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58 Totara Street

58 Totara Street, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand
56 Totara Street Christchurch Canterbury 8041 NZ

58 Totara Street is the first of a two-home development to achieve Passive House Classic Certification. Developed by Mark Teesdale (Nest Residential), a Christchurch developer who has been setting the standard in energy-efficient spec homes for several years.

The project was built by Nest Residential and Atamai Structures. The timber wall framing panels, inclusive of insulation, wraps and battens, were made in a factory by Atamai Structures. They were assembled from slab to pre-roof inspection in ten working days, a great result for a large two-storey home. The total construction of the project took just six months, from site works and foundations to handover.

On the international database:

The airtightness result was exceptional, a reflection of the design process and construction team.

Building type:
Single-family residential
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Certification type:
Passive House Classic
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Team members

Business Role
Figure & Ground Architect/Designer
Nest Residential Ltd Contractor/Builder
VIA architecture Ltd Passive House Designer/Consultant
Sustainable Engineering Ltd Passive House Certifier

Project suppliers

Suppliers Supplied products
Atamai Structures Ltd Prefabricated timber panels
Weathershield Windows and doors
Enveloped Zehnder ventilation system
Pro Clima New Zealand Airtight membranes and tapes