What building materials should I use?

Make informed decisions It sometimes feels like new products are coming into the building market every day, promising solutions that are dryer, faster, cheaper and just plain better. For many experts in the building industry – whether they are passive house designers or building scientists – trying to work out what products should be incorporated […]

Factors to Consider About Your New Home Site and Position for the Sun

What to consider at design stage Building in Queenstown, and Wanaka, presents some additional considerations. Where enjoying the views and the sunshine make a huge difference to the functionality and aesthetics of a room, it’s therefore important when working with your architect or designer to identify and propose a design to take into account the site’s amenities. At […]

Local Media Cover DCD Presentations at ONE Summit on Sustainable Practice

Crux.org.nz sent Kerrie Waterworth to cover the ONE Summit Tiny Talks on Building Better in Wanaka. She explores the reasons why NZ needs to improve its residential construction and reports on the presentations given by DCD’s Dennis Dowling and Annabelle Numaguchi and Proclima’s Simon Gibbons. To read the full article, click on https://crux.org.nz/community/why-do-we-still-build-the-wrong-houses/

DCD Sets Passive Home Benchmark

Setting the Standards Others Strive to Match Proud to be featured in the March 2015, Business South publication – DCD Sets Passive Home Benchmark.

How to Build a Passive House-Home Style Green podcast with Dennis Dowling

Matthew Cutler Welsh interviews Dennis Dowling, director of DCD, on the basic principles of building to Passive House level. “If you’re looking to build a healthy, energy efficient home, then you want to find a building company like DCD. Part of my mission here at Home Style Green is to find these builders around New […]