Bay of Plenty/Tauranga

In by Paul Sadlier

eHaus Bay of Plenty/Tauranga

eHaus Bay of Plenty/Tauranga Team

Ross Brown and Paul Sadlier are excited to be bringing eHaus to the Bay of Plenty. With over 32 years building experience between them they are well-equipped to create your new home. The innovative and unique high standard of eHaus is a perfect fit with the building philosophy of Paul, Ross and their team. Always seeking to improve and grow, the intelligence of a PassivHaus is a welcome addition to their portfolio.

Ross and Paul are both Licensed Building Practitioners and Registered Master Builders. Additionally, five of their carpenters hold the Certified PassiveHaus Tradesperson qualification showing the commitment of the whole team to excellence and ongoing education in the field. Always striving to act with integrity, they enjoy exceeding customer expectations. The eHaus technology provides the perfect platform to do this!

Paul Sadlier and Ross Brown

About eHaus

eHaus – a brand of ecoBuild Developments Ltd (eDL) was established in 2010 by Baden & Glenda Brown and Jon Iliffe with the dream of creating a New Zealand owned and operated specialist design and construction company using PassivHaus build & design principles.

Often referred to as the ‘world’s leading standard in energy efficient design” the German engineering intelligence behind PassivHaus encompasses unprecedented Health, Comfort, Energy efficiency benefits and high quality buildings.
Baden a New Zealand Master Builder of 20+ years and Jon a HND Mech Prod Engineer from Rolls Royce motor cars in the UK, realised the opportunity this revolutionary way of building PassivHaus bought to the New Zealand building industry and the incredible benefits these spaces offered.
That same year they both studied and qualified in the use of the German PassivHaus software through the Auckland Unitec facility. The software, at the very heart of the build, models the performance of how the building will perform before a single stake is put in the ground. They then invested 100’s of hours translating PassivHaus to the New Zealand conditions, applying the building science to the 18 climate zones for both the North and South Islands.
Together with Glenda, a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and an accredited business mentor who has 30+ years working in Chartered Accountant offices, has seen the business grow a nationwide team of qualified PassivHaus designers and tradespeople. eHaus is now recognised as award winning, and the leading player in the New Zealand PassivHaus market.

eHaus Vision:

We live PassivHaus … it’s what we do.

Every eHaus is designed and constructed using the International Passive House design software – proven performance to live by. Healthy, comfortable, all year round lifestyle. This is what sets us apart in the industry. Here at eHaus we believe this is the future and benchmark for all New Zealand builds.

eHaus Values:


eHaus values support the vision, shape the business culture and reflect the essence of the eHaus principles and philosophy.

eHaus and eDL are Members of:

“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.”

Our eHaus builds

Featured Build: Tauranga's First eHaus

Located in the tranquil Whakamarama on the outskirts of Tauranga, this Passive House will be a joy for the owners.  Designed for their requirements; it is simple, warm, dry and stylish.  A beauty that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Other eHaus projects

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12 Brinkley Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga, New Zealand

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