Sustainability is a very important consideration when it comes to building and it is something that the team at Fraemohs take seriously.
All of our homes feature sustainably-grown New Zealand timber so you can rest easy that you are not promoting the destruction of forests on the other side of the world. Because our timber is almost entirely sourced locally this also means that when you build with us from New Zealand grown timber, there are no carbon miles being accumulated transporting it across the oceans.
So when you invest in a Fraemohs home, you are investing in a carbon negative home. A home which actually offsets carbon emissions instead of adding to the burden of global warming.
The benefits of supporting sustainable building would not be replete without mention of the economic benefits. When you build your home with New Zealand grown timber, you are supporting local industry. Building your home with locally grown timber makes environmental sense. And it makes economic sense.
Fraemohs Homes support initiatives which support the growth and promotion of environmentally responsible building practices including the New Zealand Green Building Council, Future Proof Building and Homestar. All of which we are active members of.
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A key aspect of sustainability and reducing our environmental impact is ensuring that our homes are as energy-efficient as possible. We achieve this by using more insulation than standard and by maximising solar gain through the design of our homes. For example, having large windows that are oriented to the sun and a concrete floor that can act as a thermal mass helps our homes absorb heat and release it later, reducing the need for additional heating.
We use LED lights as standard in every Fraemohs home we build as they last longer and use less energy to run, saving you money on future power bills.
At Fraemohs we believe in choosing quality fittings that will last, rather than cheap, poorly-made items that will rapidly deteriorate. Where possible we use New Zealand-made products to reduce the carbon footprint of the home.
We have two unique and distinct range of eco homes, all of which can be supplied nationwide (or internationally) as a kitset, or as a complete build within Canterbury:
To view the contemporary Timbermode range, click here.
To view the Solid Timber range, click here.
The 2018 Sustainable Building Report
For anyone wishing to gain significant first hand knowledge of the best and most cost effective ways to build a sustainable home, you can access our free Sustainable Building Report. In it, we detail the 10 most effective sustainable home building elements along with an easy to understand cost comparison of benefits. Read the free sustainable building report.
Sustainable Home Report
Access our free Sustainable Building Report to find out the best and most cost effective ways to build a sustainable homeRead the free sustainable building report