Find a PHINZ member
Our members are practitioners and suppliers, providing a range of services and products for use in Passive House projects.
Our members are practitioners and suppliers, providing a range of services and products for use in Passive House projects.
CORA’s philosophy is to design building services that provide comfortable, healthy and safe internal environments.
This is achieved through careful consideration of clients’ needs and implementing these by working in a collaborative, integrated and holistic manner as part of a professional team. At CORA, we believe that the built environment must improve the natural world not detract from it.
ThermaDura is proud to be part of the Passive House community and to be able to manufacture 2 passive house certified window and door ranges in New Zealand.
European Style Energy Efficient Wooden Windows & Doors
Siga epitomise all the best that we think of with Swiss quality control and reliability.
SIGA is a World leader in the development, production and distribution of products free from residential toxins for the air and wind tight building envelopes. SIGA-sealed buildings are characterised by low heating and ventilation costs, higher standard of comfort without drafts and protection from mould.
Know-how, quality, innovation and the consistent striving for sustainability are some of the recipes for the success of the Swiss family business.
SIGA develops and produces its products at two locations in the canton of Lucerne (Central Switzerland). The core competencies of the company are research and development, production, sales and training. 34 patents have been registered in the last 10 years.
We’re a team of Architects that tread the line between creative design solutions and technical expertise.
It’s a balance we work hard to maintain in projects of all scales, at every step along the way. We’re excited about new ways of doing things, but draw on our depth of experience and multi-disciplinary approach to ensure they’re done right. Our tight partnerships with experts in engineering and surveying make us a one-stop-shop for excellent, original and sensitive design solutions.
VIA architecture Ltd, the practice of Elrond Burrell, works nationally with prospective homeowners to design beautiful modern comfortable Passive House (Passivhaus) homes.
VIA architecture Ltd also consults to architects and designers to ensure their design can meet the Passive House standard without compromising their creativity. This includes; design reviews, PHPP modelling, thermal bridge modelling, blower door air testing, site observation.
Elrond Burrell, director of VIA architecture and Registered Architect (UK), is NZ’s most experienced Passive House Designer and has been designing and consulting on Passive House homes, offices, apartment buildings and schools in NZ, AUS, Canada, the Middle East and the UK for over a decade.
VIA architecture Ltd is a Practice member of the NZIA and a Lifemark associate.
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Private individual and website creator about alternative energy who discovered Passive House design as part of building the website. Wanting to achieve that sort of standard in a future home we travelled to Aachen, Germany for the Passivhaus International conference a few years ago, visiting homes and public buildings as part of it. We also check out the Energy Plus builds of Rolf Disch in Freiburg.
Having intended to build a passive house home on land we had but then having to move on, we want to build our long term home with these concepts. On the way we aim to create part of a barn on the site into a temporary dwelling which will follow passive house standards. Currently renting a new build home built to current code we know we have to have better energy management in any home we own.
Parsonson Architects is a 7 person practice who work in an environment of collaboration, creativity and sustainability, where theres is a strong interest in exploring the ‘spirit of place’.
Work is currently focussed on individual house, multi-unit residential, community, hospitality and commercial projects.
Ben and Jessica work with really diverse clients to produce truly ecological, healthy & beautiful housing – providing real comfort and less cost to the environment, with the added benefit of minimal running costs.
Hiberna provides a full service, from concept and planning, through design and analysis, to building and finishing. If you have a question about natural building or energy, we would love to try to help!
Amanda Bulman and Denis Chin are the directors of bbc architects, and have been practising together since 2001. They are both registered with the New Zealand Institute of Architects and have a diverse team of architects and technicians working with them out of the historic ‘Shed 21’ building on the Wellington waterfront.
Maguire and Harford Architects (formerly RMBH Architects) was formed in 2012 by Ross Maguire and Braden Harford and our small team is based in Christchurch. Our experience is found in work around New Zealand including various residential, educational, sports and leisure facilities, and commercial projects.
Working in the Queenstown Lakes Region for over half a decade we are very passionate about creating sustainable, healthy homes. We strongly believe in architecture that adapts to the local climate and enhances the interior comfort by incorporating passive house design principles. Unique & personalized design as well as clear project documentation are key elements to deliver your desired project outcome.
The Edge Innovation Team.
Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery specialises in building and renovating unique and/or special mid- to high-end properties, including energy efficient homes.
Whether you’re building a new home in Taupo, renovating, or seeking that special piece of hand-crafted furniture, Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery and Chamberlain Homes can help you. Ian is a craftsman with over 36 years experience in the business, the last fifteen as Chamberlain Carpentry and Joinery, Taupo. His hand-picked team have all been chosen for their carpentry and/or joinery qualifications and skills, experience, knowledge, easy personalities and customer service skills. All staff are members of New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB).
