Rob and Angela McKeen are building a smaller version of our Hokonui Rut on their rural property close to Alexandra. The climate is beautiful but harsh. Tough on their goats and and hard to keep warm. Performance was a key driver for their new home. We have partnered with Theca Group to panelise the house and send it down to Alexandra on trucks. The panels are built to passive haus standards and coupled with PVC windows and Maxraft insulated slab system this will provide Rob and Angela with a very air tight highly insulated building envelope. Below photos of the progress so far. Site cleared and ready to go. By the look of that snow high performance building envelope was a great idea. I visited Glenn Murdoch at his temporary factory where they were making panels. The panels have plywood on the outside face and Intello wrap http://proclima.co.nz on the inside. Insulation is then blown into the panel to ensure it’s fully insulated. The panels arrived safely on site. The panels are erected in a sequence predetermined in the factory. One of the Thecapanel staff stayed on site to ensure the panels were erected without problems. It will be interesting to see how long it takes to assemble all the panels.