Sekisui House Australia

Our history

1960
  • Our company is founded in Japan.
1990
  • We open our Comprehensive Housing Research and Development Institute in Kyoto.
1993
  • We celebrate one million dwellings built across Japan.
2001
  • We introduce our ‘Five Trees’ landscape design hilosophy to promote the conservation of biodiversity.
  • All six Sekisui House Centres for Manufacturing and Quality Control in Japan are certified under the ISO 14001 environmental standard, demanding rigorous assessment and control of businesses’ impact on the environment.
2002
  • All our six centres for Manufacturing and Quality Control in Japan achieve zero-emission status.
2003
  • Sekisui House creates next-generation energy-saving features standard for all newly built detached homes in Japan.
2005
  • We announce our ‘declaration of sustainability’ outlining our commitment and investment in sustainability across the breadth of operations.
2006
  • The Japanese Minister of Environment awards Sekisui House for our contribution to reducing global warming.
  • Established the global warming prevention R&D Institute.
2008
  • We collaborate in the construction of the ‘Zero Emission House’ for the G8 World Summit.
  • We’re certified by the Japanese Environment Ministry as the housing and construction industry’s first ‘Eco First Company’.
  • We introduce our carbon neutral housing in Japan.
2009
  • Sekisui House expands into Australia.
  • We acquire our first development sites in Australia.
  • We launch our ‘Green First’ housing in Japan.
2010
  • We celebrate our 50 Year anniversary.
  • Sekisui House Australia acquires AV Jennings Contract Homes.
  • Sekisui House Australia signs a business alliance agreement with Lend Lease.
  • We open our first Australian Sekisui House Centre for Manufacturing and Quality Control in Ingleburn, NSW.
  • We celebrate two million dwellings built across our operations in Japan.
  • We expand into China and the USA.
2,000,000 Dwellings
2011
  • We launch the ‘Aurora Collection’ in Australia – the first collection of contract home designs developed in collaboration between Japanese and local designers.
  • We launch the ‘Rethink Green’ sustainability initiative in Australia.
  • Sekisui House signs an alliance agreement with Frasers Property Australia, to jointly develop the visionary Central Park project on Sydney’s Broadway.
2012
  • We launch The Hermitage – Sekisui House’s flagship master planned community at Gledswood Hills, NSW.
  • Our first exhibition homes are opened in Gledswood Hills NSW, demonstrating Sekisui House home building philosophies and the advanced technologies used in Japan and being developed for Australia via SHAWOOD technology.
  • 9.13 million trees planted globally since the year 2000, with 1.01 million trees planted in 2012 alone. (A total of 10 million trees have been planted by 2013.)
2013
  • Ecco Ripley, Sekisui House’s first master planned community in QLD commences infrastructure and early civil works.
  • Sekisui House’s Construction division for small scale residential development projects, established in 2013.
  • We launch The Address, Sekisui House’s third master planned community development at Wentworth Point, NSW.
2014
  • The ‘Arise’ house design collection launched, incorporating more Sekisui House philosophy-led designs.
  • Sekisui House launches its second residential tower in Sydney at The Address, Wentworth Point, NSW.
  • Sekisui House introduces the ‘SHAWOOD’ range of homes, available to purchase for the first time in NSW at The Hermitage, Gledswood Hills. SHAWOOD sets a new benchmark in innovative home building.