Imagine living in a house with no need for a heater or fire and the power bill is no more than $50-$70 a month.

What seems like something unheard of, these homes are being built in New Zealand and even in Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay construction company Welch Builders are building homes that achieve this and so much more.

Owned and operated by Ian Welch and his wife Sharon Welch, the company is qualified to construct PassivHaus buildings, under the eHaus brand, with Ian Welch having more than 40 years' experience in the building industry.

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