The Superhome Tour on This Weekend in Merivale

The Superhome Tour on This Weekend in Merivale


Are you worried about the recent earthquakes in Christchurch? Do you know how to build a house on a TC3 land? How could you make the foundation earthquake-friendly while providing a heated floor slab for your family? The Tonbridge Home Tour can show you a satisfying answer.

The Tonbridge house required a unique response to the Christchurch Earthquakes due to the TC3 land. Because of the very soft ground, an elevated prefabricated floor system of cross-laminated timber panels with concrete topping has been built. Situated on a tiny 278m2 site, Tonbridge House can deliver the brief for a light-filled and energy-efficient home with solar-powered underfloor heating. The spatially-aware 8 Homestar design allows for northern sun into every room. All the design ideas work together much like an ecological system.

Key Features include:

• Hydronic underfloor heating & Heat pump hot water

• Earthquake resilient floor design for easy releveling if needed

• Hybrid CLT/concrete floor for solar-powered heated floor slab

• Solar PV Photo Voltaic Panels

• MVHR balanced heat recovery ventilation for superior air quality  

This is the last Open Home Tour of for this winter. Please come and feel the warm winter with your family at this fantastic house!


35 Tonbridge Street

SAT 27 & SUN 28 JULY 2019, 11AM – 4PM