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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Cowaramup Builders South West WA – Cape Constructions

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Smokebush Court, Cowaramup WA 6284 Cowaramup Home Builders South West WA DSC_0273 1200pA stunning modern home in the country is what many people are looking for today. Cowaramup builders Cape Constructions take the time to listen to their clients. They will let you design your own home and add their expertise to get the result you are looking for.

Smokebush-Court,-Cowaramup-WA-6284-Cowaramup-Home-Builders-South-West-WA-DSC_0342-2000pMerging  your indoor living space with nature outside is what it’s all about in South West WA. The photo above is a classy statement of how to achieve this. The glass doors open up the whole indoor dining room and kitchen area. There is also an outdoor kitchen complete with a pizza oven. Not shown on the other side is the giant spa bath. Yes, this home was well and truly though out to live live properly.

Smokebush Court, Cowaramup WA 6284 Cowaramup Home Builders South West WA DSC_0261 1200pGetting away or totally off the grid is also on peoples minds when building a home. Builders Cowaramup Cape Constructions are specialists in Energy Efficiency. They won the Master Builders Association Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in 2013.  The team are passionate about getting everyone away from the high costs of electricity and gas in South West WA.

Cowaramup Builders – Cape Constructions have been building homes in South West WA for over 20 years, they specialise in country timbre frame homes, luxury south west holiday homes, luxury custom designed residential homes and commercial construction. Do you have a country dream home in mind that you have always wanted to build? Are you looking for a highly skilled team of tradespeople to work with to fulfill that dream? Cowaramup Builders Cape Constructions are the sort of team to work with you in finalising the plans and communicating with you through the whole project until the final result is exactly what you envisioned.

Award Winning Builders

Cowaramup Builders Cape Constructions win Master Builders Association Awards year after year across all categories including Excellence in Energy Efficiency, Timbre Frame Construction, Excellence in Ceiling Finishes, Renovations and Additions and Contract Home Award winning builds for all ranges of project pricing. See the Cape Constructions Awards page for more information – Click here.

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Fire Safety – Australian Standards Update May 2015

Fire safety is now a major focus for building new residential homes and commercial premises in South West WA, Cowaramup Builders Cape Constructions have the knowledge and understanding for building a new home that adheres to the coming Australian Standards AS3959 building standards set to be implemented in May 2015 (See link for more information). This will certainly be something to consider when building a timbre frame home, luxury new dream home or commercial premise. And with the strong prevailing winds and crispy dry bushlands in the South West it is also imperative to build your new home or commercial premise with fire prevention materials and fire prevention measures so that it can be kept safe in the event of a serious fire in strong winds. Adhering to the Australian Standards AS3959 rules and regulations will be a step in the right direction for saving everyone’s new homes and business’ during the fire season down here.

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So if you would like to have a friendly country style chat with someone who has been building homes all his life, give Charles a call on 0429 020 958 to find out how best to go about the project you have in mind and how much it will cost.

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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Builders South West WA – Cape Constructions

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Builders South West WA Cape Constructions have 20+ years building in the Margaret River Wine Region and surrounding areas. From luxury new homes to even the most modest renovations they have achieved a long standing reputation of achieving the highest quality builds and renovations for each project on time and on budget. Their reputation also extends further with the highly skilled team of tradesmen being renowned for being easy to work with, accommodating and very good communicators.

Builders-Dunsborough-2With a strong focus now on fire safety, Builders South West WA Cape Constructions have the knowledge and understanding for building a new home that adheres to the coming Australian Standards AS3959 building standards set to be implemented in May 2015 (See link for more information). This will certainly be something to consider when building a South West holiday home as a lot of the time your premises will be unattended. And with the strong prevailing winds in the South West it is also imperative to build your new home or renovation with fire prevention materials and fire prevention measures so that your home and you can be kept safe in the event of a serious fire in strong winds.Builders-Dunsborough-Yellow-Pages-Cape-Constructions-2

In creating your new luxury home or your holiday retreat in the South West, Builders South West Wa Cape Constructions have lived in the region long enough to take advantage of their local knowledge when it comes to the design and construction of your project. Getting maximum use out of the cool sea breeze in summer and making the most of the light at different times of the day in your home can dramatically reduce you energy consumption bills and overall helps reduce greenhouse emissions. Builders South West WA Cape Constructions took out the Master Builders Association Award 2013 for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for their stunning build of a luxury South West WA retreat home in Yallingup – See this link.

