In a BRANZ Levy funded project, Beacon is developing tools to guide medium density development in New Zealand
Addressing housing affordability in Europe
Europe and the UK face similar housing affordability challenges but their different responses are something New Zealand could learn from.
Cost tower - construction costs for affordable and social housing
Beacon and NZIER have gathered actual construction costs for affordable and social housing built in Auckland in 2005.
The New Category of Home project
This collaborative project sought to combine the benefits of off-site construction and a high performing home through trialling a new building system and a new way of delivering to the market in two new build demonstration homes.
The NZHF HomeSmart Home
Based on our early live research projects, the NOW Homes®, we developed a clearer picture of what is needed to build a new home to perform better in every way. In this project, we worked with the New Zealand Housing Foundation to turn one of their homes into a HomeSmart Home.
A New Urban Village for Christchurch
Beacon’s early work to scope a housing showcase and gather ideas through a UK study tour, formed the foundation of the Breathe design competition. The winning design for a new medium density sustainable neighbourhood will be built in Christchurch’s central city.
NOW Homes®: Our early new homes projects
Our very first live research projects, the NOW Homes®, were designed, built and monitored during use to show that sustainable homes can be built now, using products and materials available today.