• 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient
  • 7 Stars Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient Home | Key Features

Size of Home:  258 m2.

Description of Main Rooms:  4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Location:  Whitby, Wellington

Energy Efficiency Rating

  • This energy efficient home received an outstanding rating of ‘7 Stars’ from a Heating & Energy Rating assessment from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.  On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 requiring no heating input) this home was awarded a rating of ‘7’, making it an extremely energy efficient and comfortable home.

External Cladding

  • House was constructed of treated framing, with a drainage cavity, and brick and linea weather board cladding.

Design/Design Features

  • The house was designed with minimal windows facing South, with large areas of tiled concrete floor adjacent to the North and West windows to store the solar gain from sunshine hours.
  • Ceiling heights:  2.7m throughout.
  • Home has been designed so you can age in place. It is possible to live totally on one floor or incorporate both levels.


  • Insulated concrete slab.
  • Ultra Pink Batts R2.6 fitted to walls.
  • Ultra Pink Batts R4.6 fitted to ceilings.
  • Double glazing on windows.
  • Sound insulation:  mid floor above kitchen and family room and between master bedroom and adjacent room.  Sound sealed door to Master bedroom.


  • All light fittings are energy efficient surface mounted so there is no air leakage around them into the roof space.
  • Strato 800 series switches with blue LED lighting.

Hot Water/Pipes

  • Solar hot water heating backed up with the option of electricity or with continuous flow gas infinity system.
  • Fusiotherm water piping throughout made from fully recycled material.
  • Instantaneous boiling water to filtered bench faucet.


  • Vulcan gas central heating.
  • Heat pump installed in the family room.
  • Real gas feature fire fitted in the lounge.
  • Under tile heating in bathrooms and en suites.
  • Under carpet heating in master bedroom.
  • Mirror heaters in bathroom and en suites.

Home Ventilation & Smart House Systems

  • DVS ventilation system.
  • Vented solar tubes to WC and walk in wardrobe.
  • Neo smart house system incorporating CCTV security, theatre room surround sound, centrally controlled lights, internet access, photos, movies and TV.

Home Security and Access

  • Electronic door release to front door.
  • Digital access to garage door and internal door to house.
  • Alarm system with built in smoke detectors.
  • Security cameras and ability to view on TV’s within the home.

Other Features

  •  13mm Gib Ultraline fitted to walls and ceilings throughout.
  • Low VOC ecoproof paint throughout.
  • Solid core over height doors throughout to allow for heat transfer between rooms.
  • Extra width doors to bedrooms and hallways to allow for wheel chair access.
  • Anti-allergenic Normal Ellison carpet.
  • Pull out pantries and hidden drawers to kitchen.
  • Pull out ironing board to kitchen.
  • Louvre tech opening louvers above patio.