There are a great range of building materials on the market today that both look classy and are also practical in taking advantage of prevailing weather conditions and the suns axis throughout the seasons. Builders South West WA Cape Constructions are constantly researching new products and building methods arriving on the market that provide sustainability, functionality and fire protection for your new home or renovation. These new materials and Builders-Dunsborough-6methods of building can greatly reduce energy consumption, protect your home in the event of a fire and are also made to look great when it comes to the design and look of your home build or renovation.

So if you are looking for someone to provide you with the highest quality build or renovation for your project budget then Builders South West WA Cape Constructions would love to hear form you. Each project we undertake is an opportunity for us to show our clients just what we can do and also to create a project outcome that is worthy of submitting to the Master Builders Association South West’s Awards categories.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article, we look forward to you visiting our website to read what others have to say about our services … and giving us a call to chat about your South West project.

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Builders South West WA Cape Constructions
Phone:     Charles Grist - 0429 020 958
Office:      (08) 9759 1921
Email:       charles@capeconstructions.com.au
Website:  www.capeconstructions.com.au

 

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Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Cape Constructions PO Box 105 Dunsborough, WA 6281

Yallingup Builder Cape Constructions – Working with you!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYallingup is one of the jewels of South West WA and the Margaret River Wine Region, nestled in a pocket of land surrounded by national parks and the iconic Yallingup surf break.

Yallingup Builder – Cape Constructions has been building new homes, luxury new homes, renovations and wineries in Yallingup and the South West WA region for over 20 years. Charles Grist and his team take home many awards from the Master Builders Association South West awards night each year. They view each and every building project as an opportunity to win an award – no matter what the budget of the building project is.

Builder Yallingup – Climatic conditions considerations
The climatic conditions of Yallingup require some important things to consider when building in Yallinugup WA 6282. Below are just a couple to get you thinking about the design of your home.

For some great tips on home energy efficiency please this link:
http://www.westernpower.com.au/corporate-information-power-saving-tips.html

Winds
The prevailing sea breeze winds of the summer from the South / South West directions can reach strengths of 35-40 knots+ on occasion and are a regular occurrence during most days of the summer. It is important to consider this when designing your home if you would like to take advantage of some free air conditioning during the warmer months. Alternately you may wish to consider creating an area in your home that is protected from these winds and create a calm, shaded and relaxing environment in an area of you home.

It is not only the summer winds to be wary of, winter in South West WA can be in the path of some serious storms. With the large cold pressure systems moving in off the Indian Ocean winds have been recorded around 145 km/h and can push over a 100 feet tall gum tree.

Careful consideration of the prevailing wind directions, their strengths and their ability to cause asset damage is a must when building in Yallingup and the South West WA Wine Region.

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Taking advantage of the abundant natural energy such as the sun and the wind can be a great method of saving a lot of money on your heating, cooling and lighting bills.

Thinking about your normal habits within your home, where do you spend time in your home and at what times during the day are you in those locations? It’s healthy for the sunlight to wake you up in the mornings but also at night it is important to have a peaceful sleep so that you are rejuvenated properly. Things such as making your place of sleep in a location away from noise activity can greatly improve your sleeping patterns. Please see this link for more details – http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/how-to-sleep-well-as-you-age.htm

10 Dress Circle 4Another very effective way of saving on energy consumption is to take advantage of the cool afternoon sea breeze that South West Western Australia is famous for. Once again consider where you will be spending time in your home in the time periods when the sea breeze is blowing. Thinking about those locations, would you like a home designed for you that can take advantage of the nice cool breeze during the hotter months in South West WA? No noisy Air Conditioning Unit to hear and great savings on your energy bills. Overall there is usually an amount of energy use required to live a comfortable life but if we all took some responsibility in reducing the amount of energy we use. If we all did this the result would be less pressure on our natural resources and our environment.

Yallingup Builder Cape Constructions have won awards for Energy Efficiency, to see our latest awards – click here.

