Cara Hawkins

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Testimonial Video from Cashmere Hills build

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This architectural home has been designed to passive house principles.

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Their NZ home in winter was never colder than 19 degrees!

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Being unsatisfied with the current building practices with such low insulation requirements in New Zealand, Nelson couple Allan & Val set out to find a way to build that would...

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New year, new insulation requirements

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In accordance with the Paris Treaty of 2016, New Zealand is committed to being carbon-neutral by 2050.

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Energy Efficient homes in NZ, the breakdown: SIPs vs Sticks

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Energy Efficient Homes in New Zealand are becoming increasingly considered by homeowners, builders and architects.

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House R-values vs energy efficiency, have you been fooled?

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Do higher r-values equal more energy-efficient homes? The common myth is that high R-Values in a house walls, roof and floor will increase energy efficiency, make the house more comfortable...

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Mid-Build in Wanaka - check out SIPs for yourself!

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It couldn't be a better time to bring you an event from our partners in Wanaka, CBG Construction! This mid-build is the perfect opportunity to see SIPs for yourself (&...

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Visit a Formance project under construction in Governors Bay!

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We're excited to bring to you a Formance home mid-build, and this time, we're in Governors Bay, Christchurch! This event is brought to you by our Christchurch build partners, Irving Builders....

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Craft Homes - Building an Off-Grid, Passive House - Episode 1 is out now!

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Building for a warmer, drier, healthier, and more sustainable living environment. Craft Homes is family-run residential construction business based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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A high-performing home in Northcote

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Former world champion rower Tonia Williams' Formance home stands out. Tonia says- "This isn't just an 'instant pot noodle' house". And that's for sure.

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A Formance mid-build event is coming to you Christchurch!

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We're very excited to bring this event to you from our build partners Blue Summit Construction in Christchurch.

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