In by Rod Dear

eHaus Gisborne

eHaus Gisborne Team

Robyn and I established our locally Gisborne based business in October 2008.
I have been working in the building industry for the past 46 years, the last 9 years running my own company with construction of new housing and light commercial buildings.
With a total of seven permanent full time staff working alongside me who have a wide range of knowledge and skills, and proud to say that two of my team are female apprentices.
I am registered licenced building practitioner, a member of Gisborne Registered Mater Builders and currently president of our branch.

We have lived in Gisborne all our lives and have been married 44 years. We have two sons Blake who is a mechanic and Drew who is an Auto Electrician with his own business.
We have five grandchildren and live on a lifestyle block with our pet pig, two dogs and two cats.
Robyn is a ballet teacher and works for the district council in the theatres.

My interests are fishing, hunting and speedway. I have been a member of the East Coast Four Wheel Drive Club were we help raise funds for rural schools. I am president of this too.
I also belong to the Gisborne Host Lions Club just passing 37 years service for our community.
I am proud to be the eHaus Gisborne Licensee and bring PassivHaus principles to my business and the people of Gisborne

Rod and Robyn Dear

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.”

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326B Matokitoki Valley Road, Matokitoki, Gisborne, New Zealand

Phone: 06 868 4882
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