ms Allen said the construction and resources industry faces a new set of post-pandemic challenges. “There’s a great deal of uncertainty now about international and interstate borders,” Ms Allen says. “This is going to make it more important that government and industry take a shared approach to workforce development.” For example, in previous boom-bust cycles Western Australian employers relied heavily on international and interstate recruitment to offset local worker shortages. Despite the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, there is uncertainty about future travel, not just between countries but between States. Ms Allen says the culture of training in the industry needs to change. “Western Australia historically has experienced extreme fluctuations in workforce demand,” Ms Allen says. “When the resources sector goes on a run, the construction sector follows. In 2021, we’re expecting more labour market pressure because the demand in each sector is high. “The resource sector is strong, infrastructure is strong, housing is strong but our ability to recruit from interstate and overseas is really limited. “We need find a way to build-in flexible, relevant skill upgrades to ensure we have a resilient, job-ready pool of workers.” Making it easier to train older apprentices is just the first step. To find out more www.ctf.wa.gov.au



THE BUILDERS CHOICE DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront

‘‘A good location is vital to the success of any luxury hotel and the new DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront boasts an exceptional position’’

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WATERFRONT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront

Exceptional location for

Luxury Hotel

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good location is vital to the success of any luxury hotel and the new DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront boasts an exceptional position, providing many excellent views and being immediately accessible to the city of Perth and its many attractions. Featuring panoramic views of Perth's city skyline, together with a rooftop infinity pool, Doubletree By Hilton Perth Waterfront is situated in Elizabeth Quay with access to local attractions and experiences such as the Rottnest Express Ferry and Kings Park right at its door step. The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is just 700 m from the hotel and the Perth CBD is a short walk away. THE TEAM

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Set on the Swan River waterfront, the hotel is next to Elizabeth Quay entertainment and the iconic Bell Tower. Quayside paths are on its doorstep, and it’s only 10 minutes from downtown Perth and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The 18-storey hotel consists of 229 rooms, fully equipped gym and infinity pool, and a roof Top Bar with 360 degree views on Level 18. Guests can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all rooms feature iPod docks, WiFi, and coffee/tea makers. Restaurants and coffee shop The seafood restaurant, Reel Kitchen, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 18 Knots is the hotel's own rooftop bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Additionally, there is a coffee shop/café, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also the convenience of self-parking. The hotel offers nine different room configurations including King or Twin Deluxe, Panoramic River View or City View rooms. Also available are five different meeting spaces all featuring natural daylight and equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. Designed to reflect the rhythm and waves of the Swan River, Fremantle-based artist Tom Muller has created a work of art that features a great number of triangles in various shades of blue for the building. SKS Group developed and built the hotel to Hilton standards.


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‘‘The 18-storey hotel consists of 229 rooms, fully equipped gym and infinity pool, and a roof Top Bar with 360 degree views on Level 18’’ Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. SKS founded in 1983 SKS Group was founded in 1983 in Malaysia and it is now a multidisciplined organisation with core business that spans across property development, investment holding, hospitality and credit finance in Malaysia and Australia.

Under the guidance of chairman Alan Sim, SKS Group stands at the forefront of the property development and construction industry. Through valuable insights on the development of a wide range of property types, their developments are not only well planned, but also incorporated with innovative elements throughout. With 20 years experience in commercial architectural design and a prestigious reputation for delivering the highest quality construction projects, Toh Construction’s involvement in the project included all decking on Levels 5 and 18, all hotel room cabinet and furniture, and the majority of the front of house fitout, cabinet works and wall panels from ground floor, mezzanine, Level 2, Level 5 and Level 18.

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Glazing and panels by Britone Britone Aluminium and Glazing’s involvement with the DTH Waterfront project was twofold: firstly with Pindan Modular and the supply and installation of 145 frameless hinged shower enclosures and framed fixed panels to prefabricated bathroom pods. The second phase of works was a further 96 frameless enclosures at the hotel construction site on Barrack Street. Through frequent site visits to monitor progress and close liaison with supervisors by Britone’s senior account manager David Bone, the project was managed without any delays despite its large scope. Dealing with Pindan and SKS was smooth and professional on this project, and Britone look forward to working with them in the future.

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Perth Waterfront Pindan Pre-Contracts Manager James Allingame said the integrated property and construction group was delighted to have partnered with SKS Group on DoubleTree by Hilton, Perth Waterfront. “This is the second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Pindan has built modular bathroom pods for in recent years, with the design of hotel rooms layouts lending themselves to having the bathrooms built off site as complete modules, before being brought to site during the construction phase of the building,” he said. As a site built literally over the Swan River, storage space and work areas for the Perth waterfront property was always going to be a challenge, so off-site construction was of considerable benefit. These benefits include a reduced number of workers on-site, reduced waste on-site, factory built quality control and reduced storage of materials on-site. Because of these benefits, especially for bathroom pods, the aim is to reduce the overall build time which ultimately provides cost savings. www.pindan.com.au

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BOB HAWKE COLLEGE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Bob Hawke College

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is part of government’s future education plan

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uilt by PACT Construction, Stage 1 of the $55 million Bob Hawke College secondary school was the winner of the Master Builders 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards – Best Education Building: $50-$100m. Adjacent to Subiaco Oval, Bob Hawke College is a key part of the WA Government's future education plan and will eventually cater for 2,000 students after expansions are completed in 2025. The College, designed by Bateman Architects and T&Z Architects in a joint venture, is split across five sectors of two and three level buildings together with a linkway. A total 11,000m2 of façade cladding was completed over the various building elevations.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Bob Hawke College

