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With the aftermath of devastation in Christchurch, the focus is now more than ever on safe, affordable, ‘Earthquake’ strong housing.

Our bale homes today offer ecologically sound, modern, healthy, organic building alternatives. Soulful and highly individual, sensitive in design, they are the future of building in New Zealand.

Wanaka is our home but don't let that put you off - we are happy to travel anywhere to look after your project. North & South.

With symmetry and style they are high quality spectacular family homes which cannot be compared to light weight timber frame construction.

Nothing can compare aesthetically and in feeling and wellbeing.

The insulation is outstanding at R9 which means ongoing energy savings over the life of the structure for both heating and cooling. Sound Insulation is an added bonus given the thickness and density of the bale walls. Strawmark straw bale structures also carry a high fire rating on the straw bale walls.

Stawmark has been building exclusively in straw bale for the past 16 years with a privately tested BRANZ system forming the base of our structures.

We offer a Master Builders 10 year Guarantee and are happy to say all our homes within the quake-ravaged area have stood the test, and passed with flying colors.
We work to a fixed price contract and design to meet your budgets needs.

We are passionate about quality and producing homes that have soul and integrity. ’Permanence and Performance’ in straw bale construction as their logo says.

A small niche Construction Company which has become the leader in modern use of straw bale in construction within the Southern hemisphere.

An excellent choice for a wide variety of building applications, from townhouse chic to rural lifestyle, including commercial projects. Boasting a large number of beneficial attributes including substantial strength against earthquake, fire-safety, energy efficiency, cost and versatility of design.

Please do check out our web gallery for examples of past work.

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