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Manawatu Foxton Beach 3 eHaus Pacific


Situated on an exposed site overlooking Manawatū’s Foxton Beach, this energy efficient 2.5 bedroom eHaus Pacific captures - and creates - stunning views from every angle. From the Tararua Ranges and Manawatū River mouth to the small serene settlement of Foxton Beach, this hilltop home offers complete respite from the sand, wind and relentless summer sunshine. The moment you step inside, everything falls silent and still. One of the welcomed differences building an eHaus brings. Clad in vertical cedar and Colorsteel on the outside, and a combination of white-washed plywood ceilings and polished concrete floors on the inside, the material choices form a minimalist backdrop ideal for modern living. Aesthetic cues were lifted from Scandinavian and Japanese architecture - note the custom Shoji door, negative detailing, and mezzanine floor - while practical elements such as window placement and compact, built-in seating were factored into the design to maximise efficiency and comfort. This home won a Gold and took the Category Winner at the Registered Master Builder 2021 House of the Year Competition, Manawatu. This eHaus was also named in the National Top 100 homes for 2021. Our team are incredibly proud of this project, and the awards are a testament to the project architecture, by Marty Horn from MH Architecture, and it's construction, by eHaus Manawatu.


"We found the process with eHaus really good from the get-go. There was no requirement on our part to compromise the vision. I keep telling people that I’m waiting for the owners of this Air BnB to come and kick me out because it’s just so nice, you don’t want to leave. You get home and don’t have to think about putting the fire on or heating the house up, it’s just comfortable straight away which is amazing. It’s hard not to relax, it’s nice and quiet and so well insulated."

— Regan and Lani Bishop

Extraordinary heat energy savings.

Every one of our projects are energy modelled using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). It's through this powerfully clever tool that we can accurately calculate just how much heat energy every eHaus will save when compared to a similarly- sized typical new home, built in the same climate region.

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This project is making significant carbon savings for a better environment.

We believe that our homes should have a big impact on the way we live, but little impact on the land. We've calculated the amount of carbon our homes have saved through energy efficiency from move in day 'til now. At their core, eHaus' are built with the elimination of carbon emissions in mind - so we're not only creating healthy, comfy & high performing homes, but spaces that don't cost the earth.

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Meet the team of designers and builders behind this project

Our eHaus team is made up of some of the country's best Passive House builders, architects and designers who are redefining the way kiwis live one home at a time. Our team of professionals work together to see your dreams come to reality.
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Design Components

Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.182 W/(m²K)
140mm timber frame with a U-value of 0.275 W/(m²K)
Double layer of fibreglass insulation with a U-value of 0.135 W/(m²K)
APL Altherm - Thermally Broken Aluminium with a U-value of 4.0 W/(m²K)
Double glazed Argon with Ug-value of 1.12 W/(m²K) g-value of 61%
Zehnder ComfoAir Q350 MHRV
Bosch Compress 3000 - 270L capacity hot water heat pump
Small heat pump installed for heating and cooling

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 34.2 kWh/m²/yr
Heating Load: 20.5 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 1.6% year over 25℃
TFA: 132 m²
Form Factor: 3.83
Air Leakage@50Pa: 1.04 ACH
PER Demand: 50 kWh/m²/yr


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Bringing a vision to life without compromising

These new eHaus owners share their experience of working with eHaus Manawatu to build their dream eHaus. Feeling involved through clear communication and opportunities to collaborate at every step of the way, this couple cannot recommend working with Warren Dunn and the eHaus Manawatu team enough.

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