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The latest news from Brian Burke Homes.

IN THE PRESS: Quality through the generations

Now a fourth-generation family business, Brian Burke Homes has been building homes to the best they can be for almost 40 years. Brian Burke Homes Managing Director Michael Burke told New Homes it began in the 1950s when his grandfather started a business called Burke Brothers. “They did a lot of homes in the Wembley and Floreat area. In 1961, my father ...

IN THE PRESS: Cooking up a storm

There’s something special about cooking outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a spot to watch the kids play, or you’re a downsizer creating a space to sit back and relax with a meal – there are a few things to consider when building your dream outdoor kitchen. For Brian Burke Homes Group Managing Director Michael Burke, integration with the ...

IN THE PRESS: For those who need less space

Convenience and comfort may be some enticing aspects for those wanting to downsize after looking after a large property. Ross Squire Homes General Manager Steve Grehan said practicality, a good-sized master suite and a home which could accommodate family or friend gatherings should be sought-after in floor plans. “Living and entertaining areas, including outdoor living areas, will be the most ...

IN THE PRESS: Considering the finer things

From connoisseurs and collectors to anybody that likes a glass with dinner, building a space specifically for wine is popular in Western Australia. Brian Burke Homes Group Managing Director Michael Burke said wine storage spaces were a trendy part of the Perth home scene, with client requests ranging from full-blown wine cellars to some racks under the stairs. Transforming from ...

IN THE PRESS: Code review a timely call

Public consultation opened early last month on revisions to the residential design codes (R-Codes) state planning policy to speed up approvals for single houses, multiple and grouped dwellings, and smaller structures such as patios, carports, decks and sheds. R-Codes are a set of density and design standards which apply to all residential development in Western Australia and specify what can ...

IN THE PRESS: Rise of the home lift

Increases in downsizers prioritising access needs and smaller, more complicated blocks are driving forces behind a noticeable uptick in demand for home lifts in Perth, according to Brian Burke Homes Managing Director Michael Burke. Mr Burke said his company’s Refined Edge brand had installed lifts in half the double-storey homes it had built since inception in 2015, and that people ...

IN THE PRESS: The rise of the downsize

Downsizing is beyond simply building a smaller dwelling, according to Brian Burke Homes Managing Director Michael Burke. When you get to a certain age, a large house with high upkeep and multiple storeys tends to be surplus to your needs. However, homeowners seeking something more manageable often struggle to find suitable existing options. For Brian Burke Homes Managing Director Michael ...

Timber Look Tiles

Are you looking to achieve that quality natural wood flooring look, without the cost and maintenance of a natural wood floor? Well, you’re not alone! Many homeowners aim to improve the look and feel of their home with tiles; a great way to do that is to use wood look tiles. These tiles match the rustic look of wood ...

IN THE PRESS: Find the right flooring fit

Adapting to the ever-increasing desire to create indoor-outdoor connections in today’s new homes, flooring companies have developed some innovative outdoor flooring options for the residential building sector. To help unpack some of the latest outdoor flooring materials, New Homes spoke with Brian Burke Homes Group Managing Director Michael Burke to get his take on the most practical and popular ...

IN THE PRESS: Hacks to help unlock an energy-efficient home

When building a new home there are a number of factors to consider, not least of which is maximising energy efficiency.

IN THE PRESS: Teamwork critical in project delivery

When considering which building process best suits your needs, there are a few fundamental issues that need to be considered. You can choose a standard, of-the-plan design, hire an architect to design and control the entire process, or opt for a collaboration between a builder you trust and an architect.

IN THE PRESS: Onsite insight second to none

Brian Burke Homes and Refined Edge by Brian Burke Homes are conducting Behind the Scenes, an initiative providing an opportunity to witness the creation of a home mid construction.

Top Tips for Selecting Natural Stone

With so many stone types available from granite and limestone to travertine, marble and sandstone it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when selecting natural stone. Selecting natural stone for the interior or exterior of your home is a very personal decision. While you might be drawn to a particular stone for its aesthetics, there are factors you need to consider ...

A helping hand with home maintenance

Regardless of the level of luxury, the eventual price tag or location of a home, there is one commonality all homeowners face - that of maintenance.

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The Sunday Times featured our most recent MBA Housing Excellence Award in their Home Magazine.