5 steps to create an eco-friendly outdoor space

5 steps to create an eco-friendly outdoor space So you’re building a house, yay. Or maybe you are considering refreshing your outdoor space. Also yay.

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Is a 6 Homestar rating all it’s cracked up to be?

Is a 6 Homestar rating all it’s cracked up to be? What is Homestar? Homestar is an independent national rating tool that assesses’ and measures

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Less is more! What New Zealanders really need in their homes

Less is more! What New Zealanders really need in their homes A lot of us grew up in 100 square metre homes, and that was

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The key to having an energy-efficient home…Passive solar design

The key to having an energy-efficient home… Passive solar design What is passive solar design? By now, we are all aware of what solar energy

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The most energy-efficient way to heat your home

The most energy-efficient way to heat your home What is hydronic underfloor heating? Hydronic underfloor heating systems are rapidly becoming a more popular choice for

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How our public transit system affects the greater development of our Nation

How our public transit system affects the greater development of our Nation We as a country need more effective public transportation so that TOD (Transit

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Where to apply recycled materials in architecture and urbanism

Where to apply recycled materials in architecture and urbanism Around the world, there is a movement igniting. Engineers and designers are beginning to place more

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The INS and OUTS of airflow: How airtight should your home be?

The INS and OUTS of airflow: How airtight should your home be? When planning the build of your house, it is easy to get absorbed

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Why can’t NZ produce affordable houses?

Why can’t NZ produce affordable houses? This is a very common question. So, what exactly is stopping us from building affordable houses? The core issue

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Thoughts on Climate Change

Thoughts on Climate Change Lately, we are all well aware that climate change is a world-leading issue. The climate is changing faster than ever before

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