Set within the acclaimed eco-subdivision of Ferndale, this single level pavilion style home fits harmoniously into its natural surroundings. Clad in Linea Oblique weatherboard and cedar, the feel good factor of eco credentials is cleverly combined with modern design and quality fittings. Designed as David Reid Homes Kapiti’s latest showhome, the Homestar 7 rated property is designed and built to showcase the essential features to consider when building an energy efficient home.
“At David Reid Homes we’re dedicated to building both aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient homes,” says Managing Director, Tim Sunderland.
• 3.8 kilowatt Photovoltaic grid tied solar system
• Slab edge and under slab insulation – MAXRaft system
• Double-glazed, Low-E, Argon-Filled, Thermally Broken exterior joinery
• 140mm framed exterior walls with R4.0 insulation
• Low energy LED lighting
• Gas fired combi boiler system with in slab hydronic heating
• 22,500 litre underground concrete tank to harvest rain water which supplies the toilets and hose taps
• Greywater system and dripline
• Double layer R5.0 insulation to ceilings
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Subdivision covenants are viewed by many as restrictive when it comes to designing and building a home. However, David Reid Homes Wellington/Kapiti director Tim Sunderland says they provide inspiration to get creative with home design.
Boasting high sustainability and eco-credentials, the single level pavilion style build of the latest Kapiti showhome exudes luxury in a natural setting, providing both relaxed living and functionality in the sustainable development of Ferndale.
When it comes to the New Zealand climate, the team at David Reid Homes Queenstown face first-hand the extremes of hot summers and freezing winters. So as the latest cold winter front moves through, we speak with Queenstown's Director Frazer MacKenzie about creating an energy efficient home.
When it comes to building a home, exterior joinery plays a key role. Not only does it contribute to the functionality and aesthetic of a home, it can significantly determine how energy efficient a building is.
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