We recognise that building to the New Zealand building standards isn’t enough. At Ethos Homes we don’t want to build you a house, we want to build you a home, one that works for you, one that’s warm and cosy in winter and cool and comfortable in summer. A home with superior air quality from filtered air significantly reducing the levels of dust, moisture, pollen and other allergens, and one that’s energy efficient with low running costs. We build each home like it’s our own.
Although we have a minimum standard to ensure we build healthy sustainable homes, we will work with you to meet your unique requirements right through to passive certified.
At Ethos homes we provide you with variable solutions to achieving an energy efficient home. Our continuum begins with our standard Ethos build (well beyond NZS build requirements), advances through to an internationally recognised passive certified home or take it a step further become self sufficient and ‘off the national grid.’
At Ethos homes we understand the importance of having an energy efficient home.
As a minimum at Ethos every new home will be wrapped in an airtightness internal membrane for moisture control and to prevent heat loss, and will have a mechanical ventilation system to provide superior air quality. Incorporating energy efficient elements at the design stage will allow you to have predictable low heating and cooling costs, and certainty that you have built a durable and sustainable home. Planning from the start can ensure that none of your design elements are compromised!
A huge benefit of energy efficient housing is that design elements significantly reduce the levels of dust, moisture and pollen that can affect the long term health of its occupants.
At Ethos Homes we build you a home with superior air quality, where it’s affordable to have your living temperature at 20 degrees throughout the entire house, no temperature variations from room to room and no cold drafts.
Building an energy efficient house is affordable and with low running costs for the life of the home it’s an easy choice.
An Ethos Homes is best suited to the Home Owner who is making a considered investment for the future, this is not a ‘spec’ home; and the real benefits of your decisions TODAY as you build, will be both immediate and ongoing as you live TOMORROW.
We do however understand the tension between “optimum” and “realistic” and how your project budget needs to be balanced with the resources available at your stage of life. We are able to work with you to plan and build an affordable home that meets your unique needs and the level of energy efficiency you desire.
Research options for energy efficiency and designing to save
Consider options for site and building requirements and standards
Begin to plan concepts and the impact of details on the design and saving
Detail and spec final designs for meeting design planning and energy goals
Resolve all plans timeframes and council consents and requirements
Build and construct house to specs. Ongoing progress updates and reporting keeps you updated
Enjoy the comfort of your home, characterised by its cleaner air and warmth
Relax knowing that your design allows you to live in comfort and save!