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.
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, detail reviews, PHPP modelling, energy and carbon modelling, thermal bridge modelling, blower door air testing, site observation.
Elrond Burrell, director of VIA architecture and Registered Architect (UK), is one of NZ’s most experienced Passive House Designers 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.
Please visit our website about page for more.
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 Three Line Studio, 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.
As a certified Passive House Tradesperson and accredited Proclima installer, you can be assured that Bright Build understands high-performance, energy-efficient construction. We are passionate about ensuring New Zealanders live in a healthier home, warmer in winter and cooler in summer, that is economical to run and will continue to have less impact on the Earth. Bright Build has experience with both Formance and NZSIP systems, and on our most recent high-performance build achieved 0.31 ACH.
Bright Build is a family building business, based in Wellington, New Zealand and are Registered Master Builders. Our Build Director (Craig Taylor) has over 33 years of building experience and holds dual LBP certification in Carpentry and Site 2 (which certifies his expertise not only in building, but also in managing and delivering technically complex building projects).
Highly respected and trusted builders that offer service that encompasses quality, style, trust and value. With over 30 years experience serving customers from the Kapiti Coast to Porirua.
We bring quality craftsmanship and a wealth of experience to every house we build, incorporating contemporary, leading edge building practices, underpinned by legendary customer satisfaction, and an enviable reputation.
Sang Architects is a family-run, architectural practice known for its rich legacy of architecture and many years of high quality design. We work closely and in partnership with our clients to design and build homes and buildings that support them now and will leave a legacy for their future generations.
Excellent design, build quality and sustainable architecture are the keys to creating wonderful and inspiring architecture. The buildings are warm and comfortable, resilient, low-energy buildings with healthy indoor environments, free of condensation and mould. The Passive House approach is ideal for helping our clients achieve this.
Certified Passive House Consultant, Accredited Passive House Building Certifier.
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.
Creating what matters for future generations is an overarching philosophy that underpins our core values and how we approach our architectural commissions as we seek to question today, imagine tomorrow, create for the future.
We are a highly motivated and connected team of expert designers, from unique and diverse backgrounds, committed to listen, engage, and collaborate with our clients to deliver project outcomes that create highly effective and enriched spatial environments for individuals, and communities, both now and far into the future.
We have nearly 150 years of history in architecture practice, our acquired knowledge and skills are coupled with continual research and innovation applied to develop efficient, resilient, sustainable solutions benefiting from years of review and wide project experience across New Zealand. Our extensive historical experience, unique understanding of our land and climates coupled with our long collaboration with local communities, councils and contractors allow us to uniquely tailor our design solutions in unison with our connected local and global WSP engineering design specialists.
Our designers are committed to sustainability and understand that taking a sustainable approach means ensuring that any decisions and actions made today, do not negatively compromise future generations and the world we live in. As part of this commitment, a large number of our team are qualified assessors for green building rating tools / certification and experts in high-performance building standards such as Passive House.
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.
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 began working together in 1968 and have built an international reputation as one of the most innovative and integrated architecture and design practices in New Zealand.
Our team is a close-knit group of specialists in architecture, interior design, urban planning and landscape architecture.
We design by researching and challenging — by asking the right questions — and are guided by an unswerving sensitivity to the culture and climate of a place.
We make architecture that responds with spirit and ingenuity to the pressing challenges of our time: the need for sustainable design, quality
housing, public buildings and spaces that reflect the community, and genuine collaboration.
Micky has 15 years experience as a Carpenter, gaining his training while serving in the army and air force for the New Zealand Defence Force. Building on the job in less developed countries throughout the world has driven Mickys desire to bring high quality, yet environmentally sustainable passive housing here.
Micky has been a licensed Building Practitioner since 2009, perfecting his craft while project managing and leading teams in multiple projects throughout the New Zealand and the Pacific such as school rebuild projects in the Solomon Islands, Health Centres in Kiribati, building upgrades in East Timor as well as residential and commercial projects throughout NZ. His drive, quality workmanship and commitment to the job evident in every build.
DB&R have chosen to align themselves with eHaus as they truly believe they are the world leaders in redefining the way we live. eHaus encompasses Micky and Tash’s objectives to change and refine the current building scene, hence becoming the eHaus Marlborough license holders. This hardworking team are enthusiastic about bringing their vision of contemporary and environmentally conscious builds to the local landscape.
The pair believe so much in this way of building that they are currently constructing an eHaus for Micky’s parents just out of Blenheim. If you are interested in achieving a more healthy, sustainable and stylish way of life, we encourage you to come down and see it for yourself.
Martin Smith and Brad McConchie are the team behind the eHaus Christchurch licence.
Martin, a qualified PassivHaus Tradesperson, has a quantity surveying background and is responsible for the day to day running of Ultimate Homes.
Brad is a qualified joiner and builder, so is a huge asset to the team. He especially enjoys the finishing work and takes great pride in making sure every job looks fantastic. Both Martin and Brad are passionate about building using the PassivHaus principles
Martin enjoys the challenge of working on architectural housing and renovation work. He is married to Susan and they have three children. He also plays in a band in his spare time. Brad’s wife Anna is a graphic designer and runs a design company called Creative Zest. Brad also enjoys doing up classic cars when he has the time.
Hawkes Bay construction company Welch Builders have been the eHaus Licensees for the region since 2015. Qualified to build PassivHaus with over 40 years’ experience in the industry and a team of 5 qualified carpenters, three of which are site supervisors, Ian and Sharon are trusted experts when it comes to building an eHaus.
