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ELLIOTTS IRRIGATION BORE WATER IRON FILTRATION The mineral Iron can be a troublesome chemical in Western Australia water supplies, making up at least 5 percent of the earth’s crust. Iron is one of the earth’s most plentiful resources. Rainwater, as it infiltrates the soil dissolves iron, causing it to seep into aquifers that serve as sources of groundwater for our bores. Although present in drinking water, iron is often found at concentrations greater than 10 milligrams per litre (mg/L) or 10 parts per million. However, as little as 0.5 mg/l can cause water to turn a reddish brown colour causing staining and fouling of water supply systems and irrigation systems. Elliotts Irrigation, over several years, have designed and developed a unique Iron Filtration System which specialising in waters which have high iron levels with concentrations of up to 30.0ppm. Their proven design and expertise have led to major systems being commissioned for Builders, Developers and government bodies. Such high-profile projects as Optus Oval and Perth Foreshore are a standing testimony to their effectiveness and creditability. High Iron levels found in a large percentage of bore water throughout WA can be a huge issue to those responsible for irrigation maintenance, or project installation and development. Water with high iron concentration is not only

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e wouldn’t normally resort to a sporting tale to present our latest issue but this one seems relevant. Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley obviously wasn’t the happiest person at the MCG following the 2018 AFL grand final but he clearly was one of the most reflective. Having previously revealed that he had embraced kintsugi in coaching his team, he was keen to note that the Japanese art would help the team grow from its defeat against West Coast Eagles. As two Swinburne University of Technology academics explained in an article in The Conversation online news site, the philosophy underpinning kintsugi is all about celebrating hardships and understanding that the things which break you can help you become stronger and more resilient – and a better version of you. Kintsugi, they said, “is a Japanese practice of repairing broken ceramics or pottery with lacquer, often coloured with gold. Rather than discarding the broken vase, it is repaired and given a new lease of life by proudly and beautifully wearing the scars of being once broken.” In other words, while the vase may be broken now (or the team lost last season’s grand final), there is nothing to be gained by leaving it be or discarding it entirely. With the art of kintsugi, if the vase can return better than before, then why not Collingwood’s hope for success next season too? Of course, the latter is not necessarily our conclusion: out of respect for and sensitivity to football fans’ opposing colours we would never take sides. Nevertheless, we were drawn to their general observations about kintsugi partly because, with the forthcoming festive season and new year looming, it is an appropriate time for a little philosophising but mostly because this issue – like others before it – is full of exceptional construction projects that have been magnificently transformed. Not necessarily broken – although some have required considerable reconstructive work – but all given impressive new leases of life... whether they be residential, commercial, social or manufacturing. From ultra-luxury beachfront and riverside apartment complexes to “smart” modular shack design and challenging refurbishments... From new bespoke homes, including one built in the midst of a

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working vineyard, to a public auction of two specially built Telethon homes... From modern aged care facility to parish residence... From a pacesetting airport retail hub and a revamp for Western Australia’s largest shopping centre to a new-to-industry bitumen terminal... Elsewhere, we talk to eminent professionals behind the industry’s standard-bearing projects to gain an insight into new trends, materials and skills. We also join the National Association of Women in Construction at their annual awards for excellence, which “celebrate both rising female stars and recognised leaders across the construction and property industry, as well as those organisations who support and guide female talent”. Finally, as another year draws to an end, we look at one pressing ongoing issue in the industry: the importance of ensuring that construction workplaces have a focus on mental wellbeing. Peter Leonard The Builders Choice Team

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On the back of recent industry award success and more than 20 years of successfully delivering diverse landscape projects across Western Australia, PLAN E Landscape Architects is expanding in to the Melbourne market. The new arm of the practice will officially launch in January 2019, with Director Adam Lange at the helm. Recognising the significant growth in population, land

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opportunity to do some fantastic work in a different environment,” said Mr Lange. “Whilst the market might be slowing marginally, we foresee

a really solid industry throughout the area for some time to come.” The already positive reception to PLAN E’s move to Melbourne has seen the practice gain support in the land development industry, which will be the initial focus. However, as a practice that prides itself on doing a wide variety of work, there are plans to expand quickly in to other sectors that it regularly works within in Perth.

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PLAN E is already commissioned to complete landscape master-planning work on Botanical, Satterley Property Group’s new community in the heart of Mickleham, with more in the pipeline. Part of Melbourne’s growing northern corridor, Botanical consists of over 30 hectares of open space, including a 22- hectare Botanical Park. “I firmly believe we have the expertise and skill set to take what we do in Perth and really make a mark in the Melbourne market,” Mr Lange said. “We've built a really solid foundation over the past 20-plus years, and I'm enthused about where we are headed as a business, particularly with our commitment to expand in to the Melbourne market and continue to grow.” PLAN E looks forward to quickly establishing the Melbourne office and further enhancing its reputation for delivering exceptional service

and lasting landscape spaces, which has cemented the practice as a landscape architect of choice within the Perth market. ABOUT PLAN E LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS PLAN E is a contemporary, collaborative design studio nationally recognised for delivering high quality work and excellent service. The practice seeks to instil a unique character into each project that responds to the individuality of the client’s brief, project budget and specific site conditions, whilst providing pride and joy today and long into tomorrow. Since its inception in 1996, PLAN E has developed an enviable portfolio of work across a diverse range of projects. Its commitment is to always be competitive on price, deliver the highest quality product and provide an exemplary level of service.

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Up Close + Personal with Meghan Plowman

■ Tell us a little about yourself, and how you got into your industry? I started my career in graphic design, but always knew I loved imagery. I was a little too young to recognise why I spent my uni lunch breaks in the library pouring over photo journals. Whilst I’d been photographing for enjoyment for about 10 years, I made a couple of shifts professionally over that time; painting to graphics to the world of interiors. In 2012 I began working for some local pages on styling projects. I was drawn to the composing element of styling and also designer objects for living. This was the starting point of my freelance journey. There came a moment on a product shoot recently when we were so tight on deadline that the photographer was literally following me to capture set-up after set-up. I didn’t see one

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A Contemporary Photographer Inspired by Travel and Natural Styling image on set that day and it made my mind up for me. If I couldn’t compose through the lens, what was the point? The dilemma of styling versus photography that had plagued me for a few years was over. ■ What is the background to your company and what it does? I photograph projects from interiors and architecture to product, food, travel and art. I have a print store of photographic prints inspired by my journeys across the state and

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around the world. I have just wrapped a two-year collaboration with Bauwerk Colour, a locally established, global reaching lime wash company, on a range of five colours. We styled and photographed an apartment in Fremantle as a way to showcase the colours within a lived-in space. This was a terrific way for me to express my styling ideas, love of natural products and interior photography, as well as inspiring people to a new way of working and collaborating as a creative with other businesses.

■ From where do you draw your main inspirations? The inspirations that I find myself attracted to are those artists with varied interests and perhaps non-linear journeys. Ellsworth Kelly was a painter but dabbled in photography and published his own book of observations. Donald Judd was an artist but also a designer and architect. I’ve struggled to define myself as one thing and even now, whilst I am loving my photographic journey, I’m sketching some ideas for building designs and am jotting down ideas for a screenplay. But in terms of photography, I’d say right now I get very excited by the work of the New Topographics, Alice Gao, Rich Stapleton and Traianos Pakioufakis. All incredible photographers with different styles but very confident and beautiful ways of seeing.


profile THE BUILDERS CHOICE ■ What have you learnt from your experiences in the industry? The biggest truth I have realised is that there are so many different kinds of photographers. You have to choose to be your own one and run with that. There isn’t any point in trying to produce work like someone else. If you get hired because of the work you put into the world when you are being yourself and when there is no brief or client... that says something.

■ What would you like to be remembered for? Masters in their craft chipped away at a body of work over decades, long before today’s age of immediate sharing and apparent work for work’s sake. I have learnt they were patient, passionate about the project at hand and worked hard, sometimes trying new things, and what came of it was an image to be remembered for lots of reasons. I want to make a body of work to be proud of, and still be creating

when I’m 85. When it comes to photography I feel compelled to take images rather than have a goal. My hope is that my work is tied to feeling and that raw sense I have when I see and make an image. I’m drawn to those inbetween moments, so I hope my work encourages stillness and appreciation in a busy era. The way I see extends past the lens. I don’t know where my career will take me but I know it’s not just restricted to being an artist in the typical sense. I see myself contributing in different ways – being a part of something bigger and how we live with one another through design and the environment. ■ What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I have a real interest in wellbeing and how we look after ourselves. My husband is a horticulturist and so we make the most of a growing backyard farm. As a foodie I’ve loved growing and then cooking with what we harvest. It’s been hugely rewarding and I’m beginning to wonder whether it might actually become work for me one day!

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Up Close + Personal with Marcus Browne Marcus Browne is the classic epitome of a forward-thinking 21st century building industry professional. With his laptop under one arm and (ideally) a surfboard under the other, his “best mate” trotting along beside him, and a splendidly creative idea forming in his head, he is well-prepared to launch himself into a new architectural project – anywhere his latest design journey might take him. ■ Tell us a little about yourself, and how you got into architecture? I suppose you would call me a creative soul. I’m not motivated by money for money’s sake: I’ve got to create something, whether it be architecture or music, which is my other passion. I love the ocean and I’m a keen surfer. These days you can work anywhere: wherever my laptop is and connected to the digital highway I can design, connect and communicate. I don’t have a set office. I meet with clients in cafes and on site, providing one-on-one service and close attention to detail. It’s always more about the projects

Travelling on the Digital Highway The Creative Vision of a Modern-Day Architectural Troubadour and the clients than the monetary gain, although that is of course equally important and I make sure I get the right fees. I can assure you I’m no martyr! It’s just that I can’t sit comfortably doing average work just to build up a retirement nest egg. ■ What encouraged you to set up your studios, marcus browne architect and mi shack? What are their principal – and distinctive – operations and services? Many architects start out with a strong passion to deliver great buildings to the betterment of mankind and many also dabble in an ideal to produce architecture for the masses via modular design and prefabrication.

For me I need two entities: one “marcus browne architect”, which is a premium service purely focused on the pursuit of architecture for clients who know, understand and desire architecture. “mi shack” on the other hand is similar in that it pursues architecture but it does so through a modular design system utilising predefined elements that allow us to ensure greater surety of outcome from the outset. The beauty is that the modules, or “smart zones” as we call them, can be arranged into endless combinations, making every mi shack unique. Really it’s just a new way to design that is more time and cost-efficient due to its modular nature.

