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wetback / gas combination
By Besos
17 Oct '17 10:21 AM
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Building design, construction and renovations

This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.

Old State House - Advice
By AKK
11 Oct '17 08:40 AM
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Real estate and property development

Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.

Attic space and vilax window
By ap127
15 Jun '17 10:46 PM
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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?

RE: New to Solar
By SolarKristy
17 Oct '17 10:36 AM
15

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.

RE: Facts about electric cars
By John Hornblow
25 Aug '17 01:50 PM
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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? Cheers, Katherine ...
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17 Oct '17 10:21 AM
By Besos
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Old State House - Advice

Hi All, 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 ...
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11 Oct '17 08:40 AM
By AKK
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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?
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09 Oct '17 10:08 AM
By Rakesh Pinao
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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, ...
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06 Oct '17 12:31 AM
By Drael6464
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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- ...
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05 Oct '17 10:14 AM
By JR1
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Architect recommendations for Coromandel build

Hi there 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 ...
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05 Oct '17 01:46 AM
By samsmith
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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 www.azzurosolar.co.nz
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04 Oct '17 12:34 AM
By samsmith
2

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 ...
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22 Sep '17 09:24 PM
By neil99
1

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 ...
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22 Sep '17 01:25 PM
By SBQ
11

The Whole Problem with Solar PV

For years i've been trying to get around this problem with going solar PV. This past month living in Christchurch i'm convinced the power companies are raking it in. After recent dumps of rain, the spot prices of power have ...
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21 Sep '17 10:12 AM
By SBQ
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