Key Australian building products manufacturers and suppliers have teamed up with non-profit organisation ‘Habitat for Humanity’ to aid a housing project taking place on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Dulux, Whirlpool, Bunnings and Mitre 10 have offered to supply building materials for the project as have USG Boral who recently announced they would be donating Sheetrock Brand Plasterboard for use inside the three houses that will be built for families living in housing stress.

The houses were designed by McLauchlan & Associates of Mt Waverly and include a simple weatherboard exterior and a Colorbond roof. Solar panels will be used for hot water, and the houses will meet the Victorian six-star energy rating.

Habitat for Humanity relies on donations to build homes for families in need across Australia and the world. It has already built 600,000 houses and has sheltered more than three million people in over 3,000 communities.

The houses are expected to be completed by Christmas 2014.