Wellington Construction Company iConstruct are passionate recent adopters of the eHaus License for the region. Sighting a growing need within the Wellington construction market for a provider of PassivHaus expertise and having a history of aligning itself with quality established partners, eHaus Wellington/Hutt Valley was the natural next step.
iConstruct is a multi-facetted primarily residential construction company within the Wellington region with a love for quality construction and industry innovation. Licensed Building Practitioners and Registered Master Builders, Jeremy and his team of construction experts are excited about being able to offer you the opportunity to build your eHaus in the Wellington/Hutt Valley Area.
"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."
The Dart perches on the rear section of a rural lifestyle block in Mangaroa Valley, a cozy house offering a peaceful, relaxing retreat from the busy farm life.
The steep site informs the long, narrow form aligning with the hill contour. A plan-driven, playful form utilising pop-out windows and a sloping hip roof, reflecting the hilly Remutaka backdrop. A separate mudroom and outdoor shower provides a seamless transition between the farm and home.
Pop-out windows and high sloping ceilings create the illusion of larger rooms, allowing for efficient yet highly functional spaces within the small footprint. A bank of service and storage space along the southern interior face allows the house to open up to the north, maximising sun and views across the valley floor.
As a small but relatively complex space, the interior finishing is clean and minimal; a playful form both inside and out. Natural textures on the interior are informed by the surrounding environment such as warm ply lining and wax-finished concrete floors.
Sustainability and eHaus design principles are a key driver of the project. Large eaves prevent summer overheating, while small, carefully positioned windows with northern orientation capture sun and enhance energy performance. The Dart will be completely off-grid, benefitting from solar panels, high-performance triple-glazed joinery, insulated slabs, rainwater collection and onsite wastewater treatment, along with high-performing detailing to create a highly sustainable, healthy and efficient home.View Project