Cambuild 2017-12-06T13:09:00Z https://www.cambuild.com.au/feed/atom WordPress https://www.cambuild.com.au/wp-content/uploads/cambuild.jpg kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Hillway Timelapse Garage Pour]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1213 2017-12-06T13:09:00Z 2017-05-26T13:04:40Z Hillway garage pour timelapse video.  Watch now. How to pour a house slab in 26 seconds! A little timelapse we put together of the concrete pour for the garage slab. We put in 140T of footings and 88T for the slab. More to come as the build progresses. More updates on this 4-storey project coming […]

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Hillway garage pour timelapse video.  Watch now.

How to pour a house slab in 26 seconds! A little timelapse we put together of the concrete pour for the garage slab. We put in 140T of footings and 88T for the slab. More to come as the build progresses.

More updates on this 4-storey project coming very soon.

 

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kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Hillway Ground Floor Concrete Pour]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1205 2017-12-06T12:50:32Z 2017-07-08T12:30:52Z Hillway ground floor concrete pour timelapse.  Watch now. More updates on this 4-storey project coming very soon.   Or click on this link… https://www.facebook.com/cambuild/videos/1398201620216191/

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Hillway ground floor concrete pour timelapse.  Watch now.

More updates on this 4-storey project coming very soon.

 

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kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Hillway Project – Update]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1192 2017-12-06T12:51:48Z 2017-08-31T06:34:34Z Hillway site tour with Cam.  Watch now.  More updates on this 4-storey project coming very soon.   Or click on this link… https://www.facebook.com/cambuild/videos/1450092661693753/  

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Hillway site tour with Cam.  Watch now.  More updates on this 4-storey project coming very soon.

 

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kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Design Elements That Take Your Home From Ordinary to Extraordinary]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1179 2017-12-06T13:06:39Z 2017-11-23T06:19:37Z What really distinguishes a luxury property from other properties, apart from the hefty price tag? Traditionally it may have been all about size but these days luxury buyers have other features in their sights. The “wow factor” is key to luxury home design.  Luxury properties need something that sets them apart from everyday homes. This […]

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What really distinguishes a luxury property from other properties, apart from the hefty price tag? Traditionally it may have been all about size but these days luxury buyers have other features in their sights.

The “wow factor” is key to luxury home design.  Luxury properties need something that sets them apart from everyday homes. This might be the technology set-up, the design or the amazing finishes, but when you put them all together you get the ‘wow’.

 

Lighting

Lighting is one of the most overlooked and yet important elements of good interior design.  lighting is essential in terms of creating the mood and ambience of a living space, so getting it right from the start is vital.

Of course, getting the lighting right in a luxury design scheme isn’t just about where lights are placed or how strong or bright they are.  The light fittings and lamps themselves are an element of the overall design and, when chosen to fit perfectly with the style of the room, they have the potential to give life to the space.

When thinking about lighting it is important to consider it both artificial and natural light.  Optimising the use of natural light, however, is key, both in terms of practicality and in order to be able to appreciate the beauty of the space.

A house filled with sunlight is cheery, warm and inviting. Throughout the day, the sun marks time, subtly changing the color and shape of rooms. Like water and fire, sunlight is an elemental part of our existence—and a fundamental component of green design. Buildings with abundant daylight help keep us physically and emotionally healthy. They also reduce the need to turn on electric lights during the day, cutting lighting energy consumption by 50 to 80 percent.

 

Entry

There is no second chance for a first impression, and when it comes to your home’s interior design, the entrance is the first element that anyone visiting your home will experience. This is where the design of your home’s interior should make its first impression on any guest, and it should be a good one too!

Often in the fight to squeeze everything into a floor plan, the entry is the first casualty.  However, sacrificing space in this area can have a massive impact on how guests perceive the interior which in turn sets the tone for how they experience the rest of your home’s design and décor.

 

Staircase

Staircases can be one of the most important spaces in the design of a home but too often they get ignored and forgotten. A good staircase will make an easy transition from one level to another, usually emphasising the shift from common areas to more private areas. Joining together the design of the surrounding rooms at the bottom of the stairs while inviting you into the privacy of the rooms at the top, a good staircase can really make others feel welcome into the home while maintaining some boundaries of privacy. Just by choosing the right bannister and surrounding decor, it’s easy to make the staircase stand out as the centre piece around which the rest of the home flows.

