North & South

This new house in Wellington is designed for comfort and low energy use. Features include:

  • Careful planning and design of windows to maximise passive solar gain and minimise heat loss
  • Solar hot water heating
  • A suspended concrete upper floor, to provide thermal mass and passive solar storage
  • In-slab, reticulated water central heating
  • High levels of insulation to roof and walls
  • Thermally broken window frames with varying glazing specifications for different orientations
  • LED lighting throughout

The cost plan for the house made allowance for these features from the concept stage, to ensure that they would not have to be sacrificed. We were pleased to deliver the finished house within the original budget (including a complete new landscape design for the whole site, now under construction).

Builder – Northface Construction Ltd
Structural Engineer – SpencerHolmes
Landscape Architect – Moorhead & Newdick Landscape Architects

North_and_South1.jpgGallery space and stair to lower level