A public artwork component has been incorporated into the building facade consisting of 78 perforated metal fins that echo the texture and peeling quality of the paperbark tree. PACT worked closely with Fremantle artist Penelope Forlano to plan the installation of the artwork elements, ensuring they were installed correctly to realise the intended artistic vision – one that speaks to the history and natural features of the school environment. The new campus includes a 150-seat lecture theatre, modern library and huge multi-purpose indoor sports hall. The building, which also offers panoramic park views from the school library and a sunken garden, welcomed 260 Year 7 students in 2020. Bob Hawke College is a key project within the Western Australian Government's current Capital Works program. Working closely with Building Management and Works to provide regular updates on project progress and site activities PACT is very proud of the relationships developed through the successful delivery of the project. Project attracted attention The project attracted additional attention from other Government stakeholders and the media and PACT facilitated information requests and site visits with the Government's communications department, including occasional visits from WA Premier Mark McGowan. Construction of Bob Hawke College was completed during the demolition of the adjacent Subiaco Oval grandstand and facilities

and extensive coordination was required between the our team and the Subiaco Oval demolition contractor to coordinate works between the two sites The PACT team worked hard to develop a suitable construction methodology to meet the tight program requirements. Two tower cranes, mobile cranes and multiple concrete boom pumps were used for completion of the structural elements of the project in order to create multiple work fronts. A landmark project like Bob Hawke College is full of challenges of both scale and complexity. The size of the project required the PACT team to navigate a complex construction methodology while maintaining a demanding program. PACT called on their collective experience in managing complex projects to successfully navigate difficult areas of construction. The structural design required a large amount of structural steel fixings to be cast into the post-tensioned slabs. Significant coordination was required to account for the deflection caused by the post tensioning process. To help ensure structural steel elements were correctly designed, PACT arranged for detailed computer models to be developed from the structural drawings. Cast-in locations were surveyed as installed and sent to the detailer to ensure fabrication of structural steel aligned perfectly when it arrived onsite. This coordination process was a success and the structure was successfully delivered on this basis. COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND CIVIL Phone:

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The gymnasium's engineered sports flooring system (HARO Sports Helsinki) required strict tolerances for proper installation. The system has a 3mm tolerance over 3m, a difficult requirement for a post tensioned suspended slab. Concrete grinding specialists engaged PACT's team reviewed the flooring system specifications against the structural design, and engaged their concrete subcontractors accordingly. While the concrete finish was completed within the specified tolerances as expected, PACT surveyed the floor after post-tensioning and deflection and engaged concrete grinding specialists to achieve the exact tolerance required. The flooring was successfully installed and is performing as required. The lower level of Sector 1 was constructed using pad and strip footings, precast panels and concrete columns. Additional slabs support grease traps. Upper levels in all sectors feature a combination of precast and in situ concrete walls and panels. The multi-level campus buildings required both a large volume of concrete and a complex construction methodology to build. A total of 19,000m² of concrete slabs were poured on the project.

This included 4,000m² slab on ground and 15,000m² of posttensioned suspended slabs. Slab pours were split across the two and three level buildings to maintain continuous progression. These were completed in a total of 23 post-tensioned slab pours: 10 pours to the podium level, 7 to Level 1, and 6 to Level 2. An average of two pours each week were completed, averaging 625m² each with the largest pour over 877m². The largest volume of concrete in a single pour (the 10th pour to the podium slab) was 342m³. The compressed building layout and extensive cantilevering led to the extensive use of post-tensioning on the suspended concrete slabs. Efficient use of cranes One hundred and eight tonnes of post-tensioning steel was used on the 15,000m² of suspended concrete slabs throughout the project. The PACT team extensively planned the intensive lifting and tensioning schedule across the project to ensure the two tower cranes were used as efficiently as possible. Specialist post tensioning works included a vertical posttensioned beam (wall) in the southwest corner of the site, supporting a 6.4m cantilever on two suspended levels.

Dencona Precast is pleased to have completed the wall panels, curved tree planter boxes and the design and fabrication of the Specialized steel form systems for Pact Constructions award winning Bob Hawke College Stage 1.

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With such a large percentage of the site covered with buildings, the steel component of the structure was a major part of the works. Some 650 tonnes of structural steel was used throughout the construction of the buildings, including construction of the roof frames and external wall and fascia framing for each building. The roof frames and metal sheeting cover a total area of 6,768m². The structural steel design was complex, owing to the strict tolerances required for cast-in ferrules to the structural slabs. PACT is a WA owned and operated commercial construction company that has been in operation since 2004. PACT is a financially strong and sound business working across a diverse range of sectors in the industry, safely delivering projects on time and on budget. PACT has a unique ability to leverage the responsiveness, accountability and agility usually only found in much smaller companies, together with the backing of large-scale efficiencies,

strength and financial security of the ABN Group. Over the past 16 years, PACT has delivered $1.4B in commercial construction projects across multiple market segments including apartments and mixed use, aged care, education, retail, hospitality, offices, industrial and community. In every project, PACT challenges the status quo to achieve industry best practice outcomes and are proud of their strong client relationships and ability to collaborate with all project stakeholders. PACT has just won the 2020 Contractor Performance Award for providing exceptional value and service on non-residential building projects for the WA community, by the Department of Finance, and was also awarded the Major Project Award Bob Hawke College Stage 1 (Contractor).

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CLARKSIDE COURT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Clarkside Court

High performing building with low running costs

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hen a building designer designs their own residence they are free of all client constraints and requirements and can thus design the type of house they want, rather than be bound by the requirements of someone else. This was very much the case for Luke Kellett, Director of Kellett Design Group, when designing his own residence in Clarkside Court, Wanneroo. THE TEAM

Phone: 6113 1988 www.ismart-bg.com.au

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“The main influence for me was the fact that I’ve lived in brick homes most of my life, and they are cold in winter hot in summer and pretty uncomfortable to live in year round,” Mr Kellett explained. “I wanted a high performing dwelling with low running costs we wanted to avoid high energy bills that are associated with common brick homes. “Also, we wanted to live in an allergy-free home (my partner suffers from bad hay fever), and this is achieved through the heat recovery ventilation unit which has pollen filters.” The main objective was to design a high performing dwelling on a modest budget, one which would perform to a high standard thermally but also be comfortable for occupants all year round. Low running costs were essential and the dwelling was required to fit into its surrounds and look like a traditional brick dwelling from the front elevation. Park and lake views maximised One of the design challenges for Mr Kellett was to maximise the advantages of the beautiful views of a nearby park and lake, however in doing this it was critical to avoid any performance losses in the form of heat gains in summer. This was achieved through high performance glazing, adequately designed shading and other small design changes that arose from the results of a PPHPP (Passive House Energy Assessment). This project is a fully certified Passive House Plus and is one of only two currently in Western Australia. Passive House, or Passiv Haus, is a voluntary code of construction that has the major objective of


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providing a healthy and highly efficient living environment while drastically reducing the building’s ecological footprint. Mr Kellett also wanted to ensure the property could be subdivided in the future if required and so the dwelling was located to the north of the property with a driveway that can also serve to access any future subdivision. It was also important to take advantage of views of the garden to the south from the master bedroom, and the unusual shape of the block lent itself to achieving this. Thermal imaging and air tightness testing I-SMART Building (trading under Emerald Building Solutions PTY LTD) group was the registered builder for this project. As this was a certified passive home I-SMART also carried out thermal imaging and air tightness testing regularly throughout the build process. They also gathered all relevant information and documentation prior to, during and after the completion of the project to facilitate the certification process.

