10 Star home open for show

The first house to be credited with a 10-star Homestar built rating is now open to the public in Addington, Christchurch. Developer and architectural designer Bob Burnett plans to share the design and build information with those wanting to create their own sustainable home. Read the article 

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Moving towards 100% pure

The recent awarding of the country’s first 10 Homestar rating by the New Zealand Green Building Council for a new build in central Christchurch is the perfect demonstration of what’s achievable. The design of this home, particularly through its smart energy, water and waste features, shows what’s possible. This is the future of the building. …

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Zero Power Bills

We’ve been saying for some time now that affordability is not just about cheap houses, it’s about the cost of ownership, the ongoing running costs and the return on investment. A little extra thought and good design from the outset will lead to a lifetime of savings and good health. Read the article 

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NZ’s 1st 10 Star Home Launch

5 Aug 2015 “This is the Future, We will have a homes like this throughout the country.. I think this movement speaks importantly to the values of our city. and what we have capacity to do when we rebuild many homes.” Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch Watch the video

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First 10 Star House in NZ

CTV News 17 Aug 2015 Christchurch has a first home achieved 10 star built rating in NZ. With developers now urging more people to build sustainable homes. The home received design raiting in May in this year reaching 10 out of 10 rating for its health, comfort and efficiency. Watch the News  

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Here comes the SUPERHOME movement

The Fifth Estate_Willow Aliento | 16 July 2015 There are currently two demonstration homes being developed by Burnett in Christchurch’s Church Square that he has designed to 10 Star HomeStar standards. The homes are due for completion at the end of this month, and one was recently formally awarded 10 Star HomeStar Design certification by …

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Frame Saver

Eco-friendly Earthquake Resistant Wall Framing “Frame Saver” has been created by Winstone Wallboards and has multiple benefits. Walls are essentially seismically stronger more thermally efficient and also cheaper due to a significant reduction in the amount of timber used. It is not often that improvements are actually cheaper than the status quo. That’s what is …

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