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The innovations in the design and build all went towards sustainability in the truest sense of the word.  Every piece was thought of and painstakingly put together.  Each window, each board, every nail – all designed and placed strategically for maximum return of the sun’s energy, warmth and of course - beauty. 

Anne Salmond is the brilliant and like-minded architect of this gorgeous property.  Salmond Architecture is committed to designing high performance buildings that are sustainable over the long term, sympathetic with the landscape and appropriate in their context.  

Only the highest quality products, whether bespoke or marketed went into the Holmwood Homes.  Purpose and beauty combine to make these houses something special. Browse through their gorgeous portfolios and be inspired for your own project!


Warmframe of high density cedar- Warmframe™ is an innovative new building system which promises lower construction costs and a warm, comfortable, energy efficient home. Combining Warmframe, Axxis steel framing from NZ Steel and Polyester Insulation by InsulPro made for huge reductions in energy costs.

Thermally Broken Architectural Windows from Rylock Canterbury.  Energy loss may be reduced by specifying Thermally Broken or insulated aluminium frames. This is achieved by using either polyamide insulating thermal strips or an insulating polymer. The thermal break works in association with double (or even triple) glazing by providing an insulating barrier within the frame minimising the transfer of energy (heat or cold) via the frame. (From Window Association of NZ.) 

Insulated MAXRaft Slab is patented, and the only fully insulated and thermally broken (See above) slab on the market today.  Please see their website for technical details.

Interior Design by Ingrid Geldof Design, one of NZ’s most awarded design companies! They focus on function with enduring style – pairing beautifully with Dan’s meticulous eye for detail!  

Bespoke Cabinetry made by Lyall Park Joinery.  Manufactured to the highest standards to be as enduring as the forest they are made from.

Landscaping by Ben McMaster. Lighting, sculpture and furniture are all important ingredients in landscape design.  But plants are his passion.  The need to fit your lifestyle, reflect your personality and look good all year round drive all of his designs – making him an irreplaceable NZ talent.

Miele Appliances. Style and sustainability wrapped up beautifully in your new home.  Whether a large family home or elegantly compact designer space – Miele appliances will bring ease and joy to your everyday life.

Cedar Cladding was supplied by Herman Pacific; providing vertical weatherboard on a cavity system with cedar fascia and trims.  The cavity system allows for correct drainage, keeping insulation and interiors dry.

Inslab Underfloor Hydronic Heating by Central Heating NZ. Hydronic systems are water based systems that are used to uniformly heat whole houses. These systems can often also be used to heat the hot water supply.

Home Automation By Automation Assist. Both houses have multi room Audio/Visual automation. They’re already networked!

Feature Lights were designed by another kiwi treasure of taste and sustainability -  David Trubridge

If you have any questions about innovations or products used in this project – please contact us for the nitty gritty.