Why build in concrete ..
Compass Homes has been building brick and tile / timber framed homes for many happy customers for over 15 years. We do this very well and continue to build in these traditional materials. In addition to building in brick and tile, Compass Homes is the only group home builder in New Zealand to now be able to offer you the option of building in solid concrete.
Stronger.. More durable.. More cost effective.. Build in solid concrete!
When you build in concrete, you are creating a more secure, a safer and a healthier home for you and your family. Building in concrete is a significant step to building better homes in New Zealand, and Compass Homes is positioned at the forefront of this advance in building technology.
Concrete is naturally soundproof, fireproof, naturally waterproof, it won’t support the growth of mould, mildew or harmful microorganisms, and is highly airtight. Studies have shown that concrete homes have the highest earthquake, flood and fire resistance, and have an extremely high thermal efficiency.
The Future is Concrete…
You can take advantage of this proven progression in technology and build a more secure, safer and healthy home for you and your family in solid concrete.
The leaky building saga and Christchurch earthquake, as well as numerous floods have taught us that the Future is Concrete. Changes in the building code and building qualifications requirements have been part of this change in priority. Building in Solid Concrete is a significant step to building better homes in New Zealand. Compass Homes is exclusively positioned at the forefront of this advance in customer demand and building technology.
Concrete has been used in construction for over 5000 years. It is the most-used man-made material in the world, with nearly three tons used annually for each man, woman and child. Twice as much concrete is used around the world than the total of all other building materials, including wood, steel, plastic and aluminium. None of these other materials can replace concrete in terms of effectiveness, price and performance.
In New Zealand concrete is used to build our schools, hospitals, tunnels, bridges, apartment blocks, sewerage systems, dams, footpaths, runways, roads and more. Our communities are literally built on concrete.
As the leaders in this technology, Compass Homes is using concrete to build more cost-effective, durable, energy efficient, safer and healthier homes, than any other common building construction method in New Zealand today. Like many people, the investment you make in your home will be your largest. Using a construction technique that ensures the longevity of your investment presents the best choice by far.
With a Compass Home, you will not only save on routine maintenance and ongoing costs such as heating, but ultimately benefit from a higher re-sale price due to the superior weather and fire resistant properties of concrete.