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Healthy home renovation project nears completion

Published: Mon 12 May 2014 11:45 AM
Healthy home renovation project nears completion
Over the last five weeks – as part of the HRV Pure Invironment Project – the house at 45 Lincoln St in Ponsonby has undergone an intense do-up and a dramatic change.
The musty student flat smell has gone. So has the morning chill that crept in through the walls and up through the rickety floorboards of the 110-year-old villa.
Then there’s the new open plan lounge, kitchen and dining which has transformed the original dark and dour living area into a modern and stylish space – yet still in keeping with the heritage of the home.
And now, with the house just a week or so from being finished the focus turns to selling the property when it goes on the market on April 29.
Led by home solutions company, HRV, the drive behind this unique renovation project-meets-social experiment comes from the fact the state of New Zealand’s housing stock is in a poor condition and far below the standard set by the World Health Organisation.
The goal of the HRV Pure Invironment Project is to demonstrate how to transform a cold and mouldy Ponsonby villa – which has problems that are typical of many houses around New Zealand – into a Thousands have already viewed the property on Trade Me, with the special HRV Pure Invironment healthy home.
Project page viewed by more than 15,500 people since the project started at the beginning of The house will be sold at an on-site auction on May 18 – and for those keen on getting some healthy home tips, or just to have a nosey, open homes start on May 3.
A number of household New Zealand brands are partnering with HRV on the project, with the lucky new owner of the home getting a Toyota Prius c hybrid vehicle, as well as a special power package from Mercury Energy, and a special home loan interest rate from The Co-Operative Bank.
For the renovation Resene supplied paint, EQC is also on board, and once completed LG is providing new kitchen, laundry and entertainment products.
Go to hrvhouse.co.nz to track the progress of the renovation and to find out more about the project.
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