Passive Homes

Improving the performance of Auckland homes with Quality Build’s passive home service.

Passive homes are an investment – and a sensible one. They address many challenges Aucklanders are faced with today – health and respiratory issues, future-proofing, and the rising cost of living. 

Quality Build believes the construction industry can do more to help Aucklanders live in healthy, high-performing and energy-efficient homes. And we’re happy to step out and do things differently by giving you the option to live in a passive or better performing, healthier home.


Creating healthy, high-performing homes for more Auckland families.

The good news is you don’t need to build a new home to take advantage of passive home principles, Quality Build can also retrofit your existing Auckland house, villa or bungalow.

If you don’t have the budget for a full passive house certification there are still some adjustments you can make to enjoy the benefits of a better performing home. You simply need to know what things you can do differently to up-spec your design such as improved cladding and a better roof. Quality Build has the knowledge and innovative know-how to work with different budgets and scopes.

Here are some of the benefits of a passive or high-performing home.


Better for your family.  

When homes are damp, they provide the ideal conditions for mould to grow. Dust mites love warm, humid environments. Dusty and damp homes exacerbate a raft of health issues including allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues. 

Passive homes improve the indoor air quality and have a significant positive impact on your health and wellbeing because they are quiet, airtight, rid a home of damp, while the temperature is kept at comfortable, healthy levels consistently no matter the season or weather. A fully passive home has zero issues with damp and mould. Keeping your home dry and the temperature mild – and switching from carpets to wooden flooring – also dramatically decreases your risk of dust mites. 

Better for the future of your home.
Passive homes are high-performing homes. This means they’re well-insulated, they retain heat and they circulate fresh air.

Better for your wallet.
After the initial investment in building a passive home or retrofitting your existing home, you’ll notice a sharp drop in your power bills. Passive homes are designed to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer and maintain consistently healthy airflow. 

Experience Quality Build’s sought-after processes and values.

How much does your builder’s process and attitude to their work matter? It turns out a lot. We’re called Quality Build not just because of the level of our workmanship but the level at which we operate – with care, respect and awareness.


We’re committed to collaborating.  
From our first meeting, we work creatively and collaboratively to make sure you get everything you want from your renovation without breaking the budget.

Being thorough and transparent matters. 
You deserve builders who work with you, your architect, suppliers, vendors and council in a way that is thorough, pragmatic and transparent.

Delivering the best experience and outcome.
The main concerns of any new build usually centre on schedule, budget, the process, a stunning outcome, and respect for your home and living arrangements. We may also have to navigate challenges like steep sites, narrow driveways, or wild weather. Or your designs might be quirky. We do everything in our power to minimise disruption and make it a pleasant experience – so much so our clients often say they miss us once we’re gone!

Realistic and regular communication you’ll happily rave about. 

Our clients rave about our communication. Nathan checks up on the progress of your build regularly, chasing up vendors and liaising with council when required, and providing you with weekly progress reports in writing. We don’t want you experiencing any surprises, so we keep you informed of any changes. We’re also realistic so will give you a heads-up about lead times and any potential change in suppliers so you’re always kept in the picture.

Whether you want to retrofit your existing home or build a passive home from scratch, Quality Build can create a future-proofed, healthy and high-performing home that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come.

Hear from our happy clients

“No Hidden Costs”

“Nathan was really open and honest and didn’t promise the earth. He’s so forthcoming, as is his team. He’s a good guy that helps out and makes sure that things get done. Nathan’s so transparent with budget, there’s no hidden costs that come through. It’s clear from his team that everyone’s happy – you can tell that they’re respected and treated really well. The process makes such a difference… hundred per cent I would recommend him. I think he is a great operator.”

Andrea – Okura Renovation

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