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RE: CO2 Heatpump
By Crusher
13 Nov '17 10:27 PM

Building design, construction and renovations

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

RE: HRV or something else?
By Tara road lifestyle
17 Nov '17 11:07 AM

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

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 DemocKot
19 Nov '17 08:11 PM

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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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 ? ...

19 Nov '17 08:11 PM
By DemocKot

HRV or something else?

Hi, it's an old topic I know, but I can't find recent forums and was hoping to start this up again, with updated info from users on this hot topic....we are looking at installing an HRV system. I liked the ...

17 Nov '17 11:07 AM
By Tara road lifestyle

Electric Underfloor Heating - Advice Needed

We will be moving into a house that was built in 2004, fully insulated and double glazed. The house is 400sqm and the main heating source is electric underfloor heating, besides two gas fireplaces and ceiling heating in the ...

15 Nov '17 05:48 PM
By Lukea85

Is there a practical way to beef up airtightness & insulation in a stick & fluff build?

If it turns out I can't build with SIPS, are there ways to improve a standard stick and fluff building envelope? For example: thicker studs and thicker fluff, insulated slab, thermally broken windows... Wouldn't these factors alone improve the buildings performance ...

15 Nov '17 03:34 PM
By Dys

Magroc Insulfound (Magnesium oxide board) Issues: Rotting, Decaying etc

Hi, I have Magroc Insulfound on my foundation slab. The slab has been down for a few months now as I have a delay in getting onto the framing. The Magroc Insulfound has well and truly rotted away. Has anyone else ...

15 Nov '17 11:53 AM

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 ...

15 Nov '17 09:21 AM
By JR1

Onduline Roofing

Like to hear from anyone who has had problems with their onduline roofing ie fading etc, and have successfully recoated it. We are in the process of sealing and painting our roof which is only 5 years old. I think, with a ...

14 Nov '17 03:10 PM
By MrCynic

Best water heating option in a large house

Newbie here, so apologies if this is in the wrong place. We've bought an old Auckland house consisting of two dwellings, each with an ancient electric water heater. We are going to combine the dwellings into a single L-shaped home ...

14 Nov '17 12:46 AM
By Crusher

CO2 Heatpump

Does anybody know if there are any CO2 heat pumps made in NZ, I here they are real good in Japan, or is there something better

13 Nov '17 10:27 PM
By Crusher

Request for Conservatory, Window and Door Retrofit Advice (in Waikato)

Hi, my name is Kate. I’m doing some research for a company based in the Bay of Plenty who retrofit windows and doors and who also build conservatories. They are considering expanding into the Waikato region but want to get some advice ...

13 Nov '17 04:58 PM
By Katec