Marama Cresent, Port Hills

SIPs Energy Efficient Home

When the owners initially came to see us they were already in the planning stages, and had clear ideas on the type of house they wanted.

This architectural home is also built onto the hillside showcasing our other strengths besides that of high-performance homes.

High-performance elements include ‘Formance’ structural insulated panel construction for high insulation and contribution to airtightness, uPVC windows, airtightness tapes and seals, ‘Zenhnder’ mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, exterior rotating louvre walls for shading and solar PV panels. The interior wall and ceiling cavities were also insulated with batts to help manage any timber thermal bridging.

A designer kitchen, fully tiled bathrooms, feature stairwell, exterior sloping steel supports and two first floor decks with sweeping views of the estuary are some of the many features additional to its performance features – warmth, comfort and a healthy indoor living environment.

Lockdown added a further challenge with contract signing and preparations for build start taking place during lockdown, and subsequent site working limitations being worked through. Fortnightly site meetings carried on regardless using online meeting platforms and social distancing when needed.

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