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Smart Structural Insulation Panel (SIP) Building System

Super-insulated and airtight, the Smart Structural Insulation Panels (SIP) Building System is an affordable, next-generation solution to building a comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient home. Total house comfort starts with a smart building shell.
New Zealand made SIP Smart Panels - Fast, cost-effective, high-performance structural insulated panels. Smart Panels are pre-fabricated, and can adapt to any house design and achieve 50% better performance than conventional methods, with no extra cost.

NZ SIP

Website: www. nzsip .co.nz

Super-insulated and airtight, the Smart Structural Insulation Panels (SIP) Building System is an affordable, next-generation solution to building a comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient home.

Total house comfort starts with a smart building shell.

New Zealand made SIP Smart Panels - Fast, cost-effective, high-performance structural insulated panels. Smart Panels are pre-fabricated, and can adapt to any house design and achieve 50% better performance than conventional methods, with no extra cost

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A Smart Building shell

We use the NS SIP Smartpanels as the building shell for all of our builds.  Being highly insulated, the NZSIP Smart Building System is the future for building affordable comfortable energy efficient homes.  Smart Building components  come in three types of build specific Structural Insulated Panels: Smart Roof, Smart Floors and Smart Walls.  Our builds will incorporate all or some of these components.

Prefabricated  Modular Construction

Build with Smart Panels for superior insulated houses, at equivalent cost to 140mm timber-frame/fibre insulated construction. Your house plans are converted into a panel plan and factory drawings at NZ SIP.  Your floor, wall or roof panels are then manufactured before being shipped to site.  There is zero on site fabrication with our custom built, injection moulded  Smart Panels saving time and removing expensive material waste during construction. Support timbers can be foamed inside panels for load bearing. Integral openings with solid finished timber sills, ready for window fixing. Floor panels with internal supporting joists.

Fully customised, factory built panels lock together without any cutting to reduce on-site labour and scaffold time. The result is high comfort living space, with low ongoing heating costs - you get SMART construction at the same price as a standard build.

 

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Energy Systems

As the NZ distributor for Nilan MVHR systems, we chose this product because of its all round performance, quality and cost effectiveness.

Nilan

Website: www. nilan.dk

Nilan develops and manufactures premium-quality, energy-saving ventilation and heat pump solutions that are beneficial to the environment and provide a healthy indoor climate and low-level energy consumption.

As the NZ distributor for Nilan, we chose this product over because of its all round performance, quality and cost effectiveness.

 

 

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Any draft-free low energy Building requires a mechanical ventilation and hear recovery (MVHR) system to expel stale air that has higher levels of CO2 and bring fresh air back into the house.  The MVHR acts like the heart and lungs of the building creating a unique conditioned living space.

Nilan- At the cutting edge of development

 Since the company was founded in Denmark in 1974, Nilan’s activities have spread steadily to international markets. Today, the Nilan brand is recognized around the world as being at the cutting edge of development using advanced technologies to  produce some of the market’s most efficient energy-saving ventilation systems and heat pumps.  Their solutions are solutions for the future. They reduce your energy consumption and therefore preserve the environment.

Healthy air – healthy environment

Nilan not only ensures a healthy indoor climate, but also preserves a healthy environment. As a company they are committed to play a part in actively combating climate change. Environmental consciousness is one of the cornerstones of their existence. Their product range and production processes are environmentally friendly.  Nlian use eco-friendly materials and focus on recycling and minimizing waste, and are continually seeking to optimise energy consumption when developing their products.

Long product lifespan - It only takes one installation

The NILAN MVHR systems is an integrated part of the building that will follow it for the majority of its lifespan. A ventilation system runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This adds up to more than 8,700 hours- So quality is an all-important parameter in relation to the lifespan of the product. Many of the systems Nilan produced in the early days are in fact still running after more than 30 years.

Cost Effectiveness

Nilan’s systems also hold first place when it comes to energy savings. The yearly saving is often so large that the investment pays for itself within a number of years. Together with the long lifespan, the low operating costs mean we can guarantee that you get some of the most sensible systems in terms of the total costs versus savings and not least quality

 

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High Performance Joinery

We believe every low energy home in New Zealand Should be supported by quality, high performance joinery.

As the New Zealand Distributor for Kneer Sud Windows we chose this product for its excellent thermal performance, unique European Design and worldwide reputation for excellence. In order to build to passive house standards we need to use this product for all our passive house Builds.

