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Planning to build? We specialise in Passive House and high-performance architecture, including off-grid houses. That might sound daunting, here’s what we can offer you to make it all come together.
We work with home owners and developers as their architect and passive house designer. 
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Architecture & Design Services
Stage B1 Setup
Client – aspirations, brief & budget
Context – site constraints & opportunities
Compliance – council & developer constraints & requirements
Climate – comfort & energy efficiency inputs
Stages B2-4 Design
Concept – site layout, initial planning & sketches
Preliminary – plans, 3d’s & outline specification
Developed – plans, interior layouts & indicative construction details
Passive House – energy & comfort modeling
Stage B5 Document
Consent – drawings, specification & documents
Construction – details for building & tendering
Passive House – pre-construction
modelling, documents & submission
Other – Lifemark, Homestar etc
Stage B6 Procure
Tender – obtain tender prices from one or multiple builders
Negotiate – agree a contract with the preferred builder
Contract – contract documents, insurances etc
Stage B7-8 Construct
Contract Admin – instructions, variations, payments, compliance
Observation – regular site visits to observe progress and adherence to the contract
Passive House – observation, on-site testing & documentation
All Stages
Coordinate – propose,manage & coordinate consultants & their input
Health & Safety – identify project risks, including client aspects & manage H&S in Design
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Treated Floor Area:
149

 m2

Heating Demand:
12.3

 kWh/(m2a)

Heating Load:
11.6

 W/m2

Airtightness:
0.36
 ACH
Certification:
Passive House Classic
Architecture & Design

Patrick Residence

A crisp, modern and compact Passive House on a narrow steep site with stunning views from the hills of Newlands over Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington harbour and city. Built by Mike Craig Builders. Completed February 2023
Treated Floor Area:
120

 m2

Heating Demand:
12.8

 kWh/(m2a)

Heating Load:
10.3

 W/m2

Airtightness:
0.36
 ACH
Certification:
Passive House Classic
Architecture & Design

The White Home

A humble modern farmhouse style Passive House on a lifestyle block in the Wairarapa. Built by Quality Builders. Completed August 2022
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Paraparaumu Beach 5252
New Zealand
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