■ How would you define your business philosophy? To educate and encourage clients towards a better understanding of authentic architecture and how it can significantly enhance their daily living experience, and how investment in good design is good for the environment, community and soul. ■ How do you see your own main role within the company? I operate solely as a muse to inspire and guide each project in line with a client’s vision. The spirit of a project is its most important ingredient and it starts at the inception and will seep in to the remaining stream of the project. I guide clients to stay true to their initial inspiration and to not be swayed too much by others’ opinions. ■ From where do you draw your inspirations? Everywhere and everything... Many of my favourite architects, I actually don’t even like their work. What I admire more is their passion and drive to follow

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profile THE BUILDERS CHOICE their own star untainted and abated by mediocre opinions and fearful outlooks. Style-wise I’m a fan of early modernist and mid-century architecture and revel in rudimentary earthy materials. When you mix concrete, steel, timber, glass, earth, plants, water and stone together its pretty hard to go wrong: their textures and feel resonate deep within in us, more than synthetic materials do. In particular I love gas stations from the ‘40s ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s more than anything else... I always feel they would make ■ Respect for the environment great houses and offices. I like is an important factor in flared jeans as well (just don’t tell contemporary architecture? my girlfriend). How do you incorporate sustainability into ■ What are some of the main your projects? challenges you have faced on Totally and I continually want to designs over the years? How do better here. I always did you overcome them? encourage good solar-passive I stand firm when others are design and I have been lucky losing their head, if I can see enough to incorporate this in and feel that the team and most of my projects. Clients are participants are not seeing amazed at how bright and warm clearly. I see this as my role, as their home can be in winter. the producer of the movie: the builder is the director, the ■ What are the key lessons client is the writer/author of you have learnt from your the story and others are the experiences in the industry? invaluable technicians, Stay true to the initial intentions craftsman and artisans who pull and visions for a project and do the vision into this 3D reality not be swayed. Ensure that a from the ether. Project-wise good spirit is generated at the I’ve had the normal range of inception of a project and bushfire regulations, reasonably maintained throughout the steep slopes and undercroft course of a project. garages on a slim site requiring serious boundary soil ■ In what ways has your stabilisation and ramp slope industry changed and evolved gymnastics, along with the since you first started? normal dosage of simply just Well, like every other profession plain silly planning rules. But and industry the advent of that’s architecture, nothing computers, the Internet, world shattering there. It computer-aided design, smart comes with the territory... “a phone technology, virtual smooth sea never made a great reality, etc., has greatly and is sailor”, as the saying goes. rapidly changing how we all do

■ Above all else, what would you most like to be remembered for among your clients, colleagues and peers? Someone who stuck to his dreams and never gave up. ■ What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? Getting out in nature, surfing and playin’ the “geetar”. I’m a closet rock star. ■ A home tends to reflect the personality of its owner. How would you describe your ideal home? And where business. Also the spin-off from would it be? this and the advent of “apps”, A simple, gorgeous, homey, “bots” and “robots”... We’re all little, white cottage on a cliff moving towards more overlooking the ocean (within automated methods of easy walking distance of a procurement. When I started great surf spot or two), nestled my first job in an architectural firm we were all still on drawings under trees on green pasture where our steeds and boards; there were no “dawgies” can roam free and computers, just an electric typewriter for the secretary and frolic, living simply. growing, making and preserving most of a fax machine.

■ What do you see as being the main challenges for your industry in the future? Architecture hasn’t failed: people love it, admire it, aspire to it, marvel at it, rejoice over it and seek it. The profession, however, in my view, has failed in its traditional structure. It’s a terrible business model of high cost for little ROI. There are a lot of challenges and I think that’s great because it is forcing the profession to have good look at itself and the entrenched conditioning that separates us from the mainstream and therefore devalues our importance in the eyes of the general public. Prefabrication and modular architecture is the path that is giving more cost, time and quality surety.

our food. I love designing contemporary living environments with the latest technologies but for me personally I’m happy with my feet up on a wooden balustrade under the verandah pickin’ out some “toonz” on my guitars with a cold beer, velvety wine or steaming cup of single origin Joe taking in the sights and chillin’ with “ma gurl” and faithful wing “dawg” curled up next to me in our country retreat. It don’t get any sweeter.

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NAWIC has continued to build and recognise the talent of hard-working women in the construction industry by honouring eight inspiring WA women and innovative companies for their achievements at the NAWIC Awards for Excellence. Hosted by the NAWIC WA Chapter, more than 520 guests gathered at the grand ballroom within The Westin Perth for the annual awards on Thursday November 1. The winners of each of the eight categories were announced during the breakfast, which was hosted by renowned media personality, business owner of Mamamia and women’s advocate, Mia Freedman, who additionally lead a post-event Q&A for finalists and sponsors. “The Awards celebrate both rising female stars and recognised leaders across the construction and property industry, as well as those organisations who support and

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION CELEBRATES FEMALE EXCELLENCE AT ANNUAL AWARDS guide female talent,” said Miriam D’Souza, director of NAWIC and senior projects lawyer. “Ultimately our goal is to help create a sustainable and successful pipeline of women entering into construction, who have the opportunity to lead, learn and collaborate.” A panel of industry experts selected winners based on strict criterion. Among those recognised was Kasey Venter managing director of Elite Compliance – a Western Australian building surveying, compliance management and universal access company – who was awarded the prestigious

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Swan Crystal Vision Award. The judging panel commented that the building surveying industry was particularly male dominated, even within an already male dominated sector, and to succeed in setting up not one but three companies was a testament to Kasey’s strength and determination. “We felt that Kasey demonstrated a genuine approach to business, career success, mentoring and creating a pathway for women in the industry and a true and dedicated commitment to her passions outside of the workplace,” they said.

Other women honoured included Louise Stewart of ProjectPAY with the Hassell Innovation Award and Jessica Corica of CPB Contractors with the Probuild Young Achiever Award (see full list opposite). Ms D’Souza said the level of professionalism from all entrants was exemplary. “We’d like to acknowledge all the nominees this year, who showed vision and commitment to achieving their career goals and encouraging the development of other women within the industry,” said Ms D’Souza. “Thanks goes to our judges – Anya Stephens, Carly Barrett, Kris Mainstone, Dave Eden, Nadia Van Dommelen and David Humphreys – a for dedicating their time to encouraging and recognising high achieving women in the construction industry. “We’d also like to warmly thank out sponsors for their generous support, including Swan, Hassell, Lendlease, Arup, Proubuild, Wood & Grieve, TBH and Discus Print,” Ms D’Souza said.


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ABOUT NAWIC WA Diversity is a reality, but inclusion is a choice NAWIC is a national association that works alongside men and women throughout our industry to promote and support the advancement and employment of women in construction. We do so not only by opening doors for them, but by opening up conversations. Normalising dialogue around equality and inclusion in the workplace and recruitment process will increase the pipeline of women in

construction and progress our industry to even greater heights. NAWIC is a not-for-profit organisation that organises events and programs that focus on building networks, pro- moting industry awareness and increasing the knowledge base of our members. We also facilitate a mentoring program that pairs nominated mentees with inspiring, women and men working in the WA construction industry.

The complete list of category winners below: Swan Crystal Vision Award ■ Winner: Kasey Venter Of Elite Compliance Hassell Innovation Award ■ Winner: Louise Stewart Of Projectpay ■ Commendations: Melanie Binks Of Multiplex Lendlease Outstanding Achievement in Safety Award ■ Winner: Kirsty Edwards Of Probuild Arup Diversity and Inclusion Award ■ Winner: Vivienne Edwards Of Wood & Grieve Engineers Probuild Young Achiever Award ■ Winner: Jessica Corica Of CPB Contractors ■ Commendations: Kassia Ralston Of Arup ■ Commendations: Tafadzwa Cleocologne Mawire Of SHAPE Wood & Grieve Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award ■ Winner: Sarah Palmer Of Boral ■ Commendations: Teresa Mcguane Of BUILT TBH Social Responsibility in Construction Award ■ Winner: Sandy Anghie Of Historic Heart Of Perth ■ Commendations: Heather Macrae Of Cox Architecture ■ Commendations: Toni Neck Of Thinke Design Discus Print and Signage Creating the Best Project Award ■ Winner: Hannah Galloway Of HASSELL ■ Commendations: Kris Goodwin Of Multiplex Become a member: https://www.nawic.com.au/Web/Membership/Become_A_Member Contact: 2018 NAWIC Awards Chair: waawards@nawic.com.au

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WESTFIELD CAROUSEL SHOPPING CENTRE

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“Westfield Carousel is a place of discovery, which is set to continue as more retailers progressively open, connecting our customers with high-quality and memorable retail experiences as well as offering a vibrant dining, leisure and entertainment precinct to be enjoyed with friends and family’’

Revamp for WA’s biggest shopping centre The recent redevelopment of the largest shopping centre in Western Australia was a massive undertaking demanding project management of the highest order, meticulously planned logistics and a highly organised approach from all involved.

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Location and weather challenges The development was surrounded by an active trading centre and the Albany Highway, one of Perth’s busiest arteries. Bounded by Liege Street, Albany Highway and the existing shopping centre, the site had four construction access points. The weather created another challenge as there was a high level of rainfall during the bulk of the excavation and structure work. This necessitated good planning and organisation by the site team to ensure the site was made watertight for finishing trades.

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The logistics are impressive: throughout the development period there was 48,000m2 of demolition, formwork of 54,433m2, 18,000m3 of concrete was poured, 950t of steel was used and 16,000 plants were installed, all within a period of 18 months. $350m project The $350m project increased the Carousel shopping centre by 27,500sqm, bringing it to a total area of 110,000sqm with some 330 retailers across fashion, lifestyle, dining and entertainment.

The expansion commenced in February 2017 and, not surprisingly, the works undertaken were many and varied: ■ Utility services upgrade ■ Demolition of 28 existing tenancies and the existing car park along Albany Highway New 3 level carparks (722 car bays) ■ Albany Highway bus lane and services upgrade two new loading docks ■ More than 100 new shops and a new mall ■ A new Entertainment Lifestyle Precinct

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■ Upgrading of existing mall ambience ■ Development of the major tenancy, David Jones. The redevelopment is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment destination. The introduction of David Jones anchors a new fashion mall that is home to 70 new stores, a multi-deck carpark, an open-air lifestyle and leisure precinct, a fully refurbished 14-screen Hoyts cinema, and over 20 new restaurants providing an international dining offering for the local community.

Many new features Other notable features of the project include the Oculus water feature and two major skylights which allow light into the new mall, polished stone floors, an Electronic Lifestyle Precinct (ELP), a feature ceiling, increased car parking which includes a multi-deck car park and valet parking. Scentre Group Design and Construction were responsible for the design and construction of the Carousel expansion project. Management personnel included Project Manager – Mike Toohey – Overall Project Delivery; Senior Site Manager – Craig Prebble –

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Overall Construction Management; Site Manager – Phil Jones; Site Manager David Sealey; Senior Project Engineer – Stuart Burns; and, Contracts Manager – Rob Rowan. Scentre Group owns 41 Westfield centres Scentre Group, owner and occupier of Westfield Carousel, owns and operates the pre-eminent shopping centre portfolio in Australia and New Zealand with retail real estate assets under

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management valued at $53.4 billion and shopping centre ownership interests valued at $38.4 billion. This comprises 41 Westfield shopping centres all of which have strong franchise value and the ability to attract the world’s leading retail brands. Scentre Group CEO Peter Allen said the opening of Westfield Carousel is the latest flagship redevelopment for the company and demonstrates the Scentre Group’s strategy to evolve shopping centres into living centres.

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“At Scentre Group, our purpose is to create extraordinary places, connecting and enriching communities, Mr Allen said. “We have listened to our customers in Perth and are today delivering a customer experience beyond a traditional retail destination. “Westfield Carousel is a place of discovery, which is set to continue as more retailers progressively open, connecting our customers with high-quality and memorable retail experiences as well as offering a vibrant dining, leisure and entertainment precinct

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to be enjoyed with friends and family.” “Our dynamic approach to curating the right product and services mix in our centres is the reason why customers keep visiting our centres and why our portfolio continues to be the first choice for both new and established retailers to grow their brand and businesses.” Scentre Group is currently planning for an upcoming Stirling Shopping Centre expansion.


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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Training & Development

Carpentry Champion tests his skills in China

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ow Bowing local Hayden Dillon has recently returned from China, where he spent six days training in the lead up to possible selection for the world’s largest international skills competition in Russia next year. Hayden, a 20-year-old carpenter, is employed by Dennis Tompkins Building and attends TAFE NSW. Along with 19 other apprentices and trainees representing 18 different skills, Hayden is hopeful he’ll be selected to become a Skillaroo and represent Australia at the WorldSkills International Championships in Kazan, Russia, in August 2019. WorldSkills China invited Hayden to train alongside WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 silver medallist Ryan Grieger and one of China’s top carpentry students in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province. The training required Hayden to expand and challenge his technical capabilities, working closely with foreign materials that are very different from the hardwood timber used in Australia. This unique opportunity taught Hayden to train at an elite level, while exposing him to an unfamiliar culture. In July, Hayden was invited to become a member of WorldSkills Australia’s Skills Squad, following his silver medal-winning success at the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney in June. The championships saw more than 400 apprentices, trainees and other vocational students vying for the title of ‘National Champion’ in 50 skill categories.

