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RE: Where to buy organic or sust...
By J.Harvey
11 Feb '16 05:53 PM
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Building design, construction and renovations

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

RE: Low-e glass or thermally bro...
By Dys
02 Feb '16 10:11 PM
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Real estate and property development

Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.

RE: rural land available
By sidan
24 Jan '16 10:26 AM
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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: New to Solar
By tearai
11 Feb '16 09:12 PM
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New to Solar

Hello, Im new to solar and we are currently looking at building a 11x4m bach but have no access to power. Im wondering if someone could point me in the right direction or a place to start? We are only ...
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11 Feb '16 09:12 PM
By tearai
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Where to buy organic or sustanable furniture

Hi everyone, we are moving back to nz after a stint in Australia. We are hoping to take the opportunity to furnish our home with (ideally) organic furniture. Our first and main purchase being an organic (or sustanable in the ...
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11 Feb '16 05:53 PM
By J.Harvey
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DIY plumbing with owner/builder declaration

We have just built in Dunedin a "workshop/shed" which is built to habitable standards, i.e. lined and insulated walls with permitted log-burner etc. It's only 47m2 with a 17m2 mezzanine and a 30m2 covered deck. I am currently doing my ...
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05 Feb '16 08:26 AM
By SailorJ
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The Good, The Bad and the Solar Group (Albany)

Ok I'm stepping out of my comfort zone to raise a concern over a company on the North Shore selling Solar Hot Water solutions. This company is not quite as good as their ego or sales acumen would portray. Well I'm ...
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04 Feb '16 01:14 PM
By Tomo
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Low-e glass or thermally broken frames

Hi we are in the process of a new build and have come to a roadblock with window styles and features. We can have both low-e and a thermal break but want to know if one is more important than ...
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02 Feb '16 10:11 PM
By Dys
3

Rinnai Iheat Central heating

Anyone have one of these systems installed? recommended?
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02 Feb '16 09:27 AM
By monolith
1

magroc

Hi My wife and I are pretty keen to use magroc sips panels. Has anyone reading this used them? What is the verdict. Tks. ...
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01 Feb '16 09:17 PM
By sceptics
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Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Hi, I looked around at insulation and came to the conclusion that Sprayed Polyurethane Foam would give me the best level of thermal insulation and sound deadening. So I bought a machine from the US and have arranged to purchase the ...
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28 Jan '16 12:17 PM
By Darcyr
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owner/builder exemption

Hi, I'm looking at building my own home in the nelson region and have been a bit confused about building law. I understand some of the various rules but the one about not employing anyone on the build has got me a ...
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27 Jan '16 01:28 PM
By YouBuild
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Living in a shipping container?

Hi, we are looking at building an accommodation into a shipping container. Does anyone know whether it is unhealthy to live in a "steel box"?
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27 Jan '16 10:12 AM
By Jo3891
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