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29 May '16 12:15 PM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
31 May '16 03:12 PM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
28 May '16 01:22 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?
21 May '16 09:26 AM
Latest Forum Posts
Importing Windows from China to NZ
Hi I have seen online window manufacturers in China offering to build European style alloy/wood double glazed windows using German hardware.
My question is: Has anyone tried to get glazed windows into NZ? - or is it impossible given the toughened ...
Thermospan Panels from Metalcraft
I went to the home show and talked to a guy about Metalcraft Thermospan panels for my roof.
From what I was told and have since read it seems like a good product to get a long span unsupported low pitch ...
Loose wool insulation
Does anyone know if loose wool insulation is permitted in new homes? I wouild like to use wool insulation but wool batts are a bit expensive. I believe the loose wool cost is about the same as glass batts. ...
Couple of typo's
Ooops sorry I made a couple spelling mistakes that was meant to read workoholics. not alcoholics I wont get far with that type of communication.
Solar Lantern 250
Please could you please out tell me how the lantern is charged. Do I need a battery or does the lantern charge from sun directly.
Thank you. ...
By What's up
I need some advice please as I dont know where to start. My parents want to gift me their back section to build a house for me and the family but pay for the renovations to the existing house to ...
By Tim M
Pellet fire sales in Auckland or Rotorua
We are looking to upgrade our old pellet fire place in Rotorua. This model was one of the first on the market.Unfortunately it was noisy and had to be manually started.Caused a lot of confusion at the property as it ...
By Tim M
Eco flue performance for woodburners
I'm planning to install a Metro Wee Rad woodburner in a two storey house with skillion roof upstairs with high wind exposure, and will do the installation myself. The only dilemmer I have is whether to use a standard ...
Magnesium Oxide board and MgO SIPs
MagRoc (NZ) Ltd have landed their SIPs production machinery and board in Christchurch, and the new web site is live plus there will be a link here on Ecobob shortly.
Board is available in 3mm to 12mm thicknesses with 15 ...
PV Off Grid Micro Inverters to Power Your Hot Water Element
CyboInverter in the USA have released an on\off grid micro DC to AC inverter that allows 4 solar panels to feed directly to your HWC element, via the standart thermostat etc. Strings of these inverters can be plugged together to ...