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Bachkit (pronounced "batch-kit") is a unique concept in premium modular homes that
has been launched in Australia by Mosman Park businessman, Charlie Ball.
Produced in New Zealand for almost a decade, the product has a low-impact design,
is quick to construct (an average project takes 12 weeks), has a high level of fit-out
including Miele options, can be constructed with ease in remote areas and has a five-star
Making the homes environmentally friendly are water e cient fittings, minimum
low-e glass (low emissivity) with an option for double glazing, wind and solar energy
options, floor plans that facilitate natural cross-ventilation, rainwater harvesting and
water recycling options and extensive louvers and eave overhangs to manage sunshine
Charlie has brought bachkit's latest designs to WA and these can be mixed and
matched to o er a diversity of home configurations, including two-storey, that are
simple, low fuss and practical without compromising on style and allow for seamless
Prices for the modular homes range from $120,000 for the guest pavilions to
$320,000 for a total bachkit containing three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with
laundry facilities), an open plan living/dining room and a kitchen.
For more information call Charlie on (08) 9384 7589 or visit bachkit.com.au.
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT...
Frasers Property Australia's Frasers Landing development will be a unique and ecologically
sensitive 196ha community set on the banks of Mandurah's Serpentine River.
In total, 1250 households will be spread across nine unique hamlets with three additional
areas reserved for commercial, retail and dining facilities. The most spectacular of these
will be built around a riverside lagoon and will o er a series of moorings, including Frasers
Landing's own jetty where cafes and alfresco areas will spill down to the water's edge.
A network of walking tracks, boardwalks and pathways will link the community together
and, wherever possible, the native vegetation has been retained with homes being built
literally under the canopy of spectacular leafy trees.
A concept village is now open featuring homes in The Frasers Collection, designed
exclusively for Frasers Landing by Western Australian architect Barry Small.
A diverse selection of house and land packages including duplexes, townhouses and
apartments are being released and are available from $365,000 to $560,000.
To register interest or for more information call 1300 306 966 or visit fraserslanding.com.
EAT, DRINK AND BE GREEN
Come summer you'll be battling to get a spot at what is destined to be Perth's
coolest new venue.
Squeezed between the city's historic buildings on St Georges Terrace is
Greenhouse Perth, a fascinating, inspiring project developed by Joost Bakker,
Paul Aron and Jason Chan. Joost brings the architectural-green thumb wizardy
to the table, with Paul and Jason both experts in hospitality.
Greenhouse Perth is a gentle statement in sustainable, creative building
design. Materials used are chosen for their practicality, recycleability, life cycle,
emobided energy and then aesthetics and cost. The steel frame is insulated with
straw bales, and externally features 4000 potted strawberry plants. The rooftop
garden will boast fruit trees, a worm farm, herbs and veggies -- the produce from
which will feature in Greenhouse's food and drink fare.
The interiors comprise a mix of recycled materials and Joost's own furniture designs.
For more information go to greenhouseperth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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