 

Butlers pantry

A butler’s pantry can help keep your home looking clean, tidy and highly functional. Plenty of storage is a must, including open shelving for easy access and a small sink and extra dishwasher to help keep the mess from food prep and cooking out of sight.

When planning the layout, include a long, open bench and plenty of power points to hide away everyday electrical items such as toasters, kettles, juicers and coffee machines. This will keep your kitchen benches free of clutter.

Consider including a hidden cavity sliding door so that any mess can be quickly hidden away when guests arrive. A wine and/or beer fridge is a luxury inclusion that will free up space in your fridge.

 

Landscape Design

While landscaping typically isn’t thought through until the end of the home build, considerations for landscaping made in the early stages will ensure you optimise your outdoor space for your specific lifestyle needs.

Your custom built home should seamlessly integrate into the outdoor landscape and, for the best result, both aspects need to complement each.  Even if you put certain pieces off until later, you can at least lay the necessary groundwork to avoid costly re-dos later.

 

At Cambuild, we focus on luxury and quality in homebuilding. One way that we accomplish this is by obsessing over the design considerations of our clients’ homes. Whether you’re building a custom designed home or renovating an existing one, we’ll work hard to ensure that every aspect of your new living space is perfect. This includes giving meticulous attention to your home’s layout and selections.

Find out how we can help you with your new home design or renovation and help you build the home you’ve always dreamed of living in.

 

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BirdBrain Logic <![CDATA[Luxury Home Design: The Art of Illuminating Your New Home]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1118 2017-05-22T08:08:57Z 2017-05-22T05:00:55Z When you’re building a new home – or even renovating an existing one, for that matter – it’s easy to take the lighting for granted. Homeowners can spend countless hours obsessing over their home’s design features, from the paint scheme and wallpaper designs to the best furniture styling for each room. However, they often end […]

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When you’re building a new home – or even renovating an existing one, for that matter – it’s easy to take the lighting for granted. Homeowners can spend countless hours obsessing over their home’s design features, from the paint scheme and wallpaper designs to the best furniture styling for each room. However, they often end up neglecting the importance of well-planned lighting.

It’s easy to understand why this issue is so often overlooked. After all, lighting is something that we usually take for granted. That’s because well-planned lighting design complements the interior without drawing attention to itself. When lighting is well executed, you hardly give it a second thought.

But when your interior lighting is poorly planned, all sorts of things can go wrong:

  • Rooms feel uncomfortable when the lights are too dim or too bright.
  • Bathrooms appear dingy.
  • Annoying shadows darken kitchen worktops.
  • Living spaces feel cramped or unusually large, depending on how the lighting is arranged.
  • Feature walls, wall hangings and other design considerations fail to achieve the desired effect.
  • Hallways and corridors end up uncomfortably bright.

The reality is that we humans are incredibly sensitive to light – be it too much or too little. A good lighting designer understands this and knows how to avoid these problems.

3 Important Roles Lighting Planning Plays in the Home

We all understand the fundamental role that lighting plays: it illuminates your home’s interior. But good lighting planning also accomplishes several other objectives. Here are three important roles that lighting planning plays in the home:

1. Well-planned lighting consumes less energy.

According to YourHome (published by the Australian government to promote more environmentally sustainable homes) lighting consumes 6% of the average home’s total energy consumption (not just electricity). Another way of framing this is that the lights in your home account for 8-15% of the monthly energy bill. Who wouldn’t like to reduce their energy bill by double-digit percentage points? Well-planned lighting can help you do just that.

2. New regulations in Australia makes better planning necessary.

Following on from the previous point, we should also note that the Australian government has released progressively stricter regulations limiting the amount of electricity that can be used for lighting in newly built houses. These regulations are passed down by the Australian Building Codes Board, and as a general rule, they stipulate that no more than 5 watts of lighting be used per square metre. Considering that the average halogen light consumes 40-50 watts – it’s relatively easy to exceed the government-mandated limits.

3. Well-planned lighting looks better.

The previous two points were related to each other, in that they both had to do with reducing the energy consumption in your home. Beyond that, we shouldn’t overlook how much of a difference lighting makes in terms of your home’s aesthetics and interior design. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the decorations, furnishings and fixtures are, if the lighting is poorly planned, then your living space simply isn’t going to look as good as it could.