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The residence consists of three bedrooms, open plan kitchen, living and dining, two bathrooms, generous laundry, a theatre room and a double car garage. It is also carbon positive, currently producing around six times the energy it consumes. I-SMART director, Brian Guinan, said this innovative project is the second of only two certified Passive House Plus homes built in Western Australia. “It is a leading example of how architectural innovation combined with Passiv Haus Plus performance delivers efficient beauty amongst the metropolitan vanilla we have become all too familiar with,” he said. “The home is modest in footprint but its high performance delivers a healthy, whisper quiet environment, comfortable indoor ambient temperatures, and extremely low pollutant indoor air quality, all delivered at extremely low running costs. “Built in under four and a half months and costing under $2,000sq/m, this home is a benchmark for Passive House affordability.”


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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Clarkside Court

Benefits of design and build process The many benefits of the house were achieved through utilising a number of attributes in the design and build process: ■ High performance bulk insulation to roof walls and floor ■ Thermally broken high performance double glazed windows ■ Pre-manufactured timber framed construction with no steel members, thereby eliminating thermal bridging ■ High performance Pro-Clima weather resistant barrier, with vapour permeable air barrier systems ensuring a healthy airtight structure ■ Inclusion of a Stiebel Eltron Heat Recovery Ventilation system ensuring 24-hour controlled and tempered air exchange ■ Detailed design process ensuring orientation optimisation, materials selection, structural value engineering and PHPP review (by KDG), and continuous improvement ensuring optimal performance within optimal cost efficiencies Mr Guinan said there were not many challenges on this project as I-SMART have been building passive houses for over five years and are quite confident in their systems and processes. “However if I were to indicate a challenge it would have to be the airtightness. The engineering requirement for additional tie downs throughout due to an N3 wind rating increased the challenges associated with air tightness.

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“These were met through prior planning and a review process of the 3D imaging of the home which ensured this challenge was reviewed and risk managed. Solutions implemented on site went quite well resulting in a fantastic and compliant air tightness test result.” Passive house experience Kellett Design Group is a multi-disciplinary practice that specialises in sustainable architectural designs and Passiv Haus designs. Director Luke Kellett holds a BSc in Architectural Design and a MSc in CAD and Construction. Mr Kellett is also a certified passive house designer. There are only two passive house plus residences in Western Australia and Kellett design group have designed both. I-SMART Building Group are Perth’s premium Passive House builder. After much research and development they have designed a highly efficient pre-manufactured timber framed panel system, which is in line with AS 1684, facilitating maximum industry adoption potential with minimal risk potential. I-SMART have built four of the six certified Passive Homes in Western Australia, two of which are Passive House Plus. They pride themselves in providing a full Design and Build Solution for Passive House ensuring delivery of the most efficient homes available in the world in the most cost effective way in all of Australia.


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COODE STREET TOWNHOUSES

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Coode Street Townhouses

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ith its close proximity to Perth city and the Swan River, and the availability of exceptional views of both from much of the suburb, South Perth is a prestigious location with property values to match its prominence and esteem. In keeping with South Perth’s status, high quality residences are invariably the norm and a recent project developed and built by Prestige Homes and designed by Shayne Le Roy Design is no exception. THE TEAM

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The project, located at 18 Coode Street, features four 3-storey townhouses of the highest standard of quality and luxury. The townhouses provide attractive views over Sir James Mitchell Park to the city and a well-considered floorplan with plenty of areas for living, entertaining and peaceful enjoyment. Some of the impressive features of the project include: a commanding and ultra-modern façade that creates immediate attention from the street; green title home – no shared driveway/common property; positioned in one of South Perth's prized pockets, only moments from the South Perth foreshore; internal lift to access all levels; intercom and security alarm system; quality fixtures and fittings throughout, with full height tiling to all wet areas; landscaped gardens; solar panels; flexible floorplan, with rooms designed to suit a range of families; ducted reverse cycle airconditioning throughout, zoned to each room; motorised curtains and blinds to the living areas; two hot water systems; and, fully integrated C-Bus system. Master bedrooms feature luxury ensuites The first floor boasts open plan kitchen, living and dining area which extends onto a large balcony with built-in barbecue; motorised vergola and v-lux to the balcony alfresco; gas fireplace; gourmet kitchen equipped with plenty of storage and bench space, complete with double ovens, plate warmer, induction cooktop and wok burner, and integrated fridge plus a separate scullery with


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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Coode Street Townhouses

‘‘The townhouses provide attractive views over Sir James Mitchell Park to the city and a well-considered floorplan with plenty of areas for living, entertaining and peaceful enjoyment’’ dishwasher; a master bedroom suite with luxurious ensuites which include a free-standing bath, under floor heating, heated towel rail and a fully lined walk-in-wardrobe. Features on the ground floor include bedroom 2 with BIR and ensuite; bedroom 3 with BIR and a separate bathroom and powder room to the side; wine cellar; second living area/activity room; and, home office/fourth bedroom. Situated in the basement is a home theatre/guest bedroom; spacious and beautifully appointed laundry; powder room; store room; and, garage with parking for three cars, lift and internal access. The townhouses were designed for downsizers who wanted a home they could lock and leave. They are very low maintenance and, as they are all green titles, there are no strata fees. The design brief was basically to provide a design outcome for four separate homes to maximise the views and natural light, and to provide a comfortable, low maintenance family home for each owner. Also required were access to the surrounding views, open plan living, and a contemporary design with functional, clean lines.

Ground water provided a challenge The ground water table, however, provided something of a challenge. The project was initially designed for the garages to be 300mm lower than street level and to have a roof top but due to a number of water streams found on site the project had to be redesigned. Careful and thorough planning with robust discussions between architect, owners, builder and subcontractors took place. The end result was that the carport is 300mm higher than the road and the roof top was removed. Due to the water table 240 screws piles needed to be installed. Drainage cells to collect water were installed on site together with a number of soakwells with an overflow into the council drains. Due to the fact that no sewerage was available, sewer pumps were installed 2.5m into the ground which pumped up to Mill Point Road. Extensive dewatering was used during the installation of the pumps and pipework. The main materials used in the project included brick and texture, commercial windows and doors, timber treads and flooring, natural feature external stone, Alucobond first floor balcony feature together with Alucobond garage door.

