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Stonyfell Watertank House, SA - Grand Designs Australia

Water tanks with a difference

Series 2 Episode 7: Stonyfell Watertank House

In this episode Mike Dare and wife Lowen Partridge decide to put a couple of water tanks in their new house. But these are tanks with a difference. Massive, custom designed steel anchors that support the house above the ground. With the roof acting like a giant funnel, 100,000 litres of water can be caught and stored in the tanks which are hidden behind internal walls. It’s out of the box thinking and what Mike does best. With 40 years of design and engineering work on some of Adelaide’s most prominent buildings, he’s developed a reputation as a lateral thinker. 

Owner/Architect/Builder: Mr Mike Dare, Darengineer Pty Ltd
Alspec® Fabricator: Aluco
Powdercoat Colour: PPG Terracotta

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Alspec Products Used:
McArthur 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing