PōhutukawaRegular price$420,000.00 Sale price
Looking for a home that is easy to keep warm and dry all the time? How about simple to maintain?
Look no further than our Pōhutukawa from the ground up it was designed with your comfort in mind, for year-round healthy temperatures, constant filtered fresh air, dry windows, easy maintenance, and an up to 70% reduction in your power bills.
We achieve this by building with the Arbol Difference - based on European low-energy use construction methods and materials, we go well beyond the legal minimums of NZ building code for an abode that features:
40% more insulation, an airtight building envelope with reduced thermal bridging, uPVC window joinery & Lightbridge glazing, fresh air mechanical ventilation heat recovery system (MVHR).
Crafted and finished inside our Cromwell facility for a high-quality finish, efficient turnaround of only 12 weeks, and an environmentally responsible way of building.
The Pohutukawa comes in 4-floor plans to suit your needs.
2-bedroom layout A – 76m2 / $420,000
2-bedroom layout B – 76m2 / $420,000 (without ensuite)
2-bedroom layout B - 76m2 / $430,000 (with ensuite)
3-bedroom with ensuite - 98m2 / $529,000
Prices include GST.
Additional costs are transport, foundations, on-site service connections, on-site consent, decking, and landscaping.
Architecural design and photography by Arthur Lee of Respond Architects
Pōhutukawa included finish & specification
Reclaimed and sustainably sourced hardwood timbers from Australia create a stunning and easy to maintain feature wall.
Spotted Gum is our preferred species for it's beautiful details and colour.
200,000 power poles are removed annually in Australia, one reclaimed pole is enough timber to clad the gable area.
To complement our timber features we utilise ColorCote corrugate iron walls and roofing in variety of colours. This brand offers incredible durability in all climates of New Zealand, whether that's the harsh summers or freezing cold of Central Otago, or the salty beach side of the Coromandel.
Have your choice of stunning birch ply ceilings and walls, or a combination of GIB plaster and environmentally friendly paint.
Pine or white trims.
The negative detail shown is an optional upgrade.
Rigid core flooring eliminates the need for toxic glues, it is waterproof, easy to clean and is child and pet friendly.
Bedrooms feature high quality New Zealand wool carpets.
*Fan not included.
Function, durability and aesthetics all work together to create harmony.
Selection of french oak , satin white, or charred oak joinery (pictured) with soft close hardware.
Large breakfast bar with engineered stone benchtop.
Oven & cooktop included.
Elegantly tiled shower, bathroom floor, and skirting.
Shower slide with rain fall head for that luxurious feeling shower experience.
Wall hung vanity with two large draws with your choice of light timer, white or black finish.
Standard flushing toilet or you can go the extra mile towards sustainability and upgrade to an incinerating toilet
Sleek and elegant tapware in your choice of black, gun metal, chrome or brass finish.
Five bar heated towel rails to give you that warm, dry towel every time you get out of the shower.
*Mirror, vanity stone bowl & top not included.
Space & service allocation for washer and dryer to complete the household necessities.
Ample space for that king size bed, stunning large windows with tilt & turn door for access and great ventilation.
Large wardrobes to keep everything neat and tidy.
*Fan not included.
Perfect for the children, visitors or as an office space.
*Fan not included.
Three large - push to open double door, floor to ceiling cabinets are included in the hallway for ample storage.
uPVC joinery with your choice of black ash or golden oak finish and pine reveals Additional options available at
an extra cost
Lightbridge Low-E double glazing.
See building plans further down the page for windows included in your build.
* Triple glazing available on request.
Lighting & Electrical
Full size oven with airfry function
2-burner induction cooktop (or gas).
Legrand switch gear in black or white with ample power sockets including a selection with multifunction charging ports.
Energy efficient New Zealand made LED downlights throughout the dwelling, including soffit area.
Soft floor lighting with sensors for the hallway and bathroom.
Soft LED strip under vanity, shower niche, and under kitchen cabinet.
Proulx exterior lights with sensor.
All builds include a gas on-demand califont hotwater system.
Stiebel Eltron externally mounted Hotwater heatpump cylinders are available as an optional extra.
Floor Plan A
Floor Plan B - available with or without ensuite.
By the numbers
2 Bedroom: 76m2
3 Bedroom: 94m2
Bedrooms: 2 or 3
Bathroom: 1 or 2
Decking: not included
Optional upgrades (POA)
Head off grid with solar, greywater, and an incinerating toilet.
