Super Home Movement
The perception that an energy efficient home is too expensive, is a myth. Superhome Movement can help you find out how to create your own healthy home with no power bills! They are creating awareness for homeowners, builders, and designers by informing them of their decision making when building superior homes. Insulation is a great investment in your property and it pays off all year round by keeping your home warm in winter and cooler in summer. Another important reason is the health and well being of your family.
Did you know the current building code describes the lowest possible building standards that are legally permitted across NZ, and research shows that these building codes are commonly mistakenly used as the TARGET quality standard, rather than the LEGAL MINIMUM?
The Super Home Movement is trying to push Homestar ratings in new houses being built around New Zealand. This is a rating system created in 2017, it is an international standard that has been adapted to suit New Zealand's specific conditions. A home receives a rating of 6-10 based on the health, warmth and efficiency. A home rated a 6 or higher is a high quality, drier, healthier home that costs less to run. This is a great assurance for homeowners. A home with a 10 Homestar rating is fantastic as this means you have built a world-leading house.
In the design and planning phase, it is key to design wall framing that fits a higher level of insulation than Building Code requires. This will ensure that the home will be cheaper to run and is a popular selling point. Also, specify a fully insulated foundation as this will reduce heating costs and it is a lot easier if done while the house is being built.
Safe-R Insulation is proud to be part of the Super Home Movement to push for better homes and can help with your home insulation needs. Super Insulated houses need very little additional heating, often only solar heat and Safe-R Insulation can provide some of the best home insulation systems available in New Zealand.