These are just two of the things to consider when building or renovating to create an energy efficient home in Yallingup, Western Australia. If you would like to talk with someone who has the experience and knowledge of building an energy efficient home and all the latest products to achieve the best possible result then give Charles a call on 0429 020 958.

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Builders Eagle Bay – Home Building Tips

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Builders Eagle Bay – Cape Constructions have been building award winning  homes in Eagle bay for over 20 years now. When it comes to building in Eagle Bay there are a few important things to consider such as the direction you block faces, the type of ground underneath the soil and fire protection.

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Land for sale in Eagle Bay
- Choosing your block of land to buy

Ideally a north facing block is the best block of land to
buy as it will give you the best chance of taking
advantage of the picturesque views of Geographe Bay.
However, there is also some great views of the
surrounding farm lands and native bush lands that are
also a beautiful scene to look out upon. Some of you
may even wish to have a bit of seclusion and privacy
and there are blocks of land for sale in Eagle Bay with
this characteristic too.

Wherever you buy land in Eagle Bay you will enjoy a short stroll to some of the most iconic northerly facing beaches Western Australia has to offer. Walk down to the local Eagle Bay Beach, Rocky Point, Point Picket, Bunker Bay and the famous Meelup Beach for a stroll along the beach, fishing, swimming, boating, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking  and surfing.

Earth Moving – Eagle Bay
There are a variety of different types of ground you can encounter when building in Eagle Bay and it is a good idea to check what the ground type of the land you wish to buy in Eagle Bay before purchasing.

Some areas are sandy with good drainage whilst other ares can be gravelly with clay deposits, rocky or even have large deposits of Granite just below the surface. So be sure to check below the surface of the land for sale in Eagle before making plans to build you new luxury home. The costs of earthworks and the position you are left to build on are something very worthwhile when considering the total cost of you house and land venture. For instance, lets say you wish to build into a sloping north facing block, the surface of the block may look like an easy earth moving exercise, but sometimes there can be very large Granite deposits just below the surface that could greatly blow out your earthworks budget.

Fire Protection – Builders Eagle Bay
Eagle Bay is in a valley surrounded by Class A Native Bush Reserves and large swaths of privately owned bush and farmland. When the Summer months come along the area is prone to bush fires. It does not take
long for the bush to dry out in most parts of Western Australia during the summer months and Eagle Bay
is no exception.

Careful planning of the location of your home site on your block is essential, the prevailing winds from
the North, East and South reach strengths of up to 40 knots+ sometimes during the summer period.
Combine strong winds, a dry bushland area and just one spark and Eagle Bay can become under
threat of a bushfire very quickly.

Choosing the right materials for you home when building in Eagle Bay is essential and Cape Constructions work closely with the City of Busselton to ensure all of the local rules are followed in regards to fire safety when building your home.

Please click on the link for detailed information from the City of Busselton regarding planning approvals – http://www.busselton.wa.gov.au/services/building_services

So when you have chosen you beautiful block of land in Eagle Bay give Charles from Cape Constructions a call on 0429 020 958 to have a friendly chat about your home building plans for Eagle Bay. And please see our website and read our testimonials to see what our clients have had to say about not only our workmanship
and completion to timeline but also the way in which we work with our clients to ensure the best possible
project outcomes.

We look at every residential or commercial building project as an opportunity to win an award for our work … and year after year we take quite a few home with us from the Master Builders Association South West
awards night!

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Renovations and Builders Dunsborough – Amazing Weather!

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It’s been a beautiful sunny morning down here in Dunsborough, today’s temperature is estimated to be around 29 degrees – Just Perfect! Lots of people seem to be still down enjoying Meelup Beach, Yallingup Beach, Dunsborough Foreshore, Bunker Bay (One of the Favorites!) and the quieter surrounding coves.

Dunsborough is still a very liveable area even when it is peak season, there seems to be room for everyone. Speaking of room for everyone, how are all of you with families going with having space for everyone? Do you need more room for your growing family? We have won awards for a number of different sized budget renovation projects in Dunsborough, Yallingup, Eagle Bay, Busselton, Geaograph and the surrounding South West WA. If you are thinking of adding value to your home and provide the room required for everyone to live in harmony give Charles Grist at Cape Constructions to see what we can do for your home renovation visions!

