First Home Buyer or Investor?

What are the benefits of building new? House prices are relatively stable, interest rates are low and rental returns are getting better, in fact since early 2018 rents have risen at almost double the rate of house prices across New Zealand. Investors may have cooled towards the property market recently but buying activity is still [...]

2019-07-09T13:14:21+12:00July 9th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

Far from static Passive Building isn’t just a buzzword

What’s passive building? It’s a popular concept of construction in the green homes industry resulting in much more than just an energy efficient home. Passive homes are different because they utilise energy sources from inside the building more efficiently, such as utilising more heat from solar rays and even energy from the human body. In [...]

2019-06-12T16:15:08+12:00June 12th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

Why healthy homes are the holy grail of green building

A holistic building model is imperative for optimal immune and respiratory wellness The body is an amazingly complex and dynamic organism which constantly interacts with its environment. Biology, psychology, emotions, spirit, energy, lifestyle, culture, economic and political influences, social interactions in family, work and living conditions and the seasons all play their part. Disease is [...]

2019-06-25T16:37:55+12:00June 10th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

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|

Start warming your home with these tips and insulation inspo

And just like that Autumn’s landed at our doorstep! Alas, daylight savings has come to an end and we’ve just experienced a noticeable temperature drop. So apart from the usual heating solutions what else can we do to keep homes warm and prevent heat loss? Here’s a few hacks whether you have an older abode [...]

2019-04-10T16:30:20+12:00April 10th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

There’s New Green on the Taranaki Scene

New to Taranaki is Green Homes New Zealand! Isiah Reynolds is now Managing Director of our Taranaki Franchise, he's a Master Builder and boasts qualifications in Construction, and Project and Business Management. Isiah has really made his mark on some of the regions's most impressive home builds. In 2018 his previous company Pzazz Building [...]

2019-04-02T17:04:48+12:00April 1st, 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 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|