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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 24th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

The Next Steps for Sustainable Home Design

Figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment revealed a shortage of homes last year, estimating that New Zealand needs 71,000 more houses. When the government are thinking about construction plans, there are many good reasons to build green, including increased comfort, lower running costs and reduced impact on the environment. And with new smart innovations [...]

2018-10-16T10:10:12+00:00October 16th, 2018|Green Advice|

All in the floorplan

Flawed plan or a plan that floors you? Looking at building in the near future? Choosing the right floor plan is vital to prevent ending up in a discombobulated dwelling! Here’s some areas to consider before your appointment with your new home builder’s design team. Where are you at with your section? Consider your [...]

2018-10-09T07:21:57+00:00October 9th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Smart and Easy Tips for Achieving a Green Kitchen

As one of the most important areas in your home, your kitchen should be a healthy place that inspires you to adopt a greener lifestyle. By introducing some effective green changes into your kitchen, not only will you be able to reduce your electricity bill significantly, but you’ll also create an environment that nourishes [...]

2018-09-24T11:19:07+00:00September 24th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

5 Reasons to Build Green

Building a new home? Going green is a no-brainer when you consider the many well-researched benefits it brings. Reduced Costs By providing more energy-efficient insulation, water heaters, lighting and appliances, a green home typically saves on operating costs. Plus it reduces the overall life-time cost of maintaining a home. Since 2008, higher insulation requirements [...]

2018-09-07T11:35:39+00:00September 7th, 2018|Green Advice, Uncategorized|

Mum & Dad Bank – would you do business with them?

How fond of you are your parents really? Perhaps lending you money for your first home would be the ultimate test! Estimated to be one of the most popular lenders of mortgages for first time buyers your folks may be the best way to make up the difference for a new house deposit shortage. It [...]

2018-08-16T13:39:33+00:00August 16th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|