Cambuild Can Assist with Your Lighting Planning

At Cambuild, we focus on luxury and quality in homebuilding. One way that we accomplish this is by obsessing over the design considerations of our clients’ homes. Whether you’re building a custom designed home or renovating an existing one, we’ll work hard to ensure that every aspect of your new living space is perfect. This includes giving meticulous attention to your home’s lighting design.

Find out how we can help you with your new home design and help you build the home you’ve always dreamed of living in.

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BirdBrain Logic <![CDATA[Luxury Home Building for Two Decades]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=1105 2017-05-22T08:06:01Z 2017-04-17T07:53:21Z 2017 marks the 20-year anniversary for Cambuild and looking back, the years have really flown by with a string of creative, innovative projects that the whole team are very proud of. Since 1997, we have been on a mission to design and build luxury homes for our clients and seeing this dream come into fruition […]

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2017 marks the 20-year anniversary for Cambuild and looking back, the years have really flown by with a string of creative, innovative projects that the whole team are very proud of. Since 1997, we have been on a mission to design and build luxury homes for our clients and seeing this dream come into fruition over the past 20 years has been immensely satisfying and humbling.

The celebration of this milestone has coincided with our move to our new design studio in Claremont. Being in the area where a lot of our clients live, or are planning to live, means that we are part of the residential footprint here and are close to the action – a part of the community in a more connected way.

Our space on Davies Road was designed with a purpose of creativity and collaboration. We didn’t want a standard office or an area filled with meeting rooms and closed offices, we were looking for an interior design that could help start conversations and spark a bit of excitement and vision. This is where we meet with our clients and begin to visualise their new home or renovation, so the studio definitely needed to help that process. The vertical garden and the big screen TV are my two favourite features.

Our process is also a lot more than design and build, we start from the very beginning and work with our clients to ‘lay the foundation’ so to speak. We talk about their lifestyle, their family’s future, their financial goals, even their daily schedule and movements around their current home. All of these things combine together to give us a really clear understanding about each person’s needs for their new home or renovation. When looking back on the last 20 years, I think this is the part of the process that I always enjoy the most and also the thing that sets us apart from others. When I have had the chance to be involved from the very beginning – helping to choose the block or location – I feel that the end result becomes one that is particularly note-worthy. It is the holistic approach that a home really needs.

Starting Cambuild with my wife, Kelli, two-decades ago and now reaching this 20-year milestone with a team of people who all share our passion, is one of the biggest achievements of my life to date. I am continuously motivated by our clients and our team; and this passion is what drives our whole business as well as me personally. For me, it is not just about building luxury homes, it is about ensuring all the little details of perfection are taken care of throughout the project. Building the lasting relationships that we have with our clients is very humbling and will continue to drive me for another 20 years.

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BirdBrain Logic <![CDATA[The Design Studio by Cambuild]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=993 2017-12-06T13:06:53Z 2017-12-05T08:07:45Z Earlier this year, The Design Studio by Cambuild officially opened its doors in Claremont, offering you a creative, relaxed, fun new space to meet with our talented architects and designers to custom design your luxury new home. Managing Director Cam Wilkie says The Design Studio by Cambuild is a concept he has been keen to […]

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Earlier this year, The Design Studio by Cambuild officially opened its doors in Claremont, offering you a creative, relaxed, fun new space to meet with our talented architects and designers to custom design your luxury new home.

Managing Director Cam Wilkie says The Design Studio by Cambuild is a concept he has been keen to pursue for a couple of years.

“We wanted to create a space where people felt instantly comfortable, at ease and inspired about building their dream home,” he said. “It’s important to us that our design studio provides inspiring and unique ideas, which reflect our clients’ style, to ensure they get the home of their dreams with their family and lifestyle requirements squarely in mind.”  

“One challenge had been finding the right location, however we’ve now found the perfect space in Davies Road, Claremont”, he said.

“Our architects and designers can’t wait to welcome people into our new creative space and start sharing ideas and talk design about their dream home. They’re a helpful and approachable bunch with the skills, creativity and inspiration to design you an amazing new home.”

I look forward to welcoming you into the journey of individual design excellence, quality and craftsmanship that defines Cambuild.

The possibilities of building your dream home are endless at Cambuild. Whether you are looking at a coastal retreat, clever narrow lot urban residence or a two-storey custom-designed home, we assure you a quality-built home which will stand the test of time.  We’re also happy to help you choose the perfect block factoring in location, orientation, size and budget.   

