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17 Oct '17 10:21 AM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
11 Oct '17 08:40 AM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
15 Jun '17 10:46 PM
Switching to Solar Power
Questions, comments or advice about going solar. Solar power is becoming more affordable in New Zealand, but there are still a lot of questions on many people's minds; what size to get, what solar panels, what about storage for solar?
17 Oct '17 10:36 AM
EV Forum - The Electric Vehicle Discussion Board
Chat and ask EV enthusiasts questions about the latest electric vehicle models, from Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Nissan and more. Find info about charging stations and self-driving cars.
By John Hornblow
25 Aug '17 01:50 PM
Latest Forum Posts
wetback / gas combination
New to this forum and looking for lots of answers
Is there such a combination as wetback and gas for hot water?
Old State House - Advice
I have a old 1950's state house and looking for some ideas as how to renovate the place. But the major issue is the exterior cladding of the house is fibre cement mix asbestos, I think back that ...
Seeking Ecovillage info in New Zealand
Hi. I'm trying to track down a list of Ecovillages through out New Zealand and was wanting to know if anyone know's a good link where I could find them?
By Rakesh Pinao
All in one
I'm basically after an emergency backup power solution. Really only 1kwhours to 2kwhours. I'd like however to have maximal input to said system, in order to have some input generation during winter. I don't want to spend ten thousand plus, ...
Louver windows and passive design/ air tightness
Hi all, we are starting to design our new house with passive design principles in mind. We are up-spec'ing insulation and choosing high performance windows/ frames, have a great thermal mass providing concrete floor throughout with underfloor and perimeter insulation- ...
Architect recommendations for Coromandel build
We are totally new to the process of building (and the EcoBob site) but have put together a reasonably detailed brief of what we are after from our new home and budget. We are beginning to send the brief ...
Papakowhai Renovations - House 10
The Azzuro Solar Limited system is performing excellently, as expected, at House 10 of the Papakowhai renovation project.
We are pleased with the support we have given to Beacon Pathway for this project.
Azzuro Solar Limited
Cracks in walls
Hi, we are looking at a concrete property which is 12 years old with cracks in the walls and have been told that this could be due to settlement in the soil. Does this make any sense? It ...
uPVC window Architectural recommendations?
Can anyone recommend good uPVC windows supplier in NZ?
Im after something that has good spans/sizes for architectural house designs
some seem to be limited to 2.1m high would prefer a suite that can do at least 2.7m high
able to be placed ...