We have renovated and built so many homes here in Dunsborough, Yallingup, Eagle Bay, Busselton, Geaograph and the surrounding South West WA, and every time the reason for our clients renovating or building is to create a home that reflects and suits their lifestyle. Whether that be a couple with guests for the weekend or a young couple with a growing family the reason is still the same – the home has to suit the lifestyle!

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Cape Constructions Builders Dunsborough Hospice Golf day

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Builders Dunsborough – Cape Constructions – Giving Back to the Community

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Cape Constructions was honored to have sponsored a hole at the 11th annual Hospice golf day held at the Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course Friday October 19th. We were all greeted with a perfect sunny warm day with light winds for what proved to be a lighthearted and fun Ambrose four ball golf competition.

Upon arrival and after hitting few balls at the beautiful practice range, we were all treated to some local refreshments and some lovely healthy salad rolls before making our way to the tee. Team Captain was Charles Grist with second in command Greg Hough who each contributed very nicely to the days total.

Fortunately we were not to concerned with the score at the end of the day, we were more concerned in a bit of friendly competition with our opposing team and getting to know some great people! A few beers and some laughs was the final result and our goal was achieved knowing that the Cape Constructions – Builders Dunsborough sponsorship money went to such a great cause.

One thing that was noted on the way around was a house being built, the roofing tradesmen were building the roof frame out of NON TREATED Pine! Charles casually pointed it out that this was a tragic mistake when building in the South West WA. Any untreated wood in a home build will be open to attack from White Ants. If this goes unchecked and the White Ants do get into your timbre structure then at some stage they will literally eat away the structural integrity of any wooden part of the home. This is tantamount to Charles’s sharp eye and industry experience when it comes to building in Dunsborough. This is just one of the many reasons Cape Constructions have won so many Master Builders Association Awards throughout the years . It’s the attention to detail their whole team focuses on to achieve the highest results possible!

From the team at Cape Constructions we would like to thank all those involved in the Hospice Golf Day and Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club for keeping the course in such superb nick!

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Cape Constructions has the reputation for listening to its clients from the beginning through to the completion of each project. It takes pride in ensuring every aspect of the job is checked and rechecked to ensure all is as is should be.

Assessed annually by the Master Building Association Cape Constructions is acknowledged as being a high quality building company.

Charles Grist has more than 35 years experience in the building industry and

David Norrish has also worked for over 45 years in structural, civil, marine engineering and project management. For more than 15 years they have worked together on various projects from luxury and contemporary homes through to shire buildings, warehouse, CBD commercial centres and wineries. In 2006 they decided to join forces and create Cape Constructions with the aim of providing to clients the best service and skills available in the area.

In 2010 Greg Hough, Cape Constructions Building Supervisor became a partner in the business because he shares the same vision and commitment to excellence. Charles, David and Greg have built a strong team of professional tradespeople that has hundreds of years of building experience, which means as a client you benefit from the wealth of knowledge of this team. You will find communication with Charles, David or Greg will be honest and about what you need to know.

You can feel confident about:

• The skills and knowledge of the professionals and tradespeople

being employed by Cape Constructions

• Communication being honest, constructive and decisive.

• Appointing them for design and construction projects

And, if you are unsure about using an Architect or Designer, speak to Charles, he is very familiar with the work and styles of Architects and Designers working in the South West. Cape Constructions aim is to complete building projects to the highest standards using the best professional skills and services in the area whilst managing to keep within time frames and budgets.

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Since entering the assessment process of the Master Builders Association Awards Cape Constructions is a regular winner and finalist receiving acknowledgment in both categories of housing and commercial construction.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Our Services

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The Advantage Of Using Cape Constructions

With the wealth of knowledge, experience and level of expertise (collectively, over 100 years) we can confidently advise you about how much it will really cost to build your home or commercial project. If it is not within your budget we can recommend appropriate cost savings.

Residential

Builders of a broad spectrum of individual homes ranging in price from  $250,000 to multi million dollar projects. After our first meeting and briefing on  the direction you want, we work to develop what is required, considering both  the building and quality from the design phase, working with your architect or  our designers, through to completion of the home.

We can make the building process easier for you.

Our aim is to complete building projects to the highest standards using the best professional skills and services in the area whilst managing to keep within time frames and budgets.