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Another Handover! This lucky couple got to move into their high performing energy efficient home last Friday - just in time for this cold snap! We heard it was nice and cosy there today at 21 degrees throughout and low humidity. A few more pictures of this fantastic home coming here and on our website later this week. ... See MoreSee Less

Another Handover! This lucky couple got to move into their high performing energy efficient home last Friday - just in time for this cold snap!  We heard it was nice and cosy there today at 21 degrees throughout and low humidity.  A few more pictures of this fantastic home coming here and on our website later this week.Image attachmentImage attachment

NEW VIDEO! Take a couple of minutes to see a 'back to basics' explanation of what structural insulated panels are, the properties of the panels, and how they support key requirements for a resilient, healthy and sustainable home. ... See MoreSee Less

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Claire you look fabulous and you guys are the epitome of excellence and the benchmark for others to reach so disappointing your kiwis can we market you as Ozzies , love your work and keep it happening guys I’m learning so much

Curious: I've had styrofoam coolers, literally unused, simply crumble apart over time... How does one trust that the EP sandwich foam component not breakdown, crumble, and eventually compromise the overall structure?

WOW - How busy were we on Friday evening at our SIPs Passive House mid build! Its great to see and hear how increasingly aware people are about healthy and energy efficient homes....the questions are also getting more technical which is one reason we have these events. I didn't even get a chance to snap a photo so this is courtesy of our last mid build! We are already looking at improving this experience further for our next mid build in July. Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

WOW - How busy were we on Friday evening at our SIPs Passive House mid build!  Its great to see and hear how increasingly aware people are about healthy and energy efficient homes....the questions are also getting more technical which is one reason we have these events.  I didnt even get a chance to snap a photo so this is courtesy of our last mid build!  We are already looking at improving this experience further for our next mid build in July.  Watch this space!

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Little Brody (grandson of the owners) was impressed by the see-thru-walls.

A great result at Cust - air tightness at 0.39 air changes per hour!! For those registered for our mid build tomorrow you can see exactly how this fantastic result was achieved! Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less

A great result at Cust - air tightness at 0.39 air changes per hour!! For those registered for our mid build tomorrow you can see exactly how this fantastic result was achieved!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

We conducted Air Tightness Testing with the Blower Door at our Geraldine energy efficient SIPs home. A great result at 0.54 ach, better than that required for a Certified Passive House. Find out why air tightness is so important at www.chattertonbuilders.co.nz/the-importance-of-airtightness-in-a-home ... See MoreSee Less

We conducted Air Tightness Testing with the Blower Door at our Geraldine energy efficient SIPs home. A great result at 0.54 ach, better than that required for a Certified Passive House. Find out why air tightness is so important at https://www.chattertonbuilders.co.nz/the-importance-of-airtightness-in-a-home
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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! ...