At Ethos we work with you to design and build the home you desire. A signature Ethos home is airtight, well insulated, mechanically ventilated with a heat recovery system, and fitted with thermally broken double or triple glazed recessed joinery. Our homes improve you and your families health and wellbeing with improved air quality, reducing the levels of dust, moisture and pollen; improved thermal comfort, no room to room temperature variation, no drafts, reduced seasonal and daily temperature variations; and all with lower running costs.
We build every home like it was our own. We work with you throughout the entire process from design to landscaping ensuring we deliver on your dream.
Over the years we have discovered that relationships are the key to successful builds. Our goal is to build a strong relationship with you our client, with clear lines of communication, transparency, regular site meetings, access to our online build portal with a detailed schedule, progress updates/reports and site photos, to make you feel at ease during the build process.
We ensure your home meets your expectations through rigorous in-house and third party testing and inspections. We Blower door test before the linings are installed and at the end of the build to qualify the airtightness of your home so you know how it will perform
Here’s a brief overview of how we help make your dreams reality.
Talk to us about your building project, your section and your dreams
We will introduce you to a high performance/Passive House Architect/Designer
We can help you clarify your priorities and goals for your home, and then advise you on how to achieve this including appropriate components
Work with designer/architect to add design and detail to plans
At this stage we’ll work with you to balance your plans with your budget and desired outcomes
Once your concept plans are established, there will be enough detail for a comprehensive estimate by an independent quantity surveyor.
Your home design and plans are submitted to Council for permit and consent
The build estimate is confirmed based on final detailing and client preferences and budget
A build contract is signed to commence the build of your high performance home
Our Ethos team will build and oversee the construction of all aspects of your new home
You are given access to our cloud based software that keeps you up to date with photos, details and all progress, as your home is built
Our commitment to your home is everything. Achieving high performance is only possible with our attention to every detail.
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Peter Bielski, Director of Ethos Homes, is a Certified Passive House tradesperson. Peter is passionate about prefabrication, airtight construction and delivering on Passive House projects. Peter has completed 7 Certified Passive House projects in Christchurch and is dedicated to building warm, dry, healthy homes for families to thrive.
Our dedicated staff and subcontractors are all committed to building your high performance home. They understand the level of care, attention and detail required to ensure your home meets the level of desired performance.