Sekisui House reaches major Australian milestone- commencement of the 100th SHAWOOD home

by Sekisui House on 28 11 2017 in SHAWOOD

Sekisui House has marked a major milestone with the commencement of its 100th SHAWOOD home in their masterplanned community, The Hermitage at Gledswood Hills.

SHAWOOD Homes benefit from decades of building expertise that Sekisui House has fine-tuned over 50 years. Since its launch in Japan in 1995, Sekisui House has built more than 50,000 SHAWOOD homes globally.
Toru Abe, CEO and Managing Director at Sekisui House Australia said, “Our market research indicated in the very early stages that Australia had the potential to adopt and perhaps in time, demand a higher level of performance and quality in mainstream new home building.

“It was clear that energy efficiency and thermal comfort would continue to be pushed by policy makers and for good reason, particularly given the current turn of events in terms of housing affordability and level of energy consumption charges. The SHAWOOD homes product is one of Australia’s market leaders in these areas.”

“The Japanese technology and construction methodology behind a SHAWOOD home is one of the first of its type in Australia.

"Sekisui House constructs on average 3,500 SHAWOOD homes every year in a global environment where energy and thermally efficient homes are growing in demand,” Mr Abe added.

Craig D’Costa, General Manager at Sekisui House Australia said, “This significant milestone is an indication of the continued market demand for SHAWOOD’s distinctive architectural internal and external aesthetic. The market appears to have openly accepted our construction form alternative and is attune to the numerous benefits compared with traditional onsite brick veneer construction methods.

“Both industry and prospective SHAWOOD home owners are looking closely at the unique product offering and it is hoped a turning point has been reached for a new standard of volume housing in New South Wales. One of the most significant proof points for reliability is our high-quality laminated timber post and beam structural frame that is produced to millimeter precision in our quality control and manufacturing facility."


2018 will see the introduction of several new SHAWOOD designs into the Sydney market. Japanese organic design principles and leading integrated housing technologies underpin every SHAWOOD home. With a focus on richness of experience and attention to detail, light filled flowing interiors, architectural exposed timber beams and considered indoor/outdoor connectivity are a paramount outcome within each design; a proprietary metal joint and laminated post and beam construction system creates large uninterrupted spans and double height voids, optimising views, light and function.

SHAWOOD complete designer homes are now exclusively available from $635,000 at The Hermitage, Gledswood Hills, a vibrant masterplanned community located in Sydney’s fast growing South West.    

The Hermitage is a 320 hectare masterplanned community that will eventually comprise over 2,000 new dwellings.

It boasts 155 hectares of open space, including 35 hectares parklands and a 120 hectare  golfing precinct, boasting a premiere nine hole course designed and constructed by Greg Norman. A 3.5 kilometre green corridor connects the northern golf precinct with the community.


The Hermitage Sales and Information Centre is located on the corner of Fairbank Drive and Camden Valley Way, Gledswood Hills. 

For further information visit, or call 1800 113 943.