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Luxurious under floor heating Radiant Heating supplied and installed luxurious underfloor heating to the master ensuite in each apartment. Radiant gun metal grey finish heated towel rails were also installed to match the tapware, and these are wired to a Radiant dual timer so that the floor heating and towel rails can be controlled independently from the same touch pad. Founded in October 2010, Prestige Homes’ services include: complete design and planning services; new builds – commercial and residential; renovations – commercial and residential; residential building developments, from design through to delivered product; and, project management services for developers. Prestige Homes has an experienced network of relationships with architects and design consultants to assist creating their clients’ vision and provides detailed costing and scope to avoid any hidden expenses. Higher standard of finish The company also provides boutique building services for a handson approach and a higher standard of finish throughout the build. Established in Perth in 1999, Shayne Le Roy Design has a reputation as a leading designer of luxury homes and commercial projects nationwide. With more than 20 years’ industry experience Shayne’s style, wealth of knowledge and experience is unique and his passion for what he does shows in every aspect of the design process. With his honest and open communication style, Shayne challenges his clients' thought processes to ensure the best possible results. Shayne draws from such diverse disciplines as anthropology, art, business, construction, ecology, engineering, geology, history, law, physics, psychology and sociology. To Shayne, these are not separate elements but rather a complex matrix of information from which he weaves together the strands relevant to each individual project.

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SHELTER BREWING COMPANY

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Shelter Brewing Company

Photos Stephen Norman Directors of Shelter Brewery: Matt Credaro, Asher Packard-Hair, ZebPackard-Hair, Chris Credaro, Jason Credaro, Mike Credaro.

Key foundation stone for an entire brand and business personality

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raft breweries are very much in vogue at the moment with brewing establishments springing up throughout Western Australia, varying in size and consumer popularity. Setting up a brewery from scratch, particularly a larger one, is not something anyone would be likely to embark upon without substantial market research and a solid faith in their vision. The recently-opened Shelter Brewing Company in Busselton represents the higher end of the industry, with considerable investment clearly visible throughout the new building and the products and services it provides. THE TEAM

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‘‘The family-friendly brewery, located on Foreshore Parade in Busselton, is licensed for a total of 650 people and produces five different styles of beer’’

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Shelter Brewing Company

Shelter is an impressive two-level structure with a central open brewery, function rooms, lounge area, viewing gallery, kids' playground complete with a custom built wooden retro caravan, and a café. The ground floor brewery, hospitality and services occupies 1,070m2, the first floor function space and service areas 350m2, and the terrace, playground and beer garden460m2. State-of-the-art custom design The family-friendly brewery, located on Foreshore Parade in Busselton, is licensed for a total of 650 people and produces five different styles of beer. It is a state-of-the-art custom design with a 25HI capacity brew system coupled with 50HI and 100 HI fermentation tanks with capacity to brew one million litres of beer per year.

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It also features a high-end commercial kitchen that focuses on simple but delicious sharable food using regional seasonal produce. Taking pride of place in the kitchen is the Marana Fornipizza oven imported from Italy. A function room and an observation deck are located upstairs, making the most of the excellent views that surround the brewery. The first floor multi-function room also contains a brew lab, barrel room and staff breakout. Unique corrugated Coreten cladding on external walls is designed to rust over time to form a protective layer and earthy appearance. Pared back, simple architecture has been employed to optimise customer experience with the commercial scale brewery in full view. Floor-to-ceiling 10.6 metre external glass showcases the main brewery from south-east and front north-west facing gables.


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The beer garden features ocean and jetty views along the northwest and north-east frontages. 100-kilowatt solar panel system On the roof there is a 100-kilowatt solar panel system that produces 80% of the brewery’s power requirements. Beer is served on tap via a series of horizontal serving tanks linking the brewery to the bar, ensuring freshness and minimising handling and packaging. All brewing by-products are composted in local orchards. Looking after the environment, Great Wrap - a biodegradable alternative to plastic wrap – is used throughout the operation. Spunding valves are used to naturally carbonate beers during fermentation.

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Four vessel clean-in-place cart is used to lower chemical and water usage combined with bulk malt handling to reduce smaller volume packaging. The site for the brewery was made available under the City of Busselton Foreshore Development Master Plan. Objectives achieved Built by G Construction and designed by Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd, the design objectives were: to create a building to characterise a new brand; to appropriately occupy a unique and prominent site; to provide an integrated brewery/hospitality space; and, to open the venue ready for summer. All of these objective have achieved.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Shelter Brewing Company

Shelter Brewing Company Director/Project Manager Asher Packard-Hair said the architecture of the new Busselton brewery is not only the proud centrepiece of a busy hospitality business, but also a key foundation stone for an entire brand and business personality that is hoped to develop into a national brand and beyond. “It is hard to overstate the importance of how this building interacts with our town and our customers when talking about who Shelter Brewing Company is as a brand and where it intends to go,” Mr Packard-Hair said. “While the function of the building, how it treats its occupants and how it flows during a service, is critical for the hospitality offering, the form and personality of the architecture and its enduring beauty are what will tie the building inexorably to the Shelter brand and its success long term.”

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WARWICK DISABILITY DEVELOPMENT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Warwick Disability Development

Functional,

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eople with disabilities invariably have requirements unique to their personal situations, particularly in relation to housing. Responding to this need, developer Pulse Property Solutions and builder Tricrest Construction have recently completed an innovative and contemporary housing solution for people living with a disability. Situated in Warwick, the development consists of four villas on a corner block with a northern orientation overlooking a park. THE TEAM

Phone: 0418 919 041 www.tricrest.com.au

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The brief was to produce aesthetically pleasing buildings while at the same time meeting multiple codes and regulations in relation to the disability requirements. The designs not only needed to be functional and compliant, but also have the look and feel of a beautiful home. Each unit has been thoughtfully designed for people living with a disability and consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms designed to meet LHA Platinum design standards plus NDIS high physical Support requirements. This was achieved through a high level of engagement with various stakeholders and a huge amount of effort, together with lateral and critical thinking by both the builder and developer. Unique accessibility features Some of the unique accessibility features include structural provision for ceiling hoists, smart home automation (blinds, lighting, air conditioning), accessible kitchens and bathrooms with underbench access for wheelchairs, UPS back-up power systems and a stunning design with high skillion raked ceilings. Other LHA Platinum features include full commercial wet and dry fire systems, flush transitions at every doorway without ramps,


