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'Confirm your purpose, establish what is important to you, and do your research'....It was interesting to see our advice on deciding what sort of home you want also appearing in the latest Wilderness Magazine! πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Confirm your purpose, establish what is important to you, and do your research....It was interesting to see our advice on deciding what sort of home you want also appearing in the latest Wilderness Magazine!  :)Image attachment

SIPs PASSIVE HOUSE MID BUILD OPEN EVENING.
24th July, Richmond, Christchurch.
Take the opportunity to feel and see the difference of a passive house at an enlightening point of construction.

This event will provide the opportunity to talk to the team involved in this project from architect & builders, to home owners & suppliers, including Formance (structural insulated panels).

Discover how the different components work together to achieve a very effective energy efficient and warm home. What is needed to ensure you achieve the results you want, and what are the challenges?

There are options to suit your priorities and budget so come and have a chat with the experts.

Please register here: www.chattertonbuilders.co.nz/upcoming-events
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SIPs PASSIVE HOUSE MID BUILD OPEN EVENING.
24th July, Richmond, Christchurch.
Take the opportunity to feel and see the difference of a passive house at an enlightening point of construction.

This event will provide the opportunity to talk to the team involved in this project from architect & builders, to home owners & suppliers, including Formance (structural insulated panels).

Discover how the different components work together to achieve a very effective energy efficient and warm home. What is needed to ensure you achieve the results you want, and what are the challenges?

There are options to suit your priorities and budget so come and have a chat with the experts.

Please register here: https://www.chattertonbuilders.co.nz/upcoming-events

Rain - it can be a pain in the proverbial for us builders. However, a solution focused team can find ways to not only maintain progress but protect materials. Here a flat SIPs ceiling has been covered with a watertight barrier to allow work to continue inside whilst raining. The team can then jump outside to complete the trusses and roof when the weather allows. ... See MoreSee Less

Rain - it can be a pain in the proverbial for us builders.  However, a solution focused team can find ways to not only maintain progress but protect materials.  Here a flat SIPs ceiling has been covered with a watertight barrier to allow work to continue inside whilst raining.  The team can then jump outside to complete the trusses and roof when the weather allows.Image attachmentImage attachment

One team will be kept busy inside our assembly yard with another container of SIPs arriving this week! These panels will shortly end up at our Mount Pleasant build. ... See MoreSee Less

One team will be kept busy inside our assembly yard with another container of SIPs arriving this week! These panels will shortly end up at our Mount Pleasant build.

Asthma & Living in a Passive House. I was talking to a couple visiting our show home the other day and they asked about the indoor quality. It was during this conversation I realized that due to moving into a new home, and getting used to new habits, I had forgotten to take my asthma preventer most days yet I had not had asthma symptoms. Usually I would know within a few hours with a slight tightening of my chest and this would be a trigger for me to remember. I have no scientific evidence to support this (such as peak flow comparisons), and yes you could argue it may be a bit psychosomatic (!), but for me personally it appears to be helping. High grade filters and a continuous supply of warmed, fresh filtered air and controlled humidity. ... See MoreSee Less

Asthma & Living in a Passive House.  I was talking to a couple visiting our show home the other day and they asked about the indoor quality.  It was during this conversation I realized that due to moving into a new home, and getting used to new habits, I had forgotten to take my asthma preventer most days yet I had not had asthma symptoms.  Usually I would know within a few hours with a slight tightening of my chest and this would be a trigger for me to remember.  I have no scientific evidence to support this (such as peak flow comparisons), and yes you could argue it may be a bit psychosomatic (!), but for me personally it appears to be helping.  High grade filters and a continuous supply of warmed, fresh filtered air and controlled humidity.

Comment on Facebook Asthma & Living in a...

I can relate to this. I’ve had asthma since birth and take a preventer every day to manage my asthma. In 2003 I was in Western Australia for two years fencing on farms and not once needed my inhaler. I basically lost them! Now having lived in the UK for 6 years and now back home in NZ for 13 years, I’m back on my preventer (every day) and reliever during winter on the odd occasion. We live in Auckland and the climate is humid. Mix cold temperatures with this and you’ve got a recipe for respiratory issues. Dry air definitely helps asthmatics and Passive House is one way to help with this. πŸ’―% agree with this statementπŸ‘Œ

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Solar panels have now been installed on our passive house in Rangiora. The differing angles are deliberate to get the most out of winter and summer sun. ...

3/3 - Bowenvale Ave - SIPS Passive House 🏑

Working closely with the architect and owners during the design stage we together achieved a bright, sunny home that met all the requirements of a passive house. The windows and doors were designed to prevent overheating and the SIPS and uPVC windows provided high levels of insulation and air tightness.
The owners were retiring and looking towards a warm healthy home with minimal running costs, but also a place they could entertain their children and grandchildren. The large open plan living area with timber floor and floating stairwell are two of the many interior features. Outside, window and door louvres break up the light exterior plaster finish.
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2/3 - Bowenvale Ave - SIPS Passive House 🏑

Working closely with the architect and owners during the design stage we together achieved a bright, sunny home that met all the requirements of a passive house. The windows and doors were designed to prevent overheating and the SIPS and uPVC windows provided high levels of insulation and air tightness.
The owners were retiring and looking towards a warm healthy home with minimal running costs, but also a place they could entertain their children and grandchildren. The large open plan living area with timber floor and floating stairwell are two of the many interior features. Outside, window and door louvres break up the light exterior plaster finish.
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1/3 - Bowenvale Ave - SIPS Passive House 🏑

Working closely with the architect and owners during the design stage we together achieved a bright, sunny home that met all the requirements of a passive house. The windows and doors were designed to prevent overheating and the SIPS and uPVC windows provided high levels of insulation and air tightness.
The owners were retiring and looking towards a warm healthy home with minimal running costs, but also a place they could entertain their children and grandchildren. The large open plan living area with timber floor and floating stairwell are two of the many interior features. Outside, window and door louvres break up the light exterior plaster finish.
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3/3 - Team work assembling the latest house lot of structural insulated panels inside at our indoor assembly yard ready for transport and install on site. The boys working efficiently, together as a team, to get the job done, and done well! ...

2/3 - Team work assembling the latest house lot of structural insulated panels inside at our indoor assembly yard ready for transport and install on site. The boys working efficiently, together as a team, to get the job done, and done well! ...

1/3 - Team work assembling the latest house lot of structural insulated panels inside at our indoor assembly yard ready for transport and install on site. The boys working efficiently, together as a team, to get the job done, and done well! ...

Our Hanmer low energy build is ready for the install of its solar PV panels. Not only will the high performance design significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, the PV panels (based upon the family size and predicted power usage) will address all other electrical use. ...

3/3 - Our transitional facility was busy again early this morning! SIPs panels for an assembly and install job being loaded direct from the container into our indoor assembly plant. ...