Welcome to the Formance news section. This is our blog where you'll find company news, updates, industry insights, and information about upcoming events.
Check out Brent Chatterton from Chatterton Builders' latest video from their Cashmere Hills build with Formance SIPs.
Kane Build Group is hosting a Mid-Build Open Home Event on Friday, 29 January 2021.
Formance and DS Builders are hosting a Mid-Build Open Home event in Roseneath, Dunedin on Friday 27th November 2020.
Build Partner Gavin Barr and his team at Ecospace Cabins are doing some pretty special work in Auckland creating high-performance minor dwellings, cabins and Tiny Homes.
Formance and Chatterton Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Christchurch on Friday 6th November.
Join a BRANZ seminar by Anna Walsh and David Carradine explaining their research project into SIPs on Thursday 5th November.
The SIPs surge continues with new EQC-funded research by BRANZ.
We are very excited about our recent involvement in the Salvation Army Social Housing Project at Massey, Auckland.
Formance and John Thompson Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Blenheim on Friday 25th September.
Formance and CBG Construction are hosting a mid-build open home event in Wanaka on Friday 11th September.
We had the privilege of presenting an overview of SIPs and high-performance building to the Canterbury members of ADNZ last night.
Auckland based builder and Tiny House creator Gavin Barr is making great progress in the Auckland market with his Tiny Homes made from Formance SIPs.
Opened last month, the 22-unit development Te Manaaki Tāngata in Massey shows The Salvation Army's strong commitment to take on New Zealand's housing shortage with warm energy-efficient homes.
Every now and again you get an email that really makes your day. Today was one of those days...
Formance and Devon Construction are hosting a mid-build open home event in Rangiora on Friday 7th August.
Formance and Chatterton Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Christchurch on Friday 24th July.
Anna and David from BRANZ during a visit to a Formance Site
Formance and Solace Homes are hosting a mid-build open home event in Hamilton on Friday10th July. The Mid-Build Open Home will also be continuing Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th, open to...
Casey Curtis of Curtis Architecture has invited us to discuss designing and building healthy homes and how simple the process can be.
Formance and Green Abode Ltd are hosting a mid-build open home event in Featherston, Wairarapa on Saturday 6th June.
We are delighted to announce our trial on the Groffice concept has gone exceptionally well. The feedback from the market research conducted was 100% in favour; in fact so much...
As you will all be well aware, we are currently experiencing extremely unprecedented times with this pandemic in our country along with the rest of the world.
As he got out of the car and walked up to the site office at his Flat Bush building site Meridian Construction GM Nelson Vining couldn't help feeling a sense...
Come along and see for yourself how Formance SIPs can be used to create dwellings to Passive House standards in the South Island.
Formance and Meridian Construction are hosting a Mid-Build Event in Westgate, Auckland on Friday 21st February between 1pm and 3pm.
Formance and Irving Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Strowan, Christchurch on Friday 31st January.
Formance and Kane Build Group are hosting a Mid-Build Open Home event in Torbay, Auckland on Wednesday 18th December.
We are very proud to be involved with this project by Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust.
These 4-plex and duplex units are setting a new standard for energy-efficient volume housing in New Zealand.
Formance and Chatterton Builders are hosting a Mid-Build Open Home event in Rangiora, Canterbury on Friday 8th November.
Formance and CBG Construction are hosting a mid-build open home event in Wanaka, on Friday 13th September.
Thanks to all those that came along to the event in Wanaka last Friday. This was hosted by Shaun at McCarroll Construction and was a great example of a simple...
Formance and Kane Build Group are hosting a finished build open home event in Auckland, Chippendale on Friday 6th September between 1 pm - 3 pm.
Formance and McCarroll Construction are hosting a mid-build open home event in Wanaka on Friday 30th August. Come along to see this simple and modern architecturally designed home.
Thanks to all those that came along to this event in Christchurch last Friday. This was hosted by Phil and Erika from Baumann Builders and it showcased a brilliant example...
Thanks to all those that came along to this event in Milton last Friday. This was hosted by Dallas at DS Builders and was a great example of our Formance...
Formance and Baumann Builders are hosting an open home event in a brand new home in Mairehau, Christchurch next Friday 26th July.
Formance and DS Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Milton, Otago on Friday 26th July.
Formance panels make wonderful living spaces that's for sure, they save energy and improve well-being. But what about the environment?
Thanks to all those that came along to this event in Picton last Friday. This was hosted by John Thompson Builders and was a great example of a Formance home...
