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Cornerstone Eco Home SV Grid tied with Boiler / Sovereign 189

Home Details

Land Area
603 m2 m2
Building area
189 m2 m2
Year built
4 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)

Another comfortable Cornerstone Eco Home utilizing the original fully insulated floor slab, copyright design of Architectural Designer & Building Systems Inventor Mary Ginn.

The "bones of the structure" are the most important in the build as they can not be so easily changed later. The Polystyrene here is like packaging protecting the structural elements from Earthquakes & cyclonic wind conditions. With the true raft style floor system & walls tied together through to the roof structure makes this a very strong unit.

Other features of the building structure that make the home extremely energy efficient are the Cornerstone Building System with twice the standard R Value for walls of 4.8 deg c /m2.

The Cornerstone wall system i.e. Structural Insulated Panels came through the Christchurch Earthquakes with flying colors in areas where other homes failed.

The timber raking or cathedral ceiling in the living area has a nice warm yet spacious effect, while utilizing the EPS polystyrene between the I beams to give an R value close to 4 making the shell very airtight and keeping the energy where it is needed.

The te Wera Multi fuel boiler can run on dry fire wood with a hand full of wood bring it up to 45deg c for code compliance check in 45 minutes. Its also connected to the 3KW SV Solar system, which in itself is a feature in that rather than placing the panels over the roofing tiles actually form the roof cladding. For the last 2 months December - January they have been averaging 15 KW (units) per day of electricity.

Mitten Vinyl Cladding was installed giving a nice crisp lines weatherboard , which meant the only maintenance is a hose down to keep it fresh & clean ....no future paint jobs or scaffolding to worry about.

uPVC Double glazed window & door joinery are another feature eliminating thermal movement avoiding the dampness caused from crying windows.

There is a water tank to be connected to collect rainwater for the garden an outdoor use or emergency. In fact should disaster strike in Christchurch again this home will be well prepared as the owners will also have edible gardens with a variety of natives.

Sustainably friendly Wattle Low Voltaic Paint systems have been used with colours which give a warm glow complimenting the natural timbers within.

Nice comfortable family home with front office off the entrance & living area, suitable for spare bedroom or someone with home based business so that clients can visit without entering into the family space.

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