Low Energy House
New Family Home in Heathcote (2013)

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Energy efficient features

  • timber windows
  • airtight membrane (Pro Clima)
  • insulated cavity for services
  • wool insulation
  • Ventilation + heat recovery (Zehndair)
  • Avoidance of thermal bridges
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Prefabrication of walls, roofs and floors
  • Construction to an International Standard
  • Blower door test

This is a rebuild due to the Canterbury earthquakes. The new 4 bedroom home resembles the style of the former home but is packed with the newest technology including a modern ventilation system with heat recovery and a photovoltaic system. The prefabricated construction to an international standard keeps this new home airtight and very well insulated, making it comfortable in both summer and winter and cost-efficient throughout the year due to the very low power consumption.

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