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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.
My area of expertise is in green roofs and green walls. I have a graduate certificate from Burnley Uni Melbourne in Design and Maintenance of Green Roofs and Green Walls. I am a member of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and am currently doing my Green Roof Professional Training through The Living Architecture Academy.
eHaus Southland is the new wing of Barry Stewart Builders Ltd. With over 30 years’ experience in the Southern region we have completed many projects including new homes, major renovations and complex commercial works. As a company we take pride in the quality of our workmanship and meeting clients expectations.
Barry and the team have been seeking viable and proven construction methods that provide families with sustainable, energy efficient homes. eHaus ensures this can be done with their design and building process, creating houses that are more energy efficient, more comfortable and meet the Passive House standard. Barry is committed to the eHaus concepts as they meet all the criteria desirable in a home or commercial space.
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.
Under the combined leadership of Chris Deroles and Registered Master Builders Brad Nieuwkoop and Warren Dunn, this expert trio bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in business, building, and passive house technology to the Central Lakes region.
Since 2013, Warren has grown eHaus Manawatu, creating a covetable portfolio of completed projects that are a testament to the efficacy of building – and living – a passive lifestyle.
Collectively, Brad and Warren have 55 years’ combined experience in the building industry, while Chris, who comes in at a Director level, has more than 40 years of business expertise in addition to intimate knowledge of the Central Lakes region.
With climate extremes (very hot summers and extremely cold winters) building the PassivHaus way in Central Lakes is an ideal solution for achieving a more balanced, comfortable home environment without the high use of energy that is currently required by the New Zealand building code.
Brent Papworth is excited to be part of the eHaus team, redefining the way Northlanders live, work and play by providing expert Passive House construction. With more than 35 years experience in the building industry, Brent specialises in both commercial and residential builds, so you know you are working with an expert.
The small and friendly team at eHaus Northland pride themselves on working with you to take your ideas and dreams and make them a reality.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kia pai to ra (Have a nice day!)
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.
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.
The Edge Innovation Team.
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.
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
Inspired by Europe’s top performing building methods, we developed our very own innovative New Zealand designed prefabricated system.
Optimised for our unique geographic, climatic and seismic conditions, it is locally manufactured from a mix of NZ-made and recycled materials, then combined with some of the world’s best European building products such as Megrame Windows to make your new home stronger, safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable than other alternatives.
NH Design & Project Management Ltd is a Wellington area based design & project management company, specialising in sustainable, affordable high-performance, energyefficient designs for new home construction.
Since 2017 we have been designed homes all over the country which optimise the unique Wellington life-style and environment each region. We are a small, personal company with a big reputation for friendly, professional service and high quality workmanship. We know that building your dream home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and we strive hard to bring your dreams to reality, taking pride in design not just a house, but a home brimming with individuality that reflects your tastes, needs and lifestyle – a home that you will love and love to live in.Each project has a dedicated team of qualified architectural designer, planner that see the work through from start to finish.
Unlike the volume-driven group house building companies who try to force-fit a standard plan to your site, we believe every situation (just like every customer) is unique and therefore deserves a unique approach.
We are happy to work with you, offer suggestions and develop your ideas to achieve the home you want, with imagination and without compromise.
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.
Build Partners Limited focuses on providing the complete design and build head contractor service for our government and commercial clients. We provide expertise in all areas of construction but our primary focus is medium to high-density residential projects. We are approved and active in all Kāinga Ora construction categories.
We have completed 420+ Units across multiple sites for KiwiBuild & Kainga Ora over the past 3 years, with many more prior to that. Build Partners has a strong track record of using best practices and good communication when working with clients to create high-quality, sustainable property assets.
The Build Partners team is led by Franco Liebenberg who is passionate about delivering excellence and exceeding expectations. Our multicultural, diverse, and dynamic team have come from some of the largest construction and related companies within New Zealand, and abroad. We are proud of the diversity, skills, and knowledge that this widely talented team brings together under our customer-focused partnership approach. The breadth of our team’s experience helps to ensure we operate with robust policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, environmental, quality, time, budget, and reporting, together with technical excellence across our group.
Brant Design and Build is proud to be the eHaus Auckland Licensees. We have been designing and building premium homes across Auckland for over 30 years. We are passionate about building homes that don’t just look good but are also healthy, comfortable, sustainable and energy efficient.
In 2008 we joined the Future Proof Initiative and built our first high performing home in Karaka. We have continued to explore high performance building innovation and the logical progression was to design and build passive homes. The eHaus portfolio not only fits with our focus on excellence but provides us with a superior product that is long overdue in the Auckland market.
An eHaus doesn’t get built by chance. Construction needs to meet rigorous standards so that the home will perform the way we say it will. Our team of designers and Master Builders are trained to meet these exacting standards. We are Master Builders and provide every client with a 10 year Master Build Guarantee.
We believe that high performing healthy homes are the future and we are excited to be working with industry leaders to make this future a reality.
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!
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.
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.
Hi there. I am a qualified carpenter and certified Passive House Tradesperson living in Auckland. Much of my work is through the company BioBuild, known for their efficient homes utilising natural materials. I also have a Master’s Degree in Physics, and Passive House is the perfect combination of careful modelling, design and quality execution that brings guaranteed benefits to occupants.
Please get in touch to discuss your potential Passive House projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Mat and Caroline were born and raised in rural Waikato, New Zealand. Mat began his carpentry apprenticeship in Hamilton and once qualified started his own business in the Te Awamutu / Cambridge area. He took on many types of building projects from new home builds and renovations to school upgrades and light commercial work.
After Caroline was offered a job in Auckland, they decided to make the most of the opportunity and made the move to central Auckland city. Within a short time, Mat had re-established his business and formed a strong team of qualified builders. He enhanced his skill base by taking on projects like historical villa and bungalow restorations and the re-build of leaky homes, all while juggling confined work spaces, restricted site access and traffic!
While enjoying their life in the city, both Mat and Caroline couldn’t shake their affiliation to rural New Zealand and spent most of their free time back in the Waikato and Taupo region. Once children came along, they decided to move to Taupo and back to family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors!
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.
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.
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.
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