IDEAL House – New Zealand

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

March ’13

A selection of photos from the first two weeks of March:

IMG_4204 Sorting metal recycling from the site. Thirsty builders!

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Sorting rubbish on site.

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The 8kW Photovoltaic (PV array) with support from Ideal Electrical and Power Technology. More information to come on the system, how it’s installed etc.

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Inside  shot of lounge area. Exterior walls (and ceiling) are 90% lined with Intello from pro clima, for our air-tightness membrane. We should be doing our blower door test in about a week, once the final door hardware arrives from Europe to allow us to seal all the doors.

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Jon Davies, from pro clima, giving some tips to the builders on how to install Intello.

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Annabelle’s bedroom. Intello membrane.

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Looking down the stair well. Our bamboo stairs from Top Flyte stairs are being delivered on Monday!

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Upstairs master bedroom. Intello membrane from pro clima. Bale of Earthwool® for our 50mm internal cavity (to be installed over Intello when we pass the first air-tightness test).

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Our outside paint ready to go on, thanks to the support from Dulux! We chose Grey Friars for the James Hardie Stria® cladding, and Appliance White for the James Hardie Linea® weatherboards (and flashings).

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The house stands out on the street, and the scaffolding is to come down next week.

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Our painters finishing up the exterior.

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Earthwool® in the kids central play area, with Intello wrapping over the walls and ceiling.

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South/East corner of the home. Finishing the exterior paint. PV panels in plain view.

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South West corner.

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Looking over to the middle of the Eastern side, vaulted windows which will soon have a pergola and vertical louvres.

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