The People's House Collection, our uncompromising sustainable approach

Our drive when developing The People’s House Collection was to not only have a budget certain, energy efficient home, but a home that truly aligns to our sustainability value statement and provided our clients with better choices and the best products for their homes. 

We know that moving forward, the focus on energy efficient, healthy homes is also about the need for a sustainable home. We wanted it all – health, comfort, measured energy performance and a sustainable heart.

When working with our designHaus architect Monika at 242am, the brief was clear: we wanted sustainable thinking to drive the process. This challenged us to find solutions with partners who also were thinking like us and what we discovered excited us.

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We put tough questions to them like; Are your products non toxic? Does your product contain recycled products? What is the lifespan of your products? How does your product reduce our carbon footprint? Putting the lens over these questions has enabled us to create spaces that align with what is important to us and in turn important to you.

FLOORING

NZ Wool carpets from Bremworth

We love the new Bremworth story. Returning to pure wool carpet production only and saying goodbye to plastic fibres. We salute your courageous stand and are proud to align ourselves with you. Knowing our clients are getting the very best New Zealand made wool carpet is important to us.

We all know plastic is a global problem and synthetic carpet fibres are made from plastic. That means the average Kiwi home with synthetic carpet is similar to having 22,000 plastic bags on the floor (by weight). Bremworth have drawn a line in the sand and ceased production in favour of wool.

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TAPWARE

Mindful tapware from Robertsons

Robertsons are committed to sustainability and safeguarding our precious natural resources. They integrate sustainable practices into every aspect of their operations; from design and development, production, packaging and distribution, all the while creating beautiful, high quality bathroom products. The tapware and bathroom fixture specification selected for The Peoples House Collection are impressive using the WELS star rating as an important part of the selection process, while not compromising on the latest clean technologies, good looks and style.

PAINT

Low VOC from Resene

We love the fact that Resene is New Zealand owned and operated (since 1946), and manufacturing paint right here in the land of the long white cloud. Resene’s vision to be respected as an ethical and sustainable company and be acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology aligns with ours too, which makes them a natural fit for The Peoples House collection. Resene has a long history of participation in environmental programmes including having been first awarded Environmental Choice New Zealand ecolabel for paints in 1996.

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CONCRETE

Fully insulated concrete slab foundation from Neocrete

Neocrete has a vision to dramatically optimise one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions - cement. By reducing cement (and therefore CO2) by as much as 30% Neocrete has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon content of the concrete industry (8% of worldwide emissions). In addition, our product D5 green makes concrete more durable, further enhancing the reasons why it is a great fit for the Peoples House Collection.

WINDOW

New PVC windows from ECOWINDOWS

ECOWINDOWS' mission is to create healthy and highly energy-efficient homes for all New Zealanders. Sustainability and energy efficiency are the key elements and the driving forces behind all our building solutions and projects. Their product range is defined by European expertise and the highest technological advancements. ECOWINDOWS offer a wide variety of German and European windows, doors, shading solutions, and ventilation systems.

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VENTILATION

Mechanical heat recovery ventilation with Zehnder

Fantech was founded in 1973, and has been at the forefront of fan engineering and acoustic control technologies ever since. They continue to introduce new and innovative products that are designed to optimise the indoor air quality and lower energy consumption. These products are helping to improve comfort levels and create healthier more productive spaces by introducing fresh filtered air into the internal environment. They are committed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and the air quality within the occupied space.

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TIMBER

Abodo's carefully crafted timber cladding with a lasting beauty

Abodo timbers are sustainably grown in New Zealand forests, whose rich soils and high annual rainfall ensure rapid growth. With a total forested area of 1.8 million hectares (Forest Owners Assn, 2018/19), New Zealand’s high yielding Radiata Pine plantations are the perfect source for raw material. They choose only the highest quality logs, which are then sawn in close proximity to the plantation. This means that transport related emissions are minimised and operational efficiencies are maximised.

ELECTRICAL

Electrical components by VYNCO

As a New Zealand owned and operated business, VYNCO believe it is their responsibility to continuously improve their business processes to reduce the impact of their operation on the environment. VYNCO have incorporated a number of initiatives within their business and are proud to be paving the way for other electrical businesses to take ownership of their waste footprint as part of the construction industry.

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FLOORING

Considered laminate flooring from Flooring Xtra

Quick-Step Floorscape is dedicated to creating beautiful, quality products in the most sustainable way. They are committed to creating a Circular Economy and reducing their ecological impact in every step of their process, from sourcing their raw materials, the production of their products and powering their factories, logistics, packaging waste and product end of life.

Their laminate floors are made entirely from remainders of the forestry and wood industry, meaning less carbon being released into the atmosphere, Quick-Step Floorscape use only commercial wood species such as pine and spruce – never exotic woods or wood from rain forests that are valuable as a wildlife habitat and all their laminate floors are Ecolabel stamped.

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