Smart Panels can be used in any residential or commercial design—in most cases, a little extra planning can reduce your overall cost of build and minimise material wastage.

Members of our team have built some of the most energy efficient buildings in the southern hemisphere—including design and construction of certified Passive House and Net Zero homes—so pick our brains about how to build a successful low-energy building for all price ranges.

Below, are the steps you and your architect can follow to design effectively for Smart Panel construction. Need a designer for your build? Please contact us or refer to our recommended, skilled designers and builders.


Our Smart Panels team will take you through the details of the product range, providing handy hints for taking full advantage of the Smart Panels Building System. The learning curve isn't steep—it will generally take a single project to have a complete understanding of the entire Smart Building System.

Contact our team to discuss your project


Step 2
Translate your plans

Translate your plans into Panel-based structures 

Send us your home design ideas early on in the creative process. We can offer practical feedback and discuss how the design will translate to Smart Panels—including engineering and energy efficiency considerations.

Hint: if you are looking to save money on a build (and who isn't!), we recommend working to a 1205mm grid, to reduce raw material wastage.


Step 3
Pricing

From a dimensioned drawing we can provide an initial cost estimate. Quote will be subject to receiving final engineering and working drawings. 

Price guide for supply of 115 mm R4.5 Smart Walls, budget for an average of $140 m2 plus GST

For 165 mm R7 Smart Wall panels allow $175 m2 plus GST.

For 165 mm R7 Smart Roof panels allow $170 m2 plus GST.

For 165 mm R7 Smart Floor panels with included additional strengthening allow $185 m2 plus GST.

We also have 215 mm R9.4 Smart Roof panels which are great for Passive House allow $190 m2 plus GST.

Once we have assessed your plans, we can provide a quote. You will find this finished installed wall m2 cost is comparable to timber frame solutions due to reduction in labour but with far better energy performance.


Step 4
Panel plans

Panel plans are generated by our team using Auto Cad Revit which can be provided to you in either 2D or 3D format. 

We also offer production architectural services to produce your final full set of building consent drawings if required. This is a great way as a designer to learn the process, over the course of your first Smart Panel project.

Download an example Panel Plan (PDF, 2.1MB)


Step 5
Shop drawing

There is zero on site fabrication with our custom built, injection moulded Smart Panels—saving time and expensive material waste in construction.

From the final panel plan we generate our shop drawings. Being a complete Smart Panel Building System we can integrate all your structural requirements.


Just like that!

The design process is that simple.

We take out all the complexity of the process; any design is possible, and most standard family homes will be manufactured in one working week.

Contact our our Smart Panels team to schedule in manufacturing of your panels.


Total house comfort, it starts with a smart building shell. Living with Smart Panels →

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Got a question? We love to talk Smart Panels! Contact us now—no obligation.

 

Read our installation manual and learn how easy building can be…