Thanks to all those that came along to this event in Redwood Valley in Nelson last Friday.
Formance and John Thompson Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Picton on Friday 28th June between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Formance and Ecotectural Home Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Nelson on Friday 21st June. Come along and experience the warmth of this well-built home in the Tasman!
Thanks to all those who attended this event in Silverstream in Kaipoi last Saturday which was hosted by Devon Construction.
Thanks for those who attended this event in Diamond Harbour hosted by Brent and Claire Chatterton.
Formance and Devon Construction are hosting a mid-build open home event in Kaiapoi, Canterbury on Saturday the 18th of May.
Thanks for all those who attended this event hosted by Erika and Phil. It was a great example of a mid-sized home built to next-generation standards of energy efficiency and comfort.
What do you get when you combine Formance and Passiv Haus in a shared Co-Housing project?
Thanks for all those who attended this event hosted by Brent and Claire. It was a great example of the difference a Formance building envelope makes to the temperature; particularly...
Formance and Chatterton Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Diamond Harbour, Canterbury on Friday 17th May.
Ara students have finished their exciting Tiny House project and now the units are going under the hammer.
Formance and Baumann Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Mairehau Christchurch on Friday the 10th of May.
Formance and Chatterton Builders are hosting a mid-build open home event in Rangiora on Friday the 3rd of May.
Wow. Yes ANZ is rewarding people building to higher standards of energy efficiency by offering lower mortgage interest rates.
Formance are coming to Auckland for an exciting Multi Unit mid-build open home with the team from Kane Build Group and Goodison Architectural.
We're back in Canterbury for our next mid-build open home with the team from Mike Greer Architectural.
We're back in Dunedin for our next mid-build open home with Dallas and his team from DS Building.
2018 has been a cracker year for Formance. Sitting around wondering what we could do to thank everyone we were a bit stuck.
Thanks to everyone who turned out on Friday for our recent Christchurch mid-build open home event.
We're back in Christchurch for our next mid-build open home, and it's in one of the nicest parts of the city.
We're back in Auckland for our next mid-build open home, nice and close to the CBD at Point Chev.
Calling all designers, and architects.
This event's a bit special; for a start, it's a finished build open home by CBG Quality Construction, and secondly, it's been tested for airtightness and achieved an impressive result.
Thanks to everyone who showed up on Saturday for the Ara Tiny House event.
UPDATE: Unfortunately due to numbers this event is now closed for registration, watch this space for your next opportunity.
Thanks to everyone who showed up on Saturday for our Christchurch mid-build open home, held with Chatterton Builders.
The open home last Friday in Blenheim was hugely popular with a large number of people attending to see what makes a modern energy-efficient home.
Update: Due to popular demand, we have had to cap registrations for this event. Stay tuned for details about future mid-build events.
Yes, that's right - we've got another one of our famous mid-build events coming up this Saturday (28th July).
Want the chance to experience the Formance difference for yourself and see a "build in progress"? Now you can.
Thanks to everyone who showed up on Saturday for our latest mid-build open home - this time in Rolleston.
We've been on a roll recently with a series of popular mid-build open homes ... and we've got another one lined up for you to enjoy.
This is a quick blog post recapping our recent open homes in Riverton and Christchurch, both on Saturday 9th June.
We see lots of projects being built all over the country, however some are worthy of special attention.
Thanks to everyone who turned out on Saturday for our mid-build open home in Wanaka.
Calling all Cantabrians - we have an exciting mid-build event coming up this weekend, in cojunction with Curtis Architecture and Blue Summit Construction.
Hot on the heels of our recent Wanaka mid-build open home (recap blog post will be up soon) we've got another open home event coming up this Saturday, 9th June.
Back by popular demand, we have another Formance mid-build open home coming up - once again in Wanaka.
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's mid-build open home in Wanaka. The event was a success, with a great turnout of people showing up to learn more about Formance SIPs...
Back by popular demand, we have another Formance open home coming up - this time in Wanaka.
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's mid-build open home in Howick. The event was a success, with a great turnout of people showing up to learn more about Formance SIPs...
The open home last Saturday in Timaru was hugely popular with over 300 people attending to see what makes a modern energy-efficient home.
As part of our committment to bringing a better future to building in NZ, we are working with Ara on an exciting Tiny House project.
Back by popular demand, we have another Formance open home coming up - this time in Howick, Auckland.
Back by popular demand, we have another Formance open home this weekend - this time in Timaru.
