Pōhutukawa SeedlingRegular price$379,000.00 Sale price
Our Pohutukawa Seedling is everything you need and nothing you don’t.
The Pohutukawa Seedling features the same design, structure, and performance as our Pohutukawa Classic but with a cost-conscious fit-out.
It’s 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 better way of building.
It comes fully featured with:
JSC pine timber front cladding.
uPVC windows & doors in Black Ash joinery.
Corrugate profile roof & cladding in a range of great colours.
High-quality timber look flooring.
NZ Wool carpets in bedrooms & wardrobes.
Large Kitchen in white joinery.
Branded induction cooktop & oven.
High-quality tapware and internal door fittings.
Spouting & guttering to match cladding.
Spacious bathroom with big shower, large vanity with two drawers, standard flushing toilet, and five-bar heated towel rail.
The Pohutukawa Seedling comes in 4-floor plans to suit your lifestyle.
2-bedroom layout A - 76m2 / $379,000
2-bedroom layout B - 76m2 / $379,000 (without ensuite)
2-bedroom layout B - 76m2 / $389,000 (with ensuite)
3-bedroom with ensuite - 98m2 / $479,000
Prices include GST.
Additional costs are transport, foundations, on-site service connections, on-site consent, decking, and landscaping.
Scroll down for all the options or take a look at our fully featured Pohutukawa Classic with reclaimed LMA cladding, skillion open ceilings in the living area, a larger kitchen with stone benchtop, birch ply ceiling linings, tiled bathrooms and shower, extra storage cabinets, and wardrobe fit-outs as standard.
Pōhutukawa included finish & specification
New Zealand pine is plantation grown, renewable and sustainable, providing the ideal alternative to threatened tropical timbers. The expanding pine resource in NZ ensures sustainable harvest levels for years to come. The result is a natural wood product from a renewable resource.
It is a medium-density softwood, straight-grained with an even texture. It is MicroPro treated to H3.2 for durability without the nasty chemicals found in other treatment styles.
Corrugate profile cladding for the remaining walls and roof compliments the pine for a durable easy maintenance finish.
Plant based environmentally friendly paint.
Rigid core flooring eliminates the need for toxic glues, it is waterproof, easy to clean and is child and pet friendly.
Plaster walls & ceilings.
Function, durability and aesthetics all work together to create harmony.
Selection of french oak (pictured) , satin white, or charred oak joinery with soft close hardware.
Space for 4-seat dining table or option of extended breakfast island.
Oven & cooktop included.
Spacious 1500mm wide shower with glass door.
Shower slide with rain fall head for that luxurious feeling shower experience.
Timber look waterproof hard flooring.
Wall hung vanity with two large draws with your choice of light timer, white or black finish.
Standard flushing toilet.
Sleek and elegant chrome tapware.
Five bar heated towel rails to give you that warm, dry towel every time you get out of the shower.
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 wardrobe space - ready for your fit out.
Heating & Cooling
Queen size bed area.
Large wardrobe space with sliding doors - ready for your fit out.
Black Ash uPVC joinery.
Lightbridge Low-E double glazing.
See building plans further down the page for windows included in your build.
* Triple glazing available on request.
All our builds are reduced energy use and include centralised fresh air ventilation and recovery as standard (MVHR).
Our Pohutukawa Seedling includes a high-quality heat pump to warm or cool the dwelling, the MVHR then does the leg work to maintain the ambient temperature, providing fresh filtered air and removing any moisture.
Lighting & Electrical
Full size oven with airfry function.
2-burner induction cooktop.
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.
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.)
3 - Bedroom
By the numbers
Bedrooms: 2 or 3
Bathroom: 1 or 2
Decking: not included
The Arbol Difference
Continuous Fresh Air
For our Pohutukawa models 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.
LMA Reclaimed Spotted Gum feature wall.
Trim Rib profile cladding & roof.
Wardrobe Fit out
$2500 (per wardrobe)
Open skillion ceiling in the living room.
Birch Ply ceilings in the living area, hallway & bedrooms.
Extended breakfast bar.
Engineered stone benchtops.
3 large storage cabinets in the hallway.
Tiled shower, bathroom floor, skirting, & kitchen splash back.
$10,000 (per bathroom).
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.