Building In Bushfire-Prone Areas

New areas within Western Australia have been officially identified as bushfire-prone. The official map of bushfire-prone areas, available on the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) website, identifies areas within the state that now require a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment when submitting applications for development.

LOOP Design + Build coordinates this documentation for you. The knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to select suitable materials and find landscaping solutions to ensure total compliance with state planning policies.

Based in Cowaramup, LOOP Design + Build is a design and building company that specialises in sustainable architecture and quality craftsmanship. With more than 25 years of experience in residential construction, the company prides itself on building houses to the best possible standard at competitive prices.


Don’t Lose Your Cool

Imagine the refreshing feel of a cooling mist on a hot summer day. Offering the latest in misting technology, the Ceilo 360 is an innovative outdoor cooling system that will transform your patio into a cool and comfortable oasis all summer long.

Available from CoolMist Systems Australia, the Ceilo 360 integrates fan, mist and light operations that can be run simultaneously or independent of each other for enhanced flexibility.

Powered by a high-pressure 850psi pump, the Ceilo 360 emits an ultra- fine mist so that, although it may look like you’d get wet, you won’t even feel a drop!

A single Ceilo 360 fan delivers a complete circle of cool mist that can lower the temperature of a 30m2 area by as much as 15°C.

Ceilo 360 fan systems are energy- and water-efficient, and feature an internal LED light to provide ambience after dark.

Offering professional service, quality products and state-of-the-art technology, CoolMist Systems Australia can design and install your outdoor cooling system to suit the architectural style of your home and ensure a pleasing end result.


Quality Results Time And Again

2016 marks Builderwest’s sixth year in business as one of Western Australia’s most established builders. An impressive professional milestone was also reached by the company’s project manager, who has worked in the industry for a total of 20 years!

Working primarily in Perth’s metropolitan area, Builderwest completes up to 20 luxury homes and apartments annually, and specialises in all aspects of the building process, from design concept right through to the final stages of development.

“I can’t believe how well it’s gone,” commented Mark Roberts, operations manager at Glass Processing Australia, after working on a successful project with Builderwest. “You and your team made it so easy for us, it was seamless.

“Everything went fantastically – the workmanship, communication, and speed. Credit to you and all of the guys... Any issues have been overcome with solutions. The speed and quality of your work has been second to none.”


A Lot of Promise

Lot Build is a new solutions-based business that offers expertise and exceptional workmanship in a variety of infill and subdivision projects, bringing vast experience in residential development, construction, planning and design.

Offering a flexible and seamless client-orientated service that provides great value with exceptional results, Lot Build undertakes a range of projects from single lots to multiple- unit sites throughout metropolitan Perth.

The company’s core services include consultation for your duplex, triplex, quadruplex, strata or multiple-lot scheme. From retaining and feature wall construction, to site clearance, groundworks, masonry and utilities, Lot Build can take care of each aspect of the development process.

Lot Build ensures clients’ individual requirements are closely managed throughout each project by offering custom solutions, saving clients both time and money. The company also offers comprehensive support services and can provide in-depth expertise to ensure your every need is met and all expectations are surpassed.


Active Sustainability

Solar Dwellings participated in Sustainable House Day 2016 by running bus tours for its clients and people interested in sustainable design, which visited an impressive array of sustainable houses. Due to the popularity of this tradition, the company will be continuing its bus tours for Sustainable House Day 2017.

Since 1991, Solar Dwellings has led the way for accessible sustainable design, and has shown that anyone can afford to live in a well-designed sustainable home. The company partnered with Subiaco City Council to design the Subiaco Sustainable Home, and the Mandurah City Council to design the Mandurah Sustainable Interactive Home. A successful collaboration with Josh Byrne produced one of the most sustainable homes in Australia. To learn more about this project, visit

Solar Dwellings is renowned for expertly incorporating sustainable design principles such as passive solar into its projects. Its energy-efficient, low- allergen homes include water-wise features, and multi-functional elements that allow the home to adapt to the occupants’ changing lifestyle requirements.


20 Years Of Innovative Design

Daniel Cassettai Design is proud to announce it received the Building Designers Association of Western Australia (BDAWA) award for New Residential Building Design in the 351m2 to 450m2 category for 2016.

‘The Vincent’ impressed the judging panel with its seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor areas, which was achieved through the clever use of voids, full-height windows, and a functional use of space.

Located on a relatively small block, the home demonstrates a strategic use of multi-purpose spaces, which allows the home to adapt to the changing lives of its occupants.

