AHEAD OF ITS TIME

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A key goal for this four-bedroom family home was to design one of the most thermally efficient builds for its size in the district. With that in mind, considerable effort has been invested into ensuring the 336sqm residence is as airtight as possible. The home can stay within a range of 18-25C degrees all year round, while only burning five cubic metres of wood. The builder-owner purchased the site 10 years earlier, allowing time to research construction ideas that would express a better living environment for his family of five. Storm-water storage, robust materials, a light-coloured roof, insulated garage doors and internal walls, and consideration of size and placement of windows have all enhanced thermal efficiency. Future-proofing elements were another focus, with provisions in the design for elderly and disabled living, plus flexible living options as family come and go, or even Airbnb possibilities. The result is a comfortable, warm and family friendly country-style home that will provide many decades of happy memories for its occupants.

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Silver

REGION & CATEGORY:

Mid & South Canterbury
Builder's Own Home