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25 Aug '16 09:37 AM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
By tobias kraus
24 Aug '16 02:40 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?
27 Jul '16 08:33 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.
Latest Forum Posts
Putting a timer on an electric HW cylinder
First off I am NOT on ripple controlled HW. Cylinder is on 24/7 if it is needed to heat water.
We have a low pressure cylinder.
I shower in the morning, my wife showers in the evening. A ...
Building a SIP's house in Christchurch
We're new to this forum but are in the process of designing a new home on a hillside site in Christchurch. We're keen to use SIP's and aware that some of the issues with SIP's are related to using ...
By tobias kraus
Windows to AS2047 or AS2208
A quick check -- will NZ accept conformity to Aussie compliance ?
Garden Office/Sleepout question
Hi all. Apologies in advance, this might be a pretty silly question - as always, I'd really appreciate if any of you have any idea/solution: I'll build a little garden office in the coming summer, which will be reasonably close ...
By tobias kraus
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?
Passive House for under $240k?
Hi all, we have put together a design for a modular partially pre-assembled house that will be able to be certifiable as a passive house, and it looks as though it is going to be under $240k incl GST to ...
By Dean Buckeridge
Architect recommendations for Coromandel build
We are totally new to the process of building (and the EcoBob site) but have put together a reasonably detailed brief of what we are after from our new home and budget. We are beginning to send the brief ...
Underfloor heating wooden floors.
I'm about to do major renovations to an old house and would like to improve thermal efficiencies.
1. What thoughts on underfloor insulation? (I can access most of the house under the floors.)
2. Any suggestions on floor heating? ...
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 ...