PHOTO: RANGITAHI LTD/SUPPLIED A bird’s eye view of the Rangitahi subdivision in Raglan taken early 2019.
A housing development in Raglan is encouraging purchasers to design energy efficient homes by using guidelines from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
And the council says the New Zealand building code is shockingly bad at ensuring homes are liveable and more people are realising standards need to be higher.
The Rangitahi project is a 550-section development on a Raglan peninsula that pokes out into the harbour.
It is incorporating the council’s six star Homestar rating into its design rules.
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