Metalcraft Solar was involved with an innovative sustainable building project in the Coromandel called an ‘Earthship’, one of the first of its kind in NZ. The television show Grand Designs NZ documented the project on its first season on Kiwi airwaves. The home is called an Earthship because it’s designed as a self-sufficient vessel with its own systems for managing heat, water and power.
The client chose a Metalcraft Thermospan insulated panel roof for its efficiencies in terms of insulation, construction and cost, because this roofing solution also provides the insulation and internal ceilings in one action. Solar generated energy is another vital component to the Earthship operating principles.