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

RE: Pyroclassic IV wood fire
By Grahamh
08 May '18 05:23 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: Insulation R rating
By tobias kraus
22 Jun '18 11:59 AM
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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.

RE: Solar Power for tiny house/s...
By Solar Mike
27 Apr '18 10:04 AM
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Real estate and property development

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

RE: Structural Insulated Panels
By Dys
11 Jun '18 10:38 AM
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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: Best power supplier in CHCH ...
By Hadley
16 Jun '18 01:14 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 PES2000nz
06 May '18 04:12 PM
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Insulation R rating

I installed insulation in my ceiling and floor and it made my house much warmer. Last year I installed wall batts R2.2 in a bedroom and this made a reasonable difference. I am looking at doing another bedroom and just ...
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22 Jun '18 11:59 AM
By tobias kraus
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Hydronic underfloor heating with air-to-water heatpump, Christchurch

Hi all, Can anyone offer advice with regard to this, as well as your experiences with install and running costs? Planning a 180m2 single-storey build in Christchurch and I really like the idea of an efficient central heating system to keep the ...
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21 Jun '18 02:44 PM
By LC
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Waikato eco-friendly builder recommendations?

We're in the early stages of planning for a small (90m2 + garage and deck) house in the Waikato, and would like to work with a builder who has an interest in sustainable materials and practices. It won't be a ...
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18 Jun '18 03:00 PM
By johnpitcairn
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Flat roof membrane

Hi everyone! We recently noticed that our flat roof requires recoating as it started causing a bit of problem with weather tightness after heavy rainfalls. Received two solutions from our building consultant and roofing company he works with: Fit new timber to give ...
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17 Jun '18 08:20 PM
By OldnSlow
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Best power supplier in CHCH ?

Just Installed a solar system, we want to change from Genesis as our Monitoring system shows that they charge 150% of the kwh we used. So need a new company and a new "smart meter", Any suggestions ? ...
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16 Jun '18 01:14 PM
By Hadley
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Wetback plumbing

Hi, I have a wetback that has been installed for some years but i have never had the performance i would expect from it. it is a 3 or 4kw unit installed in a Metro Mega back to back with the cylinder, ...
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13 Jun '18 11:23 AM
By manx
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Cork flooring a good long-term eco option? Low VOC etc?

Hi folks We have a Rimu wooden floorboard home, we've sanded and sealed half the house with Bona Traffic Natural. I'd like to do the whole house like this but my wife wants to instead pull up the old carpet in living ...
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13 Jun '18 10:32 AM
By Warren
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Structural Insulated Panels

Do any manufactures in NZ make Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) suitable for house construction. A quick search on google NZ and no hits came up for NZ. They seem a smarter way to construct the walls without all the effort of ...
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11 Jun '18 10:38 AM
By Dys
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Azzuro Solar Hot Water Systems

In March 2007 we had to replace our aging hot water cylinder and decided to take the opportunity to install a solar hot water system. After exploring the options, we followed the path to install an Azzuro system with ...
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10 Jun '18 07:37 PM
By MikeD
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Subdivision and council info

We purchased a property around 4 years ago in the Waikato District. It is a half acre made up of the original section plus a paper road which was added to the title some years ago and effectively doubled ...
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09 Jun '18 08:52 PM
By it's In the detail
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