Location: Tai Tapu

Product: Solid Timber

Build type: Full build


Eco Homes

Sustainability is an important consideration when it comes to building. It is something that the team at Fraemohs take seriously. Not because it is currently a trend, but because sustainability in general is one of the guiding principles Fraemohs Homes was founded on. Sustainability is actually one of the guiding principles of Scandinavian design. While we have moved with the times and continually adopt new technologies to ensure we are creating the most energy efficient homes we can, we have in fact being building energy efficient ‘green homes’ since we began. Some 50 years ago.

All our high performance homes feature sustainably-grown New Zealand timber. So you can rest easy knowing you are not promoting the destruction of forests on the other side of the world. Because our timber is all sourced locally, this also means 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 house which actually offsets carbon emissions instead of adding to the burden of global warming.

Further reading:

Engineered timber versus concrete and steel for commercial buildings – what’s the cost difference?  – Stuff

The benefits of supporting sustainable building would not be replete without mention of the economic benefits. When you build a green home with New Zealand grown timber, you are supporting local industry. Home design and build with locally grown timber makes environmental sense. And it makes economic sense.

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Fraemohs Homes support initiatives which support the growth and promotion of environmentally responsible building standards and 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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We are active members of:

  • NZ Green Building Council
  • Future Proof Building
  • Homestar


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Energy efficient homes

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, minimising heat loss, and by maximising solar gain through our Scandinavian home design methods. For example, having large windows 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 three unique ranges of green homes; Solid Timber, Timbermode, and the Alpine Range. All of which can be supplied nationwide (or internationally) as a kitset, or we can build it for you. Scroll down to select your preferred style.

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