What does “right” feel like?

We don’t settle for perfection. We start there.

So what is holding you back? You know all those reasons why… All those obstacles and excuses? It’s amazing how often they turn out to be illusions. Your dream is within your dreams. Today can be the day you make it real.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.


is ecokit a prefab/modular built house?

is ecokit a prefab/modular built house?

No, ecokit is designed as a kit. Once we finalize the segments / features with the owner, we manufacturethe materials for the model chosen, to be constructed on site by either yourself or your General Contractor.

Ecokit is designed to be modular which means another segment can be added to the original structure without compromising the integrity.

can I customize my ecokit home?

can I customize my ecokit home?

Yes, absolutely! Tell us what changes you have on your mind and consult with our architect the possible modification. Or once you purchase the kit, we will give you permission for the architect of your choice to make modifications.

can ecokit be built with a basement or drive under foundation?

can ecokit be built with a basement or drive under foundation?

Yes, ecokit home can easily accept a basement with outside access, or can just as easily be elevated to sit on foundation walls or piers.

can ecokit be built in Queensland or other state than Victoria?

can ecokit be built in Queensland or other state than Victoria?

Ecokit can be built anywhere, with adaptations based on regional and cultural modifications. However, the transport costs and other fees will be added to the price.

is ecokit a “pod” and how are they different to others on the market?

is ecokit a “pod” and how are they different to others on the market?

Ecokit is not really “a pod”. Our ecokit home is a proper building.

We specifically designed very high quality eco-building that is still affordable.

One key aim behind the concept is to create a living space that suits a wide market, it can be personalised and can also be extended or adapted over time.

We prefabricate the parts of the kit using a 3D software and CNC cutting machine which means that we can control the quality and precision of every part of the building.

Because of careful planning we also reduce and reuse waste. Although this process of manufacturing house is not traditional or conventional, it is designed to be assembled just like a proper 3 or 4 bedroom house.

does ecokit require planning permission?

does ecokit require planning permission?

This all depends on the state where you plan to build and even local council zoning codes.

Generally, if you intend to use any building as a permanent home you will need planning permission.

If you propose to use ecokit for other purposes, it may be that they could fall under “permitted development” that means they will not require a Full Planning Application.

For a relatively low cost and an application that shouldn’t take any longer than a couple of months, the volume of space you will enjoy over many years will make the initial process justifiable and well worth it.

what other costs do I need to allow for?

what other costs do I need to allow for?

There’s a number of costs associated with any building project, some are absolutely necessary whilst others simply reduce the risk of any potential problems. But if you’re spending excess of $80,000, you should ensure everything is done properly!

Here’s a brief list of the most common costs:

  • site / plot of land – this is probably the biggest expense, obviously
  • site clearance – please bear in mind that a site may need to be cleared of existing structures or vegetation and made level, ready for the foundations
  • planning application – professional fees will be required to prepare the drawings, forms and design statements that form the application, plus the Local Planning Authority fees
  • site survey – depending on the proposed site we may need some accurate information on the exact dimensions, the levels and position of any existing trees, hedgerows and existing drainage
  • foundations and below ground services design – although our buildings are modular and are fixed in price, because every site is different, engineers still have to design the foundations and how the buildings services connect to the drains etc. They’ll use the site investigation information to ensure the correct foundations are designed
  • utility connections – these costs will vary greatly – even if you go off-grid, you’ll still need to allow a cost for obtaining clean fresh water and a way to dispose of waste water and sewage

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of items and every project is different – you should seek advice on your own specific project.

is ecokit mortgageable?

is ecokit mortgageable?

Ecokit fully comply with Building Code of Australia and have a lifespan of at least 60 years, and so if a project is granted permanent Planning Permission as a dwelling, they are potentially mortgageable with all lenders.

You may need to consider a self-build mortgage type if you need to borrow money at different stages of the build process.

what foundations are required?

what foundations are required?

Ecokit should sit on foundations appropriate for the specific site. These vary from basic concrete pad foundations to ground screws.

Any Structural Engineer can arrange for a site investigation to be carried out and then design the necessary foundations.

how are services connected?

how are services connected?

The original intention for the ecokit is to be completely independent and therefore off-grid and zero carbon. This is possible, but there is however an additional cost to incorporate renewable energy systems.

Alternatively, you can easily connect to an existing electrical and water supply and drain into existing sewers, eco-digester system or a septic tank.

how is ecokit powered?

how is ecokit powered?

The exact power specification for each ecokit home is determined depending on the site location and orientation. We only use electricity. No gas*.

The ideal type of energy generation would be from Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels. We offer exciting Solar Tile as an optional add-on.

We also use an Air-Source Heat Pump to create very cost effective hot water for both the water supply.

*using gas maybe cheaper than electricity (from the grid) at the moment, but it’s a fossil fuel, and the carbon emissions from its extraction and use is a major contributor to Climate Change

what about fire safety?

what about fire safety?

Ecokit homes meet all fire standards required under the current Australian Building Code.

We use non-combustible insulation and fireproof linings to protect the
timber structure.

We plan to introduce ecokit version for high BAL zones in the future.

what is the lifespan of the ecokit?

what is the lifespan of the ecokit?

It is no different to a typical timber frame building, which has the same life expectancy as brick and block buildings. Timber frame buildings are described as permanent structures.

does ecokit have a Structural Warranty?

does ecokit have a Structural Warranty?

The full design of ecokit is covered by a third party insurance backed ten-year Structural Warranty. This is included in the cost.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

Discussions are underway to transform the ecokit home concept into a real home, so that soon, you can call it yours.
All you need is a block of land to put it on. And the price? We will announce soon.

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest development.






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