Stewie D$250k budget, lots of straight timber trees....
16 November 2015
All good timber species. If it were me and giving the amount of timber on your place ( once it is milled ) I'd go a post and beam style house. A lot will also depend on…
1960sModernistHomeOpinions on not having natural gas even if it's available
14 September 2015
In a sub-tropical climate, solar thermal hot water is a no-brainer. Yes it costs more upfront, but will pay for itself within a few years. If you go with an electric…
LilianaSustainable House Day- THIS SUNDAY 13th September 2015
11 September 2015
muttQld solar & storage survey...win a gift card
28 August 2015
Hi all – thanks heaps for those of you who have filled in my survey. Across a number of different forums and through other networks I have had a stellar response which…
multipurposeblokeQLD "Endangered Regional Ecosystem" vegetation clearing
21 August 2015
I'm hoping someone who has recently cleared vegetation in QLD can help me. Can we clear an area to build a shed before we get approval to start building the house? They…
SaveH2ONeed advice on our rainwater collection and storage system.
4 August 2015
I assume that you are referring to the tank's top meshed inlet and the tank's outlet valve that supplies the pump. Most tanks have the outlet valve fitted very low at the…
1960sModernistHomeWhich Solar HWS have you got?
3 June 2015
I just leave my electric element on all the time and have adjusted the thermostat down to the minimum 60 degrees. I've monitored the energy usage over a week using a power…
tezzabMgO SIPS - Has anyone built with these, feedback please :).
12 May 2015
There's a thread here by efficientdesign about MgO SIPS. He's also posted, as well as others, on the ata.org.au forums. Some interesting reading over there. Like…
GrakatOff grid power just got a kick in the right direction
3 May 2015
Just as long as the Aussie premium doesn't kick in once these battery cells are exported here. $3.5k USD rapidly becomes $15k AUD once a local agent starts dealing in them.
Stewie DLocation of Solar Hot Water Panel. Ideal House Orientation
1 April 2015
Their comment was the water got too hot during summer but it was nearly time to remove the shade cloth for autumn/winter. Haha, a lot of…
BJ88Looking for an Enviro Friendly Air Conditioner
1 February 2015
Depends what you define environmentally friendly. If it's one that has the best efficiency compared to common air conditioners on the market, then you need to look into…
MnTDoes anyone have full Off Grid Solar Power
31 December 2014
I realize this is an old post but have only just come across it. We have been living with an for over a year, and we are so happy with the quality of the system, it works…
IHouseAnyone with experience in using NatHERS rating software?
11 December 2014
Hi there, I just came across this post when searching for Nathers stuff on Google so thought I would join up and comment! I am almost finished my Cert IV in…
Edward Thirlwallmoving existing solar panel to new home
8 December 2014
I agree with @bpratt on this one. No point trying to move old stuff to save money when the new tech on the market comes a lot better in terms of efficiency and power…