An Evolving Story-Meet the Chapman-Olla Family

An Evolving Story-Meet the Chapman-Olla Family

29 September 2016

Being an engineer, Giulio appreciated the technical aspects of the Evolution method, having been introduced by a friend who'd previously built an Evolution, which is the first Homestar™ rated house in Central Otago.  The number one concern in deciding to build a home was making sure it was warm and dry for their young son.  

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An Evolving Story-Meet the Halls

An Evolving Story-Meet the Halls

29 September 2016

Many people in Queenstown will recognize Steve Hall, principle of Wakatipu High School, and Sally, who sits on the Board of Trustees for Shotover Primary School. They moved back to Queenstown in 2014 with their three sons, Trent, Chris and Stefan and built an Evolution because a warm house was a top priority.

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Why is Airtightness Important in a Home?

Why is Airtightness Important in a Home?

8 August 2016

Most modern NZ homes have an air leakage rate of between 6 to 9 air changes per hour (ac/hr) with most homes that are tested averaging nearer to 9ac/hr. This level of unwanted heat loss can be improved dramatically.  Evolution guarantees that the home we build for you will receive a reading of 3 ac/hr or better.

 

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An Evolving Story...Meet the Forrests

An Evolving Story...Meet the Forrests

29 June 2016

Iain Forrest explains, "Our primary goal is keeping Ellie at home with the kids and living off one income is obviously difficult in Queenstown. Especially in winter when the power bills start to sky rocket. We spend the money on keeping a warm dry house so that our kids don’t get sick."

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'Energy efficient and affordable homes' being built in Queenstown

'Energy efficient and affordable homes' being built in Queenstown

2 June 2016

Energy efficient and affordable homes are being built in Queenstown’s Shotover Country subdivision, thanks to Rilean Construction’s Evolution Energy-Efficient Homes and the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT).

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Evolution guarantees a Homestar™ rating of 6 or higher. Why this matters.

Evolution guarantees a Homestar™ rating of 6 or higher. Why this matters.

22 March 2016

Building to New Zealand minimum code is no longer enough as homeowners increasingly demand efficiency in their homes on par with those in the northern hemisphere. Where most Kiwi homes only rate between 2-4 on the Homestar™ rating, a demand for residences that rate 6 or higher is ever increasing. New Zealand has a right to feel pride in its hardiness and resourcefulness, but the days of accepting a poorly performing home are gone.

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