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.
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.
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.
This beautifully crafted Performance Home architectural build, using Habitech panel construction and extensive recycled timber facing.
This Performance Home has exquisite architectural build features and includes everything an energy efficient healthy home should.
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 started BuildFirst over 10 years ago, with the first job being the resurrection of a very rundown Villa in Linwood, Christchurch and he subsequently undertook a 6 month top to bottom renovation. From there he has progressively grown the company after undertaking countless renovations of older houses, and expanded in terms of work scope, building contracts and projects.
Since the Christchurch Earthquakes, Justin and his team have undertaken a large and diverse range of projects that has allowed them to hone their collective skills. Justin's team have successfully tackled everything from complete residential earthquake re-levelling and repairs to the structural upgrade and change of use for multi-unit commercial warehouses, to design, build and management of performance homes, townhouse blocks and commercial premises. Justin has a broad knowledge of the building industry and is ready to put it to work for you.
Steph and Arthur Cotton
“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.”
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.
Amazing builders - out of the box creative and a lovely end result - their own home is a real creative paradise.