Energy Efficient, Hygge Home

New home

The Danish concept of Hygge – a mood of cosiness and comfort, a feeling of wellness and contentment, and experiencing safety, harmony and spontaneous social flow – was at the heart of the design philosophy for our new home on a subdivided infill section.

Energy efficiency, high performance, accessibility and resilience were key requirements. Equally important was the need for our home to be unpretentious, functional, adaptable, and suitable in the future for a retired couple.

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  • Location
    / Paraparaumu Beach
  • Designer
    / Peter Davis
  • Builder & Consultants
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    Builder: Mike Craig Builders

    Structural Engineer: Certa Engineering

    Geotechnical: Miyamoto

    Surveyor: Cuttriss Consultants

    Kitchen: Kitchen Elements

    Lighting: Mothlight

    Landscaping & Interior: Peter & Denise Davis

    Outdoor Triptec Sculpture: Issac Weston

  • Floor Area
    / 177m²
  • Sustainable Features
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    • Insulation (SIP panel construction to walls and roof with high insulation values)
    • Windows (triple glazed "tilt'n'turn" uPVC windows)
    • Fully insulated QPOD Foundation
    • Solid PLT timber mezzanine floor
    • Water storage
    • Recycled Grey Iron Back Weatherboard manufactured from Australian power poles
    • Sustainably sourced materials
    • Solar orientation (passive solar and shading)
    • Balanced air filtration system with heat recovery
    • Low energy appliances and low water use fittings
  • Awards
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    Superhome of the Year Awards

    • 2024 Finalist

Peter Davis

As designer, client and project manager, this project was challenging and rewarding.
I wanted to incorporate 35 years of experience into a home that reflected my desire for a home that was healthy, comfortable, energy efficient while also meeting our requirements for a couple now and into future retirement. I also wanted to explore what was possible with innovative products and materials.
I’m happy to say that my wife and I are delighted with our new home, its performance, comfort, and aesthetics are very pleasing.
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