“Families are staying in their homes for longer these days,” says the company’s principal director Daniel Cassettai. “It makes sense to anticipate the changing demands of a growing family in the initial stages of a project’s design, so that we can creatively maximise the use of space for years to come and ensure that the home remains comfortable and functional for each member of the family.”

The prestigious BDAWA award is the cherry on top of Daniel Cassettai Design’s birthday cake, as the company is marking its 20th year in business!


High Hopes

Coolico Blinds & Curtains is a family business that’s committed to making a difference to the lives of people locally and around the world. In 2015, Zlatko Kulenovic participated in “the biggest physical challenge of his life” with the Telethon Adventurers, a charity the Coolico family feels passionate about, and has proudly helped raise approximately $43,600.

Kulenovic and a small yet determined group of Telethon Adventurers began their climb to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, which has an altitude of 5895m.

The group encouraged one another through intense sickness and exhaustion throughout the 6-day climb, and Kulenovic described reaching the peak as an incredible experience that he would recommend to anyone who wants to challenge themselves and truly put their mental and physical stamina to the test.

On the descent, the team stopped at Stella Point, which has an altitude of 5756m, and played the highest AFL exhibition game in history. The record was not recognised by the Guinness Book of Records because the official AFL goal posts were not used, but the team was not bothered because they had achieved everything they had originally set out to do.

By partaking in this achievement, Kulenovic gave financial support to the Tanzanian community and raised $110,000 to support the hardworking researchers at the Kids Cancer Institute.


The Decking Of Choice

Perth Decking Co is Australia’s sole importer and distributor of DuraLife Decking & Railing, which won the Best of Houzz Design award for 2016. The product was selected for the award by more than 25 million unique monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, which includes 500,000 active home building, remodelling and design industry professionals.

Featuring industry-leading durability, high-performance attributes and a non-repeating, highly variegated wood grain appearance, DuraLife Decking & Railing’s unique characteristics make it very popular with homeowners, contractors and installers alike.

DuraLife Decking & Railing is stronger and more rigid than alternate decking options because it is manufactured from an exceptional polypropylene and hardwood composite material that has a highly durable stain- and fade- resistant polypropylene-capped surface.

Perth Decking Co stocks a huge range of profiles, lengths and colours to suit all decking applications including alfrescos, porticos, pools surrounds and deck renovations.





Artistic Ambition

Zibah Artworks is undergoing some significant creative, physical and digital expansions.

Deborah Zibah has recently taken on a one-year plein air painting mentorship with Leon Holmes, with the aim to continue to hone her skills and develop a new style in the abstract landscape genre. The pictured artwork was painted in the plein air style at Dolphin Quay, Mandurah in July.

A brand new website is also in the works, and the artist has recently renovated her lounge room into an art gallery!

Follow Paintings by Deborah Zibah on Facebook and Instagram to see how these exciting new developments unfold.


Home Design + Living Industry News





Town & Country Designs’ newly renovated display and sales selection centre at Home Base Expo in Subiaco offers clients a design and manufacture service for kitchens, bathroom vanities, bedrooms, built-in wall units, and custom cabinetry.

The display features the latest Blum fixtures and fittings, a full range of traditional Perrin & Rowe kitchen tapware, and a variety of traditional, provincial, and Hamptons-style kitchens and bathrooms with complementary products to complete the look.

Town & Country Designs is excited about the latest colours of Falcon cookers, which will be displayed with an American-inspired custom-built canopy that has been colour-matched to coordinate with the oven. The company will also be advertising amazing monthly special on Falcon cookers.

Town & Country Designs’ Home Base Expo display is located on the ground floor and is open seven days a week. To ensure personal attention, call to arrange a 15 minute complimentary appointment at Town & Country Designs’ showroom to discuss how the company can be of service to you.




Specialising in the design and build of custom dwellings, inspired HOMES provides its clients with a superior product every time. Whether you are building one house or three units on a block, inspired HOMES will make sure that every aspect is attended to and your home is completed within the shortest time frame possible.

As a multi-award-winning member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), inspired HOMES guarantees you are in qualified hands. The company feels that its competent staff are the key to its success.

The ability to service its clients in a timely manner was responsible for inspired HOMES’ monumental achievement of winning the 2012 HIA WA Excellence in Service Award – Medium Builder. This is a reflection of the level of service that inspired HOMES expects from its staff and that has taken the company from humble beginnings to the professional, awardwinning
builder it is today.




Devrite Homes of Distinction has been busy throughout 2013 and 2014. The company was a finalist in both the Master Builders Western Australia (MBWA) Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Awards, going on to win multiple awards.