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Skills Squad members are now working with dedicated training managers towards selection as a Skillaroo, which will entitle them to travel to Russia to compete. The best young apprentices and trainees from more than 70 nations will compete in Kazan for the title of World Champion. Hayden is working with training manager Allen Hill, a teacher from TAFE NSW, who accompanied him to China. The 20 Skills Squad team members have been selected from a broad range of trades and skills, including Car Painting, Cabinetmaking, Cloud Computing and Beauty Therapy. WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd said: “The Skills Squad members have been awarded some incredible opportunities, including the chance to train overseas or interstate. “The success of these young men and women will encourage other young people to start their own journeys towards skills excellence, with the next round of WorldSkills Australia regional competitions kicking off around the country.” At the last international championships, held in 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Australia finished the competition in 10th position in the WorldSkills international rankings. Mr Judd said the goal in 2019 was to maintain and improve on the top 10 finish, and international training opportunities played a key role. “Training overseas gives the Skills Squad members the opportunity to identify their strengths and areas for improvement and work solidly on those in the lead-up to selection,” he said. Mr Judd said WorldSkills Australia had been “committed to empowering excellence in young Australians since 1981”, and the national and international competitions continued to identify and celebrate outstanding young apprentices and trainees.


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Constructing Better Mental Health in the Building Trades

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“Talking about problems and taking action are proven ways for male construction workers to stay mentally healthy, but it’s still difficult to get them to take that all important first step,” explains Marcela Slepica, Clinical Services Director at AccessEAP. “Often in male dominated industries, the macho mentality still exists where men are afraid to show weakness, sadness or vulnerability. If men don’t feel like they can open up, it can have a detrimental effect on their mental wellbeing. Apprentices in construction are two and a half times more likely to suicide than other young men their age.”

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Toolbox talks In an effort to raise mental health awareness AccessEAP has introduced toolbox talks. These sessions focus on increasing awareness of mental health issues and helping men to understand that at some point most people need help and that help is available. Eleni van Delft, Director, Relationship Management at AccessEAP has already provided tailored toolbox talks to organisations in the manufacturing, mining and construction industries and is amazed


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Marcela Slepica, Clinical Services Director at AccessEAP warns that if men don’t feel like they can open up, it can have a detrimental effect on their mental wellbeing. by the immediate effect it has had on participants. “Often at the beginning of a session, we struggle to get men to talk but by the end, they can be reluctant to leave and I’ve witnessed large scale discussion amongst participants about issues that may be affecting them in their personal or work life long after the session has ended. The toolbox talks are not only helping men to reach out for help, but also show them their organisation cares about them and values their wellbeing.” Men’s priorities tend to change with age and with that come work commitments, longer hours and the possibility of family commitments. It is often difficult to keep in touch with friends and invest time in hobbies, which can lead to a lack of social connection. Without someone to talk to about the demands of a stressful job, long hours or family troubles, these everyday stresses can develop into something much more serious. Managers and employees need to be educated on the behaviours that may indicate a colleague is going through a tough time and learn ways to encourage them to seek help if there is concern for their welfare.

Here, AccessEAP offers some tips to help men reach out in times of need; ■ Seeking help is positive for your mental health. It is not a sign of weakness ■ The best health is achieved with looking after both your physical and mental health ■ Make self-care a priority and set goals for sleep, exercise and “me” time ■ Maintain social contact and keep in touch with friends and family ■ Equip yourself with the tools and strategies you need to cope with challenging life events. Start with your EAP and a confidential appointment. About AccessEAP AccessEAP is a leading Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider in Australia. We have been assisting companies across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia since 1989 in supporting a mentally healthy workplace. As an Australian owned not-for-profit provider, surplus profits are directed into programs to assist children at risk in the community through direct donation and via The Curran Access Children’s Foundation. For more information please visit www.accesseap.com.au 1 ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4326.0 2 Suicide in the construction industry report by MATES in Construction and Deakin University http://micaus.bpndw46jvgfycmdxu.maxcdnedge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/17584-mic-qldDeakin- report-volume-2-297x210mm-v10.pdf

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OPAL AGED CARE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Opal Aged Care

IMPECCABLE CARE

Cutting-Edge Aged Residents Facility in Carine

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ll building projects require meticulous planning, scrupulous attention to detail and a well- coordinated on-site team. Some, however, call for an even stronger commitment to perfection. Aged care facilities, for example, where our senior citizens have earned the luxury of absolute comfort and convenience once their own working lives have been completed. BGC Construction was fully aware of this social responsibility when taking on the Opal Aged Care Facility in Carine.

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“The building is split into five wings to facilitate accommodation for permanent residents, and others needing short-term care or dementia specific care” or dementia specific care. Each wing contains a nurse station, medical room, luxurious living and dining rooms, servery, audio rooms and access to an external veranda or balcony. The building also includes a commercial kitchen, clean and dirty laundry, cafe, hairdresser, offices, meeting and training room, staff room and staff change room facilities. The main building structure is a combination of in-situ concrete slabs and wall, structural steel wall and roof framing, lightweight and heavy gauge steel framework, and brickwork. It is cladded in several different materials, and features curved colourbond sheeting, colourbond sun shade fins, metal sun shade fins and metal window hoods. Extensive earthworks were required to bring the site down to level, with the installation of contiguous bored piles to the east and west boundaries and soldier piles to the southern boundary. Work Completed at Effective and Efficient Pace According to BGC Construction, the project was initiated with the construction of piling rig platforms in order for the contiguous flight augured piles to be installed on the west and east boundaries

of the building’s perimeter. A total of 228 piles were installed, 600millimetre diameter and to a depth up to 10 metres. Following the pile installations, the bulk earthworks commenced with the removal of the piling rig platform and excavating the three-acre site down to the proposed sand pad level. The basement tank and pump room was then excavated and constructed, and simultaneously the lift pits and services trenches were also excavated.

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The ground floor slab pouring sequence was split into 11 zones due to the size of the building, and the first floor suspended slab followed a similar sequence, being split into 10 zones constructed in concrete. At roof level two plant decks were built, one at the south end of the building and the other at the north. There are four fire emergency stairs throughout the building, constructed with cast in- situ concrete walls, floors and stairs to ensure the required fire ratings were achieved.

The building’s concrete pouring sequence was strategically programmed to ensure construction works proceeded at an effective and efficient pace. The structure’s external walls consist of a mix of types, in order to provide a variety of external finishes to the building; while the roof structure is constructed using steel framework consisting of trusses, rafters, beams and purlins.

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AQUATICS COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL SHOPPING CENTRES APARTMENTS PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE ITN specialises in both commercial tiling and stone, commercial aquatic tiling and old English tiles. I Tiling North (ITN) are your next partners for commercial or highend residential projects. ITN takes pride in quality and maintaining good relationships with everyone in the spectrum. The team comprises of four key members; being Ben Heo (Founder and CEO of ITN), Eliot Heo (Director/Operating Manager), Samuel Heo (Contracts Manager) and Jay Lee (Supervisor). ITN also works with many sub-contractors that assist in providing the perfect quality required. Sarang Tiling are one of ITN respected sub-contractors With In Heo as the director of this company. ITN is WA based and are well known within the Perth building and construction community. For further information, please visit ITN’s website. 15 Canvale Road, Canningvale 6155 WA Phone : 0431 097 644 / 08 6161 1557 Email : tenders@itilingnorth.com

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“Extensive earthworks were required to bring the site down to level” The external facade of the building is also cladded in different materials. All panels are grey with a light, medium and dark grey effect. Detailed set-out plans were provided as the panels are cut to show a different layout on each elevation. The timber cladding is a mix of three different colours using Dark Cedar, White Oak and Cedar, mixed in a random pattern and installed vertically; and all edges, window and corner trims are finished with proprietary aluminium profiles in Monument Matt. Throughout the main spine, glazed curtain walling has been installed to take full advantage of the morning and evening sun. The facade features Arcadia Zest rectangular sun shade fins, and custom Arcadia Zest window sun shading surrounds have been installed on a number of the bedroom aluminium windows to control the natural light coming into these rooms.

Diverse Landscaping Features... and State-of-the-Art Technical Services Around the building on the ground floor and within the courtyards, the landscaping is highlighted by different types of trees, shrubs and plants, a mix of Kikuyu village green and synthetic turf, natural earth limestone block walls, steel arbor structures covered in Bluechip’s Durodeck composite timbers, different style timber bench seats, bird baths from Bali, large pots and three different styles of water features. As for electrical services, the substation is a Western Powerowned asset, with the room construction and all access points keys to their requirements, and the building is secured using a complete and fully integrated access control system connected to Opal’s security network. RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

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“The installations take full advantage of the morning and evening sun... and control the natural light entering rooms”

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A CCTV system installed throughout the building is integrated with the access control system. Cameras have been installed to monitor the front entry, reception, all treatment room doors, car park areas and car park entry. The CCTV system operation is connected to the facility manager’s PC, and the nurse call system is integrated with the fire alarm panel, security alarm systems and wireless handset phone system. A full fire detection and occupant warning system is installed throughout the building, with the use of thermal, smoke and duct detectors all linked to the fire indicator panel, which is located internally adjacent to the main entrance and connected to the fire brigade. A fire sprinkler system has been installed throughout the entire facility, including the under croft car park. For the hydraulic services, the main water service is brought in from the front boundary and is installed adjacent to the fire

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meter. This provides cold water to all the required areas on the ground floor, first floor and plant decks. The domestic hot water supply is provided to the development via a centralised hot water system with a flow and return loop. Reticulated gas services all gas cooking equipment in the commercial kitchen, laundry dryers and hot water unit heating plant. Two lifts have been installed within the facility, each one withstanding 1,275 kilograms per 17 people and equipped with latest security facilities. Several World Wide Timber Traders products have been used on the project externally and internally on the walls and ceilings, and further WWTT Victorian Ash timbers in the custom Opal Vic Ash stain have been incorporated to a variety of different features throughout the facility.


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OVERLOOKING THE SWAN RIVER

Location and lifestyle Southstone Apartments – few can match

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Mends and Angelo Streets, the picturesque South Perth foreshore, Royal Perth Golf course and Perth Zoo. The location also provides easy access to the freeway and Canning Highway. Gold panels and contrasting colours This unique complex catches the eye with its features, rendered gold panels and contrasting colours, standing out as a modern midrise building among the grey and white typical developments in the immediate and surrounding areas. The feature perforated panels incorporate the art element required to comply with City of South Perth’s DA conditions. Comprising a total of 19 apartments over five storeys (including car park level), the Southstone Apartments project also features a lift and a penthouse. Designed by Matthews and Scavalli Architects, the complex is a mix of 12 two- bed/two-bath apartments, six one-bed/one bath and a three-bed/two-bath penthouse. Danmar Developments were awarded the ‘build only’ contract on a competitive tender basis via project management company GMPM.


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Groundwater concerns Site works commenced April 2017 with a practical completion end of June 2018. The ground slab went down in May 2017. There were some concerns regarding the ground water table relating to the stormwater tanks but with some value engineering utilising the same volume but shallower depth, the issue was overcome. The full structure was completed over five stories at the end of September 2017, which equated to building a floor every 4.5 weeks slab to slab. Ritek XLT Insulated Concrete Sandwich Panel Walls, in situ walls and slabs, Rondo framed and lined internal walls with Dulux Acratex render in contrasting architectural colours were the main materials used in the build. The concrete sandwich panel system was found to be very successful and was quick and efficient to use. The supplier was prompt with shop drawings and decisions were made quickly and decisively with the information at hand. Specialising in Builders cleans and Commercial cleaning

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Penthouse footprint increased Supplied and installed by Danmar, double glazing on the project was a value enhancement, as were the designer kitchens. Design improvements to the penthouse level were being finalised during construction and these led to an increased footprint of 51m2, from a 135m2 unit to 186m2 on completion. Danmar’s General Manager, Nigel Venters, said some of the main influences on the project were the collaborative working relations with the superintendent, client and architect. “Our core values are all centred on trust and recognising that teamwork from all members aligning with the same objectives is the key to success,” he said. Mr Venters said the most important challenges on this project were achieving the target contract figure with ongoing value engineering throughout the construction, completing the project within 14 months, and ensuring that the quality demanded was provided.

