Update 13 Sept , 2011. Ecotect's Harcom House updated - view here...
Update 21 Sept , 2011. Ecotect's Gibbs House updated - view here...
Ecotect now operates from our home studio at 'Riverwood' - 163 Cleveland Terrace, Nelson East - choosing the eco-friendly option of working from home. Working towards an Urban Eco Home-Stay, clients and guests may inspect all manner of eco-home / lifestyle options such as extensive organic vege gardens, composting toilets, recycled greywater system, solar water heaters (for home and greenhouse), and of course a solar tempered home made largely from natural and recycled materials.
People ask me frequently: "how much
extra does an 'Eco' house cost over a 'normal' house?", - my answer
is always "nothing!" - it seems the general impression out there
unfortunately, is that an eco house does cost more. Read More...
Ecotect designs utilise intensively studied and tested Passive Solar Design techniques
in all projects to provide real energy efficiency, quality comfort
and cost effective housing for the benefit of our clients.
All materials are carefully selected to be non toxic
and harmful-chemical free, not an easy task in this age of timber
treatment and manufactured wood based products. Read More...
Every project incorporates locally sourced building
materials and components whenever possible to reduce carbon emissions
and dependence on oil while supporting our own industries and
workforce - "because it makes good sense!"
Check out our new SYSTEMS pages to see
which components and materials Ecotect designers promote through our