Posts by Phil Jenner

Howie Johnstone, Yarloop Fire Survivor Heads Home With Donated House

Yarloop fire: Drummer Howie Johnstone heads home with his donated house Howie Johnstone waited months for the moment he could finally return home to Yarloop. With his new “castle” on two trucks bound for the small West Australian town that was razed by a bushfire in January, the drummer could not contain his relief. “I’m…

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jJack Raises The Roof In Lathlain

jJack Raises the Roof in Lathlain

DRIVE down Howick Street in Lathlain anytime this month and you’ll see a home renovator’s delight that can only be described as next level. Kelly Grey and her family knew they had outgrown their fairly small, single storey house but regular options such as building another storey on top, demolishing and rebuilding or adding an…

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How to build the most affordable 2-storey home in Perth

  We often get asked is a 2storey home more expensive than a single storey home? For many years building a 2 storey home in Perth was much more expensive than building a similar sized single storey home. 2 storey homes were for the wealthy, but nowadays its possible to build an affordable 2 storey…

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Building On Shifting Ground

Two Homes on Millimumul Way Lifted - J-Jack Building Systems

Built on clayey soil, Problems Solved and money saved! Phil & Ruth wanted to build a house on land that had very clayey soil with a high amount of movement. The builders they initially spoke to suggested timber floor and wall framing and brick veneer because using double brick would cause a problem with cracking…

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Reduced Building Costs

529 Burns Beach Rd Iluka Lifted - jJack Lifting

Builder A built a 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath display home and advertised he could build it in 10 months for a price of $299,750. The building was built using conventional methods using scaffold, cranes & hoists. Builder B had a slightly larger but similar design of home at a price of $254,600, a…

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Building On The Boundary

Quinn Home Lifted - J-Jack Building Systems

Mark built a house using the Jjack Building system in Clarkson on a small narrow lot. Both sides of the house were built within 50mm of the boundary. On 1 side was the garage and on the other the external walls of the house. The neighbour was already in the process of building and had…

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Dealing With Overhead Power Lines

Parsons Avenue Home Lift - Manning

Mosman Park & Scarborough. The builder built a 2 storey home on a corner block in Mosman Park. On both street frontages there were overhead power lines on the boundary lines. The house was 6m from the front boundary & 2.8m from the side boundary. The local shire & power authority approved the plans advising…

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Max & Melissa

Dawkins Build - Max & Melissa

On 21/2/2014 Max & Melissa signed the contract to build a 4 bed 2 bathroom 2 storey home with a balcony. By 31/3/2014 the building permit and finance approval had been received and the builder started programming and ordering materials to start the build on site. On 5/5/2014 the ground slab was laid, before the…

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