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This impressive 3 storey home is on track to achieve Passive House Plus Certification. Originally meant to be a high-performance home, the design was upgraded to meet passive house standards. The house has been designed to be healthy, quiet, energy efficient, and self-sufficient. Although grid tied and connected to town water, the house has a generous PV solar array, house battery, and rainwater tanks. The basement structure is insulated concrete form, and the upper floors are 140mm timber framing with a 45mm services cavity, providing two layers of insulation, and minimising thermal bridging.
This high-performance, eco home achieved a Regional Silver Award in the 2022 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. We also used the Homestar rating system and are on track to achieve a Homestar 8. The performance of this home was modelled prior to construction, is built using Formance SIPs panels, Pro Clima smart membranes and German made high-performance windows, meaning a super airtight thermal envelope, insulation values well above code and superior energy efficiency compared with a standard home built to code.
This high-performance home in Red Beach, Auckland, achieved an impressive 9 Homestar built rating. This means that NZ best practice design and build principles were used, including thermal modelling prior to construction, positioning the home to capture maximum sunlight, high levels of insulation throughout, passive house standards of air tightness, a mechanical ventilation system, German uPVC/aluminium thermally broken joinery and grid-tied solar panels.
This passive solar home is positioned to capture maximum sunlight, warmth and air flow throughout the day, whilst taking in as much of its amazing view as possible. It also packs a punch in terms of innovation, with external cladding of sustainable composite timber, exposed internal solid block walls for thermal mass, grid-tied solar panels, rain water harvesting and a passive septic system.
- Sam and Elena McClatchie
“Right from the start of our project, Toby was focused, knowledgeable, and inspired confidence. Our project was quite complex architecturally, and demanding on the building team. The Craft Homes team never missed a beat, even on the rare occasions when revisions to align with the plan were needed. The team are hardworking professionals, committed to the project and the timetable, and justifiably proud of the quality of their work. I would recommend Craft homes unhesitatingly.”
This vernacular inspired architectural home boasts eco-design features, such as long eaves to offer protection from the Northland sunshine and windows positioned to make the most of the natural light and spectacular views. Plenty of outdoor living for the family completes this fantastic space.
- Myles Henaghan
"The best decision of the whole project was to work with Toby and the Craft team. From day one he demonstrated an eye for detail, high standards and an anything is the possible attitude. A lasting impression we have is one of trust and partnership. On numerous occasions, he raised challenges, presented solutions and always listened to our point of view. Craft Homes - they know what they're doing and have a ferocious work ethic! "
This architecturally designed rural Waimauku new build dazzles with its polished block and solid cedar joinery.
- Mr and Mrs Spence
“We would have no hesitation is recommending Toby. We love our new home and that is due to the high level of skill and precision delivered by Toby and his team. He remained on the job until everything was perfect."
This Devonport Villa was given a new lease of life with the addition of a barn-style garage and loft, as well as a new outdoor living space, complete with a fireplace and deck connecting to the existing home.
We undertook an extensive renovation of this grand Remuera villa. Our main focus was to create a warm, low humidity living environment for the family by installing additional insulation and a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system to improve the indoor air quality. We also completed an extensive re-fit of the kitchen and bathrooms and improved the flow within the home.
- Lisa and Fabian Partigliani
"Toby and the team at Craft Homes made the whole building process a joy and they delivered above our expectations by getting us into our home one month ahead of plan and on budget. They were responsive, transparent, great to work with and nothing was ever too difficult. "
This Grey Lynn project involved an extensive villa restoration, including a basement renovation and major ground work to create a two-level family home with plenty of indoor-outdoor flow.
- Amanda and Julien Thery
"Toby and his team were a machine of a team throughout our renovation project. The work ethic of all of his team was fantastic and the quality of their work was of a high standard. We highly recommend Craft Homes to any person doing a renovation project."
This contemporary Remuera family home enjoyed a full reclad, complete with new architectural aluminium joinery and American oak timber floors.
- Mike Toon
“Not only is Toby a great builder but he's just a good guy. When you're basically living through the renovation this was important for my family and I. Toby also came up with lots of good ideas that the architect hadn't thought of and had access to very good sub-contractors. Would highly recommend."
This Remuera villa was completely transformed to create a warm, comfortable and healthy family home. A mechanical ventilation heat recovery system was installed, double glazing was retrofitted in the living areas and insulation was improved throughout. Aesthetic changes include a new kitchen, new bathrooms and a full repaint.
This Castor Bay home was lifted and extensively renovated to create an additional level to accommodate a growing family.
- Cat Pearson
"Toby and his team completed the substantial renovation of our family home under very wet conditions over the winter. The large-scale project was completed on schedule and to a very high standard. Great communication throughout the build."
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