10 out of 10

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War­ren's home is just the third in NZ to gain a cov­eted 10 Homes­tar rat­ing.

Homes­tar is a com­pre­hen­sive, in­de­pen­dent, na­tional rat­ing tool that mea­sures the health, warmth, and ef­fi­ciency of NZ houses. Most ex­ist­ing NZ homes would only achieve a 2-3 Homes­tar rat­ing. Most new homes, which are typ­i­cally built to the min­i­mum stan­dards of the Build­ing Code, would achieve a 3-4.

The best homes are rated on a 6-10 scale. A 6 Homes­tar (or higher) house will be warmer, drier, health­ier, and have power bills ap­prox­i­mately half those of the typ­i­cal new build (3-4 Homes­tar).

A 10 Homes­tar rat­ing is a worldlead­ing house in terms of warmth and ef­fi­ciency, with min­i­mal waste and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. www.nzgbc.org.nz/homes­tar

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