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Quick, warm and healthy
15 May 2013
A new showhome in Christchurch is setting the benchmark in warm healthy living. Recently opened at the HIVE Home Innovation Village, the High Performance House uses an innovative new building system, Warmframe™ and other sustainable technologies.
The steel-framed house, designed by Salmond Architects, was built in a factory in just 10 weeks then brought on-site. A big focus of the home’s design was excellent performance – that it be warm, healthy, energy and water efficient, with low running costs using good insulation, double-glazing and Resene’s wide selection of waterborne, low or no VOC and low odour paints. The interior walls were painted in Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom in the bathroom.
Living room and bedroom ceilings were painted in Resene Earthsense Ceiling Paint, an Environmental Choice approved paint formulated with a special renewable extender pigment, providing at least 20% by volume of renewable raw materials in the final paint film.
The colour palette is contemporary, light and airy with walls of Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream complemented by Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream ceilings and trims.
The High Performance House is open to view at HIVE Home Innovation Village (Curletts Rd, Christchurch), Wednesdays to Sundays 12pm to 4pm. www.warmframe.co.nz.
Published: 15 May 2013