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eHaus Thornbury

Bell Block, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1050 Devon Road New Plymouth Taranaki 4312 NZ

The European clients came to eHaus with clearly-thought through requirements: simplicity without compromise on performance or construction. A certified Passive House with quality, low maintenance and a durable construction. While energy efficiency was important, other performance standards were required. The house needed to be readily secured, resilient to high winds and storms being a coastal location. Air quality and environmental considerations were also important with low VOC and natural materials being required. The clients understood the trade off between size, budget and quality and their instructions to the designer were clear: stay within the budget and if required shrink the house rather than skimp on quality. The eHaus design team delivered a Certified Passive House with three bedrooms one designated as an office, two bathrooms, a spacious laundry and a reception area, all within a TFA of 121 m² plus a double garage with workshop.

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

Business Role
Penman Design Draughting Architect/Designer
eHaus Taranaki - Hofmans Builders Contractor/Builder
eHaus Passive House Designer/Consultant
BRE UK Passive House Certifier

Project suppliers

Suppliers Supplied products
Ecowindows Window Joinery
Fantech Zehnder Ventilation