The very first WIENERBERGER e4 BLOCKHOUSE NZ™ is going up soon...designed by MacPherson Architecture Ltd and to be constructed by Stellaria NZ Ltd, this house will be built using Passive Solar Design principles creating a zero-energy passive home. Each of these homes will be built with POROTHERM Clay Construction blocks by Wienerberger, Europe. Construction is starting in the next couple of months, we will keep you posted with progress photos...
The model below is the basic e4 concept. Garaging, loggias and terracing can be added to suit your lifestyle. We have many versions of this floorplan to show you...
The e4 BLOCKHOUSE will have the capacity to double the floor area upstairs by adding dormers and internal fit-out within the superstructure. Future stairs mean you can grow your family or ensure better re-sale value due to the option of creating more living space upstairs - a whole new house when you can afford it!.
When you build Stage One as shown below - you get Stage Two plans for the upper floor and budget estimates at the same time. This is future-proofing your home not only economically as your family or investment grows but also future-proofing your investment with the knowledge that your home is a 'forever' home built in solid clay block with a design life of at least 150 years and material life well beyond that!
Our goal is to bring truly sustainable homes to the NZ built environment. Affordable, durable, zero-energy and near-zero maintenance, 100% natural, eco homes for you and your family.
Scroll down to see the Ground and Upper Floor plans plus Cross Section of this project as well as design and concepts for you to choose your own e4 BLOCKHOUSE STYLE...
To read more about this e4 BLOCKHOUSE visit www.stellaria.co.nz
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The Ground Floor - Stage One:
This is the ground floor plan designed specifically for our client. The plan is site specific. A carport and extended loggia plus two bathrooms downstairs met our client's wishlist. The integrated table can easily slide across to increase the living/dining area There can be many variations on this simple floor plan to meet your family's needs. The basic ground floor is 106 m2 to meet the width required for the addition of the staircase later. In the meantime, you have pull down stairs for storage in the future-proofed 'attic'.
The Upper Floor - Stage Two:
This floor will give you 80% more liveable area and plenty of storage into the existing superstructure which has been re-wired and pre-plumbed at Stage One. All you have to do is add dormers, internal walls and fit-out and you have almost doubled your family home for half the estimated renovation budget and a fraction of the disruption to your family life...simple!
The Cross Section:
This cross section show you the ground floor height to meet the POROTHERM block module at 2750. The upper floor height is 2500. You can easily see all the elements that will go into the construction of this house to meet Passive Solar House requirements.
Choose your e4 style...
THE TWO-LEVEL e4 BLOCKHOUSE: FLAT ROOF.
THE TWO-LEVEL e4 BLOCKHOUSE: PITCH ROOF
Two levels, future-proofed with the ability to add a third level later.
This home has an 80 m2 footprint, with a 20 m2 void over the loung area, 60 m2 upstairs - or close it in upstairs completely!
Classic barn shape. Add a carport/garage or loggias for outdoor living.
Two bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, walk-in robe and upstairs den.
Intergrated kitchen table and good use of living space.
Brick cladding by Wienerberger - Terca 'Corona'. Clay bricks manufactured in Belgium.
THE GULL WING e4 BLOCKHOUSE: Black
Internal two car garage. Internal entry portico. A simple gull wing with front loggia terrace. Three beedrooms, two bath plus study nook.
Modern, simple look in Porotherm Clay Block.
This house is perfect for passive solar design, orientated to maximise sun and use of solar panels.
Wienerberger bricks made in Belgium - Terca 'Agora Grafirtzwart'
THE GULL-WING e4 BLOCKHOUSE: Red
The gull-wing is fabulous in classic red bricks by Wienerberger. This brick is Terca 'Olde Woodford'.
THE GULL-WING e4 BLOCKHOUSE: Beige