Hawkes Bay – Te Mata

In by Jon Iliffe

Hawkes Bay – Te Mata

eHaus Euro - Passive House Classic - Non Certified

Set below Te Mata Peak with views of the Hawkes Bay coastline and ocean, this home is a stunner.  The modern architecture compliments this high performance 3 bedroom family home. The views are framed with beautiful lift and slide wood aluminum joinery for all year round comfort and performance. The Aluminium and cedar clad exterior ensure excellence performance to match the extremes of the hot Hawkes Bay sun and cold winters. The local eHaus Master builder worked with the owners to craft something very special.

“We had no intention of a passive house originally, but we wanted a warm, healthy and energy efficient home.
….Our Experience has been fantastic, …. and I wouldn’t describe it as stressful at all …. Working with a group of people that have been prepared to push the boundaries and learn new things has been a very enlightening experience” Richard and Maryanne.

Design Components

Floor – EPS raft slab 200mm U-value = 0.183 W/(m2K)  & Suspended timber floor  –  U-value = 0.208 W/(m2K)

Wall – SIP Panels 215mm  U-value = 0.204 W/(m2K)

Roof – SIP panels 215mm  U-value = 0.204 W/(m2K)

Window Joinery Frame – ThermaDura, NatureLine 78 Laminated Siberian Larch U w-value = 1.24 W/(m2K)

Glazing – Double glazing low e Argon  U g-value = 1.1 W/(m2K) g -value = 62 %

Ventilation – Zehnder comfo 350 MHRV

Hot Water – External Heat Pump with 300 Litre storage

Heating/Cooling – Single 3.2kW Heat Pump

Performance Specifications

Heating Demand: 12.04 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load 10.59W/m2

Frequency of overheating 1.7%

TFA: 198.1 m2

Form Factor: 3.6

Air Leakage@50Pa: 0.52 ACH

PE demand: 107 kWh/m2/yr

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