Calling all Cantabrians - are you looking for a great day out finding inspirational ideas, products and services for better living (including the best way to build your new home...
On Saturday 10th March we held a great mid-build event in Christchurch in conjunction with the team from Blue Summit Construction.
Come along to learn how Formance can power up your project to be the most energy efficient home possible.
We are excited to be working with ARA in Canterbury on 2 Tiny House projects.
We're back, by popular demand!
Thanks to everyone who attended our Hawea Flat mid-build open home last weekened. It was a fantastic event, and considering the relatively remote location, turnout was great.
Do you want to experience the Formance difference for yourself (and enjoy an excuse for a day out in one of New Zealand's most beautiful regions)?
This is just a quick note to recap 2017 - a great year for Formance (and for high performance living in New Zealand).
This is just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who came and attended our finished-build open home in Christchurch on Saturday.
Calling all builders, designers, and architects.
Want to see what real Formance customers have to say about working with us? Here's a quick mid-build update from Scott, one of our customers:
Calling all builders, designers, and architects.
One of the best things about building with Formance SIPs is that our product is very friendly towards the environment.
Want to learn more about how you can achieve year-round comfort and drastically reduced power bills in your next build (and all while being friendly to the environment as well)?
Formance featured on Grand Designs New Zealand Season 3 Episode 5 with George and Yvonne's amazing home in Tasman.
Another great event done and dusted for the Formance team - this time it was the 2017 Canterbury Home Show.
Today is a very exciting day at Formance HQ here in Christchurch - our stand components for the Canterbury Home Show have been picked up, and are now being assembled...
Exciting news! Formance will be exhibiting at the 2017 Canterbury Home Show.The Canterbury Home Show brings dozens of top quality exhibitors into one place to showcase new and innovative products...
One of the things we enjoy the most here at Formance is getting great feedback from our customers on how much of a difference our SIPs have made to their...
Due to the popularity of our recent mid-build open home in Sefton, we are holding another Canterbury open home. This time it's a finished-build open home, in Redcliffs (Christchurch).
Want to see Formance panels in action during the build process? We're holding a mid-build open home in Sefton, Canterbury on Saturday 9th September.
It was a great privilege for the Formance team to be part of the 2017 Christchurch Go Green Expo.
Want to catch up with the Formance team in person and learn more about Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and high performance housing?
Want to get inspiration for a green home and eco-friendly lifestyle? The Go Green Expo 2017 is one of New Zealand's leading eco-friendly expos, featuing a range of products and...
Want to know what real Formance owners have to say about their homes? Over the coming weeks and months we are going to be releasing a number of video testimonials...
After months of planning and preparation, hours of setting up, and three exhausting days of exhibiting, the Formance team have arrived back home in Christchurch following buildnz | designex 2017.
Today we are diving deeper into the benefits of building with SIPs - from the perspective of the homeowner, designer, and builder.
In this blog post we're going to take a closer look at what Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are, and how they differ from traditional "sticks and fluff" building.
On Saturday 27th June, Formance (along with Graeme Jacobs Architect and Image Builders) held a very successful mid-build open home at a stunning Christchurch property.
This is just a quick note letting you know Formance will be exhibiting at buildnz | designex 2017 in Auckland.
Recently we held a finished-build open home at a stunning property in Seatoun, Wellington. This was a great opportunity for designers and prospective Formance home-owners to come and check out...
How would you like to experience the future of construction in New Zealand? Here’s your opportunity!
A Formance client, Matt from Christchurch, recently sent us through this incredibly impressive image showing how much his energy usage has dropped since having a new work studio built on...
Are you going to be attending the Wellington Better Home & Living Show? The show is on today (12th May) until Sunday 14th May at Westpac Stadium, and features a...
Old technology is still the norm in mainstream NZ building, with it's inherent problems of vapour control, durability and poor thermal performance.
We all know seeing is believing, so we wanted to share with you this one minute video of a school being constructed in Christchurch this month.
Having recently conducted panel testing to measure their earthquake resistance we were anxious to see how well Formance stood up to the powerful 7.8 earthquake that struck on 14th November...
A huge thank you to all the wonderful people who came along to meet us and see a SIP building in action at DesignEx 21-23 June 2015.
We’re talking about the classic and currently ubiquitous way in which the vast majority of residential dwellings are being constructed. Timber framed with fibreglass insulation.
Batts, an excellent solution to insulation when the importance of increased insulation was realised in the late 1950's.