Building for a Self-Sustainable Future

High quality, leading edge technology, energy efficient solar custom homes.

Simko Solar Homes specializes in the construction of fully self-sustainable solar homes and environments using state-of-the-art, energy efficient technology, products and techniques available in New Zealand.

Innovator and pioneer in self-sustainable living, Steve Simko sets the standards for excellence in this building category. His vision: innovation, quality and sustainability.

Steve provides technical know-how on comprehensive energy efficient solutions, from a complete stand-alone Off Grid system to a Grid Tie system.

Incorporating Passive Solar design and Active Solar components, his company’s strategy is to focus on creating a limited number of top end, fully self-sustainable, comfortable yet luxurious homes with all the amenities one would expect from a residential builder with over 40 years experience in the construction industry.

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Building a fully self-sustainable luxury home requires careful planning and meticulous follow through.  Simko Solar Homes offers the following services under one roof and in full consultation with prospective clients:

  • Site acquisition and planning; site recommendations based on knowledge of New Zealand’s demographic and climatic conditions.
  • Design Process: recommendation of suitable architectural firms.
  • Consultancy/management in the building approval process, eg Resource Consent and Building Code compliance; use of latest earthquake resistant engineering.
  • Construction management services; coordination of a team of highly skilled and experienced tradesmen.
  • Superior craftsmanship using highest quality building materials and fittings.
  • Provision of technical know-how on complete energy efficient  solutions.

Minimize your carbon footprint in your home. Use a specialist to show you how.

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"This is to advice that I have dealt with Steve Simko over the past several years in various capacities. Specifically, he has built two houses for me and I find his skills second to none. He is especially outstanding in the area of energy efficiency. He built the residence that I now live in and he put in endless leading edge features that are energy efficient. My energy bills, therfore, are among the lowest in my neighbourhood. I can only give him the highest endorsement and recommendation as an energy efficient builder." - Don Lemaster