Picturesque Port Elliot will soon have a new housing estate for the over 50s. All homes will have strong, termite resistant steel framing made from ZINCALUME® steel.
A new 200 home housing estate under development in South Australia will create a 'village within a village' lifestyle for the over 50s.
Every aspect of Elliot Gardens at Port Elliot, from the initial size and location of club facilities to the pathways leading to each house, has been planned to create a sense of community.
The estate will have a range of facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, bowling green, tennis court, community workshop and vegetable garden.
Nine different house designs suit a variety of needs. Each house will incorporate architecturally selected colour schemes and all include reverse-cycle air-conditioning, smoke detectors and a security alarm system.
The project developer, Dick Wilson, Managing Director of Hazen Pty Ltd, said the houses will incorporate steel house frames made from ZINCALUME® steel.
This is the first time Mr Wilson has decided to use a full steel structure for a housing development. "I decided the time had come to move to full steel framing because it provided a reliable, cost competitive solution," Mr Wilson said.
Mr Wilson said he chose COLORBOND® steel on the basis of cost, appearance and water tightness. The first stage of the six year project will be completed in 2002.