Assisting you in putting together your dream design team. Advising you of who understands what is required to build a healthy home, whether that is a consultant or supplier. Happily educating those that you wish to involve, who would like to come on the journey. Working through the Healthy Home Design Matrix with you to ensure that all components are selected and covered. Working with you to manage the design process, to the degree that suits you.
Carrying out or arranging the appropriate site assessment to determine your foundation design. Until we perfect skyhooks, the ground and the foundation are intertwined, much like a long-term relationship. When dark clouds rumble over the horizon or a sudden shake up happens, we don’t want our couple splitting or separating, now, do we?
We do more than just provide the resilient fully insulated foundation for your healthy home. We make the whole structure stand strong (Kia kaha) and be resilient against the forces of nature. We do this with a full understanding of your drivers and ambitions for your new home. We ensure that thermal bridging is minimised by optimising the materials and locations of the structural elements required. We cooperate with the designer and builder to ensure that our mahi compliments the architecture and can be easily constructed by the builder.
It is important to consider whether you have the right amount of insulation in the right locations. Whether there is sufficient heating, cooling and ventilation to ensure this is actually designed as Healthy Home. Whether your home is warm in winter and doesn’t overheat in summer. We will fully consider all aspects of internal environmental quality as part of the design process. We will look at comfort and hygiene (mould) risk. We can investigate different construction systems (floors, walls, windows, ventilation systems) to provide the optimum system for your requirements.
Working with you and your builder to manage the build process, to the degree that suits you, to ensure that nothing is missed or forgotten.
A requirement of building a Healthy Home is ongoing monitoring of the IEQ for at least 12 months to ensure that the design does what it says on the tin. This feedback loop is important to your design team too as it validates what they have done for you. We can source the monitoring equipment, set it up for you and check in with you to ensure everything is working as expected.
We will be with you at every step of the way to celebrate the milestones achieved to get you into your Healthy Home.