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Purpose built for the residing family, this countryside home in Wanaka (NZ) is an impressive but natural beauty.

Choosing Wanaka as their base was an integral part of the decision process, so they wanted to adequately reflect that choice in the home’s materials. Central Otago schist is generously used throughout the house for framing objects and creating bold entry points; three Escea fireplaces with coal and wood inspired fuel beds echo country elements; “custom rusticated” cedar weatherboard achieves a austere appearance; and finally, plastered Rockcote Integra panel cladding provides a sturdy home foundation.

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Escea DX1500 Ultra-wide Multiroom Gas Fireplace

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‘Next Residential’ is a two-storey home builder located in Perth who offer uniquely designed and beautifully finished homes. Next Residential participated in the 2014 Appealathon by designing and building a home that is being sold entirely for charity. 100 percent of the sale proceeds go to the Spine and Limb Foundation; a non-for-profit organisation providing services, advocacy and advice to persons who have sustained permanent spinal cord injury and persons who have sustained traumatic or genetic limb loss. An Escea ST900, a low energy consumption ambient fireplace, was contributed to the home as the focal point for the family living area. Watch the whole project unfold in the timelapse video.

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Research by BRANZ discovered that by using gas and LPG in our homes, we could halve New Zealand’s household electricity demand. Currently, our excessive reliance on electric heating is causing a huge strain in our electricity system in NZ. Even though heating with gas has less impact on the environment than electricity. However, gas heating appliances have a higher initial purchase cost causing people to deter themselves from a gas heating option. When we’re assessing what heating solutions we should put into our home it simply comes down to: efficient natural warmth that adds to your home’s comfort and the health of those in it.

So what is better for your home, electrical or gas heating?

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Our Powered Direct Vent Technology gives you the flexibility to place your fire almost anywhere you wish. A fireplace in the middle of the room – why not? Run a flue under the floor. Horizontal or vertical installation – No worries!

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As the Sales and Marketing Manager at Escea, I constantly keep my ear to the ground to learn how our products are perceived around New Zealand. Learning about how our company and products impact New Zealand’s economy is vital for constant product development and market awareness.

As a small country on the world stage, New Zealanders have to stick together in high value industries. Producing high quality, revolutionary, NZ made products keep booming industries, specifically the hi-tech, alive in our end of the world and do inspiring things for our nation.

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For the second time this year, the Escea Danish interns ventured off into the great NZ outdoors to uphold Escea intern tradition. Beginning Friday night, the group started the trip in Oamaru, lounging, drinking, eating and sleeping under the stars.

Saturday was action-packed with activities ranging from tramping, investigating caves and biking through rolling valleys. On the way to Mt Cook they visited Elephant Rocks, Canyon Creek and whale fossils; stopping briefly for a quick dip in Canyon Creek – just a taste tester of what was to come (And they thought that was cold).

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We’ve been incredibly fortunate with award recognitions recently, so we wanted to share with you just how and why we were chosen as a finalist for the Otago Chamber of Commerce OBIZ 2014 Awards.

With a loyal following of Escea customers and a continual striving to be the best, we have been able to produce and grow a fireplace range that is recognised around the world for high efficiency, ease of use, and remarkable beauty. While the fireplaces themselves hold these great qualities, we are also proud of the evolution of our brand becoming more than just a homely addition. We warm families and homes, and in turn create togetherness and a better place to live.

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Just before you worry, these changes are only minor – the EF5000 fireplace will still be the same outdoor fire you know and love. In fact, these modifications are just going to make it better.

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October 13th, 2014
Being Cool Just Got Hot.

Escea fireplaces integrate with Control4 home automation system via Chowmain software.

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In Dunedin, on Wednesday the 1st of October, many of the movers and shakers gathered together for the Deloitte Fast 50 Otago and Lower South Island Regional Awards. We were fortunate enough to be nominated for the list of contenders for the Fastest Growing Manufacturer and even more fortunate to be announced the winner.

As a regional winner, we now qualify for the national competition to be held at Auckland’s Villa Maria on Thursday 6th November.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, created in 1995, is a subset of the Fast 500. As a global competition, the Fast 50 is competed in at a country level in a number of places around the world. The NZ Deloitte Fast 50 is now in its 14th year recognising and celebrating the fastest growing businesses around New Zealand.

The Otago Daily Times featured us in their article alongside the other very deserving Otago winners. See the article here: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/317844/finding-business-success-stories

Thanks everyone for your support and let the story continue.

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