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Balmoral Otautahi Ep1 Site Visit Introduction June 2023 29/05/2024

The first episode in our series on BBA's Balmoral Otautahi Superhome. Introducing the spectacular project site and the design principles etc.
This hill site Superhome’s design brief was to capture fantastic views without compromising on thermal comfort and earthquake resilience. The design is thoughtfully integrated into the surrounding environment with expansive glazing inviting stunning views without compromising performance due in part by triple-glazed uPVC European windows that will help keep it cozy and in summer, the windows are well protected by very large eaves and also vertical external blinds to prevent overheating. Clerestory windows in the split-level roofs are designed to provide an awesome quality of light entering deep inside. The homes’ high, voluminous ceilings create a luxurious sense of space, yet it will still be cost-effective to heat and cool, thanks to its thoughtful design with the exceptional thermal performance due to the windows offering about the same performance as a typical NZ wall and the fully insulated foundations, and generously thick airtight walls. The ‘Warm Roof’ is crafted from cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, the beautiful timber ceilings that are the underside of the structural panels with continuous rigid insulation and a membrane on top completing the ‘warm roof’ system by ‘SealCo Ltd’ - combining waterproofing protection from the elements with super-insulation and superior structural integrity with aesthetic appeal. The Japandi design which embraces natural materials throughout helping to enhance the occupants' comfort and mental well-being through biophilic design principles. Inviting in the landscape and a beautiful quality of light,
This innovative Superhome can be viewed on the tour one day only at this informative stage of construction. Register online at superhome events page for tour talks on key topics including an onsite window workshop by Dan Saunders Construction demonstrating how recessed windows are installed. Link in Bio

Balmoral Otautahi Ep1 Site Visit Introduction June 2023 The first episode in our series on the Balmoral Otautahi Superhome Construction. Introducing the project site and the design principles etc.

Feeling super — Abode Magazine 20/05/2024

Feeling super — Abode Magazine This new Canterbury home designed by Bob Burnett Architecture checks the boxes as a sustainable, certified Superhome that is also a joy to live in.

Super Windows | Humanitix 18/05/2024

Super Windows | Humanitix Get tickets on Humanitix - Super Windows hosted by Superhome Movement Charitable Trust. Online. Wednesday 22nd May 2024. Find event information.

SS SHM 07/05/2024

Welcome to the Superhome Movement
Gary Peters SelectSIP


Photos from Bob Burnett Architecture's post 06/05/2024

Mid Century Modern House of Tomorrow…

“As contemporary as tomorrow. The gently sloping roof, the blank wall masses, and the dramatic recessed glass panels are features of this delightful example of design distinction.”


The wait is almost over....Open Chch festival of architecture is this weekend!! Sat 4 May and Sun 5 May. Featured this year The Big Cottage designed by Shizuka Yasui and Bob Burnett sold out quickly but a small number of extra tickets have been released due to popular demand. 15/04/2024 We know that building a new home from scratch or renovating your existing one can be a great way to get the home youve a___


We are participants in the Superhome Movement , making healthier homes for all kiwis. 💚 We're helping to raise standards so that all new homes are healthier and more energy efficient,🔋 while also promoting environmental, economic, and socially sustainable practices. 🍃



Invitation to Superhome partners & participants to get to know up close European uPVc and aluminium superwindows details and options.

Tuesday 9th April
Time 3.30pm onwards

Koffman showroom - 18L Bower Ave, New Brighton
Drinks and nibbles provided

Numbers limited so registration necessary
[email protected]

How to make the most of an affordable, efficient and sustainable home | Humanitix 04/04/2024

We’re inviting you to our complimentary seminar to learn more about our three expert services.
When Warmth NZ, Solarcorp, and Moisture Master come together, your home transforms into a hub of efficiency, sustainability, and comfort - without breaking the bank.

Held in the stunning Hallmark Home's Oakbridge Showhome, you’ll find out exactly how our integrated solutions not only elevate your living experience but also promise long-term affordability.

Light refreshments to be provided.

Tue 9th Apr 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm NZST
Hallmark Homes Oakbridge Showhome
9 Oakbridge Boulevard, Marshland, Christchurch 8051,

How to make the most of an affordable, efficient and sustainable home | Humanitix Building a new home? Join us for a complimentary seminar on how to make your home affordable, efficient and sustainable in 2024.

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Our Story

The Superhome Movement is an industry-led group focused on creating transformative change in the New Zealand building industry. Our goal is to raise standards so that all new homes are healthier and more energy efficient, while also promoting environmental, economic, and socially sustainable practices.

The movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies, and building techniques, connecting designers, builders, researchers, education providers, government, stakeholders, and leading experts in the industry to achieve collaboration toward higher building standards for all New Zealand homes.

What is a Superhome?

A Superhome is characterised by 5 key factors:

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