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Sustainable Building Services 

 

Erkhart Construction has extensive experience in sustainable building techniques and systems. We are constantly researching new methods to reduce our impact on the environment further, making our homes a safer and healthier place to live, work, and play. We offer sustainable materials such as hempcrete, strawbale and recycled timber when building your passive home to ensure that it's as eco-friendly as possible. 

 

Hempcrete 

 

Hempcrete is a sustainable and environmentally conscious option for building homes. Hempcrete is a bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime, used as a material for construction and insulation.


Hempcrete is easier to work with than traditional lime mixes s it acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. The result is a lightweight, sustainable material that combines insulation and thermal mass. Research suggests that hempcrete is the building material for the future. 

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Strawbale

There is nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a strawbale home. Thick and well-insulated walls, soft curves of the plaster create a warm and inviting space. Receiving the opportunity to work with this beautiful, natural product is a joy of ours, and if it's a dream of yours, we'd love to discuss your options with you.​

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Recycled Timber

Working with timber is soul food for the team at Erkhart Construction. As carpenters, first and foremost, nothing gives us more pleasure and joy than bringing an old piece of wood back to life. If it's time to unearth that beautiful old stash of timber, it would be our pleasure to give it a new lease of life by incorporating it into your new home.

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Architectural Projects

 

Erkhart Construction has extensive experience working with designers and architects to realise the full potential of their concepts and ideas. We can create an architectural masterpiece that incorporates sustainability at every point of the process, from designing your home to Building Consent approval.


By keeping in close contact with architects & clients, we ensure plans are interpreted correctly to create the living environment all parties envisaged while ensuring that everything is structurally solid and stand the test of time.

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Sustainable Renovations 

 

Renovating old houses comes with its own unique set of challenges and rewards. When it comes to enlarging your existing home for your family's growing needs, we bring a knowledge and understanding of how to get the job done efficiently and effectively.


Erkhart Construction has the skills, knowledge and experience to help you modernise your existing home to meet the expectations of modern living. We use our wealth of knowledge to bring your dream home to life and can incorporate our sustainability practices at every step of the building process.

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Eco-Friendly Design & Drawings 

 

Erkhart Construction has a team of in house designers to help you make your ideas a reality. From conceptual drawings through to Building Consent approval. Whether you have a definite idea of what you want or need us to help with design development, contact us today to get started.