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What are your building options?

Do you Knock Down & Rebuild, Subdivide, Renovate or go for House & Land? There’s several viable options to consider when building your new energy efficient home but how do you know which will have the best outcome for you, and do you need to go new?! Knock Down & Rebuild A knock down [...]

2019-05-22T15:48:24+12:00May 5th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

Green Smart Tech & Universal Design

Green Smart Tech & Universal Design - How They’re Changing Accessibility in Homes According to the New Zealand Disability Survey, one in four citizens live with a disability. This rises as age increases, as well as a great deal of other factors. Due to the universal experience of either living with a disability or knowing someone who [...]

2019-03-04T13:37:19+12:00February 4th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

New Year, New Franchise

We Get out the Welcome Mat for Green Homes Queenstown Green Homes New Zealand is proud to usher in our newest edition to the family. Jamie and Andrew have moved to greener pastures. Andrew Menzies has been building in New Zealand for 15 years originally serving his building time in Scotland.  Andrew has extensive experience [...]

2019-02-11T22:11:47+12:00February 1st, 2019|Green News, queenstown|

Eco-Conscious Sleeping Options for Your Home in Summer

Green home building is on the rise in New Zealand, and one incentive for the tenfold increase in Homestar ratings (which measure efficiency, warmth and health) is the wellbeing of occupants. Sleeping well at night is one important aspect of good health and it really can be a challenge in warmer months. We’ve mostly likely [...]

2019-02-08T08:38:02+12:00January 8th, 2019|Green Advice|

Eco friendly Christmas ideas

How to Reduce your Christmas Eco-footprint So many of us write Christmas off as being “too commercial” but when it comes down to it most of us still join the masses, taking part in consumerism at its finest! Maybe this year you’ve decided to make a savvy decision to build an eco-friendly home but why [...]

2018-12-11T14:03:12+12:00December 11th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Building on a Corner vs a Standard Section

So what’s better - a standard or corner site? We’ve heard through the grapevine that  there’s a perception in the market to keep clear of corner sections - phobia or fiction? We’ve laid out the disadvantages and advantages of corner sites for you because you’re going to hear a whole lot of opinions on this [...]

2018-12-04T15:10:32+12:00December 4th, 2018|Green News|

Green Up Your New Eco-Friendly Home With These Add-Ons

Did you build new on a tight budget and now want to upspec? Want make your new home more environmentally sound? New Zealanders are making exciting environmental changes in the way they choose to run their households. In addition to building eco-friendly homes, it is estimated that 43% of homeowners in the country will have [...]

2018-11-05T18:41:37+12:00November 5th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Waste not want not

We often hear about green building practices but not so much about the journey undertaken by surplus construction materials. Did you know that Green Homes New Zealand selected their waste management providers based on their ability to sort and separate construction waste to minimise impact on our landfills? We support suppliers who genuinely maximise recycling [...]

2018-10-31T19:56:42+12:00October 31st, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Combating Home Allergens

Combating Home Allergens - it’s nothing to sneeze at Spring is in the air - allergy sufferers beware! What can you do in your home to get away from the misery close to the hearts and nostrils of a fellow afflicted allergy person? Whether you’re sensitive to pet dander, dust, mold or pollens the foundations [...]

2018-10-24T13:58:56+12:00October 24th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|