This plan is a little bit different! It has no garage (don’t stress though there is provision for one in the plan) so if you’re a real greenie, work from home, walk or take public transport to work then this is for you. The whole North facing side of the home is dedicated to a generous and sun soaked kitchen and living area with adjoining outdoor living. Truly a fetching home that embraces passive solar design and optimal thermal mass performance, ideal for deeper sections.
Yes! We can modify this plan for your preferences, budget, section size and orientation. Just hit the more information button with your query.
Standard inclusions with all Green Homes New Zealand designs
Environmental Choice Certified
Perimeter edge insulation
80% of heat is lost through the perimeter of the slab. By insulating the edge you heat your home and minimise thermal loss
Knauff Earthwool chemically neutral insulation. Above Code Compliance R5.2 to ceilings, R2.6 for North Island and R2.8 for South Island to exterior walls
Quality, energy efficiency and performance
WELS rate tapware
Increased water efficiency
Fully tiled ensuite
Bathroom extractor wired timer
Efficient ventilation and energy efficiency
VOC free paints and low VOC adhesives
Wall mounted heat pump
Ducted upon request
Doubled glazed windows
Upgrade option available ie. Low E, Argon Gas or Thermally broken to suit your needs
Increased lifespan and efficiency for cost savings and better for the environment
Rheem main pressure hot water cylinder
Pre-wired for Electric Vehicles
Pre-wiring for solar and batteries
ISO 50001 Energy Efficient Home Certificate
Internationally compliant for energy efficiency
More upgrades are available upon request to suit your needs and preferences.
As part of our ongoing improvements we reserve the right to vary specifications according to regional requirements and climatic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to building your new Green Home, we work with you throughout the entire process. We want to make sure that you receive not only the best experience while building your Green Home, but the best home available. We work with everyone’s budget! Early on in the design process, our builder will give you an indicative estimate of what your design concepts – whether it be on a napkin or professionally drawn! From this point, we work with your budget to give you what you and your family want!
Of course! When you make contact with GH Builders, make sure to mention that you are looking at knocking down an existing structure so that we can begin to understand your situation, and build around what you need and want.
Absolutely! We are constantly growing our design range however with our inhouse design team, we can flip, alter, add, remove, grow any element of each home. We want our off the wall homes to be a platform for you to start from. We are building a home around you and your lifestyle – so changes will nearly be expected! If you don’t like having a 4th bedroom, and would rather a second living room, make sure to tell us!
Best way to start is by scribbling your dream onto a piece of paper. 80% of our Green Home owners started out with a napkin and a dream – and it is our mission to give you the home of your dreams. When you have an initial Discovery Meeting, make sure to bring all iterations of your future home so that our builders can have a look and work with you to make sure that it will work on your block and take advantage of the natural elements. From there we pass it on to our in-house design team for them to mock up and give you a look at what your home may look like!
Costs may be involved in this process, however from initial contact, these figures will be made available.
Our Australian franchisor began operating in 2006, they have over 30 franchises and growing and are now operating in New Zealand and the United States. Green Homes New Zealand commenced business in 2016 and is also expanding its network across the country – we currently service the Coromandel, Auckland, Christchurch, Taranaki, Tauranga and Wanaka/Cromwell/Queenstown areas.