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Homestar Certification

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Our Designers are registered Homestar Practitioners and Assessors, qualified to provide advice when you are making decisions about home design and attributes that contribute to the comfort, health and performance of your home.

They can guide you on good environmental design to maximise the performance of your new home or renovation and help you get the appropriate Homestar rating. They know how to make a home warm and comfortable, provide a healthy living environment, use resources such as water and energy efficiently, and how to make a home cost you as little as possible to run.

Homestar is based on a 10 star rating system where 10 stars is the highest score. Even some simple retrofit activities like adding insulation, providing efficient heating and ridding the home of dampness can improve your score quite quickly. A new home designed to today’s standards should be able to score well above 5 stars. Older homes may find it more difficult to get a high star rating but by addressing the issues raised in the tool you will be well on your way to making the house rating as high as it can be.

Factors that affect the Homestar rating system include: 

  • Site
  • Materials
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Water heating
  • Insulation
  • Moisture
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Safety and security
  • Planting and garden

Learn more about Homestar and use the self-assessment online tool to find out how well your home is performing.

Our Homestar Assessor is Peter Davis

 

 

Lifemark Accredited

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Our Designers are Lifemark accredited, the common sense design standards to improve New Zealand Homes.

Lifemark offers you the peace of mind you’re looking for when building, buying or renovating. When you choose a Lifemark accredited designer, it means the house is going to be designed and built to give everyone the confidence and trust that you can live there safely and easily for your lifetime.

Find out more at www.lifemark.co.nz