The Design Studio by Cambuild will be open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Just walk in and say hi to our friendly design team. Let us make you a coffee on the house and start turning your new home ideas into reality.

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whitechalkroad <![CDATA[4 Reasons Why You Should Contract an In-House Designer for Your Luxury Home]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=951 2015-06-09T09:56:18Z 2015-06-09T09:14:59Z Have you ever wanted to build the house of your dreams but had no idea where to begin? Choosing the right builder, architect and designer is a key part of ensuring the path to your dream home runs as smoothly as it can. There are so many reasons why it’s beneficial to hire a designer […]

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

Choosing the right builder, architect and designer is a key part of ensuring the path to your dream home runs as smoothly as it can. There are so many reasons why it’s beneficial to hire a designer to help you with all the finer details, but what about a builder that has their own in house design team right at their fingertips? To get your luxury dream home looking perfect, we check out why an in-house designer is the way to go.

1. In House Designer = Practical Convenience

The biggest advantage of using a luxury home builder with an in house designer is convenience. It’s a practical solution that offers you everything you need to plan, construct and design the perfect home for you and your needs without the hassle of going between different luxury builders in Perth, with varying options and advice.
Throughout the process of crafting your new luxury home there may be some hiccups along the way. By choosing a custom home builder with an in-house designer, problems will be reduced, as everyone involved in the project will be on the same page and take ownership of the entire process.

2. Personal Communication

Communication is a key! Having an in-house design team allows us to partner with you right from the start of your project.  Without the need to consult with multiple external professionals response times are reduced – because both the luxury home builder and designer are working in the same building, and your questions and requests can be attended to swiftly and easily.

Personal communication between yourself, the custom home builder and the in-house design team will also enable you to get a better understanding of the overall process. An in-house designer will be able to interpret your custom home design needs and come up with a professional custom plan that has ‘you’ written all over it, whilst offering insight into new possibilities. By valuing the importance of personal communication between all contractors involved in the project, you’re a step closer to living in and enjoying your luxury home.

3.  Ultimate Quality and Time Saver

When working with a luxury home builder with an in-house design team, the quality control process is organised and efficient. Project plans, architectural details and variations can all be finalised under the one roof so there aren’t the delays of conflicting priorities.  It’s in the builders best interest to ensure your project runs smoothly and on time, external architects don’t have the vested interest and have often moved on to their next new project by the time you need them to draw variations to plan.

4.   They Speak the Language, All in One

Building a house can get confusing – especially when it’s not your forte. Most homeowners have a great idea of what they want but no idea how to put that vision into action. Information gets lost in translation and sending plans and building elements from one person to another can get very messy. It really is another world – another language. Custom home builders and in-house designers that work alongside each other speak this language, understand it and stay on top of it – all under the same roof.

So Where To Now?

There’s a lot to consider when building your dream home; and I don’t just mean the colours of your walls and whether you prefer stainless steel or white goods in the kitchen. It’s a process – a long one at that – so it should be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

At Cambuild, we’re more than just a luxury home builder. As custom built home specialists, we work with you, one-on-one, to ensure you get the home of your dreams with your family and lifestyle requirements squarely in mind.

Our established methodology and experienced team will make designing and building your luxury home a stress-free and enjoyable experience from day one at a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional architectural service, allowing you to make decisions on your investment with clarity.

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 info@cambuild.com.au or complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

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kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Minimalist Lines with Views to the Ocean at City Beach]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=935 2015-05-28T06:09:25Z 2015-05-28T03:53:46Z   With clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, there’s a distinct resort feel to this home design, created to complement the sweeping coastal views and unique topography of our client’s City Beach block. Designed to embrace the vistas and northern light, yet provide privacy from the street, this intelligent home will be a genuine sanctuary. […]

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With clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, there’s a distinct resort feel to this home design, created to complement the sweeping coastal views and unique topography of our client’s City Beach block.

Designed to embrace the vistas and northern light, yet provide privacy from the street, this intelligent home will be a genuine sanctuary. Elevation is therefore the key theme within this highly bespoke project, both literally (all indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas are on the top floor) and spiritually, with the sparkling pool and glass waterfall entry statement setting the tone for a home conceived to relax the mind and lift the spirits.

