Manawatu – Foxton Beach

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Manawatu – Foxton Beach

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

This home is set in the heart of a growing community known as  Foxton Beach. The design is timeless and provides a perfect living environment with absolutely minimal maintenance for this family.

uPvc joinery provides excellent thermal performance as well a corrosion protection for this coastal location. The layout is simple but practical with a large garage leading into a generous kitchen dining living space. Two of the three bedrooms open out onto the traditional covered deck on the sunny side of the home. This provides the indoor outdoor flow that is popular especially in this location where you feel on holiday as soon as you arrive.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.182 W/(m²K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.223 W/(m²K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.131 W/(m²K)

Window Joinery Frame – Homerit – uPVC – Uf value 1.50 W/(m²K)

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

Ventilation – Zehnder Comfo 350 R Luxe MHRV

Hot Water – Bosch Compress 3000 – 270L capacity hot water heat pump

Heating/Cooling – Electric radiant heater

Performance Specifications

Heating demand: 19.5 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load: 15.2 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating: 0.1%

TFA: 108.5 m2

Form Factor: 3.95

Air leakage@50Pa: 1.38 ACH

PER demand: 48 kWh/m2/yr

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Passive House Project Team


Ross Bennett - eHaus


eHaus Manawatu


Maria Rei