The Superhome Movement

You may be surprised to learn that compared to other developed OECD countries, New Zealand’s building code is about 20 years behind. And, currently,  almost 98% of new homes are built to the minimum legal standard. As members of the Superhome Movement, this is something we are determined to change.

What is the Superhome Movement? Well, it’s a group of builders, designers and service providers who are committed to raising housing standards in New Zealand.

The Superhome Movement facilitates education, lobbies for change and is a source of cutting-edge building design, technologies and techniques.

As part of the Superhome Movement, we can introduce ideas to our customers that allow for more sustainable, safer and affordable living.

Homestar

Homestar is a comprehensive and independent rating tool adapted for New Zealand’s unique conditions. Homestar rates a home’s health, warmth and efficiency on a scale of 6 to 10. If your home has a 6 Homestar rating (our preferred minimum), you can be sure that it is more cost-efficient, dryer, warmer and healthier than an average New Zealand home.

At ESJAY Builders, we are delighted to offer you the added benefit of an in-house Homestar Assessor — director Stephen Mitchell. He can assist you with the design and build process while providing advice and recommendations to ensure a Homestar rating that meets your requirements.

Stephen, who has over 18 years’ industry experience, is committed to taking ESJAY into the next era of healthier, warmer, more affordable and cost-efficient homes. His drive has been the impetus for a shift in methodologies, resources and expertise within the company.