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03 / April / 2020
The House That Youth Built, an initiative developed by leading construction industry consultants, Provident Project Management, and proudly supported by Lysaght, has some great news to share.
After being displayed and subsequently auctioned, the house was sold for $100,000 which will go towards purchasing vital signs monitors for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.
The initiative was designed to engage young people in the construction industry, and involved students from TAFE NSW designing a house, with the concept drawings then prepared by Western Sydney University. Following the design process, students from TAFE NSW assisted to build the house in conjunction with PBS Building and specialist subcontractors, taking an active role in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and roofing installation.
The lucky couple from the NSW South Coast who purchased the home look forward to enjoying the stylish, relocatable two bedroom design which is ideal for use as a granny flat or holiday home. The house features a generous kitchen, a combined bathroom and laundry area, 2.4 metre ceilings and a spacious veranda along the entrance.
Lysaght were proud to have contributed materials to the project including LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB® cladding in COLORBOND® steel Matt Basalt®, LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® cladding in COLORBOND® steel Shale Grey™, and rainwater goods comprising of LYSAGHT NOVALINE® FASCIA and LYSAGHT® half round gutter.
National Manager – Lysaght Marketing and Innovation, Matt Lloyde, said that the company was extremely excited at having been involved with such a worthwhile project.
“The benefits of an initiative such as ‘The House that Youth Built’ are fantastic on many levels,” Matt said.
“On the one hand, the program provides opportunities and valuable learning experience to young people within the construction sector – they may be still studying, but they are the future of our industry. And secondly the proceeds from the sale of the house are going to an extremely worthy cause.
“For Lysaght, it was a very easy decision to support this project.”