The Ecobob Cafe is for people interested in eco living to socialise and to share ideas and information.
08 May '18 05:23 PM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
By tobias kraus
22 Jun '18 11:59 AM
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.
By Solar Mike
27 Apr '18 10:04 AM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
11 Jun '18 10:38 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?
16 Jun '18 01:14 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.
06 May '18 04:12 PM
Latest Forum Posts
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 ...
By tobias kraus
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 ...
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 ...
Flat roof membrane
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 ...
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 ?
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, ...
Cork flooring a good long-term eco option? Low VOC etc?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...