Designing and building a new house in Perth WA

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I have worked at Central Avenue Homes since 1998 and we have built more than 460 unit developments, single, double and three storey homes in Perth and surrounding areas in that time.

All homes have been custom designed for our individual clients and most have been on small and difficult blocks in the Perth and surrounding areas.

We build houses from lock up, which is the main structure, walls, roof, windows, ceilings and the house is locked up, and then the client uses their own trades and friends to finish the house, to builders completion, which is when the client finishes off the house with floor and window treatments and landscaping, and turn key, which is a house ready to live in with no more work to do including TV aerials, clothesline, letterbox, landscaping etc.

When you build with Central Avenue homes, you deal with the owners of the business, our in house design draftee is the person that you meet with and discuss your ideas for your new home, she is a Residential Designer & Client Consultant  and has been an integral member of the Central Avenue Homes team for over 7 years.

She works one on one with our clients from the initial design process through to construction. With a passion for site responsive and solar passive design she ensures our clients design expectations are realised.

So,  why Central Avenue Homes?

Why you should have Central Avenue Homes design and build your Custom Designed Home?

Have you ever wanted to build the home of your dreams – but had no idea where to begin?

Have you ever looked at a plan and thought, “I love that, but don’t like that?  This house won’t fit on our block” etc.

Engaging an architect or designer direct, can cost you an arm and a leg.

You may not own the copyright when they’re finished, and as they’re not builders, they often have no idea of the cost of your project when drawing it.

You will have to shop your plans around to Builders, getting quotes.  This is all time and money.

If this sounds like you, then you need to talk Central Avenue Homes

When you talk with us, you deal directly with our designer Ashleigh, who has the unique ability to take your wish list and ideas and turn them into your dream home.  She does this while sticking to your budget, so there are no surprises.

We have been building custom designed homes to our clients’ budget on all types of lots including small, narrow and difficult blocks, since 1998, and offering the build to lock up since option since 2004.

In House Designer = Cost saving, less stress and more convenience

Some of the biggest advantages of using a builder with an in-house designer is convenience, and cost saving.

Our designer works closely with the builder and estimator ensuring that your home is designed in conjunction with your specifications and budget. The builder will also assess your lot so that there is a clear understanding of the site related costs so that those costs can also be taken into account when designing your new home.

It’s a practical solution that offers you everything you need to design your plan and build the perfect home for your family and lifestyle without the stress of shopping your plans around other builders in Perth, getting varying specifications and advice.

When you choose Central Avenue Homes to design and build your new home, the stress and problems will be reduced, as everyone involved in your project will be on the same page for the entire process.

Communication is the key!

Using Central Avenue Homes’ in-house designer, allows us to work with you right from the conception of your project.

The builder, estimator and designer work closely with one another, designing your custom designed home within your budget.  Questions and requests are attended to promptly and easily.

Communication between you, the designer and the builder and the team at Central Avenue Homes will enable you to grasp a better understanding of the overall process.

Our in-house designer is able to interpret your needs and wants to come up with a plan that has ‘you’ written all over it, while offering cost-saving ideas and possibilities.

When working with Central Avenue Homes’ in-house designer, the quality control process is organised and efficient.

Your project plans, architectural details, and specifications can all be finalised under the one roof so there aren’t any delays of conflicting priorities.

It’s in the builder’s best interest to ensure your project runs smoothly and on time.  External architects and designers don’t have the vested interest and have often moved on to their next project by the time you need them to draw changes to your plans.

Incorporating passive design to create sustainable suburban homes

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

Site orientation & characteristics

Continuing our look into passive design principles, we take a closer look at the importance of site orientation and how to correctly utilise it during the initial design process. Clever site responsive design can reduce heating and cooling loads and also reduce the need for other expensive upgrades to improve your homes comfort. Ultimate Quality and Time Saver

So What Now?

There’s a lot to consider when building your dream home; not just the colour of your bricks and roof, or whether you want an under bench oven or a free standing stove in your kitchen.

It’s a complicated and comprehensive process – a long one at that, especially if you need planning approval, so it should be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

More than just a builder

At Central Avenue Homes, we’re more than just a home builder.

As custom designed and built home specialists, we work with you, one-on-one, to make sure you get the home of your dreams.  We take into account, the orientation, shape and size of your block, your lifestyle and family requirements.

Our established approach and experienced team will make designing and building your custom designed home a stress-free and enjoyable experience from day one.  This is done at a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional architectural service.

We hope this has given you some ideas about how to move forward with your dream home.

If you have any questions please send them to and complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.


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