Future-proofed POROTHERM clay block home going up in Martinborough.
This home is 100m2 on the ground with access to the future-proofed upper level via a pull-down ladder. Porotherm clay blocks with concrete midfloor and clay roof tiles, triple glazed joinery and lime plaster with mineral paint. The ground floor wall height is 2750mm while the upstairs height within the superstructure is 2500mm, total roof height is 7.5m. The ratio of volume to floor area creates lovely living spaces. This home will meet passive home energy requirement. Near zero maintenance.
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Eco-sustainable and luxurious POROTHERM clay block home, situated in Botanical Heights Taupo, will feature water-harvesting, grey water management and ground-mounted solar power to mention just a few of the special features for this home. Internorm triple-glazed joinery, natural lime plasters, travertine marble flooring…
POROTHERM e4 blockhouse. Internorm triple glazed joinery, Boen timber flooring. Two-level 100m2 on the ground, future-proofed for growing family or income. The finished build will have 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 3 bathrooms all within the super structure.
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Built in POROTHERM clay construction block from Stellaria NZ Ltd, this is a boathouse situated on Lake Karapiro. This family is planning to build the main family home, plus Chalets to enhance their love of family and watersports.
'Jon and I have really enjoyed working with Robyn and Chris MacPherson on our boatshed. Firstly the design of the building itself is beautiful. The style is classic and the proportions are lovely to look at. Having travelled to Europe recently we both wanted to build with a product that would last 200 years or more, like they do in Europe. The Porotherm block certainly fits this space. The appeal wasn’t just in the longevity of the building, it was also the high R value of the block, and the fact that it breathes. At this point in time all the blocks are in, the roof is on and the windows arrive in the next few days. I really look forward to the blocks being plastered, as I envisage this will be amazing to see.
The team of block layers, builders and sub contractors have been fantastic, consulting with Jon and I, plus Chris on a regular basis to ensure that the build goes smoothly and all practical aspects are considered. Small changes have been made along the way, with Adrian (main blocklayer, plasterer and tiler) doing a great job of bringing all the sub contractors up to speed on how to work best with the blocks. We look forward to finishing this project hopefully before Christmas, so that the boat can enjoy being undercover and our friends and family can enjoy staying in the upstairs portion of the boatshed'
Joanne Leigh, October 2018
This beach house is about to start in early September. The brief was 'waves'. The effect will be stunning. The house will be constructed in steel & timber with a gorgeous fresh Nordic interior fit-out. Perfect for a relaxing holiday home.
Construction starting 2019, using POROTHERM clay block. This 150m2 family home will be built in Taupo close to the lake. We will keep you posted!
Set on the West side of the Waikato river in the centre of an extensive farm, this will be a Porotherm family home with and additional minor dwelling. Using R25Th+ for low energy & maintenance, concrete roof and triple glazed joinery will make this home with panoramic views a forever home. Our clients came across Porotherm in Europe and loved it!
The brief was to maintain the original structural framework but to open up and modernise the home and maximise the amazing views over Lake Karapiro. The end result is stunning. BOEN oak engineered flooring has been used on the floor, walls and ceiling with dramatic effect. Everyone has loved working on this project.