Gab Learns how to spring into Spring

Lesson Nine: Springing into Spring Spring has officially sprung. So, what does this mean for our home? Do we need to spring-ready our home? Like our wardrobe, do we need

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You’ve heard all of the ads on radio and tv, and you’ve even seen insulation being advertised on social media, and you’re ready to reduce your power bills and spend the

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Gab Learns Designing a Home

  Lesson Eight: Designing a Home Designing a home, some would say, is the crème de la crème of owning a home. But designing a house, like buying or renting,

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Gab Learns Buying a Home

Lesson Seven: Buying a Home Ah, that old chestnut! One of the many dreaded questions as a single, mid thirty-year-old I get constantly asked: THEM: “Oh, so you own your

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Gab Learns Renting a Home

Lesson Six: Renting a Home Have you ever rented a property? Lived in a rental while you looked to buy your own house, or perhaps renting is your preference? When

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Gab Learns Mould

Lesson Five: Mould This lesson we talk Mould. Not jello mould, no. Not the blue mould we see in our favourite Castello cheese, no. And not the blue mould we

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Gab Learns The Building Envelope

Lesson Four: Building Envelope What is the building envelope? We are wrapping up the last three episodes to discuss the whole building. The Building Envelope / Enclosure. We are not

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Build with Warm Roofs

What is the difference between a cold roof and a warm roof, and why should we build with warm roofs? How does a warm roof impact the performance of my

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Gab Learns Windows, Ventilation & Condensation

Lesson Three: Windows, Ventilation, Condensation What do I need to know about windows? A window is something you look through to allow light in, and the first step in understanding

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Fire Compliance of Cladding Systems

After researching the fire compliance of cladding in New Zealand since 2017, some may say advice from Oculus is conservative, but they prefer to think of it as design for

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