Our extended service brings years of skilled craftmanship to the building of entire homes. Your aspirations are given firm foundations built solidly by certified builders and cabinetmakers.
Geotechnical & Structural Engineers
We design resilient structures to support High Performance housing right across New Zealand.
We understand what is required to avoid thermal bridging and will go the extra mile to ensure standards are met or exceeded.
We prefer to work collaboratively with the home owner, designer and builder to ensure that both the design and construction process is as efficient as possible.
Builders of quality Certified Passive House projects in the greater Auckland area. From small cost effective dwellings to premium residences. Adaptation of existing concepts, detailed plans, or we can design and build for you from scratch. Registered Certified Builder, and Passive House Tradesperson qualified.
Bau Division is an emerging architecture practice working primarily in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We aim to create lasting and meaningful designs that are backed up by technical rigour and strategic thinking.
Bau Division was founded in 2018 and is directed by John Baker, a registered architect, certified Passive House Designer and member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
John graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2006 with first class honours, and has since worked in four notable and award winning offices in Dunedin (Architectural Ecology), Auckland (Architectus), Zurich, Switzerland (EM2N Architekten) and Hamilton (MOAA Architects).
Bau Division will approach any project with creative solutions, clear communication, attention to detail and, above all, care for your design.
If you’re thinking about how to get started with your next building project, get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss.
Welcome to buildgood, your independent, expert passive house and project management service. Offering professional, strategic advice and expertise to direct your project from inception to completion. Using hands-on project definition, planning, monitoring, collaboration and control to push for your project’s best outcome.
Bob Burnett Architecture has been an advocate for energy-efficient, environmentally sound architecture for two decades. Designing and building his own demonstration projects to create awareness for the community and industry about high performance design and construction. He wants to help people understand the link between New Zealand’s suboptimal building code standards, that are around 20 years behind other OECD countries and alarming health and wellbeing statistics. In 2015 Bob founded the Superhome Movement and co-founded Quakestar rating system after the Christchurch earthquakes. Recently Bob received the Sustainability Superstar award by Sustainable Business Network.
Hector Egger New Zealand is the new Cromwell based joint venture business formed between Swiss company Hector Egger Holzbau AG and local Queenstown based partners, Tristan Franklin and Stephan Mäusli. Hector Egger Holzbau AG has 20 years’ experience in offsite manufacturing of timber elements and panels, with three ISO 9001 certified factories operating in Switzerland. Construction is currently underway on the new 3,500m2 Cromwell factory and office building, with completion scheduled for the end of Oct 2020 and manufacturing starting Jan 2021.
Hector Egger New Zealand is replicating the same IP and processes as our Swiss partners and will specialise in the manufacture of high-tech timber elements and prefabricated timber panels (external and internal walls, ceiling and floor) for residential and commercial building construction. Our panelised system is either engineered to meet NZ code or designed to be fully compliant with NZS 3604 building standards. It is faster to completion, less expensive and higher quality when manufactured offsite. This solution can be used equally well across stand-alone houses, medium density developments, multi-storey apartments, schools and commercial buildings. A 150m2 family home will take approximately 6-8 weeks in design and engineering per typology, 3 days factory manufacture and 3 days on site installation to weathertight envelope. We provide fixed pricing for the manufacture and installation of our timber panels and elements.
No one knows the Manawatu quite like we do. We’ve been around since the 1960s and in that time, we’ve earned our stripes by creating a range of stunning architecture in both the commercial and residential space.
We believe our work speaks for itself. Look at any one of our projects and you’ll see the style, creativity, quality, and commitment to detail.
Energy efficiency and sustainability is a complicated issue facing the sector and what can seem like minor choices in the design and construction can have large consequences in the life cycle of a structure and its overall efficiency. We understand this and would love to partner with you on this journey.
Advising our clients on maximising the building energy performance of their new home, through energy modelling. Our ultimate goal is to have happy clients with healthy, comfortable, high performing homes. We can help right from design/concept stage, or confirm how your home will perform without any changes to the construction. Love to hear from you.
FERNANDES ARCHITECTS aim is to respond client’s demand with technically efficient solutions that meets the budget and exceeds the expectations.
FABRICIO FERREIRA FERNANDES
Born in 1979 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fabricio graduated as an Architect and Urban Planner at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC Campinas) in 2002. Left Brazil in 2003 and traveled to New Zealand where he has mainly lived ever since. During 2009 -2010 took residence in Italy where he worked for Studio A0 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Art and Architect of the Landscape at Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano).