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“Fast responses were required as decisions were being made during construction and RFIs were up-dated daily,” he said. “Quick response and dialogue between the builder and Superintendent ensured clear direction after discussion. Wettest winter in years “Fast response times during construction with mutually agreed direction also helped speed up the works. Weather was an issue with the wettest winter in years, but we managed it well and having a panel system avoided huge delays minimising wet trades.” Danmar Homes Pty Ltd was established in 1993 by founding

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director Dan White. Initially, Danmar Homes’ niche was difficult inner city development blocks that, due to their inherent complexity, offered no interest to other builders. Today, Danmar is a medium-sized building company, constructing ‘individual design’ single, double and triple storey family homes, together with many multi-unit developments, apartment developments and retirement home developments. To service the two differing market segments, Danmar is made up of two teams: Danmar Homes and Danmar Developments, thereby allowing for specialised management of the two different styles of building.

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‘‘Overlooking the Swan River and situated just three kilometres from Perth’s CBD, Southstone is centrally located to many attractive amenities’’

Steady growth for Developments Division Mr Venters said the Developments Division has steadily grown from low-rise to mid- rise boutique apartments. The division’s expertise with different structures, from pre-cast to Ritek, AFS and brickwork, has given them the flexibility to take on further opportunities as they look to collaborate with their clients. “We’re excited about the future three to five years and hope we can grow as we have for the last six years in the Class 2 market,” he said. “Danmar Homes has been in existence for over 26 years now in the Perth residential market, so this space is where we at Danmar Developments are hoping to remain competitive and fast, and ultimately provide a quality product to our clients and end users. To date our feedback has been excellent and we hope to keep improving and setting trends in our space.” Mr Venters said he wanted to thank the project’s clients and superintendents GMPM, and the design team, especially M&S Architects. “We are proud of the way the project was run, managed and turned out and the team as a whole worked together in a seamless manner. Building relationships for repeat collaboration is a key aim for Danmar.”

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PERTH TELETHON 2018

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‘‘Telethon Homes are spread right across the state of Western Australia, with 45 having been built in the Perth metropolitan area and a further 14 in the regional areas of WA’’

Telethon home a blend of coastal and country design The Channel Seven Perth Telethon has been a charitable and entertainment institution in Australia since its inception in Perth in 1968.

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the metropolitan area of Perth and the Golden West Network (GWN7) across the rest of Western Australia. Since 2004 it has been held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. A major event and fundraiser for Telethon is the public auction of two specially built Telethon homes – one in the metropolitan area of Perth and one in a regional area of Western Australia. December 2018 – The Builders Choice Magazine 59


THE BUILDERS CHOICE Perth Telethon 2018

‘‘The Hales has created a family friendly environment, boasting ten landscaped parks and two playgrounds’’ $24 million raised for Telethon Over the years, Telethon Homes have raised $24 million for Perth's Telethon and Telethon Homes are spread right across the state of Western Australia, with 45 having been built in the Perth metropolitan area and a further 14 in the regional areas of WA. The 2018 New Level Telethon Home at The Hales is a custom designed home that blends coastal and country design elements seamlessly. It was built by New Level Homes, which is part of the InVogue family and is owned by JWH Group who have being building the Metropolitan Telethon home for the past 13 years. Located in Perth’s foothills, the four-bedroom,

two-bathroom home has been custom designed by New Level Homes to mix design elements from the country surroundings with New Levels signature coastal design style. Positioned adjacent to The Hales Estate entrance, the 2018 New Level Telethon Home at The Hales is surrounded by natural beauty from the existing marri and jarrah trees to the serene sound of the waters of Crumpet Creek. The home makes a statement straight from the elevation, incorporating stone cladding alongside traditional Scyon cladding to mix the coastal and country design elements. Embracing the natural M: 0412 650 569 P: 1300 308 225 F: 08 9404 8867

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‘‘Double entry doors lead to an impressive entry foyer, private home theatre and study’’ surroundings, this spacious home design brings in an abundance of light through out the home. Abundance of natural light Jim Ilias, General Manager, says the striking features of the home include the abundance of natural light flooding the spaces, from

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Double entry doors lead to an impressive entry foyer, private home theatre and study. Moving through the lower floor, the activity room leads onto the lower level alfresco as well as the three minor bedrooms and bathroom. The high raking ceilings in both the open living area and master suite are a standout feature of this year’s home, emphasising the large fireplace and floor to ceiling tiling.

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‘‘The 2018 New Level Telethon Home at The Hales is surrounded by natural beauty from the existing marri and jarrah trees to the serene sound of the waters of Crumpet Creek’’ advanced methods and materials to help deliver affordable two storey homes. Traditional concrete and brick are used downstairs, while upstairs innovative, durable and environmentally friendly light weight construction is employed. With this construction method New Level Homes is able to guarantee Perth families a 29 week build time, as well as offering a range of over 60+ home designs under $300,000. “We are so proud to be able to showcase our advanced build techniques and design innovation this year in our stunning New Level home,” Mr Ilias said.

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The New Level Telethon Home at the Hales was sold on Sunday October 21 for $730,000 JWH Group Managing Director Julian Walter said, “Once again we are very proud to be involved in this very worthy cause and appreciate the efforts of Satterley, landowners and all our staff, trades and suppliers in making this dream a reality and helping Telethon improve the lives of WA kids.” An entirely Western Australian, family owned organisation, JWH Group Pty Ltd has grown from employing 120 staff in

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eorgiou Group has long been at the forefront of Australia’s construction industry, delivering an extensive and often iconic array of complex projects across a diverse spectrum of sectors. At the same time, however, the Group has constantly been exploring new building and project management challenges. Earlier this year, for example, Georgiou completed the design and construct contract for the new Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) at Perth Airport – for Vicinity Centres, Australia's leading retail property group. This marked the construction company’s entry into the retail sector. According to Georgiou, the design drew inspiration from natural and man-made flight, “which has informed the sweeping lines of the architecture and the layered intricacy of the interior. The active

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retail hub aims to set a new design benchmark for this brand of discount offer, shaping the critical interface between customers and retail brands.” Described as Western Australia’s first world-class Direct Factory Outlet, and one of Australia’s pre- eminent DFOs, the project includes 32,000 square metres of enclosed retail space on an 89,000 square metre site within the Perth Airport precinct. It comprises 118 retail tenancies including eight food and beverage outlets (24,000 square metres NLA); speciality fashion outlets; three feature entry points; a food court; centre management offices; on-grade parking for approximately 1,500 vehicles; landscaping works; service vehicle entrance and associated loading docks; internal driveways, roadworks and footpaths; and all internal services infrastructure to the site, including internal drainage, wastewater, water reticulation, power, lighting, telecommunications and gas. In addition, a new road (“High Street”) will be constructed north of the site, projected as a single carriageway with parallel parking and


Direct Factory Outlet THE BUILDERS CHOICE associated footpaths on each side. A new slip lane and left in/left out access is also planned for construction off Dunreath Drive. A team of 250 employees worked on the project at peak, with up to 600 personnel during the fit-out stages. The team worked closely with the client to ensure operational requirements were met during the design and subsequent construction phases, and the project was delivered in a tight 15-month programme. All construction materials were recycled where possible. With more than 100 tenancies associated with the project, one of the main challenges involved nearly 600 fit-out contractors working within the tenancies having to be site-inducted and integrated into Georgiou’s OHS policies. A further 400-plus stockists also entered the site during the completion phases, meaning as many as 1,000 workers had to be managed and coordinated effectively. As for structural challenges, the construction programme was a short 15 months so the project team was determined to engineer solutions that resulted in cost and time savings for the client. One key time saving initiative, says Georgiou Group, was to construct the steelwork from both ends to meet in the middle. “However, in the heat of summer, steel expands so, along the main gridlines, the structural tie-beams were expanding at a rate that resulted in the columns moving out of level. Temporary works were required to restrain the movement and then Georgiou incorporated a slotted friction plate connection detail at the joint line. With a tolerance of just two millimetres, this proved particularly challenging at times.” In addition, as the project is located on Perth Airport (i.e. federal) land, the team faced stringent environmental restrictions and airport requirements (including crane boom heights). Additionally, extensive de-watering was required, with the team working four metres below the water table during winter.”

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“The design drew inspiration from natural and man-made flight” Expanding Operations Around Australia With the Direct Factory Outlet project completed, Georgiou commenced work on the lobby and end- of-trip upgrades for Dexus at 240 St Georges Terrace as well as mobilising on the recently awarded industrial facility for Logos in Hazelmere, the Marina East Apartments for Blackburne and the PAPL Skybridge between the rail station and airport terminal. Georgiou has also been awarded the Ramsay Health Care at Hollywood Hospital expansion and is currently working on an ECI for Brightwater’s Beaumaris Beach project. In addition, the company is expanding its building business to defence projects in Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory, while exploring other areas with the aim of further diversifying its offering. Smart Building Systems for Greater Efficiency Alerton Australia was contracted for the Perth DFO project to provide the Integrated Extra Low Voltage System (IELVS).

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This meant the construction of a new parish residence was required, which brought with it the opportunity to provide contemporary parish meeting rooms, offices and a chapel in a parish centre, together with the landscaping of the whole site – all of which was much needed. Architects coordinate two projects MCDF Architects were chosen by the Parish to masterplan the site and design the new facility. As MCDF Architects were also the architects for the PLC ‘Lighthouse’ project they were able to coordinate the design and provide seamless development of the two projects. Dean Fehlberg, director of MCDF Architects, said the


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form and materials of the recently restored heritage listed church – textured limestone, render and pitched gable roof – were referenced in the design of the new Parish Centre. “This was done in a contemporary and classic language,” Mr Fehlberg said, “With cut limestone, self-coloured render and a coordinated pallet of Ultrabond aluminium composite panel cladding, dark anodized aluminium joinery and Revolution Roofing Maxline 340 decking.” American walnut veneer on doors and cabinets MCDF Architects were also responsible for the interior design, referencing the rich timber of the church with American

walnut veneer for doors and cabinets, all of which were sourced from Austim. “The veneers were carefully and individually selected from the extensive stock of veneers held in the warehouse and Elements Vulcan Plus, also from Austim, was used for the large front doors,” Mr Fehlberg said. RJC Construction were chosen as builder after a selected tender and negotiation period. Their selection was in part due to their reputation as quality builders who work collaboratively with architects, clients, and in this case, also the community, to achieve outstanding built results.

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“We relished the opportunity to showcase our expertise with this important civic project,” Rod Cooper of RJC said. Mr Cooper brought his building knowledge and humour to engage with the architect and engineer during construction when alternative methods or materials were investigated to determine the most appropriate or cost effective method. “Rod and his team were also open, extremely pleasant to deal with and totally trustworthy during the whole process, from initial discussion to project sign off,” MCDF Architects’ Dean Fehlberg said. Multiple facade features Mr Cooper said that from a builder’s point of view, the project was a mixture of heritage and contemporary design and was unique in that it incorporated multiple facade features including limestone, dado finish, acrylic texture render, aluminium composite panels, glazing and metal work, with artworks, external landscape and internal finishes. “It was a challenge to integrate all these vivid features seamlessly and this was achieved through attention to detail and the relentless efforts of our team at RJC Constructions,” he said.”

