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modhouse - Prefabricated, Sustainable, Small Architectural Houses

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11/511 Fitzroy Ave

Hastings, Hawke's Bay 4122

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modhouse owner John McNamara returned to New Zealand from his OE in 1995 and worked on residential houses for several years with 2 of NZs leading architectural practices before moving into large scale commercial projects for over 20 years in Auckland and the Pacific rim.

John’s interests started to extend as the industry began to take on board offsite construction and the opportunity arose to purchase a site in Hawkes Bay for the showhome. Better still the site was part of a Hastings District Council master-planned sub-division with an ambitious ESD outcome (Environmentally Sustainable Design is the philosophy of designing the built environment and services to comply with the principles of ecological sustainability and achieving a Homestar 6 rating).

Fortuitously this again tied in very well with the modhouse ethos which had always centred around a sustainable approach to the built environment. The showhome site was purchased in October 2017 and settled in early 2018 after approval from Hawkes Bay District Council to do something a little different to the other houses in the sub-division.

John will talk of the back story to 'modhouse' and offer insight to their ethos on design, as well as a guided tour of their house.

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