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Choosing the Right Site for Your New Home

Landing on the Right Site for Your New HomeBuilding your dream home can be as challenging as it is rewarding.

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Top 10 Best Window Suppliers in NZ

Building a house and wondering which supplier to use for your build? At Formance we see many plans come across our desk with windows specified, so we’ve assembled a list…

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Proposed Changes to Granny Flat Rules in NZ

Proposed Changes to New Zealand Building Code: A Boon for "Granny Flats" and Energy EfficiencyThe New Zealand government is currently consulting on proposed changes to the Building Code that aim…

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Exploring Advanced Building Technologies (ABT) in New Zealand

The construction industry is continuously evolving, driven by the need for more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective building solutions.

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What is H1?

The building code in New Zealand is broken down into different sections for the crucial parts of house performance.

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Installing a Gas Fire in an Airtight Home: Expert Advice for SIP and Passive Homes

Installing a Gas Fire in an Airtight Home: Expert AdviceIncorporating a gas fire into an airtight home, such as those built to passive house standards, presents unique challenges and considerations.

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The Importance of Mechanical Ventilation in Airtight Homes

The Importance of Mechanical Ventilation in Airtight HomesIn the quest for energy efficiency and sustainability, airtightness is rapidly gaining attention for it’s many benefits and the difference it makes to…

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SIP Acronyms

  Confused by SIPs, EPS, and GRP? This blog decodes SIP acronyms and more! We'll explore SIPs (insulated panels), delve into EPS & GRP (insulation options), and explain OSB (structural wood),…

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Understanding the Cost of SIPs in New Zealand: Benefits, Savings, and Key Considerations

  How much do SIPs cost?The most common question of all when it comes to SIPs is how much do they cost? Usually compared to traditional timber framing.

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Formance SIPs Site Tour Video

Join us at a site in Tai Tapu, Canterbury to see through a SIP home at the mid construction stage.

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What house ratings schemes are in New Zealand?

What House Rating Systems are in NZ? At Formance Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), we're passionate about creating strong, energy-efficient homes.

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What’s the difference between standard EPS and Graphite Infused EPS?

At Formance SIPs, we offer two insulation options for our Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Standard White Construction Grade (EPS) Graphite Infused Construction Grade (GRP) They both come from a virgin material that is…

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