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‘‘Each unit has been thoughtfully designed for people living with a disability and consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms designed to meet LHA Platinum design standards plus NDIS high physical Support requirements’’

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Warwick Disability Development

‘‘The main materials used on the project were double brick with acrylic texture coat render, Colorbond steel roof sheeting and Colorbond steel architectural fascias’’

commercial aluminium door framing, commercial and compliant door hardware, and compliant and accessible tapware. The main materials used on the project were double brick with acrylic texture coat render, Colorbond steel roof sheeting and Colorbond steel architectural fascias. Pulse Property Solutions was responsible for acquiring the property and managing the design, approvals and all consultants required to deliver the project through to completion. Pulse is also a registered NDIS provider for Specialist Disability Accommodation and will manage the properties as the tenants move in. No precedents Tricrest was responsible for construction and compliance, including resolution of numerous difficult and complex issues that invariably arose because these buildings are of a new type

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and there is little or no historical experience in terms of construction details and compliance. Tricrest needed to execute the construction whilst simultaneously sourcing, confirming and complying with exacting standards of compliance with little or no margin for error. Perth owned and operated, Tricrest Construction has been building quality commercial, industrial and residential developments for nearly three decades. “Our philosophy is simple,” Greg Reilly from Tricrest said. “We aim to deliver for our clients by construction of robust, purposeful and durable buildings. “At Tricrest we pride ourselves on our reliability, integrity and always working collaboratively with our clients. Pulse Property Solutions was established in 2008 by Amanda Gauci and her family and has completed many successful property developments across Western Australia. Amanda was named a WA


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Business News under 40 winner in 2017. Ms Gauci said Pulse Property Solutions hopes those currently living in unsuitable accommodation, such as young people living in aged care or inaccessible housing, will be able to live in a home that’s suited to their needs. “It is clear from the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability that there is a chronic shortage of suitable accommodation options,” she said. “We want to create a calming yet contemporary home environment that everyone can access and enjoy.” Pulse and Tricrest have a working relationship dating back to 1998 which brings with it familiarity and cooperation of a high order, resulting in smooth and successful completion of their projects.

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BREMER BAY PROJECT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Bremer Bay Project

Two-storey modular construction and turning point

Something of a hidden gem, Bremer Bay excels as a seaside holiday destination and a place to live.

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ocated at the mouth of the Bremer River, Bremer Bay is 425km and six and half hours' drive south east of Perth. It is one of only three places in Australia where southern right whales come to calve in large numbers. And, close by, is the stunning 329,000 hectare Fitzgerald River National Park, one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. A recent project in Bremer Bay by Evoke Living Homes, which takes advantage of the desirable location and the site’s attractive views, is also noteworthy due to the fact it is a modular construction. THE TEAM

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‘‘As a company specialising in modular construction, the two-storey Bremer residence was an exciting project for Evoke Living Homes’’

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Bremer Bay Project

“As one of the first residential modular companies to embark on a two-storey build in Western Australia, it really provides a turning point in modular construction” As a company specialising in modular construction, the two-storey Bremer residence was an exciting project for Evoke Living Homes. “As one of the first residential modular companies to embark on a two-storey build in Western Australia, it really provides a turning point in modular construction,” Evoke’s managing director Russell Draffin said. Stylish, practical holiday home “Our Bremer Bay client came to us wanting a stylish, practical design that would serve as a holiday home. To take advantage of the beautiful views that our client’s property boasted, the Evoke team took on the challenge to innovate a two-storey steel frame modular home.” Working with their client, Evoke fully customised the four bedroom, two bathroom design. The upper floor features two bedrooms that include sliding doors onto the balcony, and a shared sitting room and bathroom. The highlight windows also add light and ventilation to the upper storey. The ground floor features two bedrooms complete with Polytec walk-in robes and Victorian Ash desk benchtops. “The spacious bathroom and powder room feature floor to ceiling subway tiling, and black/white chess floor tiles to add some spunk to the design,” Mr Draffin said. “Flowing through the kitchen and bathrooms are Victorian Ash benchtops, and stunning profiled ‘blue’ cupboards to create a fun but quality vibe throughout the house.” Design took advantage of views Evoke Living Homes designed and constructed the full project, including the earthworks and site connections. “The brief included a practical design that took advantage of the views and depicted a fun holiday lifestyle,” Mr Draffin said. “But most important of all was the requirement for quality, from the structure of the home right down to the internal finishes.”

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As this was Evoke Living Home’s first double storey home, the project required a substantial amount of research and development in order to come up with the best method of building. Being a double storey structure, building the top module on a steel frame chassis was required, with the challenge being how to create the most structurally sound module while keeping it to a reasonable weight for craning. In order to resolve the challenges involved in building such a structure, the Evoke team, including managers and directors, worked together and spoke to a range of experts to come up with the best building methodology. Huge learning curve “This project has been a huge learning curve for Evoke Living Homes,” Mr Draffin said. “It was a project of ‘firsts’. As our first double storey home this project has really provided a massive turning point for not only us, but for the WA modular home industry.” As a family-owned business, Evoke Living Homes has been a trusted name in steel construction since 1982, with the company providing services to customers across Western Australia for over 30 years. WBS Modular was formed in 2008 as part of WBS Group, specialising in steel-framed modular homes. In 2018 WBS Group changed ownership to Ahrens Pty Ltd, and WBS Modular evolved into Evoke Living Homes, continuing with the same ownership and employees. Evoke Living Homes employs nine full-time staff, with Managing Director Russell Draffin making key decisions, and Director Bill Draffin playing a hands-on role as procurement officer, while at the same time assisting other staff with his deep knowledge of the building industry.


