Tradies volunteer time for Oran Park charity house build

They say it takes a village to raise a child.

Well, it takes a whole region to raise a house which will help countless children in the Macarthur area.

Scores of generous local tradies are hard at work bringing the latest Kids of Macarthur charity house to life in Oran Park.

Once finished, the home on Evergreen Drive will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go directly to benefit the children's ward at Campbelltown Hospital.

Fairmont Homes worker Jacob Taylor has been supervising the build and said it was heartening to see so many people give up their time to help kids in need.

"You always hear all the bad things happen in the world, so seeing so many people giving their time and doing such great work has been really wonderful," he said.

"Seeing everything happen step by step - for a really great cause - and personally being able to be so involved is awesome."

Mr Taylor, from Camden, said coordinating the build was a big task as there were "so many moving parts".

"It's a bit of a challenging one purely because everyone is giving up their time," he said.

"There's been a few curve balls along the way but it's coming together really well."

Mr Taylor said more than 150 local tradies, suppliers and other helpers had volunteered their time on the project so far, with even more expected to help out before the house is complete.

One such tradie is plumber Luke Small.

The Oran Park resident said he didn't have to think twice when the opportunity to take part in the charity house build came up.

"Fairmont put out an open email to everyone and we just jumped on board straight away," the Winx Plumbing owner said.

"It's something that's pretty close to my heart, as my youngest son was admitted into the kids ward at Campbelltown Hospital when he was just six days old.

"We've seen firsthand where this money from the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation goes and what it can do for families. My business partner Andrew has a young family as well.

"So, for us, it was a no-brainer to jump on board. It was a pretty easy decision to give our time over."

Mr Small and his team of nine works did all the plumbing, drainage and gas works on the site.

He said bad weather was not enough to keep the crew from carrying out the job.

"When the boys came out to do the internal drainage it was teeming down with rain, but they stayed out there and none of them whinged or complained," he said.

"They just got the job done."

Mr Small hopes that the house sells for lots of money at auction.

"Any bit of money raised is going to go a long way," he said.

"For us to give a small part of our time to help even just one child makes this whole thing worthwhile."

Theresa Park tradie Brad Darke has also been heavily involved in the build.

The carpenter, who runs Mastercraft Constructions, said he was proud to once again lend his time to a charity house project.

"I've worked with Fairmont for four or five years now and every couple of years they do a charity house," he said.

"It's great to be involved - I did the last one in Oran Park as well.

"It's a bit of advertisement for yourself and you're doing a good thing, helping out a charity."

Mr Darke said he did all the eaves, cladding and facade details for the home.

He even championed a new building technique.

"We tested a new product with steel eaves at the front of the house," he said.

"Eaves are normally made of timber, but timber takes longer to grow than the rate of buildings that need it, especially in a growth area like this.

"So we've been able to show a different way that building is heading now. Steel is more sustainable, it's the way of the future."

Mr Darke said the finished home would be suitable for a range of buyers.

"It's a great investor, first home or even second home," he said.

"It's got plenty of character and it's the Hamptons-style, which is really being pushed in the market at the moment.

"It's got street appeal and is going to have lots of features.

"I think it ticks all the boxes for the market at the moment."

Mr Taylor said the home would also be fitted out with plenty of mod-cons.

"It's going to have a lot of features like gas fireplaces and audio all through the house, as well as smart wiring," he said.

"It's going to be pretty impressive when it's finished."