A top of the line Queenstown home available on the market is particular for the two its character and warm efficiency.
Built in Hawthorn Estates, in Dalefield, by Dowling Construction and Development (DCD), it’s been proprietor Dennis Dowling’s family home since 2015 while likewise filling in as a showhome.
The honor winning three-bedroom home was structured by neighborhood compositional designer Graham Roebeck to resemble a unique farmhouse.
The unbalanced schist fire encompass and schist kitchen wall were predominantly inspired by stone ruins at the bottom of Skippers Canyon.
Adding to the character is rare as-hen’s-teeth rimu wood framing acquired from storm-blown rimu from the West Coast, while the exterior cladding is cedar.
Highlights adding to the home’s thermal efficiency are 190 surrounding, with sheep’s fleece for protection, German-built films, Zehnder mechanical warmth recuperation ventilation and triple-coated German tilt-and-turn window joinery.
At the point when the airtightness was estimated, it was the most elevated in Central Otago and second most noteworthy in New Zealand.
It’s normal the NZ Green Building Council Homestar rating – presently being evaluated – will come in at a Queenstown-high eight out of 10.
It’s additionally a near-Passive house, according to DVD marketing & project coordinator Annabelle Numaguchi.
The warming and cooling vitality for a confirmed Passive house needs to not surpass 15 kilowatt hours for each square meter per annum.
This house utilizes 20kwh/m2/annum, contrasted with 100 with 150kwh for an average modern home and 50kwh for an energy-efficient home.
Numaguchi says: “Having the best airtightness rating also shows the quality of workmanship.”
Dowling’s wife Suzannah says the home’s comfortable 24 hours a day, all-year-round.
“You wake up in the morning and you’re not cold.
There are also health benefits to the occupants, so we are a much healthier family with reduced allergies.”
The main warmth source is a gas fire in the open-plan kitchen, feasting and living room, the other side of which faces a cosy second living room.
Numaguchi says Dowling’s currently building thermal-efficient homes using different materials like Nudura-insulated concrete panels, structural insulated panels and timber framing with membranes.