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‘‘The project, which included additional restoration work to the property boundary heritage walls and an expanded landscaping brief, was completed exactly on time and on budget’’ Parish priest, Fr James D’Souza, was a daily visitor throughout the project and Rod always had the time to discuss the project with him and to field all queries. Fr D’Souza’s particular interest was in the chapel and he influenced the selection of the Bernini-sourced travertine marble wall cladding and Spanish artist-inspired artwork for the stained glass rose window and large mural. These features were all much admired by the parishioners at the building’s opening, as was the provision for universal access with the Octagon BKG glass-framed lift which provides access for those in wheelchairs to the first floor chapel. The project, which included additional restoration work to the property boundary heritage walls and an expanded landscaping

brief, was completed exactly on time and on budget. Managing director of RJC Construction, Rod Cooper, commenced his building career with a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship straight from school. This fine-tuned his attention to detail and he soon saw an opening for a builder who would focus on building strong relationships with subcontractors, clients and suppliers alike. Reputation for quality Mr Cooper became registered in 1994 and continued to run contract carpentry teams in parallel with his building business until 2008. Since then he has built a solid reputation for quality

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‘‘Fr D’Souza’s particular interest was in the chapel and he influenced the selection of the Bernini-sourced travertine marble wall cladding and Spanish artist-inspired artwork for the stained glass rose window and large mural’’ and focus within the commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. He says that what sets RJC Constructions apart from other builders is that from the commencement of contract to meetings, onsite inspections and handover, clients are dealing directly with the one person – the managing director – resulting in direct communication, less confusion, greater productivity and dependable professional service.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Oliver Stealth Shack

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generously keeping the trades fed with coffee and cakes for smoko. “From my point of view this was one of the most enjoyable projects that I have worked on to date. What was slightly different about this project was that, instead of being the standard builder/client relationship, the project evolved into a hybrid model where the builder, client and architect worked together as a team to make sure the project was delivered on time and on budget, to a high level of finish and as per the architect’s vision.” Marcus Browne concurs fully with that view. “The project was truly a collaboration between everyone and a great spirit was evident across all the trades, with everyone working harmoniously towards a common goal. “The owners are semi-retired and offered their labour to assist the trades with all the leg and grunt work they don’t normally like to do. They have infused the home with their passionate energy from beginning to completion, and as a


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"The benefits of modular design are flexibility in design and reduction in costs. Examples of modular systems are modular buildings, solar panels, wind turbines and so on. Modular design combines the advantages of standardisation with those of customisation.” – Riham Nady in his www.arch20.com article “When Beauty and Efficiency Meet: Modular Architecture”

result this made it an extra rewarding process as there is a lot of their own selves in the final outcome.” Modular Design with “Smart Zones” According to Geoff, the home was built as a holiday residence to provide the middle-aged owners with a place to enjoy time with each other and, on occasions, their children and grandchildren, with the view that one day they might retire there. “The concept of a lightweight framed structure allowed the project to be built in a quicker time frame and with better cost management. It enabled us to cut down on the number of trades required onsite and the final result has a lower carbon footprint in the environment. “Being hands on I mainly worked with Ben Lawrie from Caves Road Constructions to build the framework, roof, part of the external cladding and second fix element. Marcus Browne was

fantastic to work with and went out of his way to regularly complete site visits and fine-tune all detailing of the project with the owners, myself and our trades.” “World Wide Timber Traders and their prefabricated wall frames and roof trusses were an integral part of the time and cost-efficient build process. Serge Gureni, their engineer, assisted us throughout the design process and final design compliance certification.” The home’s nickname comes from the owners’ surname (Oliver), the use of main cladding to the exterior in a matt-finished colour known as “Stealth”, and the architect’s “mi shack” brand. As Marcus explains, “The Olivers wanted a simply hassle-free cost and time-effective process to have architecture as opposed to a more convoluted and expensive bespoke design process. Also, they were fully aware of the benefits of solar-passive, as their permanent residence in the city is north-facing with double glazing and works a treat – so they wanted to replicate the same.”

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The home was designed using the mi shack modular design system, ”which pre-packages an architect’s design process into preconfigured modules called ‘smart zones’. These zones can be used in any number of combinations on a variety of site types to produce an architect-designed product with its design heart firmly based in the art of architecture – and is commonly termed ‘modular architecture’. “Not to be confused with prefabrication”, stresses Marcus, “as any building/structure can be prefabricated in a factory and delivered and installed on site; the way it is designed doesn’t have to be modular in nature to be prefabricated. That said, we use a hybrid of prefabricated and pre-made elements in the construction process to further augment the benefits of cost, time reduction and increased quality control. “We are constantly looking for the ‘sweet spot’ between the different modalities, as like most things there is no perfect onesize-fits-all system; there is always a need for customisation to fine-tune to the particular needs of each project. “Solar-passive

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“The concept of a lightweight framed structure allowed the project to be built in a quicker time frame and with better cost management” According to Marcus, mi shack uses five main design tools as the basis of its modular architecture system: space, light, texture, massing and a simple structural grid “to ensure any combination looks great under either roof type, the flow between space is seamless and construction is uncomplicated”. And their final analyses? “Overall,” says Geoff, “I believe the natural adhesion and close-knit collaboration between the owner, architect, builder and trades has

delivered a project that has allowed all parties to become friends and enjoy a beer on the patio some time in the near future.” And for Marcus... “For an architect it doesn’t get any better than this: a fully committed hands-on client who at the coal face gets to understand the realities of the design and building process and as result diffuses any illusions they may have had initially. They also have their own well-earned blood, sweat and tears and an awesome sense of heart-felt satisfaction at what they have achieved.”

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“The project was truly a collaboration between everyone and a great spirit was evident across all the trades, with everyone working harmoniously towards a common goal” Innovative Aluminium Products BGS Windows were approached to deliver a thermal and Bal complaint solution for the Olivers’ residence in Yallingup. Using AWS products purchased through Aluminium Innovations, BGS delivered a compliant and aesthetically pleasing framing system. According to Katie Spiers at BGS, due to the height of the frames BGS chose to use the 150- millimetre-wide 704 Slide master doors with 24-millimetre double-glazed units comprising Lightbridge Low E glass. To maintain the same frame

consistency, the fixed glass and louvre systems were made from Series 600 commercial framing, also 150 millimetres wide. AWS Series 400 framing was used for the hinged doors with 24millimetre double-glazed units. A BAL 29 fire requirement meant that glass glazed to the floor would normally need to be screened. However, using the AWS-tested BAL window system, glazing on this occasion was completed to a Bal 40 standard, eliminating the need for screening. The AWS product range includes 50 fully tested BAL 40 products.

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CALEDONIAN AVENUE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Caledonian Avenue

SWAN RIVER VIEWS

Quality complex heralds new approach in Maylands

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aylands has traditionally been an area with a high concentration of residential units, many of them rentals and some of them less than salubrious. However the area is undergoing something of a resurgence, with high quality complexes being built to meet the expectations of those who are attracted to the location’s many benefits. Location is seen by many as one of the prime benefits. Situated on the banks of the Swan River, Maylands is only 4.5km from Perth, with land values which very favourably compare to suburbs of similar proximity to the city.

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Precedent for new approach A recently completed complex in Caledonian Avenue provides a precedent for a new approach to building unit constructions in the Maylands. Developed and built by JCM Construction, the project is located near transport routes and the Maylands town centre and consists of 10 apartments, both one and two bedrooms.


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Having identified the Maylands area as a market which was lacking in architecturally designed product, JCM procured the land and produced a well laid out apartment complex on what was a restricted infill site. The three-storey complex was constructed using brick, concrete and timber framing. Each of the units in the architect-designed complex features a functional floor plan with entry hall, ducted air conditioning throughout and built-in robes to each bedroom. All the bedrooms are of a substantial size and the master bedroom includes an ensuite. Lift expands appeal Unlike many projects of similar scale, the complex is fitted with a lift as well as stairs, a benefit which expands its appeal to more segments of the market.

The units each contain impressively large living and dining areas which open onto a private courtyard, a benefit often sought by first home owners wanting outdoor entertaining. The designer kitchens are provided with ample bench space and modern appliances. Floors are fitted with quality carpets and tiles throughout and the units have a six star energy rating. Secure parking and storage are also available to each unit. Design takes advantage of natural light Architects for the complex were Joseph and Lou D’Alessandro of Loud Studio, whose brief was to fit 10 apartments on what was a tight site, utilising the natural contours of the site to ensure the economic management of site works costs. Influences on the design were its northern aspect and a requirement for a solar passive design. The unique architectural design takes advantage of

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Caledonian Avenue

‘‘Situated on the banks of the Swan River, Maylands is only 4.5km from Perth, with land values which very favourably compare to suburbs of similar proximity to the city’’ natural light and provides for impressive landscaping using indigenous plants. A tight construction program, together with having to operate on a high traffic road with minimal room to work and manoeuvre were some of the challenges the project presented to the builders. First of its scale to be approved The Caledonian Avenue site is the first apartment complex of its scale to be approved in the area. This has been achieved by minimising its visual impact on its neighbours and through utilising and taking full advantage of the existing falls of the site.

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JCM Construction, which has been in operation since 2010, specialises in grouped housing, multiple dwellings and commercial projects. They are currently working on a multi-storey apartment block in Bayswater and a multi-storey apartment block in East Perth. Loud Studio is a boutique architectural firm specialising in small to medium size mixed use development on complex sites, as well as high-end residential architecture and interiors. The practice has recent development approvals on 17 apartments at Foyle Road Bayswater, eight apartments on Wickham Street East Perth, and a high-end extension on Essex Street Wembley, which has just commenced construction.


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‘‘The units each contain impressively large living and dining areas which open onto a private courtyard, a benefit often sought by first home owners wanting outdoor entertaining’’

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GREGORY AVENUE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Gregory Avenue

PROMINENT PRESENCE

Stunning Streetscape Transformation of Padbury Home

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he avenue where this house is located is a fairly nondescript suburban setting. Not so much any more, however – at least on this particular plot. The property is owned by West to West director Michael O’Sullivan, who decided he wanted to convert his residence from a modest single-storey brick structure into a three-storey modern home. The result is a premier property that stands out prominently in an otherwise middle-of-the-road area. As designer Adrian Tatasciore of Studio Atani notes, “The before and after of this house is very dramatic. It’s simple but has made a huge improvement to the presence of the house on the streetscape.”

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Michael O’Sullivan had his own ideas about the design and worked closely with the architect. Essentially, the objective was simply to make the house bigger and bulkier, but the work also incorporated innovative contemporary styling blended with more classical touches. Originally from Ireland, although now permanently settled in Australia, Michael was keen to add a raw-stone facade to the house. In Europe, it is customary to shape all the stones individually but in this case the more common Australian-style cladding was used. As a carpenter himself, Michael was able to oversee his team of carpenters working on the construction of an extensive timber frame rising up from the first floor, as well as a masonry extension to the first floor. Other key features included metal cladding around the building, a 100-millimetre insulated sheet covered with a textured finish, and changes to all the roof lining and actual shape of the roof.


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“The before and after of this house is very dramatic”

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“The black-stained timber kitchen has a very elegant feel with simple and well thought out detailing” Cohesive Connections Throughout the House According to Adrian Tatasciore, the main challenging issue he faced was space planning the design to incorporate the new ground floor layout with the existing renovations that had been built. “I wanted the new layout of the house to tie everything together and connect the different areas in a more cohesive way.” The main feature of the design, he says, is the standing seam cladded pitched roof design that connects the three levels of the new build. “I wanted this to be the dominant form of the design. Michael was set on using stone cladding on the front walls to lift the quality of the house, which was quite prominent, so I designed the rest of the front elevation to be simple and contrast with a simple black and white palette. “Internally, I think the layout has really come together in terms of achieving the brief set out by Michael and Laurie, and personally I love the black-stained timber kitchen. It has a very elegant feel with simple and well thought out detailing.” Sustainable practices are hugely important for both West to West and Studio Atani. “I always try to incorporate solar passive

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design principals into my designs,” says Adrian, “which I have also done in this case. However, when working with renovations and trying to retain an existing building, certain compromises have to be made to achieve a more functional and cohesive design.” The main energy-saving features in the project are the solar panels, double-glazing to the windows and low E-glazing. “Michael re-glazed all existing windows with new double-glazing, which has had a significant impact on the sustainability and energy efficiency of the house.” As for his own design philosophy, and how he incorporated it into the West to West project, Adrian says, “I have been asked what my philosophy is a lot and I have never been able to properly work out how to answer. My personal style is very understated and minimalist. However, for me I like everything to be detail-driven

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“New double-glazing has had a significant impact on the sustainability and energy efficiency of the house” and finished to a certain standard that gives each project its own warmth and personality. I’m also a stickler for my designs to have ‘a sense of space’ and uniqueness. Rooms need to be comfortable, stylish and functional, but they have to feel liveable.” Complete Service Solutions for Commercial Property Industry According to director Michael O’Sullivan, West to West offers a “one-stop building shop from start to finish. We do concrete, brick, cladding, electrical, plumbing and painting work, carpentry, plastering, tiling and paving – we do everything. This enables clients to manage prices better and keep down their costs.” A Western Australian company established in 2012, West to West serves a wide range of commercial and industrial, as well as private, clients. “With our team of highly experienced building managers

and tradesmen, with over 30 years of experience in the local building industry, we are well placed to cater for all-size projects.” These include office/shop fit-outs, structural works, refurbishments, demolition works, graffiti cover-ups, and door paintings to full repaints of shopping centres – both internal and external. West to West is also available for regular maintenance and long-term contracts. “No job is too small or too large.” Each member of staff is trained in all aspects of OHS&E, ranging from interactive toolbox meetings to attending appropriate training courses to keep their skills up to date; and the majority of employees are first aid-trained. “Our friendly and knowledgeable team will work with you to help ensure a year-round pleasant and safe working environment for your business.”

