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?
We’re going to be at the Melbourne Home Show on the 14th-17th August 2014. The show will be open from 10am-6pm for the four days at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. TheMelbourne Home Show is the longest running Home Show for all of the latest products, industry trends, and free advice. You could even pick up a show special!
Located in the heart of Dunedin, this apartment-inspired, three level home had rocky beginnings but worked out for the better in the end. With sweeping views of the city which incorporates the beautifully crafted, neo-Gothic castle at Otago Boys’ High, Roger Fewtrell and wife Derryn couldn’t be happier with the final result. In fact, they’re now building two more houses next door.
Roger and Derryn wanted something convenient to town, easy maintenance and simple styling. However, the longer they searched the harder it was to find something that suited their criteria. As a man who used to design commercial kitchens for his company, putting pencil to paper to plan out their dream home was like getting back on a bike. Roger and Derryn meticulously prepared the detailed floor plans to which they would pass on to Architect, Hamish Wixon (McCoy & Wixon Architects), to finish “all of the tricky bits”.
This apartment in the heart of Sydney pairs cool neutrals with clean lines for the last word in understated urban cool. The combined kitchen/living area features a beautiful, dramatic dark polished wood floor. A bookshelf in the same solid, dark wood stretches across an entire wall, effortlessly imparting that sense of solidity, history and permanence that can be so elusive in smaller apartments.
The site of this luxury rural retreat is so perfect – all-day sun, sweeping views, lush green pastures – that prospective home builders might have been tempted to rest on their laurels and let the landscape do all the talking. Luckily, the owners of this home resisted that temptation. The result is a home which is at one with its natural surrounds while still making a strong design statement.
Escea is pleased to announce that our DL Series fireplace reached the finals of the 2013 Best Awards competition. The Awards celebrate New Zealand’s best product, interactive, spatial, and graphic design. Escea designer Alex Hodge attended the awards last Friday, and says, “It was a great night for Escea – being a finalist in the Awards is a satisfying reward for the effort we have put into the design of the DL Series, from fascia designs to the Smart Heat intelligent control system.”
This is our entry:
The elegant lines and luxurious textures of this Shanley Building showhome recently won the house a coveted Gold award at the Master Builders House of the Year awards. Built on a former sloping paddock, the showhome makes the most of a long and narrow site, with sunny north-facing living areas and sweeping views of the Pacific.
It has always been a tradition for Telethon to provide financial support to a significant number of charitable hospitals and medical facilities. Escea, with its Western Australian dealer Hearth House, is pleased to be a part of this project.
Yes. You can have your fireplace in the middle of the room and enjoy its ambiance and warmth without the need for a pillar or wall to cover the flue pipes.