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Bob Burnett is one of the founders of the movement and the designer New Zealand’s first 10 Homestar rated Superhome, Bob Burnett has first-hand experience of the impact of housing on health. After the Christchurch earthquake, his family was forced to relocate from their damaged energy-efficient home into subpar rental accommodation. The health of his children deteriorated rapidly and doctors attributed it to the poor housing. He felt compelled to take action – in late 2015 launching the Superhome Movement to create transformative change in the building industry.
The movement’s activities and events provide open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies, and building techniques by connecting leading experts with homeowners, designers, builders, industry, researchers, education providers, government, stakeholders, to collaborate towards achieving higher building standards for all New Zealand homes.
The Superhome Movement is gathering the very best in learning, products, and expertise to help you get a much better new house for your money.
SUPERHOME movement is a not-for-profit industry led group creating a paradigm shift for homeowners, builders and designers, triggering behavioural change in decision making on building superior homes.
SUPERHOME movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies and building techniques; connecting leading experts in the industry with each other and the wider community.
Collaborating to provide better value for money, superior designed and resiliently built, environmentally sound homes that are more energy efficient, healthier, warmer, dryer. SUPERHOMES are a far better return on investment when considering upfront cost, lower ongoing costs and superior resale value. The SUPERHOME movement is a trusted brand and quality mark providing a reliable source of the correct valuable information and contacts for industry participants and homeowners a like. The movement provides a tight referral network of leading experts and the homeowners and industry participants benefit greatly from the open sharing of ideas and cost savings through a shared buying group. For participant companies it is a source of more and better quality customers who are in turn with the same values and share the same goals to create a better place to live.
The Superhome movement participants are dedicated to helping you get a new home that will live better, be loved more, use less energy, be affordable, and last longer!
Exemplar Homes tour 2016
Better by design
Homestar helps create energy efficient houses. Better to live in, better value in the market, and better for the environment.
Bob Burnett and the team are at the heart of the new movement to improve New Zealand housing construction to ensure the advances in modern homes around the world are included here. Most NZ houses build to code are only 3 or 4 star energy performers, but for often no more you can have a house which can operate with a quarter the energy consumption of other houses and for up to 10-20 per cent more in construction cost you can be energy self-sufficient AND earthquake resistant.
The New Zealand general approach is building houses that are simply better replications of houses from 50 years ago, ignoring the vast improvements which are commonplace or required in parts of Europe, the Nordic countries and North America. Bob Burnett Architecture says we all deserve better and we start with each house we build now.