Articles - New Homes

Small Space, Big Impact

27th July 2016
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At Shelford First, we recognize that smaller, narrower blocks are becoming more popular not only with developers, but with first and subsequent home buyers, particularly in established suburbs due to increased density and rising land prices. We have created a clever range of floor plans ideally suited to “living large” when land size is restricted.

Sales Manager, Martyn Ferris explains:

“A smaller home on a smaller block has many benefits – less rooms to clean, less lawns to mow and minimal outdoor maintenance. But less frontage need not mean less features! Custom-designed to completely transform even the smallest of sites, our inspired range of narrow lot home designs features both front and rear-loaded 2 and 3 bedroom homes for narrow lots up to 7.5m wide!

Boasting big ideas and space saving solutions, the Terrace is the flagship of our Narrow Lot Living range. Built to the highest of standards, using only superior building materials, the 3 x 2 Terrace combines simple lines and practical spaces with smarter building techniques so you can not only achieve your great Australian dream; you can also embrace easy - and enviable – low maintenance living.

“Ideally suited to a lock up and leave lifestyle, the feature-packed Terrace by Shelford First ticks all the home buyer boxes. It can be enjoyed by a growing family for many years to come and it can also make an ideal investment property to add to a portfolio. As an innovative small block solution for nesters - and investors - the Terrace is now open for display in Cassia Glades, an exciting new residential community off Challenger Avenue in Kwinana!”

Providing affordable living with easy access to a wealth of established amenities including shopping, transport, medical, education and recreation facilities, Cassia Glades is being developed by the Satterley Property Group in partnership with the Department of Housing. Simply follow the signs from Satterley’s Sales Office on Hawkeswood Boulevard in Kwinana or contact the Sales Team at Shelford First for more information – and directions!



We know that finding the perfect block is just as important as building the perfect home, but when your ideal location is the one you already live in - close to friends, family and a lifetime of memories – knocking down your existing property and rebuilding can often be less costly than renovating.


From concept to completion, Shelford First can also help you down size and sub-divide to maximize your site’s potential – and profit!  Delivering a stunning new home with a minimum of fuss is just one of the many reasons why so many Western Australians Build with Confidence when they build with us!


While the residential development process may seem daunting, we’re here to help you navigate the mountain of red-tape so you can divide, develop and conquer – in your current location. Remember though, your biggest return on investment will be the time you invest at the planning stage, so if you’re considering the development potential of your site, you’ll want the team from Shelford First on your side from the outset.

At Shelford First, our people love to listen! In fact before we put pen to paper and any plans are drawn, prices calculated or agreements signed, we take the time to sit down with you and discuss your needs, your wants and your budget. We assess the viability of your project and give you an accurate view of the costs involved to help you make an informed decision about your investment potential.


Our talented team is well-versed in Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) and can identify the site requirements for single, multiple and grouped developments, helping you avoid unnecessary costs and delays by liaising with local authorities about building boundaries, covenants and zoning.


We can custom-design a cost-effective development solution for your site. We can check for easements for services like sewerage, drainage and electricity, taking into consideration any existing features (like trees and swimming pools) that might impact on your development project.


We can organize all the necessary permits and approvals for you, including the Development Approval, Building Permit and other requirements for construction. We can provide you with sound advice about achieving good urban design outcomes, and also address any concerns your neighbours may have about your development project.


We can help you engage a demolition contractor, and ensure the demolition process integrates seamlessly into your construction schedule. Drawing on a wealth of industry experience and expertise, we can also help protect your profit by choosing to work with only Perth’s most preferred building suppliers.


Redeveloping your site to maximize your profit potential can be an exciting way to create wealth for you. The additional dwelling(s) you build can be rented out to provide you with extra income, they can be sold off to top up your superannuation, or they can be used as equity for moving on to your next development!

This complete package - without compromise - is offered by one of Perth’s most trusted home builders – Shelford First. As part of the wholly Western Australian owned and operated Shelford Group, together we’ve been building dream homes for Perth families since 1991!


For more information please contact

Patricia Pejcinoksi

Marketing Manager

0407 100 390