Your home makes a statement about who you are and what you value. The team at Fraemohs Homes are passionate about continuing on the legacy of the company’s founder Monni Fraemohs, who saw the value in building sustainable homes here in New Zealand based on Scandinavian design principles half a century before sustainability became a buzzword.
Choosing sustainably-grown New Zealand plantation pine to build our homes not only makes them carbon-negative, it also makes them healthier to live in. But our commitment to sustainability does not stop there; we apply it to all elements of our design and build process. From designing our homes to maximise solar gain and minimise energy consumption, to choosing fixtures and fittings that are built to last. So you can feel good about building a home with Fraemohs Homes. And because of the excellent build quality and timeless design you will enjoy living in your home many years later.
Location: Castle Hill
Product: Solid Timber
The beauty of using natural timber as a building material is that it can withstand almost anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Timber’s ability to breathe and help regulate indoor moisture levels make it an ideal choice for humid and tropical climates. Meanwhile timber is also an excellent insulator, which is why log cabins have been used for centuries in cold, alpine environments trapping the heat inside and making the occupants cosy and warm despite the harsh, wintry conditions outside.
Countless studies have demonstrated that timber’s ability to flex make it a non-brainer when building in earthquake-prone regions and exposed areas with high winds. Dozens of clients with existing Fraemohs Homes in areas hit by the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes have contacted us to tell us how well their homes have performed through multiple shakes, protecting their families and remaining intact while neighbouring homes have been torn apart.
You are the starting point for your home. Finding out what is important to you is our first job and once this discovery process is complete, our expertise will guide you to the optimal design solution for you. You will appreciate the careful thought that has gone into our architecturally-designed plans and may well find one of these is the perfect time-saving and economical option for you. If you like aspects of more than one design, it is no problem to bring these together by customising one of our plans. Creating your own design from scratch is an exciting process and that choice is one you can make with the technical experience of our design team guiding you through the process.
Timber helps regulate indoor temperature and also has natural antimicrobial properties. These features of timber reduce the risk of dampness and mould growing in your home, even if you live in a humid climate. As damp, mouldy homes are known to contribute to respiratory illnesses and worsening allergy and asthma symptoms, it makes sense to choose a timber home for health reasons alone.
Natural wood interiors are associated with feelings of warmth and relaxation and studies have shown natural wood interiors can promote wellbeing by lowering blood pressure and reducing heart rates.
Candid accounts of some of our recent design and build projects with photos.
Show homes in Christchurch and Twizel, with another on its way.
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