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RE: Clay for earth ovens
By Mase
26 Sep '16 11:36 PM
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Building design, construction and renovations

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

Dilapidated house on rural block
By Northland
29 Sep '16 02:35 PM
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Real estate and property development

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

RE: Lets start a Eco Village/com...
By sidan
18 Sep '16 04:07 PM
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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?

Which Power retailer?
By flynkiwi
15 Sep '16 11:25 AM
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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.

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Dilapidated house on rural block

I have just bought a large block. There is a building on site that is in poor shape, I'm guessing abandoned 10 or more years ago. The building itself is about 4x7, with a carport about 3x7, giving roughly 7x7 ...
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29 Sep '16 02:35 PM
By Northland
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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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29 Sep '16 01:56 PM
By Two Dogs
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SIP & CLT - importing vs using NZ products

Hi all. I've started planning our first build. I'm learning a lot through my dad, who is an architect who has been building passive houses back home. However, he can't help me much with this one: does anyone here have ...
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28 Sep '16 04:20 PM
By sxr
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How to finish relocatable

I have had a new house transported to site and placed on stumps. The plans call for 12kn fixings. The center stumps are 150 and the bearers are 45x2 = 90, leaving 60mm gap, 30mm on each side. The side ...
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28 Sep '16 02:39 PM
By Northland
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Clay for earth ovens

Hi does anyone know a good value source of clay to build an earth oven? The clay doesn't need to be of a high quality and I don't want to pay for pottery clay. Ideally I would prefer to dig ...
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26 Sep '16 11:36 PM
By Mase
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Windows to AS2047 or AS2208

Hi, A quick check -- will NZ accept conformity to Aussie compliance ? Thanks akmodi ...
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22 Sep '16 03:38 PM
By tobias kraus
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Washing Machines

Hi all! 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 ...
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21 Sep '16 07:50 PM
By Heather
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Lets start a Eco Village/community Near Wellington

We are a family (mum dad 2 kids) living in Wellington suburbs, wanting to find like minded people who want to invest in land with us and start an Eco village near wellington. We are ready to leave mainstream living ...
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18 Sep '16 04:07 PM
By sidan
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Weatherboards

Hi ALL We are looking to fix up some old weatherboards on the oldest part of our house (built circa 1930). The interesting thing about these weatherboards is that they aren't bevel back (common for the time) but they are just ...
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15 Sep '16 10:24 PM
By sceptics
2

Which Power retailer?

Hi all, Need some advice. We just got solar installed (2.65kW) at home and I am not sure who the best Power provider is. We are currently with Genesis who have a 5.45cents buy back but also get a dual ...
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15 Sep '16 11:25 AM
By flynkiwi
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