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21 Apr '17 12:22 PM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
24 Apr '17 07:04 PM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
09 Apr '17 08:54 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?
07 Apr '17 10:49 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.
26 Mar '17 11:04 PM
Latest Forum Posts
How to build using shipping containers and avoiding building or planning consents?
We live in Auckland and are keen to downsize and own a home mortgage-free. I want to buy 2 x 40ft shipping containers and get them welded together. I found a company called Addis that can do this for ...
after doing everything obvious.
Upped the insulation
space heat pump
HW heat pump
I still have a far too high power bill . I want to have the circuits in the house monitored by a professional for say a month ...
CLT Cross Laminated Timber panels by XLam
I was watching an old episode of Grand Designs the other day and saw a house built with cross laminated timber (CLT) panels that got me interested, then just read today about a house on Waiheke constructed using them. I ...
By tobias kraus
'Non-standard' construction and mortgages
No doubt this has been discussed elsewhere in the past, but I thought I'd have nothing to lose putting it out there anyway: I'd be really interested to hear other peoples' experiences/views regarding bank finance and eco builds.
We've been looking ...
Marshall Water Heater
I've just got hold of a marshall solid fuel hot water heater.
Anyone plumbed one of these in? There are a bunch of connections but no instructions.
I called Marshall today, but no one about.
Heat recovery heat exchanger
I have three HVAC heat exchangers I picked up from the ChCh Ecostore and intend to use them (probably only need one) in our house rebuild.
The only trouble is that I cannot find any information on them as they ...
Pyroclassic IV wood fire
Hi, has anyone had or known someone who has had a Pyroclassic IV wood fire? It is reportedly one of the most efficient fireplaces on the market. I am interested though to hear from anyone as to its performance. The ...
Retrofit insulation to 30 yr old house
I built the house 30 years ago as a passive solar design, so it has 150 mm wall studs and rafters, originally insulated with R3.2 pink batts all around. The exterior is redwood board and batten or river stone, over ...
Reducing cost of water heating
Our home hot water tank holds 30 gallons. We used 2612 units to keep this heated all year. At current prices of 29.37c per unit the annual cost is $767.14 or approx 7.2 units per day at cost of $2.10.