No two homes are ever the same. Homes are defined by who lives in them and how they live. At Ethos homes we build your home the way you want it, you are not limited by templates or prefabricated patterns and we build to the level of energy efficiency that suits you.
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!
With over twenty years’ experience as registered builders we offer our clients proven craftsmanship
Ethos homes is home grown, its roots are in a well known local company called CHARACTER BUILDERS. “Ethos” is synonymous with “character”, whilst also conveying values, ethics and community. Although the two companies will operate seperately providing different building expertise, you can expect the same commitment to ‘integrity’, and ‘relationship’ we have always strived to model.
Despite energy efficient and passive houses being built and enjoyed for many years in Europe, building for energy efficiency is a new concept in New Zealand. An Ethos home is innovative, utilising new construction methods. We delicately balance our national Kiwi flavour, and our distinctive architectural blue print with this advancing technology to build energy efficient, healthy, sustainable, cost effective homes that are tailored to suit your individual needs.
Given our historic base in Canterbury we have a long established commitment of all the associated sub trades and suppliers, essential for an efficient construction.
We couple this with some brand new, not previously available, state-of-the-art technology. When you build with us we use premanufactured panels to ensure your home goes from foundation to roof on and weather tight in a very short period of time. Having your home weather tight fast prevents moisture getting into the building structure, and means the building is secure faster.
We build every home like it was our own. We work with you throughout the entire process from design to landscaping making sure we meet your specifications and requirements.
Over the years we have discovered that RELATIONSHIPS are the key to good management. Our ambition is to build a strong relationship with you our client; through regular interaction and consultation, with clear lines of communication, creating transparency and easy access to our sub trades and suppliers.More about us
We stand by every house we build
We ensure your home meets your expectations through rigorous in-house and third party testing and inspections. Airtightness testing is done before the gib is put up and at the end of the build so you will have confidence in the energy efficiency of your home.