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|

Green Homes NZ Wins Show Home Award

Green Homes New Zealand (Christchurch) was delighted to win an accolade at the Registered Master Builders 2018, House of the Year GIB Show Home Awards at the Wigram Events Centre on July the 27th. This four-bedroom, two-bathroom inaugural Rolleston showhome won Silver amongst high calibre company - Canterbury’s finest builders and architectural designers. This flagship [...]

2018-07-30T18:20:34+00:00July 30th, 2018|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|

New Zealand’s leading future proofing experts Green Homes are ready to build your consented home.

The experts over at Green Homes have qualified builders ready right now to construct your home just the way you want it. “If you have consented plans that you want priced and the job started as soon as then give us a ring,” says Green Homes general manager Andrew Olsen. Now is the time so [...]

2018-04-12T09:56:30+00:00April 12th, 2018|Green News, Uncategorized|

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|

Our Pauanui Green Development – NZ Herald: Ex-Orange Grove turns Green

A new development will offer retirees an eco-friendly lifestyle writes Sandra Goodwin. Weekend Herald - 2018-02-17. A new Pauanui development offering standalone freehold homes with an eco-friendly thrust offers a veritable “pick 'n' mix” of options on land adjoining the golf course...

2018-02-23T15:52:47+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Green News|