We know what it takes to design and build your home to perform for you. The signatures of an Ethos home are airtight, well insulated, mechanically ventilated with thermally broken double or triple glazed recessed joinery. We measure the airtightness of the homes we build so you can be assured of its performance
Grand modern day Californian Bungalow
Low energy home wrapped in classic colonial style
Character home on steriods
Bold superhome with ecofriendly features
Charming country home warm and inviting
Bespoke beach house boasts all the signatures of a high performance Ethos home
Character style certified Passive House breaks the mould
This striking family home is the South Islands first certified Passive House Plus
Passive House is a building standard, that is energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and sustainable. Passive House buildings have heating and cooling related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building stock and over 75% compared with average new builds. All Certified Passive Houses are modeled with the Passive House Planning Programme (PHPP) and Blower door tested to ensure they meet the standard.
A high performance home or low energy build is one where the home is designed and built smart. The home layout will be orientated for correct solar gain and appropriate shading to prevent overheating. It will have a well insulated thermal envelope, with recessed, thermally broken windows. The home will be airtight with a mechanically ventilated heat recovery system. A high performance home will perform exceptionally, with superior air quality, and low energy bills.
A Superhome is built above code, to between Homestar 6 and 10. Homestar is an independent measure of your home using a 10 star system, it evaluates health, energy, water, waste and the building materials used. A Superhome is a warm, healthy and resilient home that is inexpensive to run and has minimal impact on the environment.
Ethos Homes are qualified, experienced and proven, we will deliver on the home you want