A better, smarter and more affordable home
A warm, dry, well ventilated and healthy home. Certified to 8 Homestar Design rating. 8 Homestar is evidence of a superior design (Building Code requirements are 4 Homestar).
Each house is Blower Door Tested at completion to verify airtightness.
Consistent Quality: Built by leading New Zealand construction companies, using certified material and innovative wall panel technology.
The superior insulated external shell (ceiling, walls, windows and floor) in combination with the ducted heat pump and energy recovery ventilation, reduces the cost for heating (and cooling) to less than $420 per year and only $35 per month ¹
The Swedish 3-glazed timber / aluminium windows and highly efficient ventilation system prevents problems with condensation and moisture.
¹ Calculated according to Thermal Modelling as part of 8 Homestar certification.
Specifications of external shell
External walls from outside to inside:
- Vertical Radiata Pine Weatherboard 18.5mm, H3.1, Primed and two top coats of acrylic paint
- 45 mm cavity, Radiata Pine cavity battens 45 x 45mm, H3.2, 427mm ctrs
- 8mm OSB rigid Air Barrier
- 45 x 90mm studs, 600mm ctrs, 45 x 90mm double top plate, 45 x 90mm single bottom plate, no dwangs
- 90mm Earthwool (R-value 2.8)
- Intello air barrier membrane to inside face of framing
- 45 x 45mm service cavity, 600mm ctrs, fixed through Intello to main wall framing
- 50mm Earthwool (R-value 1.3)
- 10mm GIB lining
Colorsteel Endura corrugate longrun roofing 0.55 mm on fire proof synthetic underlay. Colorsteel Flashings and Barges. 210 mm Earthwool insulation in ceiling (R-value 5.2).
MAXRaft fully insulated foundation with plastered perimeter. R-value 4.5. Provides a complete thermal break between the foundation and the ground around, resulting in consistent temperatures throughout the house and superior energy efficiency.
Windows and doors
3-glazed Composite Windows and Composite Entry Doors are imported from Inwido in Sweden, which offers superior quality and energy efficiency at an affordable price. R-value 0.90. Inwido is Europe’s largest supplier of windows and a leading door supplier. Inwido has over 4,400 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 6.4 billion. Inwido’s products are currently sold in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Poland and the UK.
3-glazed composite windows
The 3-Glazed Composite Windows are made of treated solid Baltic Pine timber (FSC® certified) and aluminium combination. The external side has a cladding of powder coated aluminium which increases the windows’ life and make the exterior virtually maintenance free. The solid timber interior provides good insulation and has a scratch resistant dual component paint finish.
Composite entry doors
The Composite Entry Doors, supplied by Inwido Diplomat Doors, have a bonded sandwich construction providing a high degree of stability, with the aluminium plates acting as an effective moisture barrier. The internal frame is made of treated solid Baltic Pine timber (FSC® certified). The insulating core gives an exceptional thermal performance. The low maintenance doors have a scratch resistant dual component paint finish and security glazing.The doors are supplied fully assembled, including external frame, door, glazing, locks and handles, keeping installation time and cost to a minimum.