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Escea takes a client-focused, collaborative approach to working with architects.  It’s why we have a dedicated Architectural Advisory (AA) team.   Our advisors are on hand to discuss how architects and builders can advance their client’s goals, and ultimately come up with a solution that truly fits their client’s lives. Richard 2 hi res

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Julia Mellor

Architectural Advisors Richard Miller and Julia Mellor.


Julia Mellor is the newest addition to our Architectural Advisory team.

English-born but now proud Perth local, Julia has extensive experience working on residential, commercial and retail design projects across Australia.  We caught up with Julia to find out more about her background and the path that led her to Escea.

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Think replacing your wood fireplace with a modern gas fireplace means losing character? Think again!

We give you eight examples of how you can work a modern gas fireplace into your character home and still make it work. I believe that’s called having your cake and eating it too…

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Peter Wolfkamp

Our CEO Nigel Bamford recently caught up with everyone’s favourite ‘resident builder’ Peter Wolfkamp on his Newstalk ZB radio show. They discussed the technology and innovation in gas fireplace design that has been a game changer for architecture.

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Direct Vent Flue technology, Zero Clearance rating, Multiroom Heat Ducting…it all sounds great but what on earth does it actually mean?

Read on to find out what these technical terms mean (spelt out in layman’s terms). More importantly, find out what the advantages are for you and your home.

Escea DL1100 gas fireplace


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AA Richard Miller

Architectural Advisor (AA) Richard Miller

Q.) Do you need a council consent for a new gas fireplace?

Richard:That’s a question I’ve had to deal with myself! When we were doing up our house, we already had a consent in for a wood burner, but changed our mind and put in a gas fire instead.

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May 30th, 2016
Framing the view

If there is anything as mesmerising as the flicker of city lights, then it must be the slow dance of flames.

Photo cred: Sam Noonan

Architects Ink’s design for Plane Tree House, winner of the Institute of Architecture South Australia’s residential architecture award, uses the raw beauty of concrete, timber and glass to complement its natural environment, showing us that rather than dominating the landscape, breath-taking results can be achieved through working with the site and materials.  [ Read more ]

An award-winning building company’s display home connects indoors to lush wetland outdoors. A  tiled feature wall enclosing a double-sided Escea DX1000 is the focal feature. APS homes is known for its solid design, luxury fittings and clever features. The multi-award-winning, custom-built luxury home builders describe themselves as “collaborative; small and bespoke,” and pride themselves on their reputation for attention to detail and quality of tradespeople.

Black Stallion House

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May 12th, 2016
Living Room Makeover

From dark and dated to modern, warm and inviting…an inspiring living room transformation.

Nick and Rachel purchased their large, Arts and Crafts style manor as a ‘renovation project’ and top on their ‘to-do’ list was their large South facing living room.

They enlisted the help of Gaynor from Melanie Craig Design to give the space some warmth and “add a modern twist.”

renovation after photo 1

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AA Richard Miller

AA Richard Miller

Richard: It’s funny because this is probably the question we most often get asked!

Which is fair enough, considering a lot of people’s experience of a gas fire is of the open fronted variety.  These types of fires use room air to burn so they bring more cold air into the room via the “makeup air” vent.

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