Whether you are just starting to plan your dream home, or you’re nearly ready to start your build, Craft Homes can help you out, and the first step starts with a 100% FREE no-obligation consultation with their director, Toby. You can also download their booklet 8 Tips for Building a Sustainable Home. Have a read through of this before you start, and you will understand how a standard build process is not typically environmentally friendly.
Sustainable building embraces a range of techniques to minimise the negative impacts on the environment, reduce energy consumption during the day-to-day running of the home, and creating a healthier, more comfortable environment to live in.
Building or renovating your home is going to be one of the biggest investments of your life, so you want to do it right first time, by doing your research into the local environmental architects and builders who specialise in sustainable construction.
Passive design is all about harnessing natural air movement and the sun’s natural light and warmth to heat, cool and ventilate your home, and how you position your house in relation to the sun’s path and prevailing winds is crucial in getting this right. Passive design also considers thermal mass. This is the ability of materials such as concrete, brick or tile, to absorb the sun’s warmth during the day and release it slowly at night. Using these materials in certain areas of your house can provide you with another free heating source.
Talk to the Craft Homes team about the type of products and materials you can use in your home to make the most of passive design. By working together with Craft Homes and your architect can ensure the size and scope of your home fits your needs and budget.
Insulation, insulation, insulation By focusing on insulating your home to a high standard, you’ll reap significant energy savings in the day-to-day running of your home, so talk to the Craft Homes team about the new technologies available to insulate your home and future proof it for years to come.
The Craft Homes team will be happy to advise you on the best sustainable products to use for your home’s design, location and budget, including fittings and appliances, and for more information on new house builders, passive house builders and eco home builders please go to https://www.crafthomes.co.nz .