Developer Solaire Properties recycles plasterboard waste turning it into fertiliser for farmers

first_img Award-winning development company, Solaire Properties, have sold their latest development Cheval at Ascot. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Harley Weston, the managing director of the company, said the gypsum recycled from one of its homes could improve soil conditions in more than 4ha of farmland in the southeast’s ”food bowl” regions. “Environmentally responsible housing does not need to mean a mud-brick hut in the hills,” Mr Weston said. Buying property during COVID-19 Brisbane house with 3200-bottle cellar is worth toasting Joe Adsett Architects helped create Cheval, featuring five bedrooms and five bathrooms.While luxury, sustainability and smart home technology was a given in the company’s new-build, known as Cheval at Ascot, Mr Weston said it would also feature five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a four-car basement, three living areas, gym and tennis court, set in a 1315sq m block on Kitchener Rd. The home, designed by award-winning Joe Adsett Architects, was sold off-plan and off-market. Buyers scramble to secure double blocks close to Brisbane’s CBDcenter_img THE BASICS Award-winning development company, Solaire Properties, have sold their latest development Cheval located at Kitchener Rd in Ascot off-market and off-the-plan.A Brisbane developer is taking sustainable housing to a new level by using recycled waste from home demolitions to reduce the strain on the environment. Solaire Properties recycles plasterboard waste turning it into fertiliser for western Queensland farmers. It also recycles the gyprock, extracted in the construction process, out of every home it builds. Check out the spacious garage at the new Ascot property.Mr Weston said the sale of Cheval had broken a street record, however, he would not disclose the price. “The previous street record was $5.5 million and this is the fourth home out of four builds, in suburbs Paddington, Auchenflower and now Ascot, on which we have broken a street record,” he said. Meanwhile Cheval neighbours award-winning Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s multimillion-dollar home in Ascot. Inside Cheval, a new-build at Ascot.In terms of sustainability, he said the house, which is still under construction, was a standout because of the level of recovery of usable items and materials from the demolished property. “This included truck loads of French doors, lead-light windows, red cedar doors and windows, two kitchens, air conditioners, timber flooring and pool fencing,” he said. “The kitchens went to Bundaberg and Toowoomba, the pool fence was used in Brisbane, garden plants were distributed throughout Brisbane and some were even used to landscape the neighbouring gardens affected by our Auchenflower projects. “The hot-water systems were donated to a Men’s Shed, and the red cedar walls were used for low socio-economic housing in Northern NSW. “Anything that was not sold online was donated to the recycling business Renovators Barn to be sold to other homeowners. The proceeds from these sales will be utilised in the seabin project that protects our east coast waterways.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Developer: Solaire Properties Archtitect: Joe Adsett of Joe Adsett Architects Contact: Properties looks to identify how society will be living in decades to come, and supports these changes in its present builds.last_img read more

Metamora man arrested after search turns up drugs

first_imgMetamora, Ind. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says they arrested a Metamora man on multiple drug charges.According to the Sherrif’s department, David Heninger, 69, was arrested after officers executed a search warrant on a home in the 19000 block of Clayborn Street.Investigators received multiple tips from citizens regarding possible drug activity.The search turned up Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and Legend Drugs.Heninger was arrested on the charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possesion of a Legend Drug, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.last_img read more

Second string getting chance to shine

first_imgDay two of the Lane Kiffin era was nearly identical to day one — lots of second teamers, lots of intensity and a heavy emphasis on discipline.The Trojans still have more than a dozen players out of action, giving many of the second teamers an opportunity to get their reps in.“It was a really good opportunity for those guys that need double reps to get better,” said coach Lane Kiffin.Those second teamers filled in at a variety of positions, including center when junior Kris O’ Dowd went down with a knee injury. Details on the injury were sparse, but O’Dowd was held out of practice the rest of the day.  He was expected to see a doctor soon after practice.“We obviously don’t want to push him through, it being spring practice,” Kiffin said.That same sentiment was extended to junior tight end Blake Ayles, who was held out of Tuesday’s practice.Ayles participated in limited drills, but most of the tight end reps went to senior David Ausberry and fourth-year junior Jordan Cameron.  Kiffin described the two as “the number one and two tight ends right now.”Ausberry, a wide receiver for the last three seasons, was moved to tight end because the injury to Ayles and redshirt junior Rhett Ellison catching mononucleosis.  The move is permanent for now, according to Kiffin, because “we just don’t have the numbers.”Besides moving players to new positions, the team added 14 new walk-ons yesterday, and may be hosting an additional tryout in the future.—The intensity present on day one remained, in part thanks to a new special teams drill.“It’s a kickoff-kickoff coverage drill,” special teams coach John Baxter said.The first-year coach is looking to inject some intensity into special teams drills that usually lack it.  The team was divided into four tribes, like in the TV show Survivor. The teams compete against each other and against themselves for points.“The person with the least amount of points, the team as a whole has to vote them off,” said senior running back Allen Bradford, the captain of team Atlas.As the captain, Bradford is responsible for maintaining the team flag, an elaborate drawing of Atlas holding up a football-shaped Earth.  The competition encouraged by the game is designed to bring the team and the staff together, said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.“Once we get to the fall, there’s only one flag that matters, and that’s the one with the ’SC on it,” Baxter said.  The intensity built in the special teams drill was present throughout the defensively dominated practice.—Practice ended with the traditional 11 on 11 scrimmage, highlighted by redshirt junior defensive tackle Da’John Harris tipping a Matt Barkley pass and subsequently intercepting it.“I’ve been dreaming about that play since I got here,” Harris said.  “It was too perfect.”last_img read more