The biggest challenge Devrite Homes of Distinction has faced this year is having two of its home selected as finalists for the same award category, Contract Homes ($650,000–$750,000), in the MBWA Awards.

Devrite Homes of Distinction happily won the award; however, the company did feel a pang of disappointment for its other house. It was a problem that Devrite Homes of Distinction was glad to have and was thrilled to have both homes become finalists. Devrite Homes of Distinction looks forward to having the same problem next year!






Ceramic Tile Supplies is pleased to announce that its new website is now live. The new website includes an online library displaying more than 500 products, including tiles, stone, and mosaics.

The website also includes a new gallery, featuring more than 300 images of Ceramic Tile Supplies’ exclusive products. The company believes that this is the most user-friendly, interactive website in the ceramic tile industry.

Ceramic Tile Supplies is a business based on hard work and integrity. With showrooms conveniently located in Myaree and Wangara, the staff at Ceramic Tile Supplies are welcoming, happy to assist, and experts in their field.




Plunkett Homes has brought the classic look of the Hamptons to Perth with its latest display home, the New Hampton. Inspired by the timeless architecture of Long Island, New York, the New Hampton is the first Hamptons-style display home in Perth.

The home boasts high ceilings, feature cornices, ebony bamboo floors, and a large formal entry hall that welcomes you into the bright and spacious home.

The interior styling of the home is elegant and warm, with the living area set around an open fireplace and beautifully presented kitchen. This home is open for viewing at Nomad Avenue in Clarkson.

Plunkett Homes has been creating innovative, distinctive homes for Western Australian families for more than 100 years. The company has the experience and know-how to deliver excellence in everything it does.




Dane Design Australia has recently overhauled its website. The simple, clean format of the new design includes a responsive website update for smart phones and tablets.

The company has also commenced design for another villa complex in Berawa, Bali. The stylish villa buildings will be on the market later this year. After 15 years, Dane Design Australia has refreshed its ‘dda’ logo. The old font and format has been replaced with a brighter, fun logo, ready for the next phase of the business.

Dane Design Australia is introducing a new addition to the business with the creation of +dda, which will offer pre-designed building packages. This product will complement Dane Design Australia’s custom-designed buildings and offer a great alternative to other pre-designed homes on the market.

Exciting designs, new construction systems, environmentally-responsible practices, fixed construction prices, and all-inclusive fees are all benefits of +dda.




Early in 2014, the team at Bluewater Building Co took a new and exciting step towards the expansion of the company by opening a new office in Fremantle. This will aid the company in servicing the growing number of enquiries it has been receiving from the metropolitan area.

The goal of Bluewater Building Co is to bring the south-west style that it is known so well for to the Perth market. The company believes it is time to liven things up with a stronger focus on timber framing and alternative building solutions, while embracing the versatility of the design choices on offer.

If you are looking to build in the regions from Perth to Mandurah and want something a bit different to the traditional brick and tile home, contact Bluewater Building Co for a chat about design and construction ideas.




Subiaco Restoration entered 2014 on the back of a record year of trading in 2013. The company has developed a great retail and trade following with its huge range of architectural building products.

The fireplace aspect of the business has boomed with the Real Flame gas fireplace range enjoying phenomenal growth, with architects and builders able to retro-fit them into customer’s existing fireplace.

Trade timber sales, in particular modern composite decking such as Timber Tech and Trex, have also grown rapidly. The family-owned and -operated business is going from strength to strength.




Recognising that smaller, narrow blocks are becoming increasingly popular with buyers, particularly in established suburbs with increased density and housing prices, Shelford Quality Homes has introduced a range of super-slim two-storey designs to meet the demand for narrow-lot living.

“Boasting big ideas and skinny space solutions, our innovative Urban Series combines space-maximising design with smarter building techniques to deliver a range of large and liveable homes suited to today’s low-maintenance lifestyle,” says sales manager Martyn Ferris.

Cleverly designed to completely transform even the smallest of sites, the Urban Series features four flexible floor plans ideally suited to 300m² blocks, 30m deep by 10m wide. Each narrow lot design combines four double bedrooms, two wellappointed bathrooms, three separate living zones, a double lock-up garage, an airy alfresco area, and options for open-plan living with a very affordable price tag!




Summit Homes Group is helping homeowners and home buyers address the shortage of affordable housing in Western Australia with the launch of Summit Granny Flats, which combine stylish design and innovative construction practices.

The new division has been set up in direct response to customer feedback for contemporary, affordable, and innovative accommodation, as well as in light of the recent changes in the legislation regarding the building and leasing arrangements for ancillary accommodation.

