Martin Smith and Brad McConchie are the team behind the eHaus Christchurch licence.
Martin, a qualified PassivHaus Tradesperson, has a quantity surveying background and is responsible for the day to day running of Ultimate Homes.
Brad is a qualified joiner and builder, so is a huge asset to the team. He especially enjoys the finishing work and takes great pride in making sure every job looks fantastic. Both Martin and Brad are passionate about building using the PassivHaus principles
Martin enjoys the challenge of working on architectural housing and renovation work. He is married to Susan and they have three children. He also plays in a band in his spare time. Brad's wife Anna is a graphic designer and runs a design company called Creative Zest. Brad also enjoys doing up classic cars when he has the time.
"We are proud to be leading the way in PassivHaus design, architecture and construction. We are a company that prides itself on innovation and excellence, founded on our specialist expertise in the market."
Opposing rectangular volumes and a weathered timber exterior gives this home a ‘beach bach’ feel. Sitting high on the hill above Sumner in Christchurch, the large overhangs extend the living spaces to the outside so the incredible views of Sumner, Pegasus Bay and the Kaikōura mountains can always be enjoyed. The design is very compact, but the living spaces are generous with the addition of the covered exterior deck.View Project