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PUMA ENERGY

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Puma Energy

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION

State-of-the-Art Bitumen Terminal in Kwinana

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hen global energy company Puma Energy initiated plans for a pacesetting industry project in Western Australia, one of the key considerations was finding a construction manager in tune with its business values. As Jacob Moodie of Puma Energy explains, “It’s our business ethos to work closely with our customers and industry experts to create products that perform under some of the most diverse and demanding road conditions in Australia, and are committed to delivering industry-leading bitumen products and services that will help build roads that perform now, and in the future.” With that commitment at the forefront of their thoughts, they turned to Lanskey Constructions to help bring the terminal project to fruition. Puma Energy had worked with Lanskey previously,

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delivering a range of successful terminal projects (Mackay Fuel Import Terminal, Townsville Fuel Import Terminal and Kalgoorlie Fuel Depot), but this was the first bitumen terminal the two companies executed together. “While not as large in terms of footprint as the fuel terminals,” says Jacob Moodie, “this project was more complex due to the nature of bitumen and its requirement to be kept heated. Despite the additional process complexities the project was delivered on time and budget.” Completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Kwinana bitumen terminal is a new-to-industry, state-of-the-art facility with the capability to store and supply multiple grades of bitumen for the diverse needs of the road construction and maintenance industry across Western Australia. According to Lee Roadhouse, project


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“The terminal is a new-to-industry, state-of-the-art facility with the capability to store and supply multiple grades of bitumen for the wider Perth region” manager for Lanskey Constructions, the project involved them working for two clients: Puma Energy, construction of the terminal; and Bitumen Storage Services (a joint venture between SAMI Bitumen Technologies and Puma Energy), construction of 3no. 6.3kT storage tanks and wharfline. One of the main challenges included the installation of 1.6 kilometres of heat-traced and insulated wharfline piping on structural supports and bridges which traversed through three different stakeholders associated with the land, as well as live operating facilities, including a fully functional and busy port, Kwinana Bulk Jetty; while two new road crossings were required, incorporating 22 metres of buried wharfline piping encased in concrete culverts. “Our key focus was on safety, quality, time and cost, along with the longstanding dedication and collaborative working relationship between Lanskey Constructions and Puma Energy.” In addition to Lee Roadhouse, other key members of the team included mechanical superintendant Bill Cox, site manager Steve Crowe, E&I supervisor Michael Williams, Gary Finney (OH&S), Kieren Abbott (contract administration) and Isabel Reyes (site administration), with support from their WA office and state manager Steve Garces. Over the past decade, Lanskey Constructions has successfully delivered multiple fuel and bitumen terminals across Australia as construction manager, with a combined value in excess of $400 million. “With proven technical and commercial astuteness in this

specialised construction sector,” notes Lee, “Lanskey’s successful project delivery is the result of its robust systems and procedures. The core project team is highly adaptive.” Protecting the Project’s Design Life The other major company involved with the project, at a design and architectural level, was ACOR Consultants. “Our focus for the design,” explains structural engineer Kurt Jennings, “was in creating reliability and value for the end user. This meant that special care was taken to ensure that all materials were suitable for the environment, without requiring continual maintenance and repair. For example, corrosion allowances were included in the design of the pipe support network, which would ensure durability concerns created by the marine environment would not create adverse effects on the design life of the infrastructure.” “Our drafting team worked closely with Puma Energy to fit the new pipe support system around the existing conveyor, piping and ancillary infrastructure present on the wharf. Due to the constraints of building around these existing structures, and the condition of the wharf itself, we often had to design upon existing pipe supports, which required extensive retrofitting to ensure that adequate strength was present in the supports.” The construction team was also then required to work in incredibly constrained spaces to strengthen these supports while

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“All parties involved in the delivery were committed to achieving the best value for the client”

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Puma Energy

maintaining the operational capabilities of the wharf. ACOR utilised a multitude of design tools to review how the supports would behave under serviceability, operative and ultimate conditions, working to limit deflections during operation to 10 millimetres in any direction. This included considering the typical permanent, imposed, wind and earthquake actions, as well as thermal effects from the pipe’s expansion and contraction under operation. “We were also required, as part of the design, to include loading from future piping installations that Puma Energy plan to make upon the supports, so as to limit the requirements for additional strengthening and retrofitting when those works are undertaken.” For the terminal structures, such as the control room, ACOR and MODUS (the architect) worked closely together from the early stages of the project to ensure that the design output was buildable and aesthetically suitable. “To best summarise the project,” says Kurt Jennings, “the successes came about as a result of sustained and consistent communication between the client’s team, the design team and the construction team. Early involvement of the typically ‘later stage’ teams in the preceding components of the project ensured that the later stages could run smoothly, as the most information would be available prior to their commencement. “In addition to this, ongoing cooperation and communication between the design team, construction team and client meant that the construction stage could be collaborative rather than combative, resulting in positive project outcomes for everyone involved. “All parties involved in the delivery were committed to achieving the best value for the client and worked effectively to maintain expected quality standards and achieve the goals of reliability, longevity and functionality.” Global Services Across a Broad Spectrum Puma Energy is a rapidly growing, global energy company with operations in more than 49 countries across five continents. It specialises in the supply of high-quality fuels, lubricants and bitumen products, and is known for its international integrated

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supply chain that helps them source, refine, store and transport their products to customers swiftly and safely.” They entered the Australian market in 2013 with the acquisition of major fuel businesses including Ausfuel Gull, Neumann Petroleum, Matilda Petroleum and Central Combined Group; and their Australian bitumen operations also began in 2013 with the acquisition of the Caltex Bitumen business. In 2015, Puma Energy expanded their Australian bitumen portfolio further with the acquisition of BP Bitumen, making them the largest bitumen supplier in the country. Puma Energy now has bitumen product and import facilities in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville, as well as a research, development and quality control centre in Melbourne.” Lanskey Constructions is a leading construction company with a reputation for performance, quality and reliability. The company celebrated 30 years of operation in 2016 and is well placed to service the construction needs of any organisation. Lanskey Constructions commenced operations in Queensland and initially focused on the commercial and industrial construction sector. Today, Lanskey Constructions is a leading, privately owned construction company with annual revenue in excess of $150 million. With headquarters in Brisbane, and fully operating branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, they can access an extensive network of industry professionals within their own organisation for project delivery anywhere in Australia. “Our ability to ensure high levels of client satisfaction,” says Lee Roadhouse, “has directly led to increased demand for our Design & Construct, Construction Management and Early Contractor involvement services. We have successful partnering agreements in operation with several high-profile clients, which allows us to achieve the most cost-effective outcome. Key elements in this process are the development of an open approach, common objectives and effective management of project risk. We invite you to visit the www.lanskey.com.au website for testimonials and to confirm extent of capability.”


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“Special care was taken to ensure that all materials were suitable for the environment, without requiring continual maintenance and repair”

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FORM BY MATCH

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Form by Match

MARINA SPLENDOUR

Modern Beachside Apartments in Prestigious Setting

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/CONSTRUCTION’S ethos for excellence has become an industry standard, and an especially vital quality when it comes to developing projects in Western Australia’s most coveted residential areas. Port Coogee Marina, for example, and specifically Form by Match: a five-level development accommodating 50 modern beachside apartments located just 150 metres from the ocean. The prestigious marina sets a high bar for luxury apartment living, and M/Construction’s hugely experienced team of professionals were decidedly committed to raising the bar to an even higher level of exclusivity, excitement and expectation – creating an exceptional project that makes a bold statement. According to director Michael Read, “By design, the building comprises three distinct segments, with the block formation being a

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response to the site geometry and orientation. Donaldson & Warn Architects strived to maximise the views and benefits of orientation. The 'blocks' make for a strong distinctive form through the composition of a prominent linear block and smaller end blocks protruding out. These are further distinguished by material differences that give the total development a definite sense of scale.” As to be expected with a project aspiring to cutting-edge features and finishes, several demanding challenges had to be met by the development team. These included removing rock from the basement level. “This slowed down progress on site,” noted Michael Read, “but we used a new retaining wall system called C4M in the basement to gain back lost time, which only took three days to install, and backfill behind the wall, compared to many other systems which would have taken over two weeks.” The upper car park deck also had to be redesigned with a linear floor waste system during the works to deal more effectively with future storm conditions and heavy rain downpours. In addition, a design change was required using AFS walls as the inter-tenancy walls in lieu of concrete columns and brickwork, to speed up construction during the winter months; while picture frames for all the balcony facades were changed to aluminium


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sections with a two-pack epoxy-painted finish for superior durability and seamless look. Overall, the site’s location near the ocean required extra attention in the selection of materials and products such as stainless steel hardware and treatment of the external A/C condenser units. As for other significant project aspects and features, Danpalon was used throughout the building on the service risers, stairwells and walls, which enables light to pass through as well as adding colour to the design. Protruding balconies were created as a special feature to the building, with the added benefit of ensuring that future residents have ample shelter from inclement coastal weather. The mechanical condenser enclosure was redesigned to allow additional security and privacy, plus improved airflow. The roof was initially specified as a standard colorbond finish but the team decided to upgrade to colorbond ultra, which adds further protection and further longevity with the property being so close to the ocean. M/Construction’s commitment to providing “a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment” was amply highlighted in the Form by Match project. “We strived for minimum waste by choosing specific products and ensuring all were accounted for during the build; and we used products that will ensure longevity for the building and reduce maintenance/replacement of materials. “Furthermore, adding additional grates and waste to the walkways allows excess water

waste to run off, reducing the potential for leaks or water-pooling issues later down the track.” All parties were understandably delighted with the results – with regular safety and toolbox meetings being held to ensure everyone was kept informed throughout the build process. “We assisted the client with design upgrade requests at the 11th hour,” said Michael, “such as fit-out changes to the top-floor apartments with raked ceilings and concealed ducted A/C. The raking ceiling achieved a height of approximately four metres, which provides a superior finish for the end buyer. In the end, we were able to achieve completion two weeks earlier than originally expected.” Pool Fencing + Balustrades in Glass Stainless Steel Powder Coated Aluminium Domestic/Commercial/Industrial Paul Vickers

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Versatile Development Group with a Solid Commitment to Quality Describing itself as “a progressive and pro-active design and construction provider with an uncompromising stance on safety, quality, transparency and delivering client satisfaction”, M/Construction was recently honoured in the Master Builders Awards for “Best Multi-Unit Development between $10 million-$20 million” for its M/24 Apartments in Leederville – a testament to the company’s distinguished reputation and commitment to the design and construction industry. M/CONSTRUCTION

Since 2010, M/Construction has completed a vast range of projects from luxury homes to multi- storey commercial developments. “We operate to a strict code of conduct and perform work to the highest calibre in every facet of our business. The M/Construction ethos and culture is to always look at ways of building upon our achievements; constantly employing new techniques and practices to ensure we’re delivering the best possible service.” The company’s project delivery method covers responsibility for both design and construction, based on the concept and requirements specified by the client. Whether it’s design and

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construct, a traditional build, construction management or early contractor involvement, M/Construction is well known in the industry for servicing and delivering outstanding solutions to both private and government projects. “We have an upfront and flexible process on delivering the best possible outcome to the client, while at the same time maintaining a strong sense of control over a project’s development. This approach provides a number of benefits – shortened program times, improved value, innovation and reduced claims.”

