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The owners worked closely with Andrew La Grouw of Lockwood Homes in Nelson to custom design the home. “We aimed for the smallest possible environmental footprint,” says the owner. La Grouw says the design and construction went beyond Lockwood’s already high standard of sustainable design. “Energy saving and the use of eco-friendly materials determined every aspect of the design, and this extended to extra-thick insulation,” he says. “The wide barge and fascia boards conceal extra ceiling insulation. The amount of glazing was also limited, to ensure that while the sun is captured, there is virtually no heat loss.” The house also features a photovoltaic system that is so successful the owners sell view article online at