Superhome of the Year Awards 2024 | Poulson Street, Addington

Poulson Street, Addington

Simon Fenwick | NEST RESIDENTIAL

Judges Comments:
“Small yet mighty. These townhouses offer high Superhome specifications, efficiently spaced, and well crafted to meet healthy living standards for ultimate city comfort. It's particularly commendable to observe the inclusion of triple-glazed windows, exceptional thermal and acoustic performance in a project intended for resale.”

Located in the heart of Addington this Low Energy Build (LEB) as certified by Passive House New Zealand is being built by well-known developer Nest Residential. The home has been architecturally designed and passive modelling was completed by Karen Manson from Meta Architects.

The two-storey home has three bedrooms and two fully tiled ensuite bathrooms and three toilets. The bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes.

Open plan kitchen, dining and living room that opens out with Bifold doors leading out to the sunny deck.  Single internal access garage that is also home to the laundry.

Includes 5KW solar panels. 

BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE

Fully insulated concrete slab with 75mm thick XPS insulation to the sides and 100mm thick XPS insulation underneath.

185mm wide external insulated timber framed walls.

Multiple layers of ceiling insulation.

High performing locally made Weathershield Triple Glazed Warmcore Aluminium/ uPVC windows and doors.

EXTERIOR CLADDING

Stained Hermpac cedar cladding.

Long-run metal roofing and cladding.

Concrete block garage walls.

INTERIOR 

Building Ventilation/heating/cooling.

Stiebel Eltron LWZ180 mechanical heat recovery ventilation system ducted throughout so fresh air is provided 24/7 without losing heat.

High wall heat pump in the living area.

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