Another excellent option for Low energy homes is Fletcher Aluminium Vistalite Windows and Doors. Vistalite's Pacific Thermal suite is the only Triple Glazed on-shore product manufactured in New Zealand.

Kneer Sudfenster

Website: www. kneer-suedfenster.de/ en

Kneer Sudfenster - Lived Vision.

 Offering some of the best high performance triple glazing in the world.

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Vistalite Windows and Doors

Website: www. vistalite .co.nz

Vistalite Thermal Pacific Suite offers the only high performance triple glazing suite in New Zealand.

 These windows are ideally suited to low energy homes.

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Kneer Sudfenster

In production for over 80 yeras, Kneer Sudfenster has built up a global reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of windoors and door joinery.    Their focus on tradition, quality engineering and energy efficiency coupled with their core values of sustainability and green manufacturing has created a comprehensive range of joinery for the discerning customer.  They produce a range of wood, wood-aluminium, UPVC, aluminium and UPVC-aluminium windows and doors.

To build a house to passive house standards we have to source our joinery from overseas, as German windows, U values are significantly better than any product available on the NZ market.

 

Fletcher Aluminium Vistalite

Vistalite offer the only triple glazing window suite in New Zealand.    The Pacific Thermal Suite 52mm platform is ideal for high quality homes in challenging locations.    The Pacific Thermal Suite is the perfect solution for a more comfortable, warmer and drier home.   These units are thermally broken, double argon, low E joinery, with 25% improvement on double glazing, that improves thermal insulation and virtually eliminates condensation.

Low Maintenance Cladding Systems

Thermory: Excellence in Wood

Brenstol OU is an Estonian specialist manufacturer of thermally modified solid wood flooring, decking, cladding and sauna products. Species used include Ash, Pine, Pecan, Hickory and Birch. Established in 1997, Brenstol has become one of the leading thermally modified hardwood producers in the world, offering a wide range of products for interior and exterior use. We are the NZ distributor for Thermory in New Zealand as we see it as an affordable, high quality, durable and environmentally sound product that offers our clients a full cladding solution inside and outside the home.

Thermory NZ

Website: www. thermory .co.nz

Excellence in Wood

Brenstol OU is an Estonian specialist manufacturer of thermally modified solid wood flooring, decking, cladding and sauna products.

Species used include Ash, Pine, Pecan, Hickory and Birch. Established in 1997, Brenstol has become one of the leading thermally modified hardwood producers in the world, offering a wide range of products for interior and exterior use. We are the NZ distributor for Thermory in New Zealand as we see it as an affordable, high quality, durable and environmentally sound product that offers our clients a full cladding solution inside and outside the home

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Thermal Modification Explained

Thermal modification is a computer-controlled process which is carried out in Specialized Finnish kilns at high temperatures.  Only steam and heat are used with no chemicals added.  The Thermory product range includes two modification levels: Medium & Intense.  Medium- modified wood is suitable for indoor use, making it perfect for flooring and wall panelling. The colour of medium-modified wood varied from light to medium brown.  Intense modified wood is suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage.  

Stable Product

Due to the high dimensional stability and durability, thermally modified wood does not warp or bow; can be used in wet rooms and on radiant heated floors and concrete.

Intense modified wood is most widely used for decking and cladding.    Thermal modification also increases the lifetime of the wood significantly.

The product can be oiled or stained or left untreated it will silver off over time.

Sustainably Sourced and Manufactured

All Thermory  products are free of chemicals, harmless to use and do not originate from endangered forests

Full Cladding Solution

External Cladding

Exterior Cladding is Ash and Pine are produced in a range of profiles including the classic rhombus moulding and several shiplap profiles including C1,C2 & C3 as well as roofing and C6.  Suitable for both horizontal or vertical installation and with a choice of fine-sawn, brushed or planed surfaces.  New to Thermory range is thermally modified clear pine.

Decking

Hard and soft wood decking is available in 20mm & 26mm thickness.  There are a range of profiles available and invisible or visible fixing systems.  Oiling is optional or it can be left to turn to a silver-grey.  

Internal Flooring

Flooring is sold unfinished, giving each customer the opportunity to choose between various oils and lacquers according to their preference.  A range of profiles are available and intense modified floors, which are also darker in colour, can installed on underfloor heating systems.

Cost Effectiveness

Unlike Cedar, by sourcing more abundant wood raw materials and applying a chemical free industrial treatment process to the product - Thermory offers a more sustainable, long lasting, affordable wood product to the market.