Sustainable Home Award well deserved

Sustainable Home Award well deserved
November 26, 2014

Future-Proof Building (FPB) Trade Member Bella Homes from Whangarei put FPB Principles into practice with a home in Northland to take out the 2014 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Resene Sustainable Home Award.

i-qXdW6j3-XL web“Bella Homes has been an advocate for Future-Proof Building and our principles for many years and this property shows clever use of sustainability and energy efficiency,” says Richard Gough General Manager of Future-Proof Building.

The home in Moureeces Bay on the Whananaki  coast  north of Whangarei has fabulous sea views and blends well into the landscape with a natural look cedar cladding. The home is energy efficient being well insulated, has an extensive solar system, Kerlite tiled floors, thermally broken joinery and LED lighting.

i-FBHrKWD-XL webSimon Crawford, owner of Bella Homes is delighted with the win, “We put a lot of time and effort into making this home work for the owner. Not only did it have to have the design factors with smart layout and functionality, they also wanted this home to really work efficiently for them long term, so choosing sustainable elements throughout  mean this house will function using far less energy than a standard home.

i-wDxtXf4-XL web“The building industry is taking huge strides towards the sustainability, energy-efficiency and eco-friendly principles, through our partnership with the FPB brand we are able to give informed up-to-date advice to our clients which, we believe, puts us at the forefront of the building industry.”

The 2014 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards is an annual event which celebrates builders work throughout the country in a range of categories. To view a full list of winners click here.

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