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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:
The modern Scandinavian inspired Timbermode range.
The classic, timber lover’s Solid Timber range.
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.