In 2015 Graham and Sally Osborne created WikihouseAU which is the Australian chapter of Wikihouse.cc.
Our mission aligns with Wikihouse.cc:-
“WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes.
It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.
Our aim is for these technologies to become new industry standards; the ‘bricks and mortar’ of the digital age.”
WikihouseAU is partnered with a Link Project Services and CNC central workshop located at Caloundra Queensland as well as sales and marketing, to offer procurement options such as ex-factory kits; site erected to lockup and ‘all in’ delivery. All options come with Structural Form 15 and Architectural drawings to facilitate Building applications. Add in services such as BERS and Bushfire hazard report (BAL) are available upon request. Our consultant RPEQ Engineer, Bob Lane, Warwick, has completed R and D testing of full scale mock-up and used finite analysis to confirm the structural adequacy of the structure and will provide Form 15 structural adequacy certification, ex-factory. The Form 16 (compliance) certificate is best processed by a local engineer.
Bob lane is a practising RPEQ engineer. Formerly a Principal in the international firm of Osborn and Lane – Warwick, Qld. The principal engineering work was wide ranging from rural industries, mining, institutional and recreational buildings and facilities. Currently Bob’s speciality is to provide simple engineering solutions to small residential and large scale industrial buildings. His recent work includes the engineering the recently opened memorial to ‘The Horse’ gateway statement to the City of Warwick, Qld. He is also the structural engineer for Wikihouseau.com, which is a collaboration to advance small scale architect designed and engineered flat packed buildings to remote, island and difficult access sites.
Hertzog Berger has been part of the Wikihouseau chapter team since 2018. He has a CNC factory in Caloundra Qld., where a first WikiHouseau Wren house was CNC cut and shipped to Nambucca Heads NSW in 2020. Hertzog, together with Neels Cronje of Link Project Services, have prepared full scale models and 1: 3 scale models of 600mm slice through Skylark system ore engineer testing and marketing respectively. With the likely Multi res projects in the near future they have recently negotiated the JV use of large CNC facility in Brisbane.