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Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
25 Feb '17 02:08 PM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
17 Nov '16 12:46 AM
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?
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26 Jan '17 12:51 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.
12 Feb '17 11:57 AM
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Retrofitting a concrete floor inside and existing shed
We're looking to convert a Farm utility Shed into living quarters and what we're wanting to know is how we go about putting in a concrete floor...
It currently has a gravel /dirt floor, walls are framed and clad in ...
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.
Hot Water Heat Pumps - Split Systems or Separates?
Hi. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I'm building a house with in-floor hot water heating in the slab, heated by a hot water heat pump. - Plumbers have specified an Econergy for the general hot water ...
By Evelyn Min
Consent for Cob House
I'm looking for information on small owner built cob houses in NZ and any advice on the resource consent processes involved.
It seems most of the projects I come across are done without permits as the consent process is ...
eco friendly foundation systems
We are going to rebuild our house down here in Christchurch and I would like a more eco friendly foundation than the traditional polystyrene waffle slab available here in New Zealand. Does anyone know of any or personal ...
I am thinking of buying a Nissan Leaf but I would like some advice. I am 76 years old and I am expecting this purchase to be my last car purchase - I keep my cars for a long time! ...
Passive Houses in Canterbury
We're in the early stages of building new home that am keen to see built to the passive house ideals. I've done a fair amount of reading recently and it seems safe to say that NZ is not exactly ...
By David R
Magroc, designs, costs
We are looking a building new home with magroc external walls and roof. We have a house plan in mind as we've walked through a home with the layout. We don't want to spend a lot of money before getting ...
If I constructed a flat-roofed building that was 3m wide using cool room panels such as Bondor's XFLAM panels, could the flat roof have no pitch if it had a butterfly roof above it like in this image or would ...