The Ecobob Cafe is for people interested in eco living to socialise and to share ideas and information.
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.
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.
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?
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.
By John Hornblow
25 Aug '17 01:50 PM
Latest Forum Posts
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 ?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Magroc Insulfound (Magnesium oxide board) Issues: Rotting, Decaying etc
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 ...
Hydronic underfloor heating with air-to-water heatpump, Christchurch
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...