Do you dream of living in an environmentally friendly home but have decided it’s not a practical option for you – as hiring a Green Building Council house builder is just too expensive? While this might have been true in years gone by, things have changed. If you’re thinking of upgrading your home or building from scratch in 2019, ANZ Bank wants to help you. They’ve created the Healthy Home Loan Package, which is a loan product geared at making environmentally friendly home builds more affordable for the average Kiwi.
Many things can get annoying on a home build. Drilling, hammering and sawing can be noisy, and the waste produced isn’t great either. General practice within the residential building industry is to collect all waste in a skip, which is then sent to landfill. Thankfully, there’s a way you can build that will reduce the amount of waste you generate. Considering that the average home produces over four tonnes of waste, this is no mean feat!
Toby and Cat Tilsley