How to best spend $10-15K on improving the performance of your home

“If you had $10-15K to spend on heating, ventilation or double glazing, how do you think that money would best be spent?” A lot of banks have recently released interest-free

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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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Gab Learns Insulation, Energy Leakage and Drafts

  Lesson Two: Insulation, Energy Leakage and Drafts Where do you start with insulation? Insulation is like putting a blanket on yourself, it helps keep you warm and best practice

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Healthy Home Guide

What is a Healthy Home? We already know what acceptable, healthy indoor conditions are. Decades of research has shown a defined range of indoor conditions reduce the risk of adverse

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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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Gab Learns Heating

                        Lesson One: Heating I thought I knew a thing, or two, about heating. Well the basics, at least.

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Both standards cover the evaluation of modern, indoor, thermal environments including residential and industrial. They both provide definitions, requirements, and parameters that need to be met within a certain range

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