Development

Welhaus develops state-of-the-art residential and commercial properties utilising our Welbuild engineered wood panel system.

Our roles here include property development from the design and planning stages (including the acquisition of building sites and financing), right through to construction and marketing of the finished product for sale or lease. We carry out these functions for development clients either as a complete package, or in the form of individual services.

As a developer itself, the Welhaus Group also thrives on taking on complex, brownfield, hill or challenging sites. Strict investment disciplines ensure due diligence on appropriate commercial fundamentals, including the potential to add value, and identifying where we have the vision to create something unique through the development process. Welhaus is pleased to be working with developers to deliver multi-unit projects and buidings to commercial sites with speed and efficiency.

Design and planning

Our Approach

We create well-designed, high quality, sustainable developments which will endure long into the future. These are places where people will choose to live, work and spend their time, that directly encourage people’s wellbeing and quality of life. Through our ability both to collaborate and to deliver, we aim to be the developer of choice for local authorities, individuals and communities.

We believe that appreciating the needs of our customers and wider stakeholders before, during and after the delivery of our developments, and what makes them thrive as a community, is the right model for a truly successful and sustainable business in our sector.

Pre-planning

The design of each project is scrutinised regularly, and Welhaus uses regular project design meetings to review specifications and ensure a high level of quality control. We know that the key measure of successful design and delivery is a satisfied customers – and Welhaus aims to be a recognised industry leader here.

Professionalism

We engage highly-skilled architects, consultants and engineers to design every new scheme individually, whether it consists of four or four thousand new homes, in consultation with local communities. We strive to deliver schemes which are of high quality, sensitive to their heritage and surroundings and meet the aspirations of our customers and local and national stakeholders.

Environmental Performance, Sustainability & Wellbeing

On a site-by-site basis, we continue aim to reach high environmental standards, and are proud of our low-carbon, energy-saving buildings.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of the Welhaus way. Our low-energy designs harness the beauty of New Zealand wood to promote comfortable, healthy living. We also see the use of engineered wood as key to enhancing our wellbeing. The use of sustainable, healthy wood in our homes, offices, hospitals, universities and other buildings will support our own personal wellbeing. At Welhaus, an over-arching objective for our work is “the greatest wellbeing for longer, using less”.

Financing and Marketing

Welhaus handles all project-related financial services, and provides in-house financial expertise. Our specialists develop and optimize financing structures and coordinate these with local and international banking partners and investors.

High marketing rates before construction commencement provide a solid foundation for successful project development.


Building

Building new architect designed homes and buildings.

Today, an increasing number of people are taking advantage of our consented designs, or creating their bespoke architectural ideal. Our low-energy designs harness the beauty of New Zealand wood to promote comfortable, healthy living. With a range of designs available, our pre-engineered panelised housing systems can be tailored to suit your needs.

To ensure efficiency, production of structural panels commences at the same time foundations are being laid for a new home or development. Independent carriers transport panels or modules direct to a client’s site ready to go up seamlessly on completion of foundations.

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Homes per year capacity

The principal materials utilized in the production of Welhaus homes are New Zealand Engineered wood panels, with New Zealand recycled wool insulation, diffusion material for airtightness, performance doors and windows, ply joinery, hardware items, appliances, plumbing and electrical items. Welhaus chooses its suppliers carefully, and purchases these and other items from a number of supply sources, seeking to ensure a ready and reliable source of materials.

Construction of Welhaus’ manufactured homes and the plumbing, heating and electrical systems installed in them must comply with standards set by Local, National and International Authorities so the home is compliant.


Operation

Customer service and stewardship

We have a commitment to genuine partnership. Partnership arrangements need to be tailored to suit each project, skilfully co-ordinating your intentions, transport logistics and most importantly fixing a price and timeframe. We listen to what you want and incorporate this into the design wherever possible.

Founder’s Approach

dan-tremewanWelhaus founder Dan Tremewan has been involved in the industry since 2003, when he set out a clear strategy to develop a comprehensive building and development group, which would develop homes, commercial buildings, infrastructure and other assets – operate in an ethical and sustainable manner, giving something back in the development process. This industry experience, knowledge and experties – and over 15 years of experience in the New Zealand market – gives Welhaus unrivalled ability to deliver quality buildings and spaces.

Dan’s approach

We aim to create well-designed, high quality, safe and sustainable places which will endure as settled, vibrant communities long into the future. These are places where people choose to live, work learn and play that directly foster people’s wellbeing and quality of life.Through our ability both to collaborate and to deliver, we aim to be the building flat pack manufacturer, builder and developer of choice for local authorities, international clients and existing communities. We believe that appreciating the needs of our customers and wider stakeholders before, during and after the delivery of our pre-engineered buildings and schemes and what makes them thrive as a community, is the right model for a truly successful and sustainable business in our sector.

People

Our approach creates jobs on our developments and in our supply chain, and we are proud of this. We have engaged a loyal and dedicated workforce within the Welhaus community.

Places

We aim to assist in the delivery of sustainable communities which endure long after our work is complete, and our engagement with local people through our operational interests. We create great places where people will enjoy a good quality of life, now and in the future.

Society

We are prebuilding new homes to help supply meet demand in communities where there is a housing shortfall. We also aim to deliver affordable housing which contributes to communities, and societies, through its quality of design, sustainability, and access to transport and jobs and amenities.

Partnerships

We have a commitment to genuine partnership.We listen to what local people and other partners want and incorporate this into the design wherever possible.

Ecology and Climate Change

We are proud of our sustainable wooden buildings. We use materials from sustainably-managed forests: a renewable, carbon neutral source.

Strategy

We are focussed on growing into international markets. Welbuild is currently establishing beachhead partnerships in the Pacific and South East Asia, and aims to supply its panelised construction solutions worldwide, on a long-term basis, through well-established local developers, agents and other partners.