The Magroc floor is now complete on the Green Hut at Parklands. Although we haven’t had great weather, progress is going well. The floor achieves an insulation value of R5.4, well in excess of the building code minimum. To find out more about Magroc as a building product visit their website.
Bob Burnett was on Campbell Live last night with the first Greenstar 9 house in New Zealand. How exciting to see a focus on the environment rather than build cost! I jumped on the homestar calculator after the show to work out where the Green Hut at Parklands would sit and couldn’t find options to suit our building product or method … I might have to give Bob a call to see how many stars we will achieve. Looking at the initial list required, the only thing we don’t have is thermal mass but we do have other things to mitigate that. I agree with Bob’s comments last night that the building code is simply not the level we should be aiming for. It’s so easy to build better and sometimes it’s not just adding more money to be “greener”, it’s thinking about things in a different way.
Here are our wall panels arriving last night.