Full timber cladding, not a problem! We can offer LMA cladding for all walls.
Timber floors? Certainly we can offer LMA or Forte engineered timber flooring.
Triple glazing, sure thing we have options for triple glazing and timber window joinery.
The Arbol Difference
Continuous Fresh Air
For our Pohutukawa model we use Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) for our primary 140mm structure, this area is insulated with Earthwool Ecose insulation and sealed with Pro Clima Intello vapor barrier.
To further increase performance we then install a 45mm service cavity for all electrical & plumbing, and fill this with Terra Lana NZ wool insulation.
Reduced thermal bridging and less than 1 ACH (air change per hour)
With heat recovery up to 90%
Resulting in up to 70% saving on your power bills.
Compare this to a Building Code legal minimum new home. (Latest H1 2023 Standard)
6 ACH (air change per hour)
Heat recovery 0%
You can learn more about the Árbol difference here.
Unlike Aluminum, uPVC joinery is extremely thermally efficient. So you won't have crying windows and cold drafts.
They are UV resistant, won’t rot, corrode, or rust.
Feature European tilt & turn opening for security and ventilation.
Have great seals & locking cams for fantastic airtightness – resulting in less heat loss.
Require very little maintenance and are easy to clean.
LOW-E Lightbridge Argon filled double glazed glass completes the package by reflecting harmful UV light and reducing over heating in the summer months.
Contain up to 70% recycled materials.
Our Brink Flair 225 crossflow Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system (MVHR) completes your high-performance home by continuously removing moisture and stale air, while returning fresh filtered air.
Best of all, the system recovers up to 90% of heat from the exhaust cycle (this includes heat created by showering & cooking) and returns it to the living environment.
The system is always on, very quiet and consumes almost no power as it only uses a small fan to circulate the air.
Your abode is fully finished in our facility before delivery to you. That includes all plaster, paint and tiling.
Why? In one word - Efficiency.
Would Toyota build your car in your front yard?
Traditional on-site building is plagued with cost over runs, delays, additional waste, noise, and wasted time.
We work from a controlled environment:
75% of our builds are inside - so our team and your dwelling are not exposed to the elements - wind, rain, snow, and the sun = no more weather delays.
Security - all our materials and tools are safely stored inside our fenced, locked and constantly under video surveillance premises. This means our team can start and end the day quickly, no more carrying tools back and forth, everything is charged and ready to go. Materials are stored in our racking for quick access, and plenty of fixed lighting makes for a pleasant work environment during the short days of winter.
Reduced travel - one site for dwelling construction, no back and forth.
We are here to monitor all trade work, insuring high quality finish for you.
We don't take shortcuts, there is no "she'll be right" attitude at Árbol, we always strive for the best.
All our dwellings are inspected and fully consented by Central Otago District Council, so you can be certain your most important asset is legal and insurable.
We do our utmost to insure a smooth and fair transaction for all parties.
Our contracts are balanced and payment terms-based on procurement of materials, technical reports and work completed.
We delivered 7 homes in 2022 - from Tutukaka at the top of the North Island to Seddonville on the South Islands West Coast.
We started our 13th build in July 2023.
We are not just renders, concepts and ideas on paper, but solid tangible products that have been delivered to our very happy clients.
Don't just take our word for it, see our client testimonials and learn more about each project at -Árbol In The Wild.
At Árbol we have an effective eco-system that benefits the environment and the climate.
Standard building materials typically have short life spans and require excessive maintenance - most of the time the original product is also harvested or created from unsustainable sources, not reusable or recyclable.
We have focused our efforts into sourcing a large percentage of our products from either sustainably harvested, manufactured, recycled, or reclaimed materials, additionally many of these are treated without harsh chemicals and require less maintenance - some examples include natural based paints, NZ wool insulation, cladding made from old power poles, and uPVC windows & doors that are made from recycled plastics.
Using these materials reduces environmental impact while providing a greater resistance to New Zealand’s harsh climate.
Power is another important consideration moving to a sustainable future. Our homes are built to be low-energy use: With 40-63% less power consumption than the average new build, now a smaller thus, more affordable solar system can be used to supplement the home’s power and return excess to the grid.
The New Zealand building industry is an over 50% contributor to landfill. We can and do better - we store off cuts for future builds and separate recycling with - cardboard, hard plastics, soft plastics, polystyrene, metals, plaster, and glass. This has reduced our landfill waste by two thirds compared to on-site construction.