New Zealand is dominated by houses that are not built well and that are not built for New Zealand conditions, even new builds. They may be built "to-code" but are under-insulated, drafty, cold and inefficient.
For a long period of time New Zealanders have been forced to accept that their homes are too hot in the summer and worse, too cold in the winter. Common practice has been to either put the heating on and incur the significant electricity costs for keeping the house warm, or accept the health related consequences.
At 10StarHomes we do not think that New Zealanders should live in cold houses that are too expensive to keep warm and result in poor health.
10 Star Homes builds to a higher standard as standard, using quality materials, adopting innovative technology and ideas, and designed to look great and operate well with an energy efficient ethos. We want to provide better and more liveable homes to everyone.
10 Star Homes provide a healthier living environment by maintaining a constant comfortable temperature all year round, airtight and draft free, we regularly changing and filtering the air to ensure air cleanness and quality, and have an acoustic envelope which minimises outside noises. This results in less illnesses particularly asthma and other respiratory issuesx
The build cost of a new home is only half of the total cost. The other half is the on-going cost of running your home. 10StarHomes target NetZeroEnergy which minimises power bill and results in more money in your pocket to offset your mortgage or enjoy yourself. Overtime this makes a 10StarHome the most cost effective home on the marketx
We build to exacting standards that are far in excess of building code. Fully insulated slabs, 140mm super insulated walls, top quality thermally efficient windows all create an efficient thermal envelope. These are standard on our homes. There is no excuse for sub-standard building methods that result in new looking, but cold and inefficient, homesx
10StarHomes are built from the ground up with higher build standards to maximise the energy efficiency of the homes. This means that 10StarHomes require less energy to run, and supply the energy they do need themselves. Solar needs are customised for your household and are determined at the planning stagesx
All 10StarHome designs incorporate multiple solar solutions that enables the house to meet its own energy needs. Passive solar design refers to the effective use of shading and thermal mass to efficiently harness the solar gain from the sun. Active solar is the use of photo-voltaic systems that produce energy using the sun’s raysx
“A pleasant surprise. When you understand how the innovations of a 10 Star Home interact with one another you immediately understand how your dollar goes further. A real breakthrough compared to other show homes in Christchurch.”
“Can’t believe this house has so many technological features as standard. We’ll be back to sign up after we have received our Earthquake Insurance payment and rebuild on our existing land.”
What a great show home, Just what our family needs! Well thought out and planned. Feeling welcome!
“The German window frames blew me away! Just like at home. Solid and functional with that added advantage where you can open them unconventionally outward top down to allow cross ventilation! Well done, New Zealand needs this standard.”
HermanVisiting Tourist, Swizerland