Design ideas for your deck

Including a deck in your home is the perfect option to extend your living area and get a hint of the outdoors. Here are some design ideas you may like to incorporate. All-in-built deck Play with levels by adding some built-in-benches, planter boxes and steps with the same clad material of the deck. Levelling the [...]

Renovate or demolish, 5 key points to consider

You are planning on buying an old house and are still undecided on whether you want to renovate it or completely knock it down and rebuild a new one. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you make your final decision. Cost First of all, consider the price for both options. To do [...]

Tips to pick the optimal block of land

As you search your perfect patch of land, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not always as clear-cut as it seems. Location, size and shape are critical, but there are also many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. The following tips compiled by our building designer are some of [...]

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10 tips for your pool design

You are thinking of putting a pool at the back of your block before summer but can’t decide on the type of pool. Here are some ideas to guide you. Read also What to consider before putting in a pool? for more information about the whole process. Kids: if you have kids, keep them in mind [...]

What to consider before putting in a pool?

Have you ever dreamed of doing morning laps or hanging out with your friends by the pool? The current trend of a house nowadays is to include a new pool in the design. However, the process is not as easy as you think. That’s why our building designers have picked 5 key points to consider [...]

The 5 best tips to maximise your renovation

To help make sure you have everything you need to know before you delve into the renovation of your house, our building designers from Green Start Design have selected 5 keys points you will need to consider first: Budget Ask yourself the type of renovation/addition you would like; consider its size, the materials and what [...]

Tips to consider when designing your granny flat

Do you have an empty space in your backyard? Have you considered putting in a granny flat? A granny flat can be used as a home for a family member, a home office, play room or can even be rented out. Here are some ideas and tips to consider before you begin the design of [...]

Do you have drawings?

This question is more likely the first thing your building designer will ask when you are considering a new project. Our team of building designers from Green Start Design emphasise precise and thorough as-built drawings as they strongly believe it is the result to a successful project. As-built drawings is a set of drawings which [...]

The top things to keep in mind when designing your alfresco area

How can we live in Australia without enjoying the warmer climate all year? Australians are well known to spend most of their time outside in the backyard, enjoying the outdoors in their alfresco areas with friends, food and good laughs. To help you enjoy your new alfresco area, our building designers at Green Start Design [...]

Why do I need a private building surveyor?

Previously, Building Surveyors employed by the local governments were the only ones who were able to assess your plans. The state government identified this as a bottle-neck in the system and eventually implemented what other states around Australia use; a private building surveyor. Since the 2nd of April 2012 a Building Surveyor in Perth has [...]