In addition to a proven track record in the execution of largescale residential and mixed-use developments for its parent company M/Group throughout Western Australia, M/Construction also delivers a range of projects for independent clients, consistently delivering a high-level of attention to design, quality, project control and service delivery. “We pride ourselves on delivering construction solutions that draw on the latest technology and techniques to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective outcomes.”

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UNIQUELY SITUATED HOME

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Uniquely situated home

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Beautiful home growing out of a Vineyard

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www.bunburycityglass.com.au introduction of the Coreten cladding to provide contrast in colour, texture and format. All of the granite rocks used in the home were excavated on site during the earthworks. Gallery for art collection Rammed earth walls and timber floors combine to make the hallway an attractive gallery space for the home owners’ extensive art collection. Black granite slabs clad the en suite and living/dining fireplace adding drama to the residence. Colour is introduced in the front door with hand-blown Italian glass which is then linked with and follows through to the soft furnishings and window treatments. The house has been sited so that its major elements precisely align with the four points of the compass. When standing in the centre of the hallway, which is the centre of the compass, the entry


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‘‘The house has been sited so that its major elements precisely align with the four points of the compass. Apart from having to build through a wet winter, challenges were few’’ door is to the south, the master bedroom to the north, verandah to the east and balcony to the west. Sun and wind an influence During the design stage, the effects of the formidable western sun and powerful easterly winds had to be taken into consideration. The main living area glazing is protected by an external aluminium automatic blind and there are four outdoor entertaining areas, again with each facing a different point of the compass. The residence had its genesis in sketches made by the client’s son-in-law. The client then undertook an extensive due diligence on possible builders he could work with, eventually deciding on Tallwood Constructions as the best fit for their needs. Founded some 20 years ago, Tallwood are known for some of the most iconic homes in the South West of the state.

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‘‘Winning awards judged by our fellow professionals in the industry is a great honour but the real pleasure comes from the absolute joy and sense of gratitude that our clients have when we present their new homes to them’’

Tallwood’s founder, Alex Campbell, then arranged for the architectural drawings to be prepared, structural engineering design and documentation, Schedule of Finishesand all relevant approvals. He was involved in the project from the first conversation with the client right through to handover and the thank-you dinner hosted by the clients. Mr Campbell said that apart from having to build through a wet winter, challenges were few. “This was a dream build and was completed within 10 months,” he said. Collaboration between owner and builder “As this home was a true collaboration between owner and builder, all challenges were considered, discussed and avoided prior to them becoming an issue. This very much demonstrated the benefits of the builder and client working together as a team to ensure that the best outcome is achieved.” The home has been entered into the Custom Home category of the 2018 South West HIA Housing Awards which will be announced on September 15. With 21 years’ experience in construction, Tallwood Constructions designs and constructs award-winning new homes, renovations, and additions, servicing the South West region of Western Australia and Perth. Since 1998 Managing Director Alex Campbell has directed his attention to quality constructions and design solutions in the South West. Building on difficult sites is often required and the whole Tallwood team follow the philosophy that the bringing to life a dream home lies within one-to-one personalised service, a high level of supervision and fastidious quality control.

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Tallwood Awards Tallwood Constructions have received 57 National, State and South West HIA Awards in the past 9 years including 2017 Awards: WA HIA Renovation/Addition Project of the Year 2017 WA HIA Outdoor Project of the Year 2017 SW HIA CSR 2017 Awards Renovation/Addition Project $300,001 to $500,000 SW HIA CSR 2017 Awards Renovation/Addition Project $500,001 and over SW HIA CSR 2017 Awards Renovation/Additional Project of the Year SW HIA CSR 2017 Awards Outdoor Project of the the Year “Winning awards judged by our fellow professionals in the industry is a great honour but the real pleasure comes from the absolute joy and sense of gratitude that our clients have when we present their new homes to them,” Mr Campbell said. The company has recently signed contracts on four new projects. They are most excited by their first true Passivhaus designed home which they will soon be commencing in Australind. This home is being built in conjunction with iSmart Building Group.


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ST MICHAELS TERRACE MT PLEASANT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE St Michaels Terrace Mt Pleasant

DESIGNED BY LIZ GRIMSHAW

‘Light and bright’ sleek styling by Innova Builders

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t Pleasant is, as the name suggests, one of the more congenial areas of Perth, particularly those sections of the suburb that face or are in close proximity to the Canning River. With the city being only a few kilometres distant, Mt Pleasant is a highly desirable residential area. Being a well established suburb there is not an abundance of vacant blocks and those who wish to build in the area often have to choose blocks which have been divided or are in various ways less than ideal in size and/or shape.

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Block shape was very much the challenge in a recent project by Innova Builders in St Michaels Terrace Mt Pleasant. Developer impressed The residence was commissioned by a local developer who had been impressed by another home built in the same area by Innova. One of Innova’s major roles in the project was to commission the designer, one with whom they had previously worked successfully. They also costed the home and completed the detailed drawings and specifications as well as building the home through to completion, together with landscaping. The brief for the home was for a large family residence which would maximise coverage on the site with a wide elevation to negate the narrow frontage. It was required to be suitable for the


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‘‘The brief for the home was for a large family residence which would maximise coverage on the site with a wide elevation to negate the narrow frontage – One of many notable features is the large laminated sliding door that allows the theatre space to easily transform into a home office, should the owner so require’’

top end of the market with the type of buyer typically being a mature professional couple with teenage children. The client was very experienced in developing and marketing residential projects and had a clear design style in mind: that of a clean ‘light and bright’ sleek styling. The main challenge was to bring something to the market that would be appealing and strong in style, but not to the point where it might some alienate potential buyers. Liz Grimshaw from LG Designs was commissioned by Innova to create a home that took full advantage of all northern light, with a wide elevation and open feel to the corridors to avoid the visual constrictions of a home that was 10m wide.

The residence was a typical cavity brick construction with a mix of high end finishes and quality Smeg appliances throughout. It consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, together with a powder room which includes a shower that is accessible to the 6m x 3m x 2.1m deep pool. The garage has space for two cars and features a large storage area. The main focus was to get away from the traditional look and feel of narrow lot homes and to do this, the designer employed a large double height stairway void in the entry, together with glazing walls to the hallway over both floors, to bring in vast amounts of natural light from the north.

Family lifestyle The large, modern style home has open dining and entertaining areas which overlook a feature pool, suitable for the lifestyle characteristic of families in the area.

Inspiring street presence The elevation has a horizontal delineation across the full width of the block to provide an inspiring street presence that gives the impression of a much wider home.

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‘‘The residence was a typical cavity brick construction with a mix of high end finishes and quality Smeg appliances throughout. It consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, together with a powder room which includes a shower that is accessible to the 6m x 3m x 2.1m deep pool’’

One of many notable features is the large laminated sliding door that allows the theatre space to easily transform into a home office, should the owner so require. Innova Builders was founded some five years ago by partners Mike Cunnold and Walter Rappard, who left project building to focus on the construction of custom homes with less volume and more focus on service, design and the client experience. Mr Cunnold, who has been a registered builder for almost 15 years, started in the industry as a bricklayer and continued until the age of 22 when he became a building supervisor. He had been a construction manager of a major building company for six years before leaving to start Innova Building. Mr Cunnold said the business has steadily grown since being established. “We started in a very tough market and now have developed strong relationships with a group of talented designers,” he said.

“This benefits our clients in that they get an individually designed custom home with a focus from the designers who stay involved throughout the whole project, thus ensuring the integrity of the design vision.”

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BRAYDON ROAD, ATTADALE

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Braydon Road, Attadale

WALKING DISTANCE OF SWAN RIVER

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However the narrowness of the block, boundary setbacks and issues with overlooking neighbours were major influences on the project, substantially impacting on the location of rooms and spaces. Problems with sloping site The project was further complicated by the fact that the site sloped away from the street to the rear boundary. With design concepts and construction by Primesite Developments, the residence plans and further design were prepared by Define Creations Design and Drafting. The design needed to incorporate three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a home office, open living plan and upper floor living space on the narrow, angled site where the topography was falling from the street to the rear of the site. These challenges were essentially overcome through a combination of strategically located split levels and retaining walls, thereby limiting the impact of site difficulties and at the same time achieving the objectives of the design brief.


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‘‘Located off Canning Highway, within walking distance of Alfred Cove and the Swan River and not too far distant from Point Walter, the site is a prime piece of real estate’’

New concept required Primesite Developments’ Peter Tomlinson became involved in the project after plans for the residence had already been drawn up, however they were found to be unsuitable and were discarded in favour of Mr Tomlinson’s concept which was more in tune with the client’s requirements, budget and the site. The site was quite difficult to build on with its 3m slope from front to back bringing with it a challenge, which was successfully met, to reduce the number of steps in the house. And, as the client works from home, an office had to be created that had some separation from the rest of the house. The residence features a grand entrance, dining, living alfresco space with an upper floor living space servicing the second and third bedrooms. Constructed with lightweight steel frame, ThermaWall Cladding was employed for year-round optimum internal thermal ambiance and a solid, attractive external appearance to produce a sharp, modern, stylish home.

Exterior had appearance of rendered brick To all appearances the residence looks like a standard rendered brick home, belying the fact that it is actually a steel frame structure. Primesite have found that the most important aspect of building steel frame homes is to ensure the design and detailing of the steel framed walls is correct. When this is the case, the home goes together quite easily on site. Servicing the Residential Building Industry for over 40 years

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‘‘The residence features a grand entrance, dining, living alfresco space with an upper floor living space servicing the second and third bedrooms’’ It is important in construction with steel frames is to ensure the building is set out correctly right from the start, as there is simply no room for error. Wholesale suppliers of building products, BuildItEco Pty Ltd, supplied the external RMax Orange Board which was fixed to a steel framing system, Supaboard corbels which were externally fixed to cover ugly expansion joints, and the Supafloor Panel System for the internal first floor flooring system. BuildItEco also supplied the tradespeople and materials to undertake the finishing of the render and texture to the entire external face of the home. BuildItEco products specified The property owner, who had previously used BuildItEco products, requested that they be used on this particular project as he had been very impressed by the product’s advantages of building

strength with thermal control, budget costs and build speed. The light weight of the materials also assisted the architect to achieve counter-levered overhangs with minimal supports, thereby contributing to the residence’s unique design. Primesite Developments was established in 2012 by Peter Tomlinson. Through working with various builders over the years and, being a registered builder, Mr Tomlinson saw a niche market for people who wanted exceptional quality and value for money and who wanted to customise and create their own homes and become personally involved with their own designs. Mr Tomlinson became involved with eco-friendly and energy efficient light framed construction method which can provide people with an alternative to the double brick that is so widely used in Western Australia. This method also reduces construction time, lowers maintenance and provides an energy efficient home to the client.

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‘‘BuildItEco also supplied the tradespeople and materials to undertake the finishing of the render and texture to the entire external face of the home’’ Specialists in residential construction While mainly specialising in residential construction, Primesite Developments are also involved in commercial, renovations and aged care, disabled access and retirement accommodation. Founded some 23 years ago, Define Creations Design and Drafting is a local family business working on projects across Western Australia, servicing clients ranging from new home

owners, owner-builders, small boutique to medium size builders and architects. Established by David Wright in 1995, Define Creations is involved in many and varied projects from small to large residential and commercial additions, small to very large single and multi-storey residences, small to large multi-unit developments, as well as new commercial developments and fitouts.

