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Episode 12: A House of Hemp

Episode 12: A House of Hemp

IT’S HEMPCRETE TIME! In this episode, Locky and Joel from Erkhart Construction take us through the process of building with hempcrete. We also talk to Dave from Hempfarm NZ to hear about the coming Christchurch processing plant. The Series The objective is to...
Episode 11: Wool and Earth

Episode 11: Wool and Earth

Christmas is a time for wooly jumpers right? No, it’s far too hot for that nonsense in NZ right now, so check out our wool and earth episode instead… We start this one off by taking a visit to a local high country station to check out their regenerative...
Episode 10: Sho Sugi Ban with Tilt & Turn Windows

Episode 10: Sho Sugi Ban with Tilt & Turn Windows

Episode 10.. We’re half way through! In this one we explore the carbon negative feature timber cladding by Abodo with a charred finish, as well as our European style tilt and turn windows from Eurotech Windoors. The Series The objective is to showcase the twists...
Episode 09: Thermally Modified Timber

Episode 09: Thermally Modified Timber

Episode 09 of our Hawea Grove eco building series takes a look at Thermally Modified Timber (or TMT). We pay a visit to Tunnicliffe’s Timber, who are one of the few timber suppliers in NZ doing a thermally modified process using heat and steam, instead of...
Episode 08: We Have A Roof!

Episode 08: We Have A Roof!

In this episode we take a look at the roofing design and materials used, along with the environmental impact of steel roofing. The Series The objective is to showcase the twists and turns of creating and managing a sustainable, eco-focused building project, and to...
Episode 07: Planning Ahead for Energy Efficiency

Episode 07: Planning Ahead for Energy Efficiency

In the latest episode of our eco building series, we explore how people can plan ahead for energy efficiency. We take a look at window placement, thermal mass and thermal breaks, underfloor heating and solar panel placement. The Series The objective is to showcase the...