Eco-Friendly ICF Home

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Eco-Friendly ICF Home

Omokoroa

This stunning new home overlooking the Omokoroa harbour is a great example of combining cutting edge design with eco-friendly and sustainable construction methods. Creative Space has pushed the homes design to maximise its passive solar performance by using Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs with a 150mm solid reinforced concrete core for the home's exterior and interior walls. 

The solid poured concrete theme was carried through to the roof design where pre-cast uni span panels with a concrete topping has been used to make the building a fully insulated concrete structure. 

The exterior of the home is clad with a mix of Steel and Tube Seamlok coloursteel cladding and Herman Pacific Western Red Cedar. By using the darker colour on the coloursteel and the lighter natural colour on the cedar we have ensured longevity and low maintenance to the building envelope by considering each products ability to sustain high UV exposure. Low E max glass throughout the home is another example of using the homes structure to repel the harsh UV light whilst lowering thermal loss. 

Internally the polished concrete floors operate as a battery to absorb heat during the day then slowly release this over night, conversely during summer the floor reduces heat into the home and cross ventilation via the large stacking slider doors moves the air around to passively temper the internal climate. The outdoor deck areas provide both covered and non-covered options giving this home the ultimate kiwi living characteristic, not to mention the swimming pool.    

Other features include - Designer Kitchen, fashion lighting, home entertainment, automation, audio and security.

Testimonial

I just want to say to those of you who worked on our home - what a great place it has turned into. Just the feelings of space and style it gives. After a month here we have not found anything that we do not like, or anything that we think should have been different. The spaciousness is wonderful, the suitability to the site is fantastic. 

Simply, it is a great piece of design work which has brought only positive comment from all of our once-sceptical neighbours.

“Congratulations on a very good set of working drawings – the best I’ve seen for a long time.  Clear, well presented and concise.”

Grant Casey, 
Operations Manager
Shawn Williamson Building Ltd

"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with all aspects of my renovations!

I really like your simple and functional design. I think the best has been made of my 1950's house, and we are all enjoying the open plan living space created.

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Thank you to all of you for your fantastic efforts."

Nena Rovekamp 

“We are very pleased that Creative Space managed the process of adding a family room to our home. The addition room is working well and the functionality this brings to our property has certainly been recognised by others as a valued addition and well designed. We are very happy that we engaged Creative Space to help us through the design and build of our additional family room and we feel this expansion of our home has added more value than cost. Thank you.”

Darren and Angela Hill

“Creative Space was responsible for designing and project managing the very significant modifications and extensions to our beach house at Little Bay, a remote part of the northern Coromandel Peninsula.  The outcome is excellent: a house with which we are pleased and content to live in, a house that has clever and appropriate design that we enjoy every time we live in it – it has grown on us and we appreciate the careful detail and the attention to critical issues, such as deck space, views, livability, functionality and practical features. 

Dr A.B. Cull, Retired CEO
Waikato and Melbourne Hospitals

“We are so, so thrilled with our alterations. We were sure that we could do something with the house when we bought it but what we have ended up with is a home that surpasses anything we had imagined. Everybody who visits us is blown away by the outcome of our alterations. We would both like to thank Creative Space for coming up with a design that was truly "beyond our expectations".

Linda Groenewegen & Steph Predengast

“Congratulations on a very good set of working drawings – the best I’ve seen for a long time.  Clear, well presented and concise.”

Grant Casey, 
Operations Manager
Shawn Williamson Building Ltd

"I would like to extend a personal thank you on the amazing work you have done for us in getting Papamoa through in a tight timeframe.

Thank you for your diligence and patience. And I look forward to partnering in the new year to see them come to reality."

Jessica Laing
Metlifecare Papamoa

"Some time ago I was introduced to the team at Creative space through a mutual colleague. 

When under some work pressure, I decided to give them a try to see if they could help me out. The team did what I needed and were receptive to my constant phone calls and minor adjustments. They prepared a resource consent which was granted in a few days, and now I have a building consent in process through them too.

I am happy, their work is to a high standard. I look forward to working with them again soon. Many thanks."

John-Paul Biggelaar
Arcadia Holdings Ltd
Registered Building Surveyors. - M.N.Z.I.B.S, LBP - Design 3

“As the body corporate representative responsible for liaising with all contractors employed on the remedial work, I found Andre and his staff very professional in their approach to problems and completed tasks required to ensure plans and specifications were completed and approved on time, so there were no undue hold-ups.” 

John G Hodgson, Body Corporate Representative
Victoria Court Apartments, Mt Maunganui

“The Creative Space Architectural team are our 1st choice of specialist remedial designers in our region. They have been very receptive to our specialist input over the last 3- 4 years specifically in achieving durable weathering detail solutions.”

Graham Hodgson, Director NZIBS
Preview Building Surveyors Ltd