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Real estate and property development
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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?
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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 ...
Natural Flow Systems, any experiences good or bad?
We are relocating a house onto a 5 acre section and need to get a septic system fitted. We want to be as sustainable as possible so definately don't want a powered system, and ideally want to our grey water ...
uPVC window Architectural recommendations?
Can anyone recommend good uPVC windows supplier in NZ?
Im after something that has good spans/sizes for architectural house designs
some seem to be limited to 2.1m high would prefer a suite that can do at least 2.7m high
able to be placed ...
Draughtsman/architect with CLT expertise
does anyone know of a draughtsman/architect with expertise in CLT construction ? I do have the design and detailing but I need someone to put it all together to a consent suitable set of drawings? ...
By tobias kraus
We're just about to move into an Adobe Mud-brick eco house, off the grid, batteries, solar, windmill .... etc ... You will see by my questions below that I know NOTHING as yet about living in an eco house ...
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! ...
New Build - Whole Home HVAC +inslab solution (net Zero)
Architectural designer looking to find recommendations for a good balance on a whole home solution for multiple systems able to run as a net zero or negative energy home.
this is the way im thinking of going so far:
Firstly looking ...
Seeking list of NZ SIP suppliers and Designers
So it seems that many of the suppliers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) in New Zealand are all pretty poor at making their websites come up in a Google search.
Or maybe there's just not very many of them, I'm ...
Wetback to Radiator
Hi, We have a woodburner (old Kent) with wetback disconnected to HW cylinder.
I would like to heat a downstairs area with a radiator connected to the wetback.
Is this feasible and if so how?
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 ...