Bishop Street Passive House

  • Architect: MCD Architecture
  • Builder: Ethos Homes
  • Engineer: Engco
Character style certified Passive House breaks the mould
  • Certified Passive House
  • 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 warm, dry, healthy home.

So how do you know you are getting what you paid for? We have assembled a dream team- an experienced Passive House designer, engineer and MVHR specialist. We also use local suppliers and sub-trades who have lots of experience with us on Passive House projects. Projects are energy modelled in design stage, and reviewed during construction. Blower door tests are used to measure airtightness. And Certification provides an independent, third-party review, it is the assurance that you get the home you paid for.
Ethos Homes are qualified, experienced and proven, we will deliver on the home you want.

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