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Home Base Designer Consultation

This is your opportunity to receive free, independent design advice for your current, future or dream home building or renovating project from one of our in-house Designers.

Our Designers are industry-trained professionals dedicated to helping local Perth home builders and renovators create their dream homes. No matter what stage you are at with your project, make sure you are on the right track with some professional guidance.

Whether you would like to discuss design details, review your house plans, require some expert advice about material, product or colour selections, or just don’t know where to start – Home Base is here to help.

Book your private, 60 minute consultation with a Home Base Designer below.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: In conjunction with the Building Designers Association WA (BDAWA)

Want to design your dream home, kick start a renovation project or invest in unit developments? Don’t know who to speak to, where to start or just feeling overwhelmed with options?

Over the coming weeks, a range of top Designers from the Building Designers Association WA (BDAWA) will be hosting free, private consultations right here at Home Base, so you can chat about your project and find out exactly what is involved in the design journey.

During the consultation, you will be guided through the process, including the initial brief, local government approvals, detailed plans and certifications applicable to your job. Your Designer will provide you with ideas and advice according to your scope. Members of BDAWA are experienced and passionate Building Designers with a wealth of knowledge to share. Find out more about each Designer and book your free 60 minute consultation below.

Meet the Designer: Judith McDougall

Judith’s career in building design began 40 years ago. Her projects have varied, including high rise commercial, apartments and unit developments, residential designs, additions and renovations. Her commercial experience includes aged care facilities, medical centres and sporting complexes, just to name a few.

She has been involved in designing projects that use everything from traditional double brick, brick veneer, reverse brick veneer, framed (both timber and steel), rammed earth, straw bale and SIPS panels – all whilst focusing on contemporary requirements, including energy factors.

The past six years have seen her undertake a variety of projects in both the city and surrounding suburbs, designing unit developments, apartments, single and double storey residences and extensions. A recent stand-out project involved the conversion of a single storey into a double storey and altering the style of the entire home to reflect the on-trend “Hamptons” style.

Judith begins her design process by interviewing her clients to get to know how they “live” and what their dream is, she can then provide a design that achieves the dream whilst remaining within the budget. She understands that finding your way through the forest of building regulations and standards, council requirements and finding the right builder are all daunting tasks. She strives to navigate her clients through the process with a logical and practical approach.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: Kyle Stacey

Along with their clients, Kyle Stacey and the team from Stack Design understand the value of good design and that every client values different elements of their home. Throughout the design process they will collaborate with you to create unique spaces that reflect your individual character and the daily activities within your home.

For each project undertaken, be it a new home or renovation, Kyle designs around an ethos of efficient spaces borne from responsive and practical design methodology and embraces sustainability and a sense of place at its core. He considers every aspect of your site and day to day interactions to create light filled, vibrant spaces full of character – that embrace their surroundings and reflect you as an individual.

Stack work with both simple and complex projects and tailor their process to each client’s needs as required. The design process begins as a collaboration with the client, from creating a brief and developing a bespoke design concept, through to the detailed design elements. They follow the whole process through by being with you until completion of the build on site. Their role is to simplify the process and guide you through to the whole journey, from concept to completion of your build.

From the initial brief and concept design through to the detailed delivery of your project, Stack are focused only on creating a space unique to you, to enjoy with friends and family.

Find out more about Stack Design here.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: John Damant

John Damant is an experienced eco-designer and founder of Arcologic Design, a Perth based practice specialising in the design of sustainable and energy efficient new homes. He is the recipient of many industry awards including the BDAWA’s ‘Best Sustainable Home’ award in both 2016 and 2017 and the ‘Best Small Lot Home’ in 2017.

Arcologic Design projects span most areas of Western Australia and are at many different scales using a variety of materials. Although specialising in the design of new homes, John and his team also have a unique range of pre-designed sustainable homes to suit a multitude of different lot types and locations.

They are also introducing a new initiative to tackle urban infill problems through a range of smaller homes (downsizers) and Ancillary homes (‘granny flats’).

Each design is presented in realistic 3D so you can see exactly what each aspect of your new home will look like before any work is started on site. Arcologic Design work only with Perth’s best small builders to ensure the quality of the design is taken through to the finished home.

John doesn’t believe that one of your most important decisions in life should be compromised by poor design or below par construction and offers a cost effective and unique service to protect your investment.

Find out more about Arcologic Design here.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: Izabela Katafoni

Izabela Katafoni is a Certified Passive House Designer with a passion for sustainable living, designing inspiring homes that are practical, affordable and contribute to our well-being.

Izabela treats homes as ecosystems. Taking a holistic approach to integrate elements of their functionality, aesthetics and structure, Izabela pairs them together in a biophilic design that enhances connection between people and their environment.

Her European background forms a solid base for her understanding on how to design efficiently and with purpose.

“Living in a 54sqm apartment has taught me to be very creative with a space we had, creating zones and areas that were multi defined and interchangeable”.

She established Studio Origami in 2014 and has developed a passion for modular technology and the importance of the cost-effective solutions in the residential industry.

Izabela has designed her own home with Structural Insulated Panels, which has won multiple Design and Building Industry awards. The process of building a high performing home that uses the Energy recovery system and PassiveHouse principles gave her exceptional technical knowledge and insight into panel construction.

She now wants to share her knowledge with her clients and help to educate them on smarter choices – with a belief that sustainable design is for everyone and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Find out more about Studio Origami here.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: Arnold Schiebaan

Arnold is passionate about good and unique design and his design practice prides itself on creating practical, visually-pleasing and sustainable design solutions. He specialises in larger homes for semi-rural lots with natural features or spectacular views and has completed several projects in outlying hills areas, utilising a variety of construction techniques.

Arnold Schiebaan Building Design & Illustration are an accredited HIA Greensmart practice and are well versed in bushfire mitigation requirements to protect your investment from bushfire threat.

Over the years, Arnold Schiebaan Building Design & Illustration has thrived through referrals of past clients. Arnold believes this is testimony to the reliable, professional service and friendly, personal attention offered by his design practice. He wants your building project to be a pleasurable and rewarding experience and guarantees to offer value for money. Arnold’s clients are typically families with children or couples looking forward to retirement.

Find out more about Arnold Schiebaan Building Design & Illustration here.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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Meet the Designer: Neil Salvia

Neil has been working in Perth as a designer and drafter since 1995, launching Neil Salvia Building Designs in 2007. Driven to consistently provide the highest quality of documentation for his clients, he prides himself in his continuing professional development and commitment to the industry.

Neil ensures your build best reflects your specific needs, with 3D rendering of the building, interior and landscape design assisting to bring the plans created hand-in-hand with the client to life. His team can also manage the entire building process – from council approval through to move in day with their project management services.

The Neil Salvia Building Designs business philosophy ‘Design, Create, Enjoy’ highlights his dedication to providing a premium service from the first meeting, through to after completion when the client is enjoying their new lifestyle and custom home, with each stage carefully planned and considered.

Find out more about Neil Salvia Building Designs here.

Location: Home Base
Cost: FREE
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