The Condensation Conundrum

The Condensation Conundrum

24 August 2018

Every home requires ventilation, whether passive or active, to keep moisture levels at a reasonable level.  Without an automated system, the responsibility falls on the occupant to ventilate the home.  Here are eight tips on managing the moisture in your home.

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This Month’s Hot Topic…is Heating

This Month’s Hot Topic…is Heating

31 July 2018

Heating homes is good for the people and for the building.  Central heating regulated by a thermostat delivers the best outcome.  In this article, we will address the pros and cons of systems on the market in New Zealand that meet this criterion.

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2018 House of the Year, Silver Award

2018 House of the Year, Silver Award

24 July 2018

We are proud to announce that a home we completed last year in Jack's Point, Queenstown, has won the Silver Award in the 2018 Registered Masterbuilder's House of the Year competition.

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First 9 Homestar Built Rating Goes to Evolution Show Home

First 9 Homestar Built Rating Goes to Evolution Show Home

29 June 2018

This Westmorland Heights property we built is the first in NZ to receive a 9 Homestar rating. 

Colleen Hawkes explores what makes this home so worthy of such a high performance rating on stuff.co.nz, 27 June, 2018.
 

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Does Size Matter When Building Green?

Does Size Matter When Building Green?

31 May 2018

So, what does an energy-efficient home look like?  There is no one answer. 

A thermally-efficient home does not come in a one-size-fits-all package.  An eco-friendly home can look like any other home; it simply performs better.  

Well built homes, small or big, last longer, are healthier to live in and cost less in money and impact to the environment.

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Homestar Six-Checklist

Homestar Six-Checklist

30 April 2018

Building a certifiable energy-efficient home is easier than ever, thanks to the new, streamlined system Homestar Version 4 has introduced. 

We not only have the expertise to implement the features of this checklist into your dream home, we also have in-house Homestar Practitioner and Assessor.

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