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Bishop Street Passive House

  • Architect: MCD Architecture
  • Builder: Ethos Homes
  • Engineer: Engco
Character style certified Passive House breaks the mould
  • Designed, built and certified to Passive House Classic standard
  • Blower door test result of .38 air changes per hour (@ 50Pa)
  • Triple-glazed, uPVC windows from NK Windows
  • Wolf heat recovery ventilation system
  • 240m2 living space + 80m2 garage

This family of early-adoptors, describes themselves as a “regular Kiwi family”, “through the violence of nature, a good insurance policy, and our desire to play a small part in looking after the planet, have ended up planning and building a passive house.”

After their 1930s-built character home was damaged beyond repair in the Canterbury earthquakes, the owners designed a new home that echoed the era of their previous home and suited the vernacular of their neighbourhood. This beautiful home delivers on both authentic character style and modern sophistication with features including polished concrete floors, a Davinia Sutton kitchen and a steam room in the master bedroom ensuite.

Whats the Ethos difference

We started Ethos to help people like you, people like us, who want to live in a healthy sustainable home. The minimum we build or renovate to is the Ethos standard, and its our integrity on the line in every build. We blower door test our homes because as well as saying we build better we prove it. So whether you are a young family who want a healthier home, an early adoptor wanting to make the right environmental choices or looking for certainty over energy bills as you head into retirement, give Ethos a call.

Ethos Homes are qualified, experienced and proven, we will deliver on the home you want

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