“It’s a cost-effective solution for those who want a start in the property market, families who have an elderly relative living at home, or for those who want to capitalise on their lot by renting out the accommodation,” says managing director David Simpson.

There is a range of ten designs, all complete with floor and window treatments, interior and exterior painting, and quality fittings and fixtures. Visit the display at 83 McCoy Street, Myaree, call (08) 9333 0848, or visit the website.




Established in 2010, BE Projects has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry. Developed by founding directors Troy King and Dennis Beard as an extension of their passion for construction, BE Projects provides full project management and construction for any building project, from initial concept advice to final construction.

The vision of BE Projects is to provide its clients with a unique and highly-qualified service that ensures the delivery of the project on time, on budget, and with exceptional quality and safety.

BE Projects has recently completed a residential housing project in Victoria Park. The 251m² property has been finished with high-quality fittings and features exposed structural steel work. The design has provided the clients with a home boasting large, open living spaces and seamless lines to highlight the structural elements where possible.




Urbane Projects is excited to announce that its logo has been updated to reflect its approach to design and construction: always evolving and reflecting current market trends.

The company has also created a new website as the perfect platform to showcase its gallery of exclusively designed and constructed homes.

Urbane Projects has established itself as a premium boutique builder in Western Australia, specialising in designing and building luxury homes across Perth with a focus on providing every client with personalised, tailored attention.

From design to completion, Urbane Projects assists every client with individual detailing of all key selections for both the exterior and interior of the home. Urbane Projects’ homes have distinctive curb appeal while ensuring a floor plan that is unique to each client and their lifestyle.




Busselton Interiors is a retail, design, and decorating business located in the south-west region. It is unique in that clients can purchase distinctive lighting, tiles, wallpaper, and soft furnishings, as well as have the opportunity to organise a personal design experience with one of its qualified staff members.

Using their product knowledge, design experience, and creative eye, staff can tailor a style that suits the client’s personal taste to create a space that it functional and affordable.

Busselton Interiors was established with the intention of bringing a range of affordable designer products to the south-west that were not previously available. The business is growing at a rapid pace, with new and exciting products arriving weekly from Melbourne and overseas.

In addition to this, Busselton Interiors has recently aligned itself with Tiles Boutique, a supplier internationally-recognised for its exclusive and innovative products. To get a taste of the products and designs offered at Busselton Interiors, visit the store or follow the company on Facebook and Pinterest.




Ceramic City is excited to announce that its new lines from Italian manufacture FAP Ceramiche are now available in store.

The international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, Cersaie was a great introduction to a number of new lines from the company, which focus on a mix of stone, timber, and metal looks. Both the Desert and Meltin ranges feature the same unique style and sophistication as the other product lines, but with a simplified design and neutral colour palette.

The two new ranges provide a large selection of wall and floor tiles, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, along with a number of matching feature tiles.

Both the Desert and Meltin ranges are available in a variety of different sizes, making them not only aesthetically-pleasing, but also practical and versatile.

The Desert and Meltin tile ranges are both exclusive to Ceramic City. Visit the company’s showroom to view its extensive range.




Eco-Logical Building was excited to be nominated for the Best Customer Service Award – Small- Medium Builders in the 2014 Master Builders Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards. Eco-Logical Building is very proud to have been recognised as a finalist in this highly-contested category.

The team at Eco-Logical Building takes customer service seriously and continuously strives to ensure the building experience is a pleasurable one for each of its clients.

As Perth’s luxury sustainable home specialist, Eco-Logical Building undertakes only a limited number of projects each year to ensure that it maintains a consistently high level of service and quality.

Each home that Eco-Logical Building builds is unique in both design and construction and clear communication is maintained to ensure success. Eco-Logical Building guarantees to listen and take the time to understand your needs and then work with you to achieve your dream.





Replica Lights and Furnishings is Australia’s latest exciting online destination for your designer lighting requirements. The company’s goal is to bring in the most affordable, yet high-quality replica items sourced directly from the factory to the warehouse store, available to you.

If you like exquisite Scandinavian designer lighting by don’t want to pay the full premium price, then Replica Lights and Furnishings can help you achieve the look you desire. You can choose from a range of designer replica lights at a fraction of the cost of the original pieces. These lights will suit any home design, from high-end luxurious homes to contemporary dwellings.

Replica Lights and Furnishings’ replica items are made to the closest, highest specification of the original piece. The company is increasing its lighting range to include rare pendants and gorgeous floor and table lamps. Replica Lights and Furnishings also stocks commercial designer replica lighting that is suitable for a workplace environment.





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