The Master Builders Association of WA

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Email:
mba@mbawa.com

Website:
http://www.mbawa.com

Phone:
08 9322 5133 or 1800 199 219

Fax:
08 9322 5518

Address:
35 Havelock Street
West Perth WA 6005

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Albany

Bunbury

Geraldton

Kalgoorlie

Richard catches up with progress on the MBA 'Show Home' and the Cabinets from Coniglio Joinery and Cabinet works, and talks to the installers about the issues to look out for when fixing cabinets (in this particular case, the vanity cupboards in the Bathrooms), he also talks with Cosimo Coniglio about his involvement with the project and what selections have been made in terms of the kitchen cupboards.

We feature the magnificent marble and granite from the ARCA centre and have a wander through their fantastic showroom in Osborne Park.

Richard then talks with Gavan Forster - Director of Housing with the MBA about the news during the week that the MBA has requested the Government extend the successful First Home Owners Scheme past the cut off date of Dec 2001 to hopefully offset the forecast slump in the building sector.

Gavan also explains how their is a definite delineation in activity currently between the Project Home Builders and the Middle to High bracket builders with the project market bubbling away but the rest (possibly due still to the effects of the G.S.T.) moving very slowly. This has led to an increase in the availability of sub-contractors, especially brickies, and the compounding effect that the recent heavy rains are having on lack of progress even though subbies would like to 'get on with it'.