We are feeling very inspired after attending the recent Superhome Movement workshop, the first of its kind in Auckland. The big question asked at this event was “Why?”.
Are you interested in building a sustainable home because you have lived overseas and feel disappointed at the standard of homes in NZ?
Maybe you are concerned about the environmental impact of a new build process, or the ongoing impact your home has on the environment?
Or maybe you are interested in creating a healthier living environment for your family.
These questions have driven many of our clients to seek out a “better” way to design and build their new home, or improve the one they already live in.
Becoming a family man, after the birth of my son Lachie, has cemented for me the importance of creating sustainable, healthy and functional family homes that are not only significantly cheaper to run, but are a healthier environment to live in.
Myself, and my wife Cat have lived in a very poorly built home in Auckland and, since moving, it has become clear that the condition of the home had a direct adverse effect on our health. Unfortunately, this is the case for many New Zealanders, resulting in very real health concerns, including the highest rate of childhood asthma in the world!!
Through Craft Homes’ affiliation with The New Zealand Green Building Council, the Homestar® rating system and the Superhome Movement, we are proud to offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy a more sustainable home and to contribute to New Zealand’s sustainable building movement.
The Superhome Movement is a not-for-profit, industry-led organisation, which supports change in the New Zealand Building industry. As professionals involved in this movement, we believe that we need better building standards to support the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, now and in the future.
To find out more about the Superhome Movement, visit their website: http://www.superhome.co.nz/
If you want to find out more about building a better home for your family, get in touch with the Craft Homes team today.
Toby and Cat Tilsley