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JOYCE STREET DEVELOPMENT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Joyce Street development

LOCAL AUTHORITY GUIDELINES

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Tender awarded to Daly & Shaw Daly & Shaw Building were awarded the tender for the project and were engaged by the developer to progress the venture from the initial development approval design into working drawings, together with consultant reports enabling submission for a building permit to complete construction. Daly and Shaw were also involved in finalising colours, materials, and the selection of fittings and fixtures. They also arranged water


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‘‘The company ethos was further evidenced through the use of high ceilings in the upper floor, hi-lite windows to maximise natural light, and low maintenance Innowood balcony ceiling linings’’ service submetering agreements and assisted the client and surveyor in obtaining strata. The two storey complex consists of 10 apartments in total: eight 2 x 2, one 3 x 2 and one 2 x 2 plus study. It was built specifically to cater to the current Western Australian rental market. Concrete slabs employed Construction methodology for the ground floor involved the use of concrete slabs on the ground with double clay brick, while the upper floor employed concrete suspended slab and stairs with timber framed wall and roof construction. Colorbond metal sheeting was used on the roof. Daly and Shaw Building believe that a successful development is about smart design that optimises space, lets natural light in and syncs with its surroundings, and this was very much indicated

throughout the project, particularly as the lot is quite narrow and design efficiency thus became crucial. The company ethos was further evidenced through the use of high ceilings in the upper floor, hi-lite windows to maximise natural light, and low maintenance. Innowood balcony ceiling linings. Clever storage solutions were employed throughout the apartments, particularly in the bathrooms. Project designed to local authority guidelines The challenge of obtaining unconditional development approval for the complex was resolved by designing the project to meet the City of Stirling’s design guidelines and by using particular materials and colours to ensure the project integrates with its surroundings. Zoned R40, the shape of the 1151 sqm block also presented challenges in relation to visitor parking and landscaping. Meeting

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‘‘Meeting acoustic and fire requirements, together with coastal requirement were also problems that had to be solved’’ acoustic and fire requirements, together with coastal requirement were also problems that had to be solved. As a consequence Daly & Shaw Building partnered with professional consultants to overcome these problems and ensure requirements were met with regards to fire separation, noise transfer, energy efficiency and coastal zoning. We specialise in the manufacture of custom made kitchen, bathroom & laundry cabinets for WA Builders and Renovations

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‘‘... the $100 million investment by the State Government and City of Stirling has transitioned Scarborough into a more contemporary beach destination, creating a strong foundation for future investment and development by the private sector’’ Understanding what it takes to deliver success Across the decades, owners Mick Daly and Robert Shaw have gained an understanding of what it takes to deliver success – service and customer satisfaction. As such, Daly & Shaw has built their business around providing direct communication. Customers know they can access Mick and Robert’s knowledge and advice at any time, continuously leading to better outcomes for all. Today, Daly & Shaw’s early origins live on through sister company Evolution, established to help WA residents ‘escape ordinary’ through creative custom builds, extensions and renovations.

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The company is currently involved in a number of projects including the construction of four townhouses in Robinson Avenue, Perth; three townhouses in Scarborough Beach Road, North Perth; six apartments in Dorchester Avenue, Warwick; and, three villas in Wisteria Parade, Edgewater. Daly & Shaw won the 2018 Master Builders Association award for Best Multi Unit Development (10-20 units) for a project in Mandurah (14 apartments) and was also nominated for the 2018 Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards for the Mandurah project.

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LONDON STREET

THE BUILDERS CHOICE London Street

REFRESHING CHANGE

Industrial look for townhouse development

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n an exciting departure from conventional townhouse design and construction, a recent small complex project by Tarca Homes has boldly featured an industrial look and feel. Attempts at creating an industrial look can sometimes go awry and to make it work requires a deft hand from both designer and builder. However the Tarca Homes complex in London Street Joondanna has been applauded and accepted as a refreshing change by those who have seen it.

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The three-townhouse development boasts individual design for each residence. The units consist of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, courtyards and double garages. The complex features a wide driveway, secured by an industrial automatic gate. Difficult site presented challenges The project commenced when the client approached Tarca Homes with a brief to build the three townhouses on a 765sqm sloping site with road widening resumption. The challenge was to accommodate three spacious townhouses on the site, each suitable as a residence for a family or couples. Addressing the brief, Tarca Homes formulated a concept plan, liaised with their designer, engineers and planners and, after dealing with many changes finally arrived at a result which successfully fulfilled the brief and was sympathetic to the overall concept.


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Tarca Homes’ specific roles in the project were to provide concept design, estimating and quantities, planning approvals, demolition of the previous structure on the site, construction of the new building, site supervision, and strata titling. In satisfying the brief for an industrial influence for the complex, all the face bricks from the demolition of the old house were cleaned and re-used. Industrial look throughout townhouses In keeping with the requisite industrial look, the townhouses feature polished concrete floors and large structural steel beams, together with custom made staircases of structural steel beams and exposed chunky timber treads featuring jarrah, blackbutt and marri. Industrial light fittings were fabricated to suit the owner’s requirements. The client fitted modern appliances and engaged an interior

designer to coordinate the fixtures and finishes. Phil Tarca, Director of Tarca Homes, said that they used the right resources and carefully matched different materials together, achieving a unique finish.

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“We have built many projects including an aged care development, factory units, multi-unit developments, custom designed homes, additions and renovations” “We are keen to use these materials and finishes again for future projects,” he said. Despite its successful conclusion, the project faced a particularly challenging situation in that the site was encumbered by adjoining building work encroaching upon it. A 30 metre new boundary retaining brick wall had to be built in order to support the adjoining neighbour’s buildings and land before work could commence on the site. Legal problems took two years to resolve The circumstances of the legal aspects of the problem were such that it took two years of liaising with the client, their lawyers and the neighbours to overcome the legal challenges that presented. Tarca Homes director Phil Tarca achieved his Builders Registration by tertiary examination at the age of 21, being one of the youngest students to do so. Shortly after, he also completed his Diploma of Building. “I started the building business Tarca Homes in 1976 with my father John, who I worked with,” Phil said. “I learned many things from him as he was a stonemason trained in Northern Italy.”

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At that time John Tarca had a construction team working on many projects in Perth including the Library at University of WA. “I have a background in masonry construction and learnt much of it from my father,” Phil said. “All of my working life has been in the building industry. We have built many projects including an aged care development, factory units, multi-unit developments, custom designed homes, additions and renovations.” Policy of clients in control Mr Tarca said that with knowledge of changing markets and the latest trends, and a handpicked team of tradies, Tarca Homes delivers superior constructions and outstanding experiences every time. “With tailored designs evolved to suit each client’s unique needs and style, they are in control. We align their build with their vision, so they get the home they have always wanted. “We’re passionate about building relationships too. Our clients enjoy smooth project management, reliable advice, friendly service and a team that’s ready to collaborate with them on every decision.”


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‘‘The challenge was to accommodate three spacious townhouses on the site, each suitable as a residence for a family or couples’’

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HALLS HEAD RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

THE BUILDERS CHOICE Halls Head residential project

MULTICULTURAL DESIGN JOURNEY

Conceptualising the Dualistic Cosmology of Yin and Yang

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sk just about any architect to name the project that has given them the greatest satisfaction and most will be inclined to fudge the question a little. For many, this is simply because they are unable to choose from a vast and diverse body of work. Others, motivated by a sense of professional respect for their clients, might be reluctant to highlight one project over another. For William Hames, however, the answer is likely to be fairly straightforward. A newly completed residential project in Halls Head constructed by Cachet Homes provided both professional and personal satisfaction for the executive chairman of Hames Sharley. It is Hames’ own home, and the house was named Villa Flavia in honour of his wife – who was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro.

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According to William Hames, the site demanded a solution that capitalised on its views and the interpretation of its place. “The concept is simple: a pavilion of steel and glass on the north, capturing the views to the canal and the estuary and the cubical secluded bedrooms to the south. The division of the two functions is defined by a 600-millimetre thick by five-metre high wall flanked by a stream/pond and a planter bed to the north. “The low-tech, large rough rammed earth wall is juxtaposed against the high-tech steel, glass and polished stone, with highly refined detailing reinforcing the adjacent differences in materials, while also strengthening the concept of its openness, or public face, to the north and the closed private sleeping cubicles to the south.” The two primary functions of the house are connected by chasm-like openings in the rammed earth wall with refined stone bridges, and stepover gaps heighten the awareness of the journey to either side. “The internal pebble-based stream picks you up at the entry stairs and flows throughout the house to fall into the infinity-edged swimming pool adjacent to the canal. Through the two-storey glass wall you can see the canal and conservation zone of the estuary, thus reinforcing the location and positioning of the house.” The slash in the rammed earth wall clearly signals the main bridge entry to the living room. “Crossing over the stream through the


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“The house interprets its place and celebrates its position. It could not stand anywhere else” wall,” says William, “the internal planter bed mimics the stream, but in its own right reflects the salt marsh of the wetland opposite. “Once in the living/dining area it feels as if you are on a moored boat, surrounded by water. The house interprets its place and celebrates its position. It could not stand anywhere else.” The philosophy of a Japanese garden is core to the home’s design simplicity, starting with the water and the estuary and continuing with timber screens on the louvre windows, a “zen room” library for quiet contemplation and pebble gardens within the house. Within the rammed earth wall, there are three reconstituted stone Robie house vases, coloured to match the concrete and representing the refinement of the concrete material. William explains that he chose these Frank Lloyd Wright-designed vases partly out of respect for the noted American architect and also because the square top and base against the circular and rounded container “continues the dualistic cosmology of yin and yang, which is exhibited throughout the house in many subtle variants”. The design concept further enhances this “philosophical and multicultural journey” by reinterpreting the Burle Marx designs in the waterfall tiles to engender memories of his wife’s Carioca heritage. Home Comforts for All Seasons The residence comprises three levels, with the ground floor containing the entry, living and dining rooms served by a kitchen/casual eating area, all flanked on one side by a balcony adjacent to the swimming pool. At the other end, adjacent to the living room, is a covered al fresco area, linked by an indoor and outdoor fireplace. On the southern side there are two bedrooms with individual en-suites, as well as the utility rooms (laundry and guest toilet). The first floor is accessed by a cantilevered tread staircase and lift. A bridge leads to a smaller living room retreat, a balcony and the “zen” library surrounded by a high timber batten screen “to encourage a quiet contemplation space within the house”.

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THE BUILDERS CHOICE Halls Head residential project

“This continues the dualistic cosmology of yin and yang, which is exhibited throughout the house in many subtle variants” The upper living room and balcony is cantilevered out from the structure by a post-tensioned slab, providing a floating illusion from the canal side. On the southern side of the house are the master bedroom (en-suite) and study, plus a bathroom and bedroom. Despite this side being away from the canals, the design captures views of the canals from every room. The lower ground level is founded 100 millimetres above the canal wall, is finished in materials such as polished concrete floors and marine ply doors, and includes the games area with table tennis, boat, kayak and storage – and easy access to the water toys, jetty and Roman stairs into the canal. William highlights the fact that the house is designed to be comfortable for all seasons, and to that end it features large overhanging protective eaves. The two-storey living areas are further protected by external horizontal aluminium louvre panels contained in the external steel frame, and the eastern-facing bedrooms are similarly protected by the same profiled horizontal louvred panels. “These protective panels can rotate and be lifted to varying levels, and in winter or whenever required be lifted and discretely concealed in head boxes contained within the steel structure. Not only do these louvres ensure solar protection, but they also provide visual privacy, replacing the need for curtains and blinds. “The offset panels on the northern frame are also lit from the face of the building and provide a beautiful soft reflected light back into the living areas in the evenings. The subtle layering of the functions allows the spaces to take on many sensory modes and experiences throughout the day and the seasons.” In conclusion, says William, “Overall it is rich textural composition that over time will symbiotically become a part of its place.”

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Cachet Homes... Catering for a High-Quality Niche Market Officially opened in 2008, Cachet Homes was the amalgamation of two local companies: Mandurah Building by Design, a design and drafting business owned by Cliff Kearns; and Lilcon Pty Ltd, a small residential construction company set up by Chris Lillis. Chris and Cliff had identified “an unfilled niche in the services available to clients in the Peel District and surrounding area who wished to build an individual, uniquely designed home, showcasing quality construction and craftsmanship”. Their objective was to provide a service that would see more local businesses and trades people utilised, providing more opportunities for regional growth and giving greater control over the quality and price of their product. “We wanted to make the building process as enjoyable as possible for our clients, allowing them the opportunity to work closely with both the designer and the builder, and not feel like just another number in the queue. “Finding a name that represented quality, excellence and pride in our product became a long and thoughtful process until the discovery of Cachet, which means ‘quality that attracts admiration’ – a clear definition of what this venture truly represented. “Through both customer research and experience, we understand what people want when choosing a custom home builder.”


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