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iCUE Homes showcases Gippsland's first integrated sustainable residential development for 55+



Open House in Healesville tomorrow

When:             Saturday 27 October, 10am to 4pm.

Where:            15 Hunter Road, Healesville

Tour times:     11am and 2pm.

Korumburra will soon be home to Gippsland’s first solar powered residential development, complete with its own microgrid back up electricity storage system, vegetable garden and electric vehicle charging station.

Learn how a new, cleaner and smarter way of community living – one that allows you to live affordably and in harmony with nature – is now available.  

Lourdes Garden Estate, with 12 two-bedroom and three-bedroom units at 124 Gabriella Way, is being built by sustainable living builder, iCUE Homes, in line with the South Gippsland Shire Council’s sustainability vision.

“Never worry about bill shock again as iCUE homes are built on sustainable design principles”, says iCUE Homes Managing Director Colin Ure.

“From solar panels and batteries to 12-48-volt wiring for running low voltage appliances, we tick all the boxes. Our insulated wall, floor and roof panels; and natural light and ventilation ensure the house is energy efficient and comfortable to live in all year round, to minimise the need for heating and cooling in the first instance.”

Features:

  • Minimal use of concrete
  • Adjustable steel sub-floor truss system – easily bolts to foundation
  • Double glazed windows
  • Insulated floor and roof panels
  • Underfloor insulation
  • Low energy lighting and appliances
  • BAL (Bush Attach Levels) 40 rating – the highest level

Visit our website www.icuehomes.com/eliminate-energy-bills-homes-for-over55s

Watch our video https://youtu.be/EuaGlygxH3A

 

About iCUE Homes

When Colin Ure embarked on a small project to build a self-contained unit in the Yarra Valley, he couldn’t find a suitable kit home that was eco-friendly, functional and affordable. So, he decided to design his own – and iCUE Homes was born.

Scouring the breadth of manufacturing innovation over several years, Colin selected a collection of simple yet outstanding products, from foundations to ceiling, to create a kit home that was superior to any other building system; one that was easy to build, required minimal suppliers and topped the ratings for insulation, bushfire and wind load.

After setting up an R&D factory in Healesville to build and test a ‘Warung’ – an open plan self-contained cottage – Colin designed a home that could be manufactured using automation and robotics, putting in place the vision to establish a manufacturing plant that could pre-fabricate home designs of any shape or size.   

Following the success of building small bespoke off grid houses, iCUE Homes has now moved towards harnessing the power of community living, to consolidate the excess electricity produced from its rooftops, to benefit its residents. Korumburra is its first residential development.

About Colin Ure

Colin is driven to make affordable sustainable living a possibility for all, not just in Australia but in developing countries around the world, where disruptive innovation can transform people’s lives.

“We can eliminate poverty and hunger by creating permaculture cities that don’t rely on infrastructure such as grid connection, mains sewerage or water supply.”

“Our vision is to combine innovative design with high-end manufacturing to not only provide shelter, but also to generate a source of food, water and energy for a community and beyond.” 

“Our technology grows anywhere – in urban environments or in the middle of a desert.”

Colin started his career in Telecom installing optical fibre in the field before moving into its works programming department for several years, and then travelling overseas.

Upon his return, he worked for a rural farm equipment supply company, later joining a company that supplied spare parts to manufacturers, for their industrial sewing equipment. It was here that he developed an interest in manufacturing processes, while touring the factories of world-renowned brands including Levi’s RM Williams, Clarke Shoes, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Sheridan and Dunlop bedding.

Following stints in the hospitality, engineering, mining, construction and material handling industries in search of his true calling, he bought some land in the Yarra Valley to build a B&B.  This was the trigger to apply a lifetime of experience in a breadth of industries to realise his vision.


Media contact: Ping Chew 0439 570 789