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 January 2018 being the hottest month on record and February following suit, 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 [...]

2018-02-28T16:57:01+00:00February 28th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Going Green Achieves Better Resale on Your New Home

As New Zealander’s knowledge of the benefits of building green grows and becomes more mainstream, so will the expectations affecting the decision-making process when buying. 1. Overseas research has shown that in a competitive market, green homes have proven to sell not only faster but for more money. 2. Demand for healthier, sustainable homes [...]

2017-07-11T11:35:10+00:00July 11th, 2017|Green Advice, Green News|

5 Essentials for Creating a Healthier Green Home

Scientific studies both here in New Zealand and overseas have linked poor housing design and construction to bad health. Cold, damp, mouldy and draughty homes make us sick, causing anything from coughs and colds, to asthma, respiratory infections and even cardiovascular disease and rheumatic fever. Quite simply, if you build a Green home that is [...]

2017-06-09T17:02:43+00:00June 9th, 2017|Green Advice|

5 Top Reasons to Build Green

5 TOP REASONS TO BUILD GREEN. Building a new home? Going green is a no-brainer when you consider the many well-researched benefits it brings. 1. 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 [...]

2017-04-26T00:41:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|Green Advice|

A Buyer’s Guide to Heating

A Buyer’s Guide to Heating Here are some top tips to choosing your new home heating system to keep warm this winter!  Find out the size of the area you wish to heat and whether you have a preference for a style of heating, for example, radiant vs. convection. Always have energy efficiency top of mind. [...]

2017-04-26T00:50:37+00:00November 6th, 2016|Green Advice|

Tips to consider when building your new home

Tips to consider when building your new homeAre you getting ready to build but are not entirely sure on what to look out for? We've provided some simple tips below that could help make your build journey less stressful and a really enjoyable experience.Estimate what you can spend and don't overstretch your budget.Always allow for costs that [...]

2017-04-26T00:39:45+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Green Advice|