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Brent has been in Blenheim a couple of times in the last few weeks to undertake 'Blower Door' tests at a couple of jobs. One for another builder and another for a homeowner. Whilst the homeowner wasn't aiming for the levels we associate with homes built to passive house principles she wanted a much lower level than that associated with the minimum build code and reassurance of the quality of the build. The blower door test was able to provide that. ... See MoreSee Less

Brent has been in Blenheim a couple of times in the last few weeks to undertake Blower Door tests at a couple of jobs.  One for another builder and another for a homeowner.  Whilst the homeowner wasnt aiming for the levels we associate with homes built to passive house principles she wanted a much lower level than that associated with the minimum build code and reassurance of the quality of the build. The blower door test was able to provide that.

We are beginning a series of technical FAQ blogs. As more people are understanding the basic principles of high performing homes, the more technical the questions are becoming. If this is you then this series should be of interest. This time we talk about 'Form Factor' and the important benefits of a simplified building form - bit.ly/2TFbvCF ... See MoreSee Less

We are beginning a series of technical FAQ blogs.  As more people are understanding the basic principles of high performing homes, the more technical the questions are becoming.  If this is you then this series should be of interest.  This time we talk about Form Factor and the important benefits of a simplified building form - https://bit.ly/2TFbvCF

A couple days of education and networking at Certified Builders annual conference. The theme this year recognises the move towards healthier homes, energy efficiency and sustainability - even though we are ahead of the game we can never stop learning and striving to do the best we can. ... See MoreSee Less

A couple days of education and networking at Certified Builders annual conference.  The theme this year recognises the move towards healthier homes, energy efficiency and sustainability - even though we are ahead of the game we can never stop learning and striving to do the best we can.

Check out these passive house certified triple glazed timber windows imported from Germany. Sliders traditionally have much lower air tightness than hung doors due primarily to their ability to seal sufficiently, but with continual improvements in design here in NZ, and being open minded to importing means more options are becoming available. This house achieved a fantastic 0.34 air changes/hr with these large timber sliders. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these passive house certified triple glazed timber windows imported from Germany.  Sliders traditionally have much lower air tightness than hung doors due primarily to their ability to seal sufficiently, but with continual improvements in design here in NZ, and being open minded to importing means more options are becoming available.  This house achieved a fantastic 0.34 air changes/hr with these large timber sliders.

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Proud to see our Neuffer windows achieve such a low air-tightness test. And they look fantastic too!

Friday's mid build event was a huge sucess. Over 75 people came to view our latest energy efficient home built to passive house principles, and constructed using structural insulated panels. Together with Formance we spent over 3 hours sharing our expertise and knowledge with those keen on building a healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient home. If you missed out keep an eye on Facebook for news of our next one coming up. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months living in a PASSIVE HOUSE! You've heard the science, but here's a description of our actual experiences of living in one to date. It does work - hear how in our latest blog! https://www.chattertonbuilders.co.nz/six-months-in-a-passive-house-whats-it-like ...

The Brink 'Flair' 325 Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit installed at our Richmond Passive House. The unit is housed inside a cupboard in the laundry for easy access to clean the filters, but it is very quiet so no annoying background hum. ...

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! ...

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