Quality and performance beyond the NZ building code
Most builders, big brands included, build to meet the minimum requirements of the NZ building code, which is widely regarded as being well behind world standards. You’ll pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for these houses.
There are differing opinions on how best to improve on the mediocre standards of an everyday build and we appreciate that this can be confusing for those researching options.
A common approach is to improve performance by maximising airtightness, locking houses up with wraps which are often combined with toxic insulation materials. These houses typically rely on mechanical apparatus to remove carbon dioxide build-ups and VOCs just so occupants can breathe. Careful consideration needs to be made on the ability of these wall structures to safely handle moisture.
On the other hand, we at Premium Homes focus on improving air tightness to a sensible degree (2.6 – 3ach) while providing cleaner air and internal humidity management using natural and sustainable materials. The Foreverbreathe wall system manages humidity and moisture within homes, maximising comfort while helping to assure the longevity of the building. This wall system is very low toxin, taking the definition of healthy homes further than merely warm and dry.
Foreverbreathe wall systems
Foreverbreathe lets the wall structure do the work. These wall systems shift the first principle in design to breathability. Air tightness and vapour permeability work in harmony to remove moisture and improve air quality. Built from a combination of natural breathable materials, Foreverbreathe Wall Systems are simple to design, cost effective to build and easy to maintain.
There’s no need for costly home ventilation systems. No complexity in design, multiple plastic wraps or toxic insulation. All human health and environmental aspects covered, including down-stream waste management. Sustainable development in the truest sense.
The Foreverbreathe Wall System wears the Sensitive Choice® blue butterfly logo. Following Sensitive Choice’s Product Advisory Panels rigorous review, the Foreverbreathe Wall System has shown to offer a potential benefit to those with asthma and/or allergies by improving indoor air quality and regulating humidity levels using environmentally friendly, vapour permeable material content.
Making it happen
The Foreverbreathe system must be implemented correctly for optimal performance. We’re Award winning builders with the expertise and experience with Foreverbreathe, we are qualified to ensure your home will perform to expectation. Should you choose, we’ll co-ordinate the attainment of a Homestar rating to qualify your new home. The Homestar rating will assist in maximising the resale value of your home and depending on your lender, may be the key to lower interest rates through a healthy home loan.
Our build crews are staff, not contractors and this gives us the ability to carefully manage quality at every step. No corners are cut. Our subcontractors are handpicked and well known to us.
We’re highly experienced in quality renovation and repair work and will be delighted to talk with you about your project requirements.
Would you like to find out more?
Having reached this point, you may be interested in learning more about how we build and what we at Premium Homes can do for you. Contact us to make a time to meet so you can find out how your new home can be streets ahead of the norm. Alternatively, visit our seminars page and book in to learn more along with like-minded people. If our philosophy resonates with you, talk further with us about your ideas, requirements and wish list.