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Manawatu Whakarongo eHaus Pacific


Modern architecture in a rural setting makes this eHaus stand out. It is a beautifully finished family home that provides space for everyone. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office, separate living/media, wet room and even a pet room. This home is designed for the whole family to enjoy all the country offers. In addition, it also has an attached annex (self-contained flat) with an en-suited bedroom for visitors. The Design brief was simple - "we want it to look like renovated, early-NZ stables" – hence the shape of building with three barns joined together. Pioneer red was chosen as an accent colour to take it back to traditional roots. This property faces North-East, to give views over paddocks, horses and foals on the property, the windows and doors in the open plan living area have been designed to frame these views. The client also wanted an easy care finish with low maintenance.


"Our lifestyle has changed for the better because of our home. A completely comfortable living environment you have to 'feel’ and appreciate what it's like to live in our passive eHaus. People come to our home and soon understand what that feeling is like. Our home is looking after us."

— Ali & Bronie

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 0.216 W/(m²K)
140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.239 W/(m²K)
Three layers of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.125 W/(m²K)
Window Joinery Frame
Thermally Broken Aluminium Uw value 4.1 W/(m²K)
Double Glazed Low E Argon Ug value 1.12 W/(m²K) G value 61%
Zehnder Comfo 550 MHRV
Hot Water
Heat Pump with split system with internal water storage
Underfloor heating in kitchen living area & gas fire in lounge

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 22 kWh/m²/year
Heating Load: 14 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 0.6 %
TFA: 226.1 m²
Form Factor: 3.71
Air Leakage @ 50Pa: 0.46 ACH
PE Demand: 112 kWh/m²/year


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