Our regular blogs are a mine of useful information. They’re written by industry experts with an in-depth knowledge and a passion for building homes that are high on benefits and low on damage to the environment. We hope you find the information in these blogs helpful and beneficial as you plan to build your own eco-friendly home.

  • Sustainable Buildings with SIPs

    The construction and operation of buildings has a significant impact on the environment. Buildings account for 39% of total U.S. energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions. (There is not enough data in New Zealand yet) Sustainable buildings use less energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and playing an important role in combating global climate … Continued

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  • Old Growth “Western Red Cedar”

    Do you want to use Western Red Cedar as a cladding? Please read this information, because it is important to be aware. New Zealand is one of a few countries, who love the Western Red Cedar and we import a substantial amount of it , but we are not aware what happens in Canada and … Continued

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  • Do we need sustainable building in New Zealand?

    What is a Sustainable Design or Built? A sustainable building is an outcome of a design philosophy which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use- energy, water, and materials The lifecycle includes siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal A building designed to be ecologically correct by using resources efficiently, using internal recycling, renewable … Continued

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  • Benefits of a Multiproof Consent

    The MultiProof service enables builders to obtain a MultiProof, also known as a National Multiple-Use Approval, for standardised building designs that are intended to be built several times. A MultiProof is a statement by the Ministry that a specific set of building plans and specifications complies with the New Zealand Building Code. Building Consent Authorities … Continued

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  • What heating should we install?

    Home heating comparison A guide to home heating options In any house the effectiveness and efficiency of space heaters is a function heat lost (through walls, floors, ceilings, windows etc.), the amount of solar heat gain, the size of the space to be heated, the age of the system and the availability of the various … Continued

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  • Why hire an Environmental Consultant?

    12 most important things what you need to know, before you build a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Home with energy efficient features, that you don’t end up in a disaster!   Do you always wanted to build an Environmentally Friendly, Energy Efficient Home?   Which increases Health & Comfort & Happiness? Which saves you money on … Continued

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  • The roof construction

    Choosing a roof The roof is the most dominant feature of a house. From the road, it usually accounts for about a third of the visible area. And from a functional standpoint, it’s above everything – the integrity of the structure below depends on the roof’s performance in wind, rain, heat and cold. Clearly, choosing … Continued

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  • On-site construction

    A prefabricated home takes on average a third of the time it takes to build an ordinary home. Saving months of waiting and sometimes worry. With a precision- built prefabricated houses, you can be sure there will be no unexpected delays due to the weather or labour issues and therefore no nasty surprise expenses. The … Continued

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  • Off-site construction

    The manufacturing facilities back in Europe are one of the most advanced,fully automated machines. The companies use a state-of-the-art CAD technology that is linked to systems to ensure millimetre precision for every house what will be build. They don’t just rely on technology; the factory is still manned with expert craftsmen who have been extensively … Continued

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  • Advantages of Prefabrication

    What is a Prefabrication? Prefab is a way to create innovative high-quality buildings on time and within budget. Prefab is short for prefabrication. It refers to any part of a building that is made away from the final building site, which is why it can also be referred to as offsite construction or manufacture (OSM). … Continued

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