Craft Homes Leading the Charge in Sustainable High Performance Homes

Sustainable Homes

Craft Homes are proud advocates of sustainable building in New Zealand, which is evident not just in the project they have completed for Kiwi families around the country, but also in the homes they build for themselves. In fact, they have exciting news on that front.

After they purchased their dream 15 acres of land in Te Mata just out of Raglan around the middle of last year, they want to share their plan and journey in building an off-grid, high-performance home. They have submitted plans to council and hope to start building this monthThey are going to live in the home, but also plan to use it as a Show Home for high-performance homes in the area. They hope to inspire people with their sustainable, off-grid lifestyle and help others witness the clear benefits of this type of build, so they too can find ways to achieve the same.

To get you started, there are some things you will need to consider, starting with your budget. What’s the maximum amount you can afford to spend on your new build or renovation?  Secondly, you need to know the local council planning rules, including the percentage of site coverage that’s allowed and how far set back from the street the building needs to be. You should also know the covenants, including rules around the look, size or shape of the build, and the subdivision rules that may apply to the site, such as the minimum size of home you can build. 

The first step is to get in touch with the team at Craft Homes to arrange a time for your free, no obligation meeting. They will send you a quick questionnaire to complete, and will discuss your answers with you when you meet. Their Director, Toby, will be there on site to chat through your ideas, and for more information on new house builders, building a new home and home renovations please go to . 



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