Builder’s Choice Magazine recently featured this custom luxury home in their March edition, click here to read the full article (jump to page 56)  http://www.thebuilderschoice.com.au/magazines/2014/2014-03/index.html#/62/

 

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 info@cambuild.com.au or complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

At Cambuild we focus on luxury and quality – the quality of our customer care, workmanship, design and materials. While some so-called custom home builders in Perth work from a standard suite of two-storey home plans that they modify for each client, Cambuild believe each of our clients are unique. Consequently, we create unique dream home solutions that fulfil your specific requirements. Each of our custom built luxury home projects is an individual journey – a journey to a destination that’s defined by you, our client.

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kelliwilkie <![CDATA[Multigenerational Homes Are The Next Big Thing]]> https://www.cambuild.com.au/?p=926 2015-09-03T08:32:49Z 2015-05-27T02:52:25Z Welcome to the sandwich generation—where baby boomers are being sandwiched between both their parents and adult children at home. The demand for multi-generational home designs is sky-rocketing and being spurred by a combination of financial pressures, elderly parents needing to move in, young families saving for a home deposit and children leaving home later in […]

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Welcome to the sandwich generation—where baby boomers are being sandwiched between both their parents and adult children at home.

The demand for multi-generational home designs is sky-rocketing and being spurred by a combination of financial pressures, elderly parents needing to move in, young families saving for a home deposit and children leaving home later in life. With more and more Australians now having to accommodate three generations under the one roof, never before has the need for intelligent, multi-generational home design been so strong.

 

Flexible Design

Flexibility, adaptability and versatility certainly seem to the watchwords that are shaping today’s designs, as multi-generational living becomes a reality for more and more of us. An extra bathroom, room for a kitchenette, ample storage and a private courtyard are also common features. The home must also be able to adapt over time as the family unit evolves.

It’s easy to take out walls to create bigger spaces if the original design allows that to work.   Some clients need separate rooms in the short term, but know they will eventually need to make changes. A wall doesn’t have to be structural and a lot more people are starting to think that way. You can nominate for that wall not to be load-bearing because that wall will potentially get knocked out.

A good tip is to consider how some of the rooms in your home can “double up”, or become “multipurpose”. A spare bedroom could be used as a theatre room, or as a games or activity room for the kids.

Design features such as wider than average doorways, open-plan spaces, higher than standard power sockets, hob-free showers and flush thresholds can be added at little or no extra cost when designing a home, effectively ‘future-proofing’ the home.

 

Zoning

When designing a multi-generational home, it’s important to ensure the main living area is still accessible from the individually zoned areas, such as bedrooms and activity areas.

Although multi-generational living caters for a wide variety of living situations, and ensures everyone has their own private quarters, you still want to keep focus on the central hub of the home, such as the kitchen and main living area.  It’s about keeping a balance between spaces to unwind in and a central space where everyone can come together.

Another way to ensure that your home design fosters family interaction is to link the central hub to the alfresco, creating a seamless flow from indoor to out.

With different people and personalities living under the same roof, it’s important to try to maximise your outdoor living and entertainment environment. With our warm climate in Western Australian, integrated indoor and outdoor living makes sense.

 

Storage

When it comes to multi-generational living, organisation is the key to maximising living space and storage. Home storage is essential when designing a home and it’s often one element many people forget.

Mud rooms, drop zones and e-zones provide the perfect storage option without compromising space in your home.

With homes accommodating bigger family units parking also needs to be considered. If you’re not using the extra garage space now, it can become a gym, playroom, hobby room or workshop in the meantime.

 

Privacy

A good multi-gen design is one that gives everyone the ability to live in harmony within the home and not be treading on each others toes on a day-to-day basis, so ensuring everyone has their own personal space is the top priority.

It’s important to design living areas that are independent of each other and have external outlooks that are private. A definite feature would be to have separate points of entry – this cues towards independent living. A kitchenette and another bathroom is also a major requirement.

 

Forward thinking has become the key as families embrace designs with flexible spaces and thoughtful zoning.

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 info@cambuild.com.au or complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

At Cambuild, our focus is on luxury and quality – providing quality customer care, skilled workmanship, bespoke design and high-end materials. While some so-called custom home builders in Perth work from a standard suite of two-storey home plans, Cambuild starts with a conversation to discover each client’s ideal home requirements. Once we know you better, and you know us too, together we can create a unique dream home solution to fulfil your specific requirements. Each of our custom built luxury home projects is an individual journey – a journey to a destination that’s defined by you, our client.

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