Service area: Canterbury, Central Otago, Auckland
What do we do?
Most builders, big brands included, build to meet the minimum requirements of the NZ building code, which is widely regarded as being well behind world standards. You’ll pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for these houses.
There are differing opinions on how best to improve on the mediocre standards of an everyday build and we appreciate that this can be confusing for those researching options.
A common approach is to improve performance by maximising airtightness, locking houses up with wraps which are often combined with toxic insulation materials. These houses typically rely on mechanical apparatus to remove carbon dioxide build-ups and VOCs just so occupants can breathe. Careful consideration needs to be made on the ability of these wall structures to safely handle moisture.
On the other hand, we at Premium Homes focus on improving air tightness to a sensible degree (2.6 – 3ach) while providing cleaner air and internal humidity management using natural and sustainable materials. The Foreverbreathe wall system manages humidity and moisture within homes, maximising comfort while helping to assure the longevity of the building. This wall system is very low toxin, taking the definition of healthy homes further than merely warm and dry.
Why we do what we do
Directors Andrew Breward and Kelly Wood were concerned about the number of poorly built homes during the boom of 2003-2008 and felt they could improve the process and outcome for homeowners.
With Andrew’s extensive building knowledge and overseas construction experience combined with Kelly’s trade experience, business knowledge and understanding of management systems, they felt they had the right package to provide a superior service, and Premium Homes was formed.
We build new homes to beyond code specifications, we renovate existing homes and repair / re-repair quake damaged homes all to award winning quality standards.
Our mission is to provide the best building experience possible to our clients and deliver outstanding end results which demonstrates our passion for what we do. We insist on excellence and quality throughout every stage of the process while providing cost-effective solutions to our clients. We aspire to be leading experts in creating healthier, sustainable and more energy efficient homes with a focus on natural products and improving downstream waste management.