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ROE HIGHWAY LOGISTICS PARK

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Roe Highway Logistics Park

LOGISTICS site ready for business

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ituated within 13km of Perth CBD and 5km from Perth Airport, the 56 hectare Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) is the largest premium industrial estate to be established in Perth in over 10 years Located adjacent to Kewdale and Welshpool, RHLP is at the centre of Perth's major arterial road network and forms an extension to the inner eastern core industrial precinct. RHLP claims to have the best access of any industrial site in Perth, with RAV 7 truck accessibility from both Roe Highway and Tonkin Highway via traffic-light-controlled intersections. In addition, the Park benefits from rail access via the Kenwick Rail Freight Facility planned for late 2021. THE TEAM

Phone: 9379 3088 www.builtink.com

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Ideal for large logistics and industrial services businesses, RHLP caters for tenants and owner-occupiers looking to establish new premises. The Park has been configured to provide a high degree of flexibility in lot sizes, with the ability to cater to requirements from 2,400 square metres to 7 Hectares. Showcasing Built Ink’s skills Built Ink chose a site within the RHLP to showcase the company’s skills around design and construct with a new approach to the design and building of industrial premises. The site chosen – 41 Courtney Place – is strategically positioned at the entry of the RHLP within close proximity of the controlled intersection of Logistics Boulevard and Welshpool Road East and adjacent to the new BP service station. Built Ink sourced the site and designed a speculative type of development which is ready for an occupier to move right in. When undertaking projects such as this the company looks at the latest trends that businesses require and provides those facilities within the buildings. The utilisation of such trends helps businesses provide the best facilities for their workers so that they can perform their roles effectively in a pleasant environment. Positioned on a 3,500m site, the 1,800m of built area exhibits a modern approach to architecture that gives the building a classic,


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clean and modern look that should last the test of time. The readyto-occupy facility provides a great deal of natural light to the single storey office and ready-made boardroom. Flexible storage and operational uses The combination of office and warehouse is particularly suitable for this estate as it specialises in attracting logistics and storage uses. The overall

design allows for flexible storage and operational uses along with good vehicle access, ample on-site car parking and excellent signage opportunities. Non-combustible materials are essential in any commercial construction in this day and age and this presents limitations on products used as compliance is an overarching issue. Aluminium imitation wood panelling was used to achieve the required style for the building while at the same time achieving compliance with NCC.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Roe Highway Logistics Park

Property features Include: ■ Carpet tiles to office area ■ Non-slip tiles to wet areas ■ Gloss white wall tiles ■ Essastone benchtops throughout ■ Feature aluminium cladding to the entire office ■ Boardroom completed ■ Lunchroom completed ■ 150 concrete hardstand ■ Ducted air conditioning system ■ 39.6kW solar system ■ Premium roller shutters to the warehouse ■ Garrison fencing with two automated sliding gates

Aerobic Treatment Unit needed The project provided Built Ink with a number of challenges during construction. An Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) was required to service all sewerage waste water and distribute it throughout the landscaping area to help recycle black water back into the earth through a series of filtration systems. The Water table within the estate also required consideration as it was very high due to clay concentrate within the existing soil layer 1m below the surface. These problems were overcome through subsoil drainage and a bio retention basin being designed as part of a sewer and stormwater solution for the site. Built Ink is a family business consisting of two brothers, Paul and Michael Little, who collaborate with their strengths in design and construct. Paul is a qualified and experienced builder and Michael is a leader in design of industrial styles.

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Although a relatively young company, Built Ink has established itself as one of Western Australia’s leading and innovative commercial design and construction companies. Success in dynamic economic climate Their commitment to building strong foundations and sustainable partnerships underpins their success in a dynamic economic climate and it is this ethos and their collective commitment to creating effective, efficient and economical commercial projects that has forged their growth since their 2014 inception. Built Ink is currently working on a mature age college for the Sero Institute. This project has seen an existing, empty, run-down building located near Bayswater train station re-energised into a vibrant college where students can learn all different types of courses in a modern environment. The facility will breathe energy into a new train station redevelopment by Metronet and help bring community skills to a higher level.


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‘‘The site chosen – 41 Courtney Place – is strategically positioned at the entry of the RHLP within close proximity of the controlled intersection of Logistics Boulevard and Welshpool Road East and adjacent to the new BP service station’’

‘‘Built Ink chose a site within the RHLP to showcase the company’s skills around design and construct with a new approach to the design and building of industrial premises’’

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We were proud to be involved in the Roe Highway Logistics Park project along with Built Ink.

0416 969 548

jason@uhfconstruction.com.au

To order or for more information, ask your local Hanson representative Concrete 132 662 Quarry Materials 133 666 Sand 08 9311 8888 we’ll make it happen

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HELENA VALLEY LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Helena Valley Lifestyle Village

New clubhouse for LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

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ifestyle villages have become very popular with people over 50 because of the many advantages they offer: secure gated living where residents can lock and leave as they please, community atmosphere, low maintenance living and other financial benefits, and often excellent facilities and amenities. THE TEAM

Phone: 9791 3080 www.smithconstructions.com.au

Phone: 0438 918 753 www.hrarchitects.com.au

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Set in bushland in Perth’s foothills, the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village is a gated community only 20km from Perth, ideal for people looking to simplify their life with a tree change without moving too far away. Located south west of Greenmount Hill, Helena Valley Lifestyle Village is just 5km from Midland city and shopping centres. Built in four stages the $6 million clubhouse has now been completed. Smith Constructions completed Stage 2 in August 2017, with Stages 3 and 4 combined - which included the clubhouse facilities - commencing in July 2019 and being completed in May 2020. The project was designed by Richard Hammond Architects, who produced the master planning for the village together with design of the homes and design, documentation and contract administration for the community facilities, including the clubhouse. Works kept watertight The third stage, with the upper floor being constructed above existing facilities including a café/lounge area and kitchen, and a library, took place in the middle of winter. This created a significant risk of leaks to the ground floor.


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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Helena Valley Lifestyle Village

‘‘The project was designed by Richard Hammond Architects, who produced the master planning for the village together with design of the homes and design, documentation and contract administration for the community facilities, including the clubhouse’’ Richard Hammond Architects, together with Smith Constructions, designed an incremental first floor structure and roof that progressively covered the ground floor so that the works were always watertight. The main materials used on the project include concrete, structural steel, stabilised earth walls, both timber and steel stud wall frames, metal roof sheeting, Velux skylights, double glazed aluminium doors and windows, Duralux linings, and Exotec CFC. Incorporating laterite-based stabilised rammed earth and weatherboard cladding, the clubhouse endeavours to capture the spirit of typical hills residential architecture and translate it into a commercial scale and quality. The use of stabilised rammed earth was both a highly functional and aesthetic choice as the material provides excellent thermal and acoustic qualities and provides great character to the spaces appropriate to the foothills location.

