"The Effect of Design and Building Materials on Structure," by Dennis Dowling, published in Property Professional Magazine, Autumn 2019. Dennis Dowling draws on his experience as a premier builder of high-performance homes to discuss the pros and cons of building with various materials, including Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Structured Insulated Panels (SIPs) and traditional timber frames.
An informative article about the distinctive features that make the DCD Show Home so beautiful and high-performing.
After being recognized for outstanding craftsmanship as Category Winner in the $1 - 2 million Southern Regionals, DCD's craftsmanship was further recognized by receiving Gold Reserve at the National Masterbuilder's House of the Year 2018.
DCD Marketing Coordinator and Homestar Assessor, Annabelle Numaguchi, explains the benefits of using the New Zealand Green Building Council tool for assessing the energy-efficiency and sustainability for homes.
Kerrie Waterworth covers 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.
Dennis Dowling, director and founder of DCD, explains the principles behind Passive House in a podcast interview with Matthew Cutler Welsh of Home Style Green.
You cannot ‘build your way out of bad design’ – so what materials do you need to consider at the design stage in order to build a strong, warm and healthy home?
Our homes are easier to heat and require less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout all seasons.
Regardless of how involved you are in choosing materials for your new home, make sure you ask these questions to ensure you are confident about the decisions that are being made.
We can guide you through the process of building a high-performance home, from concept to completion and share our expertise to build you a warm, healthy living space that best reflects your lifestyle.
"DCD Sets Passive Home Benchmark" article features in the Business South Publication, March 2015.
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