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|

How to save on energy bills this winter

Key things to can do to save on your energy bills this winter Green Homes NZ - Fostering energy efficient homes in NZ We’re in the thick of the chilly season so here’s what you can do to help reduce your energy costs (if you’re not quite ready yet to build a green [...]

2018-07-03T15:33:26+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Green Advice, Green News, Uncategorized|

Why Green Homes NZ has got the ‘Edge’ on Insulation

It’s getting colder and damper and it’s not just your fuel bill going through the roof, and just the sheer anticipation of your next power bill will make you shiver! The whole house starts to feel chilly, those tense muscles are singing, your windows are a bit drippy and the odd head cold may ensue [...]

2018-06-01T12:55:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|Green Advice|

It’s Elemental! 5 Tips to Bring Nature Indoors…

As our lifestyles become more and more hectic, we seek new and interesting ways to bring a sense of peacefulness to our lives. Thus, it’s no wonder that the trend of bringing textures and elements indoors has become so popular for that naturally authentic ‘green’ vibe. Nature-inspired designs are not only charming and stylish, [...]

2018-05-10T14:28:33+00:00May 10th, 2018|Green Advice|

Who really means green? Eco-friendly housing in NZ

So what’s ISO 50001 when it’s at home? Green Homes New Zealand is the only builder in the country to have received certification from the International Standards Organisation for design and construction of energy efficient homes - otherwise known as ISO 50001 for   Energy Management. Don’t just take our word for [...]

2018-03-28T15:10:41+00:00March 28th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Give Your Home an Uplift – 2018 Green Trends

Every New Year comes with some resolutions and now we’re approaching the Autumn equinox we hope you’re checking off a few! Everyone wants to experience personal progress, shape a new reality, and reject bad old habits. Mick Jagger said long ago that “old habits die hard”, but you can create a new and original [...]

2018-03-23T15:33:01+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Why square metre rates can lead you down the garden path..

We get it, it’s often the first thing you ask a Design & Build Consultant in a showhome - but just as your good ol’ local green grocer says, you can’t compare apples with apples! The square metre rate range varies wildy depending on your tastes and preferences – however some building companies will start [...]

2018-03-16T10:43:16+00:00March 16th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Will summer turn your green home into a greenhouse?!

Feeling febrile? Hating the humidity? With the Met Service predicting a long hot summer, did you know that choosing a Green Home could actually prevent stuffy and stifling living conditions? We all know a sustainable home is much warmer but did you know it can be cooler too? The Green Homes New Zealand team have [...]

2018-11-05T16:21:15+00:00February 28th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|