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‘‘The use of stabilised rammed earth was both a highly functional and aesthetic choice as the material provides excellent thermal and acoustic qualities and provides great character to the spaces appropriate to the foothills location’’

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Westwide Electrical Services provides a comprehensive range of electrical services to commercial, industrial and government clients throughout the Perth metropolitan area and beyond. Design and installation of complete systems, estimating and project management, through to maintenance and testing. T 9444 0977 www.westwideelectrical.com.au

54 Edward Street Osborne Park WA

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Helena Valley Lifestyle Village

Extensive range of facilities The building incorporates over 1000m² of resort facilities including a pool and spa, gym, bars, library, cafe and kitchen, main hall and administration areas, extensive outdoor entertaining spaces linked to parkland, a three-rink bowling green and an arts and crafts centre. The clubhouse includes a state-of-the-art sound system which is split into eight separate zones and controlled by an iPad or a couple of wall-mounted controllers. The music gives the building a welcoming feeling of activity, while the upstairs and downstairs gas fires add a homely touch during the winter months. The projector, with its motorised big screen, is great for watching movies and hosting events, while the Champion’s Den games room features darts and pool table, each with their own space, so that if the games room downstairs is being used there is another space for residents to enjoy. Magical views Located next to the Sunset Bar and facing out to the Sunset Terrace, there are some truly magical views of the Helena Valley hillside down to the Helena River. Mobile: 0410 343 012

DELIVERING QUALITY SURVEY & DRAFTING SERVICES We provide a wide range of survey and drafting services, utilising proven industry methods and technologies, in order to meet our clients expectations.

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Richard Hammond Architects is a small practice with offices in Fremantle and Yallingup. The majority of their work is residential villages for people aged over 55, plus single residential and community based projects.

Established in 1972, Smith Constructions have been delivering quality buildings and projects on time and on cost for clients in both the public and private sectors. This has been achieved through careful planning, understanding construction detail, developing long lasting relationships and knowing the importance of delivering a quality product. Throughout their history, Smith Constructions’ services have evolved to be as diverse as their clients and now include: new commercial and industrial construction, design and construct contracts, concrete based civil projects, heritage focused reconstruction, minor and major alterations and additions, and programmed and minor maintenance services.


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PH: (08) 6323 3540 M: 0412 524 952 E: info@bwccivil.com.au www.bwccivil.com.au Our committment BWC Civil is a well established and experienced civil contractor committed to providing high quality projects delivered within budget and on time.

Our core services ■ Site preparation and bulk earthworks ■ Road construction ■ Commercial carpark construction ■ Limestone retaining wall construction ■ Drainage

Member of the Civil Contractors Federation of WA

We have a full range of earthmoving equipment & services which enables us to be versatile in working with clients on projects of various scopes and sizes.

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RADIUS LOOP BAYSWATER

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Radius Loop Bayswater

Industrial headquarters for technology company A

s the local Western Australian economy continues to expand and to out-perform much of the rest of Australia, the demand for local goods and services ensures a continually expanding requirement for new industrial land and premises. Ideally located only 8km from the Perth CBD and within close proximity to Tonkin Highway, Guildford Road and Railway Parade, Radius Loop Bayswater is well served with all the requirements needed for a modern industrial area. A recent collaboration in Radius Loop between Hersperia, Western Australia’s leading property developer, and Built Ink, saw the construction of an industrial headquarters for leasing tenant Mediatec, who provide technology for the production of live events. Mediatec provides services ranging for everything from a touring festival to the largest national sporting events, providing technology, expertise and a global network to help clients deliver amazing productions. They offer a range of industry-leading solutions for broadcast and live events, as well as a complete range of media solutions to manage clients’ content. THE TEAM

Phone: 9379 3088 www.builtink.com

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Radius Loop Bayswater THE BUILDERS CHOICE

We are a specialist contractor operating in the supply and installation of suspended ceilings, steel stud partitions, fire-rated systems, acoustic systems, insulation, and general fit outs in the commercial construction WA market.

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admin@swiftfix.com.au ANDREW 0434 058 696

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Radius Loop Bayswater

Mediatec’s facility requirements were for a 1400m² building consisting of a state-of-the-art office, break-out area, a foreman’s office and a warehouse to be used to store production gear, testing facilities. The company also had detailed requirements with regard to storage of vehicles and equipment. Stringent specifications Built Ink were engaged to develop documentation and seek approvals in conjunction with a stringent specification provided by Hesperia, who provided two project managers to work with Built Ink throughout the entire project in order to meet a tight budget and deadline. A strong focus on energy efficiency performance was achieved through double glazing and selected choice of premium products surrounding light harvesting and motion detection. A cost effective motion detection system was created to track any movement throughout the offices and warehouse, while at the same time having the ability to dim lighting in the event of high levels of natural light. The system was customised to suit the tenant’s processes and movements. The site was unusual in that its width was much greater in comparison to its depth. Materials used on the project included quality concrete tilt panels by Titanium Concrete. This product forms the basis for all of Built Ink’s projects.

Project management the key Project management was the key to delivering this building to such high standards.Built Ink dealt with any problems or obstacles through discussion, consultation and compromise. Built Ink is a family business consisting of two brothers, Paul and Michael Little, who collaborate with their strengths in design and construct. Paul is a qualified and experienced builder and Michael is a leader in design of industrial styles. Although a relatively young company, Built Ink has established itself as one of Western Australia’s leading and innovative commercial design and construction companies. Their commitment to building strong foundations and sustainable partnerships underpins their success in a dynamic economic climate and it is this ethos and their collective commitment to creating effective, efficient and economical commercial projects that has forged their growth since their 2014 inception. Built Ink has recently ventured into the area of education facilities, working on a mature age college for the Sero Institute, which is a national publicly listed company which operates under the banner of iCollege Pty Ltd. This project has seen an existing, empty, run-down building located near Bayswater train station being re-energised into a vibrant college where students can learn all different types of courses in a modern environment. The facility will breathe energy into a new train station redevelopment by Metronet and will help bring community skills to a higher level.

