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02 November 2012

BGC: Supporting 6-Star and Supporting You

The mandatory 6-star energy rating system has officially been in operation for five months now, which means that all Western Australian homes must meet a minimum of 6 out of 10 stars for energy performance.

The benefits for our community with better-designed homes, include saving money, improved internal comfort, a lower carbon footprint, and lower power bills. However, once the house is built, there still remains the question – how do you operate your home to maximise these benefits?


14 March 2012

From the Classroom to CAD

There's a real cost associated with attending university, but according to fourth year UWA Architecture student Akemi Corbett, you can't put a price on the experience gained on the job.

Akemi has just completed 13 weeks of work experience with BGC Residential in the Research and Design department, assisting the team with their ongoing projects for National Homes, Commodore Homes, WA Housing Centre, Stratawise and Now Living. Working under Design Manager Dusan Balbi, Akemi says the experience working in the 'real world' was invaluable.


26 May 2012

Narrow design has sense of bigger size

The Bonneville display has been designed for a narrow block but the quality of the fit-out has details one would expect to find in much larger homes, which means it caters for people wishing to downsize without loss of quality lifestyle, such as empty-nesters.

The main living areas of the Bonneville are vast despite the narrow lot. The family and dining areas open into the large alfresco area through double sliding-glass doors.


14 March 2012

Careers in Building and Construction

You only have to glance around the Perth skyline to see that we're a city on the way up, with numerous cranes signifying the number of major projects under construction in the Perth CBD alone.

According to Gerald Broere, Group Building and Construction Manager for BGC Residential, one of Perth's biggest players in the building and construction industry, we're on the brink of an exciting future, with Perth's population tipped to more than double by 2056.