Well established in the Bay and known for high end quality builds, Welch Builders numerous award winning homes is testament to the workmanship Ian and his team guarantee. Ian is a qualified PassivHaus tradesperson, registered Master Builder and a licensed building practitioner.
The Welch’s could see immediately the benefits an energy efficient home provided and hopes that one day building eHaus becomes the new standard in New Zealand buildings. Discover the exceptional comfort and performance an eHaus build provides. Contact Ian or Sharon today to talk about building your eHaus in Hawkes Bay.
When building your next project, you want a team that is experienced enough to bring the very best craftsmanship, expertise and innovation to your build, yet small enough to grow a positive relationship with, knowing your needs and wants are considered from start to finish.
With more than 12 successfully completed eHaus designs – and several more in the design phase – eHaus Manawatu is the tight-knit, specialist team including certified passive house tradespeople, dedicated to your future home’s performance in a relentless pursuit of lifting the quality of houses in New Zealand.
Led by award-winning Registered Master Builder Warren Dunn, your home is met with both exceptional construction and region-specific knowledge. Warren has worked in the Manawatu construction industry since the 1980’s and, over this time, has built some of the most impressive houses in the region.
Contact Warren and the eHaus Manawatu team today about building your eHaus in the Manawatu.
Steve and Susie have been the eHaus Taranaki Licensee since 2014. Steve is a certified PassiveHaus Tradesperson with several eHaus builds to-date and has over 20 years’ building experience in both Taranaki and abroad. He is an executive member of the Taranaki Masters Builders Association, with several ‘House of the Year’ awards in excellence for workmanship, creativity and innovation. The Hofmans brand is both creditable and trusted. Anyone meeting Steve, Susie and their team will be impressed by their passion and professionalism for eHaus and building the PassivHaus way.
Hofmans Builders have a reputation for building high quality homes for their clients. Steve’s personal approach to all projects is a key part of the way he works. He is a certified PassivHaus tradesperson, Registered Master Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner. Susie has a diploma in Interior Design and is always on hand to offer advice.
They employ people who have the same drive and expectations as they do. All are focused on the same outcome and strive to produce award winning work. Hofmans Builders are proud to be the Licensee for eHaus Taranaki. Building beautiful homes is one thing, but building beautiful homes that are guaranteed to perform and provide all year-round comfort is another. An eHaus built the PassivHaus way is redefining the way we live. Call Steve and Susie today and experience an eHaus first hand.
Brown Construction is proud to have held the eHaus License for the Waikato region since 2014. Known for building quality conventional homes in the greater Waikato area for over 20 years, Ross Brown and his team are now enjoying the new experience of building the PassivHaus way. With several eHaus builds underway, the team have the unique knowledge and skills to deliver these high performing homes.
Ross and Julie Brown established their building business in Hamilton in 1997, based around their family, and their credibility for quality work and integrity in business. Ross is a Licensed Building Practitioner and a Registered Master Builder. He, and five of his carpenters, hold the Certified Passive House Tradesperson qualification, proving their passion and commitment to a future of building the PassivHaus way, improving the quality of housing stock in the Waikato, one eHaus at a time!
Cameron Construction is the eHaus Wairarapa licensee who specialise in both Commercial and Residential construction. They pride themselves on the eco-friendly approach they take to all aspects of construction.
Mason Cameron believes in taking a client centric approach to all builds and prides himself on the excellent relationships he has with his clients. Mason is passionate about construction and exploring all eco, which is why he was drawn to building using the international Passive House way. Being innovative and using new technology is part of his mind set to ensure he exceeds client’s expectations when building their dream home.
Based in Masterton, Mason covers the wider the Wairarapa and surrounding coastal areas.
We pride ourselves on helping make the creation of your home an enjoyable process from start to finish, with our careful planning, attention to detail, experienced advice & our systems in place, we make it an easy, smooth, well run process, on time & on budget, so you can relax.
Cameron Construction has a unique creative ability to be able to think outside the box, we will do everything we can to help you achieve the home you desire, if you have a budget that doesn’t quite reach, we can help with creative changes that help you reach that goal without losing the balance of your dream home.
Cameron Construction takes pride in offering outstanding perfectionism in our skill, we like to keep our jobs to a minimum to maintain quality control & ensure each is built to the highest standard possible.
Wellington Construction Company iConstruct are passionate recent adopters of the eHaus License for the region. Sighting a growing need within the Wellington construction market for a provider of PassivHaus expertise and having a history of aligning itself with quality established partners, eHaus Wellington/Hutt Valley was the natural next step.
iConstruct is a multi-facetted primarily residential construction company within the Wellington region with a love for quality construction and industry innovation. Licensed Building Practitioners and Registered Master Builders, Jeremy and his team of construction experts are excited about being able to offer you the opportunity to build your eHaus in the Wellington/Hutt Valley Area.
Simon Penn Building Ltd is the eHaus Builder for the Whanganui area. Simon is a qualified PassivHaus tradesperson, Registered Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the building industry. Together with his partner Stacey they manage a dedicated, qualified team of carpenters who are committed to delivering outstanding quality and service on your project.
Client care and satisfaction is very important to us so we’ve kept our company on a smaller more personal scale.
We are passionate about eHaus and the health, comfort and energy efficiency an eHaus home delivers. Call Simon Penn Building Ltd today on 020 4087 0787 to discuss your building project and how an eHaus home can enhance your lifestyle.
Ethos Homes has built five Certified Passive Houses and a number of low energy builds in Christchurch. Director, Peter Bielski is a passionate advocate of Passive House, he is constantly pushing to improve the construction process and create measurable results for his clients. If you are interested in building better and want to learn more, give Peter a call on 027 206 4154
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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