Bastille builds revolutionary home

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 24, 2017

LOCAL Albany building company Bastille Homes has brought home the bacon with three significant awards in the recent Housing Industry Association Great Southern Awards.


Director Toby Tweddle picked up Custom Build over $450,000, Custom-Built Home of the Year and the highly-recognised Great Southern Home of the Year. These accolades have now placed Mr Tweddle and Bastille Homes in the running for the WA Regional Home of the Year.


Mr Tweddle’s award-winning project was a showstopper of a home in Goode Beach, with world-class views of the ocean and the Albany skyline.


The Goode Beach property is the fi rst Bastille build completed since Mr Tweddle relocated to Albany with his family, after initially establishing his business in Perth.


The Bastille Homes build had to confront many challenges during the build, such as protecting neighbouring properties from drifting sand and run-off, as well as applying erosion protection against the poor coastal weather conditions.


“This build wasn’t on an easy site and proved a challenge,” Mr Tweddle said. “The block was a steep sandy site and the previous house was sliding down the hill, so we had to demolish the old house and completely re-landscape the whole block.


“However, once we completed a sturdy pad, the rest of the build went well.”


Some of the features recognised by judges included the home’s flared barge overhangs, internal and external limestone block work and Acoya decking.


“Our attention to detail was one of the factors in winning these awards,” Mr Tweddle said.


“We offer a personal service, so the client works with me the whole way through the build, to make sure they get a unique home which suits them.”