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UP HARD & FAST CONSTRUCTION We were proud to be involved in the Radius Loop Bayswater project along with Built Ink.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Energy Efficient Windows

The Power of

ENERGY EFFICIENT windows

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indows are possibly the most complex and interesting elements in the fabric of our homes. They provide light and fresh air, and offer views that connect our interior living spaces with the great outdoors. However, ordinary windows can represent a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter. THE TEAM

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Although windows typically represent less than 10 per cent of the surface area of a home, they can realistically contribute to as much as 49 per cent of the heat lost during winter and as much as 87 per cent of the heat gained during summer. This means that homes with ordinary windows use up to 60 per cent more energy to heat and cool their home than necessary. For many years, the effect of glazing on energy performance, home comfort and safety has been greatly under-utilised in Australia. One of the shortcomings of glass is its relatively poor insulating qualities. Poorly designed windows and inefficient glass can make a home too hot in summer or too cold in winter (and it increases the demand on air conditioning and artificial heating). Any time you invest energy (and cost) into changing the air temperature inside a home (through heating or cooling), it’s worth considering steps to avoid it becoming uncomfortable and keeping it comfortable for as long as possible. Energy efficient windows and high performance glazing are uniquely powerful in giving us this control.


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‘‘The most energy efficient windows result from a combination of both the right frame and the right glass to achieve superior energy performance’’

In most states and territories, all new homes, home renovations, alterations and additions need to comply with the energy efficiency provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC), including the 6 Star Standard option (which applies to the thermal performance of a home, renovation or addition). A 6 star energy efficiency rating applies to the building envelope of a home - windows, doors, walls and roof. Energy efficient window systems can significantly reduce the amount of heat that travels in to a home. The most energy efficient windows result from a combination of both the right frame and the right glass to achieve superior energy performance. Energy efficient windows will not only save money on energy bills but they also play a significant role in improving the overall comfort of a home and help to create a brighter, cleaner, healthier environment. The emphasis on selecting the right product to reduce heat loss in a colder climate and reduce heat gain in a hotter climate should be an important decision to achieve greater comfort and energy efficiency. Heat gain or heat loss takes three forms: radiant heat transfer, conductive heat transfer and heat transfer via air infiltration. Ideally, this calls for strong solar protection on east and west windows, but

deliberate use of free sunlight from northerly windows. This means different window solutions for different orientations. Choosing the right frame and glazing option will lower the U-value of a window system. The lower the value, the better the overall window performance (U-value is the rate of energy transfer through a material). Heat always flows through a material from warm to cold areas. The higher the U-value, the greater the energy transfer or heat loss through a window system. The vast majority of Western Australia is located in a cooling climate zone (tropical, subtropical or hot arid). The priority in a cooling climate is to keep unwanted heat out of the home. The best results are obtained from windows that limit solar heat gain on all orientations (low solar heat gain coefficient). Tropical and sub-tropical climates are frequently humid, whilst hot arid climates are not. However, they can all subject the home to the risk of overheating at any time of the year. Good insulation (a low U-value) is also beneficial, especially if the home is airconditioned. When selecting a window, look for products with a high cooling Star Rating. The southern coastal areas of Western Australia are located in a mixed climate zone (temperate). The priority in a mixed climate is to keep heat out of the home, except during a relatively mild winter season, when 'free' solar heat gain and retention of warmth in the house become important. Ideally, mixed climates call for strong solar control on east and west windows, but deliberate use of free sunlight admitted by northerly windows. This means different glazing solutions. The best results are obtained from windows that insulate well (low U-value), admit plenty of free solar energy (high solar heat gain coefficient) on the north during cooler months, but limit solar heat gain from the east and west (low solar heat gain coefficient). Ideally, northerly windows should be protected by correctly sized eaves. This will provide protection from summertime heat and glare while still allowing sun penetration in winter.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Energy Efficient Windows

‘‘To be considered energy efficient, the components must provide protection from heat gain and heat loss and reduce the amount of energy consumed by the whole building’’ When selecting a window, look for products with a balanced heating and cooling Star Rating. There are literally thousands of energy efficient window systems (including high performance glass such as insulated glass units, low e, tinted etc.) available to choose from. The various components that make up a window, such as the frame, glass, seals, and any spacers, work together to provide the energy performance for a window. To be considered energy efficient, the components must provide protection from heat gain and heat loss and reduce the amount of energy consumed by the whole building. By changing the components used within a window system, such as the glass or frame type, the energy performance of the system will change. Windows are an important factor in the liveability of a home. With most of the heat loss or gain in a home coming from the

windows, energy efficient window systems have the ability to insulate a home (in the same way that insulation does in the walls, floors and ceiling). As a result, energy efficient windows reduce energy bills, provide cross ventilation, increase natural light, and make a home more comfortable to live in. All Australian Glass & Window Association (AGWA) members offer energy efficient products in compliance with all relevant Australian Standards, ensuring that their products are fit for purpose and are made to withstand Australian conditions. To find out more, visit https://www.agwa.com.au/ AGWA is the peak association representing over 1000 member companies including window manufacturers, glass manufacturers, glass processors, merchants, glaziers and suppliers of supporting machinery, services and materials. ABN: 52 613 241 204

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INNOVATIVE, STYLISH & ENERGY EFFICIENT DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS IN PERTH 96 The Builders Choice Magazine – March 2021

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tradies LIFE style Cool things to do You’re a tradie, you enjoy your job but Friday’s here and it’s been a long hard week. You have the whole weekend ahead of you for some much-needed R & R, but what to do?

We can help. The Builders Choice Magazine has a new feature called Tradies Lifestyle and in every issue we will show you a new leisure time activity or place to go, with the accent on fun. Enjoy your weekend.

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What is Paintball and How Do You Play From its humble beginnings in 1981, Paintball has experienced phenomenal growth. It is now played world-wide in almost 200 countries by an estimated 10 million people. Paintball Skirmish is the first company to establish a playing field in Western Australia. Paintball is an exciting game played by people from all professions and lifestyles. Sporting teams, church groups and entire families play Paintball. Small to large companies www.paintballskirmish.com.au make up teams from their internal divisions to play paintball to build teamwork and strategy abilities in their employees. It has even been used by defence forces, police and security organizations as a harmless combat training. Simply put, Paintball is a competitive sport where players shoot paintballs at each other and when players are hit they are out of that game. They then return to the next game to win. The competition between paintballers is a character building sport. Players learn the importance of teamwork and gain self confidence whilst developing leadership abilities. Companies arrange Paintball outings for their employees and find that it builds staff morale and improves team spirit.

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