In New Zealand Fabricio has worked for GDM consultants (structural engineering consultants) AP Design and Christchurch renown architecture offices such as Stephen Fitzgerald and Wilson and Hill architects. With relevant experience in carpentry Fabricio has collaborated with Italian based Abitalbero – (tree hanging structures specialists) – and has an ongoing working relationship with Norwegian based Scandinavian studio Rintala Eggertsson architects, well known for their site specific art/architecture work around the planet.
Fabricio has taught at Lincoln University – Landscape architecture and at Ara Institute of Canterbury- Building technology, History of the cities and Urban Design and Architectural Design.
We provide a multi-disciplinary practice, offering both architectural design services, as well as a holistic approach to property remediation, following damage from fire, flood, collision, weathertightness failures, and more.
I personally, am a Chartered Building Engineer, Building Surveyor and Architectural Designer, and so with over 35 years industry experience, understand the ever-changing needs of clients, construction and the environment. I believe we offer a professional and sympathetic approach to dealing with the built form, and in meeting the needs of our clients.
As such, we endeavour to maintain good contact, as well as memberships with, PHINZ, NZGBC, PCNZ, RICS, CABE, ADNZ, DANZ, CIAT, CIOB and BOINZ.
Catherine has worked in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in Architectural design, now located in New Plymouth, Taranaki, she operates the first Architectural Practice in Taranaki to specialize and focus on high performance Passive Houses, and energy upgrades, and provides consultation around energy efficient developments. She works with commercial, residential and industrial, from large subdivisions to tiny homes. She is also a designer for eHaus.
We supply and build using the Izodom building materials to achieve Passive House certification. We can offer consultation on the principle of the 21st century building technologies or can be part of the entire construction process from start of the concept plans all the way to handing over the keys to your new home. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your ideas and needs to get your project of the grounds.
Kia Ora, my passion is high performance housing. Access to warm, draught free and earthquake resilient housing should be the right of every New Zealander. Houses built today should still be relevant in 30 years time.
It’s become my mission to change the way we design and build homes in Aotearoa. This is why I’m a Bronze member of PHINZ, on the Executive of Superhome Movement, why I led the production of The Healthy Home Design Guide, and why I have created The Healthy Home Cooperation.
Housing is about people. People working together in cooperation to provide Healthy Homes for people to live in.
Whether it is to make a difference for a family in a single house, a housing community or to change legislation, we all need to work jointly towards the same end, which is to achieve significant change.
Give me a call on 0273481110 to see how we can cooperate to design and build you a healthy resilient home.
Ka pai te ra
Southbank Properties develop high-quality properties throughout the Waikato, providing owners with exceptional value and well-designed spaces.
Our expertise in engineering and construction ensures each property is carefully crafted and constructed using premium materials. Our designs are driven by a passion for functional and contemporary living.
We have been involved in property and development for over 12 years – from individual homes to large subdivision projects and everything in-between, and we’re committed to developing a world-class urban landscape in New Zealand.
Thermosash a local New Zealand business has been engineering, manufacturing and installing high performance specific design facades since 1973.
Thermosash is the exclusive New Zealand Partner for Schueco window systems. Schueco window suites are Passive House certified and are available in a range from thermally broken, up to super insulated. Include lift and slide, fully automated and burglar resistance.
The Thermosash business prides itself on providing in house, local service from design through to installation.
Please contact us to discuss your passive house certified window systems for your next project.
OMEGA Windows and Doors is proudly owned by McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited, who have over 50 years of experience in extruding aluminium. This combined with contemporary European design means you get a product that not only looks good but can withstand the demanding weather conditions of New Zealand.
The OMEGA Thermal Series was benchmarked and showed a 36% improved (“u” value) thermal performance compared to one of its standard competitors. The innovative OMEGA Thermal Series is also designed to significantly lessen the Bi-Metallic effect which occurs in most joinery products.
OMEGA and McKechnie Aluminium are the only aluminium extrusion business in New Zealand to operate a remelt facility for recycling aluminium retaining all the aluminium’s properties. Third-party environmentally certified with a high recycled content and therefore low carbon footprint.
CEMARS® Product Certification – Sustainably Leading the Industry
Achieving a carbon footprint of 1.21kg of CO2e per Kg of Aluminium on a Scope 1 and 2* basis which is 90% better than the global average (11.5kg^ CO2e per kg of aluminium) CEMARS® third-party certified. OMEGA by McKechnie® is the first NZ Aluminium joinery manufacturer to achieve third-party CEMARS® product certification by Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd.
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