IDEAL House – New Zealand

Project Goals: Certified Passive House, Positive Energy & 8/10 Homestar design. Proudly supported by IDEAL Electrical Suppliers.

February ’14

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The western side of the home. The large triple glazed windows have now been installed by warm windows, and the James Hardie Scyon® Stria® cladding is now being installed around the rest of the house.

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Looking from the south/west corner. James Hardie Scyon® Linea® weatherboards  and Scyon® Stria®

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Southern wall (140mm framing) which is installed with a layer of R2.8 90mm and R1.4 50mm, plus an internal cavity of R1.4 50mm Earthwool glasswool insulation. (Total R5.6). Window flashings surround the uPVC windows from Warm Windows for weather-tightness.

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Back corner of the home, showing waterproofing around the hose-tap, and power outlets for an external power point and the water-pump, using pro clima tapes. The bottom board is to square up the cladding while it is being installed, and the vertical flashing is to join two of the Scyon® Stria® boards.

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 Bamboo stair-case from Top Flyte stairs. Can’t wait to see it installed! R2.8 90mm Earthwool® glasswool insulation now installed in the walls, and the midfloor will have R4.1 installed for its acoustic properties, and a layer of R2.8 to be installed between the batten and cradle floor battens.

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More Earthwool® glasswool insulation. Air-tight fireplace installed which we installed from Belgium. We’re told if we light it, we’ll need to open all the windows – but we couldn’t resist it for the ambience and for those cold mornings after kids soccer.

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R2.8 90mm Earthwool® glasswool insulation in the walls (before the intello membrane from pro clima), and R5.2 strapped into the ceiling between the 90mm I-Beams from NZ Woodproducts.

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Master bedroom, looking down into the wardrobe on the left, and to the vaulted kitchen area to the right. R2.8 90mm Earthwool® glasswool insulation in the walls (before the intello membrane from pro clima), and R5.2 strapped into the ceiling between the 90mm I-Beams from NZ Woodproducts.

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The detail at the top of the uPVC triple glazed windows from Warm Windows.

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The detail at the bottom of the uPVC triple glazed windows from Warm Windows. Cladding to be installed, as well as a timber block under the bottom flashing.

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The vent taped up with pro clima tape, for the Zhender heat recovery unit (air-intake). A stainless steel grill to be installed over this,

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Custom stainless flashings that were made for the shade fin on the Northern side of the house (in the middle of the windows of the master bedroom).

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Detail of the end of the roofing, where the gutter will be installed. Two flashings for weather-tighness.

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A rainy day, but all the frames for the 32 photovoltaic panels that will be installed in a few days to build the 8kW system from Ideal Electrical and Power Technology

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A rainy day, but all the frames for the 32 photovoltaic panels that will be installed in a few days to build the 8kW system from Ideal Electrical and Power Technology

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