Industry Tour — Housing Matters: 2017 Exemplar Homes Tour

Housing Matters: 2017 Exemplar Homes Industry Tour

25 May, 8.30am-3.30pm

New Christchurch homes that showcase sustainable, innovative and affordable design


Full day tour with lunch provided


For architects, designers, planners, builders, developers, and other building professionals.

You are invited to look through five of the most innovative new homes in Christchurch and talk with the designers and project managers about the key features of each home. These homes showcase energy and water efficiency, modern construction methods, and are part of the Superhome Movement.

SUPERHOME movement is creating awareness for homeowners, builders and designers, triggering behavioural change in decision making on designing and building superior homes. The current building code describes the lowest possible building standards that are legally permitted across New Zealand. BRANZ research shows that building code is universally mistakenly used as the target quality standard rather than a legal minimum.

Code minimum does not present satisfactory levels of comfort, health and wellbeing, nor efficiency in regulating heat and energy consumption.

Join this inspirational bus tour and meet with other building professionals in an enjoyable and open learning environment.


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Housing Matters: Learn, Share, Connect, Collaborate, Innovate

Housing Matters is a series of workshops and site visits in Canterbury which aims to bring investors, designers, developers, builders, researchers, regulators and planners together to share information, explore case studies, develop opportunities for collaboration, and focus on solutions for quality housing development in Canterbury.


8:25am Leave from English Park, 127 Cranford Street, Christchurch

9.00am – 9:45am Tour through 124 Bowhill Rd, New Brighton – An ultra low energy beachside home bursting with innovation. Presented by Z Build and Nook Architects (then board the bus for the next stop…)

10.00 am – 10:45am Tour through 61A Blake St, New Brighton Classic style with natural cedar and Metra Panel walls. Presented by Fusion Homes

11:00am – 11:45am Tour through 402 Madras St, Christchurch Central A small, expertly crafted townhouse, sustainable and energy efficient. Presented by Coll Architecture

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch and discussions at local Café

1:40pm – 2:30pm Tour through 26 Holmwood Rd, Fendalton Elegant and sustainable home with Warmframe walls. Presented by Dan Saunders Construction & Anne Salmond, Salmond Architecture.

2:30pm – 3:10pm Tour through 14 Jane Deans Close, Riccarton – High performance luxury SIPs panel passive Superhome. Presented by Bob Burnett Architects.

3:30pm Arrive back at English Park

Book early! This special industry tour is limited to 45 people and tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.