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What are the steps to a successful renovation?

Are all builders experienced at building renovations in Perth?  This is a question we often get asked.  The answer is you should always use a Registered Builder.  You should also speak to your Renovation Builder in depth about their experience and how they will manage your renovation project. Over the past 34 years working in all areas of home renovations, we have come across most renovation surprises when building second storey extensions, ground floor extensions and moving inter...

May 1, 2020

Tip Number 2

We often get asked the question should I use an Architect or a Designer and there is no real clear cut answer to this, one thing that is certain is you will need a set a plans.  There are a lot of factors that should be considered. In general an Architect is more experienced than a Designer, but the costs can vary significantly depending on who you engage. Architects are licensed professionals, to be legally identified as an architect a person much have a formal tertiary education/degree in...

November 8, 2019

Tip Number 1

So you have decided that you need more space.  Maybe an extra bedroom, extra lounge room, more storage or a new kitchen and bathroom. What do you need to take into consideration when considering to renovate or move?   You've decided you want to go to the next level.  Adding a second storey or an extension depending on size will take between 3 and 6 months.  The costs is outlined in your contract and more often than not you can live in your home while the work is being ca...

November 1, 2019

Tip Number 3

If you are looking for a quality Perth Renovation Builder you need to discuss your builders experience. For more than 34 Years Darren at Core WA has been helping clients add space and value to their home through renovations and extensions.  Whether it be a second storey extension to add a bedroom and living area or extending the house to include a larger kitchen, children's play room or a study. An experienced builder will understand that renovating your home can feel like a huge undertakin...

November 1, 2019

Adding Value to Custom Build New Home, Renovating or adding a Second Story Addition

When thinking about building a new home, renovating or adding a second storey addition people often express their concern that Custom Home Builder are too expensive and that Project Home Builders prices don't reflect the actual items in the display homes.At Core WA we have proven time and time again that good advise and transparency of costs enable our clients to get the most out of their building project. This article from the Domain web site has some good ideas of optional extras.Call Dar...

February 14, 2019

Top 10 Apps for Renovating or Extending your Home

The Top 10 Home Renovation Apps You Need to Know About Want to renovate or add to your property? Finding inspiration, let alone being able to visualize a certain colour or new type of floor, can be tough. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps out there designed to help you visualize, and stay on top of, your upcoming project.  Some of the apps we list below are freemium, meaning they are free provided you don’t mind advertising content. Others can be bought for just a few dollars. Also, ma...

February 2, 2019

Weekend West Article Wembley

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January 19, 2019

Heritage Restoration and Renovation

Thinking back we probably should have felt a little daunted with the scope of this project at the age of 24.  In 1994 Darren took me on a romantic drive to show me a property he wanted for our first home together.  This 1800’s ruin, down a single track road in the middle of Nuttall Park without a house in site was an eye opener to me. One thing we have always had and forms the foundation of Core WA is uninhibited optimism that we can do anything we put our minds too.   ...

January 9, 2019

Executive New Build Video Part 2

We offer you a personalised building service where our Director Darren Johnston is on site everyday and available to personally for you discuss all your requirements.  It is the years on hands on experience that ensures that your new home is delivered on time and on budget...

December 1, 2018

Weekend West Article Floreat

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December 1, 2018

Executive New Home Build - Part 1

Its Darren's experience in building quality homes, in difficult conditions, that sets us apart from others.  We are able to demonstrate a level of knowledge and security for our Clients that many larger developed companies are unable to offer....

November 24, 2018

2018 HIA Winner 2018 HIA COLORBOND® steel Matt Perth Housing Awards.

Core WA are very proud to have a project that won in the 2018 HIA  COLORBOND® steel Matt Perth Housing Awards. This was the first project we had entered into the awards. This renovation and extension although small didn't come without it challenges, however due to open communication and over 30  years of hands on experience we were able to complete it on time and on budget.  ...

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