Hawke's Bay's first Homestar 8 Rated house, Brookvale House is a high-performing and energy-efficient home. Energy modelling software was used to quantify the dwellings energy use. Construction methods used to improve performance include: 140mm thick timber walls to reduce stud spacing and heat loss, insulation with increased R-values, insulated Qpod concrete slab, solar panels, and rainwater collection tanks.
The design is customised from our LiTe Series.
We worked with Sol Atkinson to design our new house. We started the discussions with our Wish List and sample pictures of house styles that we liked. Sol quickly developed an initial design for our review and comment. The next step was to transform those plans into a detailed design. The process was exciting and very hard work! Each step was well-managed and we were given ample opportunity to put forward our own ideas and to get clarifications.
Given the level of detail that was involved, we were amazed how quickly the design was completed and the building application submitted to Council. We felt that Sol kept us in the loop throughout and we valued his innovative and informed approach.
We were keen to have an ‘eco-friendly’ house and are delighted to have achieved the 8 Homestar Design rating. Our thanks to Sol, as the end result exceeded our initial expectations!
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