Housing Matters 7: Touring more of Christchurch’s exemplar homes

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Picking up on last year’s tour of innovative new homes in Christchurch, this Housing Matters tour visited five more new builds.

These homes showcased new construction methods, high performance and resource efficiency.  All homes are part of the Superhome Movement, a cluster of building professionals aiming to deliver 1000 high performing homes through collaboration and sharing.

The tour visited each house, and included presentations from designers and project managers about the key features of each home.

For architects, designers, planners, builders, developers, and other building professionals, this provided inspiration and the opportunity to meet with other building professionals in an enjoyable and open learning environment.

124 Bowhill Rd, Brighton
An ultra low energy beachside home bursting with innovation.
Presented by Z Build and Nook Architects


 61A Blake St, New Brighton
Classic style with natural cedar and Metra Panel walls.
Presented by Fusion Homes


402 Madras St, Christchurch Central
A small, expertly crafted townhouse, sustainable and energy efficient.
Presented by Coll Architecture


26 Holmwood Rd, Fendalton
Elegant and sustainable home with Warmframe walls.
Presented by Dan Saunders Construction & Salmond Architecture.


4 Jane Deans Close, Riccarton
High performance luxury SIPs panel passive Superhome.
Presented by Bob Burnett Architects


Logo, Superhome

Feedback from participants

“Love the bus, lots of conversation going on”
“An inspiring experience”
“It was interesting to observe the passion of the builders and architects”
“It was a very inspiring tour, with practical and affordable ideas for my future projects”
“I would like to see more details on the business case for efficient houses and the cost to implement certain features in a build”
“My suggestion for the future? More housing tours in Auckland and other cities”


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