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Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Cape Constructions PO Box 105 Dunsborough, WA 6281

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.



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


Builder yallingup Yallingup New Home Build Porch View
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.

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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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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Cape Constructions PO Box 105 Dunsborough, WA 6281

Cape Constructions Builders Dunsborough Hospice Golf day

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Builders Dunsborough – Cape Constructions – Giving Back to the Community


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!