High-Performance Homes

We are a Christchurch design & build company that creates high-performance homes. Through us, you will enjoy a home that is warmer, healthier, more energy efficient and affordable.

What makes Performance Homes special?

Performance Homes have a wealth of building experience and expertise in energy efficient, healthy, warm, sustainable homes.

Bringing you the best options

We continually research the market in order to find the best materials and products, so we can achieve our goal of building better homes.

We have a grass-roots green philosophy.

We work in harmony with some of New Zealand's most influential architects to deliver full design-and-build options that are high-performance and energy-efficient.

Our experienced builders & project managers

Enable us to assume full responsibility for your project, ensuring that the transition from design to construction is seamless and cost efficient.

Lets work together!

Whether to complete a feasibility study, visit your site to look at possibilities and risks, or meet with your design team; the sooner we can get involved in your building process the better.

What We Do

To ensure we deliver our green philosophy from the grass-roots up, we provide full design-and-build options in collaboration with some of New Zealand’s most influential architects. Our experienced builders and project managers work in harmony with quality design professionals, which enables us to assume full responsibility for your project. Therefore, the transition from design to construction is seamless and ensures cost efficiencies. We’ve put together a 10 Simple Steps to Build with Performance Homes brochure for you to download.

Sustainable Design and Build Options

  • Exclusive NZ rights to Habitech structurally insulated panels (SIPS)
  • Super-insulated, energy-efficient homes
  • A thermal envelope over three times the building-code minimum
  • Stronger, more earthquake-resilient homes
  • Healthier homes utilising ventilation systems & low VOC products
  • Clever Waste Management Strategies (62% of NZ’s waste is from construction!)
  • Cost-competitive
  • Efficient build times
  • Sustainable for life — ‘forever homes.’

LightGreen Thermal Envelope

How does a Performance Home deliver superior energy efficiency?

It’s quite simple, the image of the two houses illustrates the difference between a code-minimum home built today and a well-insulated Performance Home home. In essence, the house on the left could have up to 12 – 20 air changes per hour. The Performance Home on the right will have just 1 to 3 air changes per hour due to its superior insulation thanks to building products such as Habitech SIPS panels. In essence, the Performance Home on the right will require 12 to 20 times less energy to heat because there is minimal heat loss. We build with either 170mm-thick SIPS panels (Habitech) or thermally broken 140mm-wide timber frames.

The image also illustrates that we build a well-insulated thermal envelope around the entire home—its foundations, walls, and ceiling, for example. We achieve this by blending the right mix of technology, heating and ventilation systems with superior materials, sustainable design principles and a passionate build team. Together, we simply deliver better homes — often at little or no extra cost.

Latest Projects

Performance Home – as seen on Grand Designs NZ

Performance Home – as seen on Grand Designs NZ

As featured on Grand Designs on November 13, 2016 on TV3 (yes the same night of the Kaikoura Earthquake!), this episode show-cased our energy efficient Habitech SIPS concept house. As can be seen, it delivers both in architectural design whilst boasting our core green principles.

Pegasus – Habitech House

Pegasus – Habitech House

This Performance Home has exquisite architectural build features and includes everything an energy efficient healthy home should.

Estuary Road House

Estuary Road House

A classic architectural home featuring high ceilings and elegant design on a narrow section in South Brighton.
Super insulation giving great energy efficient along with hot water heat pumps for both water and heating.

We are here to help

Meet Our Staff

Martin Thompson

New Home Consultant

    Martin has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the building industry and running successful businesses. Having spent 11 years working in the UK and looking out for new building principles and technologies, he knows what it takes to deliver sustainable, energy-efficient homes. Most importantly, he acknowledges that customer service, trust and quality work and materials are key in delivering successful design-and-build homes to his clients. Before joining us, Martin’s career was varied. He has worked in television, managed a window manufacturing business and built a business up in the UK which once employed 5 people and now employs well over 150.

    Martin has recently married and is an avid sportsman, who can often be found on the golf course or at his local cricket club.

    Justin Thornley


      Our key partners:

      What our clients say:

      • “We have recently moved into our beautiful new home in Pegasus built by LiteGreen. From the first moment we met their experienced team we knew we were in good hands. The design and quality they delivered was exactly what we wanted and most importantly met our budget. We are so proud to be in a home that delivers excellent energy efficiency whilst also delivering in comfort and architectural flare. People often walk by our home and offer lots of positive comments which makes us really grateful for what we have built. We can’t thank LiteGreen enough for all their expertise, customer service and attention to detail. We would happily recommend them to anyone looking to build in the future.”

        Steph and Arthur Cotton
      • LiteGreen Projects have been an extremely professional builder for Habitech and our New Zealand Projects. Their completed builds are a testament to their high work quality and knowledge of building sustainable and energy efficient homes.

        Habitech Systems
      • Amazing builders - out of the box creative and a lovely end result - their own home is a real creative paradise.

        Jackie Willward

      Contact Us

      4/159 Cranford Street
      St Albans, Christchurch 8014

      As seen on Grand Designs New Zealand