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energy back to the national grid. All the water is solar heated, and a highly efficient solid fuel boiler keeps the entire house warm in winter. The owners say another key reason for choosing a cedar-clad Lockwood home is the modern look – and the fact that the all-wood construction does not compromise the home’s aesthetics. Inside the house, the pine boards were finished with an organic oil. Recycled rimu flooring was used throughout. Other sustainable design initiatives include rainwater harvesting. There is also a waste water garden that removes organic matter, cleansing the water to re-use for landscape irrigation. All Lockwood homes feature sustainably sourced, plantation-grown timber and the company is pursuing FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accreditation. Above left and left: Pine walls and ceilings throughout the house were finished with an organic oil. Top and above: Bright red cabinets enliven the kitchen. Commercial cooking appliances were specified as the owners love to cook. Sliding panels can be pulled to keep cooking smells out of the living area. View, save or share this story at Far left: A specially imported Japanese cypress hinoki bath is a feature of this bathroom. view article online at