‘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.
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?
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!
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.
Escea fireplaces integrate with Control4 home automation system via Chowmain software.
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.
Home show season is still in full swing. Next week it is the Waikato Home Show, open from the 2nd-5th of October at the Claudelands Events Centre.
We’ll be there with our outdoor gas fireplace – the EF5000. The display will be built into a show home setup to bring the real feel of the fireplace to life. The EF5000 outdoor fireplace would make an awesome purchase this summer, so you can enjoy the outdoors all day and then late into the night. Just imagine: back yard cricket all day, BBQ for dinner, and a night cap around the fire.
DX1500: Escea’s Enchantress
ACCENTUATE THE ALLURE
Boasting an impressively wide flame display, clean framing lines, reflective side panels and an artistic stature; the DX Series is the Majesty of Flame.
So why wouldn’t you want to double the drama?
The reflective side panels paired with the see-through feature elongates the flame and extends it into two areas. In addition, the infinite flame effect offers a stronger, more powerful spectacle in your home, which you can simply frame with an Escea Velo Lite fascia or leave to its natural beauty.
The double sided, see-through option also adds to the charm of the DX Series fireplaces as it emphasises the striking focus it can bring to your living space.
Renovating an entire house isn’t an easy feat – even more so than building from scratch. Trying to create the vision you imagine while adhering to the limitations of the current structure can be a nightmare – “can” being the key word. Bob and Sandra had their perfect design in mind and nothing was going to stop them. From the beginning, the only item they were absolutely sure of was the Escea ST900 fireplace. When they first approached the Architect, Bob remarked “we want this fireplace, so you need to build around it”. And the rest is history.
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”.