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The Ecobob Cafe is for people interested in eco living to socialise and to share ideas and information.

Chinese geothermal heat pump
By hedge
26 Mar '18 08:42 PM
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Building design, construction and renovations

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

RE: YTong v Hebel Blocks
By Bosworthstone
25 Apr '18 07:31 PM
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The NZ Tiny House Forum

Building a tiny home? This is the place to be to ask tiny house questions, share your experience and knowledge and have a chat about all things tiny house related.

Solar Power for tiny house/studi...
By mlasham
24 Apr '18 12:37 PM
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Real estate and property development

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

RE: sustainable community in new...
By Debman
11 Feb '18 05:26 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?

Considering Solar Power for Resi...
By ScottW001
06 Apr '18 03:46 PM
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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: Nissan Leaf
By ev4eva
23 Jan '18 10:26 AM
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YTong v Hebel Blocks

Are there any benefits of one over the other with the New Zealand supplies of 200mm blocks from YTong or Hebel? I know they are the same parent company and one comes from China whereas the other comes from Australia but ...
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25 Apr '18 07:31 PM
By Bosworthstone
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Concrete Culvert Cabin Construction?

I am interest to know if anyone has information or knowledge on using Precast Concrete Culverts as the base for a small modular cabin? Being an "off the shelf" (so to speak) product that is cost effective, comes in multiple ...
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24 Apr '18 07:58 PM
By JRS
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Solar Power for tiny house/studio

Hi We have built a tiny house for use as an art studio. It has 6 LED lights and will have the following appliances in it 1 x desktop fan 1 x laptop computer 1 x printer 1 x diecut machine 1 x sewing machine 1 x cd ...
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24 Apr '18 12:37 PM
By mlasham
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Building a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom 225 sqm home using SIPS in Whangarei on a b

Hi, I'm really new to the forums. But have moved back to Whangarei from Auckland (thank god) and am looking to use SIPS as a building material for a new home. Does anyone know any experienced builders that have used ...
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24 Apr '18 08:23 AM
By Womble1
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DiySpray foam insulation

Hey everyone we are currently renovating a 1960 classic kiwi beach house/batch to suit modern living. With winter approaching far to quickly we desperatly need some insualtion! We have linings off currently and i want to spray foam as much ...
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11 Apr '18 07:30 AM
By Dys
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Considering Solar Power for Residential

Hi guys, New to installing a solar system for my house. I was considering some installers and was forwarded this article from ZEN Energy. https://www.zenenergy.co.nz/solar-power-for-residential-use/ I thought they made some good points, was wondering if anyone else had any tips like this consider ...
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06 Apr '18 03:46 PM
By ScottW001
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Remove and rebuild

Hi guys My wife and i currently own a property in Tauranga, built in the 1980s that needs a fair bit of money thrown at it to get it upto an acceptable standard. The house is only 130sqm bit sits on ...
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05 Apr '18 12:50 PM
By MelloP
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Heating and heat transfer options

Hi there Am building a home in Auckland. I am having polished concrete floors downstairs (open plan living) and wondering if anyone has lived with polished conc floors without inslab heating (in Auckland) and if they liked it or hated ...
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27 Mar '18 09:57 AM
By Ng
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Chinese geothermal heat pump

Has anyone brought a Chinese geothermal heat pump and could recommend a brand .
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26 Mar '18 08:42 PM
By hedge
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we want to build a cheap house ourselves

I have just bought 7 hectres of land in Kaiwaka New Zealand, with half of it in covented bush. I am trying to get info and ideas on what type of house we could build that is cheap to ...
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25 Mar '18 04:01 PM
By Charlew
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