Kapiti – Takahe

In by Shelley

Kapiti – Takahe

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

Nestled in a scenic reserve with stunning views of Kapiti Island this three bedroom home is a  dream. The owners had a clear vision of the finished design from the outset with a comprehensive brief. eHaus partnered with them to deliver a quiet, high performance home that offers framed views, plenty of storage, spacious access and privacy.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.184 W/(m²K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.221 W/(m²K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.130 W/(m²K)

Window Joinery Frame – uPVC –  Uf value 1.5 W/(m²K)

Glazing – Double Glazed  Argon Ug value 1.12 W/(m²K)  g-value = 65%

Ventilation – Zehnder ComfoAir 350 LH MHRV

Hot Water – Rinnai 250L capacity hot water cylinder

Heating/Cooling – No heating or cooling installed

Power generation – 2.5 kW Solar PV system

Performance Specifications

Heating Demand 19.4 kWh/m2 /year

Heating Load 14.3 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating 0 % year over 25C

TFA 148.7 m2

Form Factor 3.7

Air leakage @ 50Pa 1.24 ACH

PER demand 41 kWh/m2 /year

Experience this eHaus for yourself

Contact eHaus Kapiti

Passive House Project Team


Ross Bennett


eHaus Kapiti - Northface Construction


Maria Rei