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Energy Efficient Homes – Building for the future

 

BRB is committed to building healthier, warmer homes for our clients and their families, which are more energy efficient and economical to run, while keeping inside the clients build budget. By using key techniques and factors in the build process, which are sustainable as well as environmentally friendly, BRB ensure we do our part to protect the environment and the health of our employees.

BRB are proud members of the Superhome Movement, established in 2008, with a goal to raise building standards in NZ to ensure all new buildings are healthier and more energy efficient, while also promoting environmental, economic and socially sustainable practices.

Here at BRB we encourage the key factors to building a ‘superhome’ which in turn are elements of reducing ways in which heat is lost through the home. Keys principals include;

  • Windows – Windows are the greatest heat loss, triple glaze where possible
  • Air tightness –Airtight construction and building materials to minimise heat loss and eliminate moisture and mould in the wall and roof space.
  • Thermal Insulation – in foundation, walls and ceiling to reduce heat loss
  • Ventilation – Proper ventilation is critical, ensuring air flow is maintained throughout the house
  • Foundations - Suspended floors fully insulated floor systems, airtight and earthquake resilient.

Here’s what a few of our clients have to say:

We would 100% recommend BRB to people, in fact we already have. We just found that the whole way along the building journey we felt comfortable with what was happening, and we were communicated with effectively right the way along. Onsite meetings each week meant that we had a good understanding of where we were up to in terms of the build and what to expect moving forward.

We found communication was effective and BRB responded quickly and effectively to our needs. Professional yet very personable also. It felt as though you had our best interests at heart the whole way along, from Brad and Amanda at the top, Steve as the foreman and the team onsite. Everyone was always warm and friendly and were keen to support us in this process

“We liked the open, friendly, professional approach. There was regular face to face meetings, very clear communication and constant ideas on how to maintain the character of our house.”

Ron & Gillian

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