You just don’t know what you don’t know till someone who does turns up. Within 2 minutes of being in the house Nelson from the Palmerston North City Council had solved a problem that had made life less pleasant for 25 years – retained heat at night in the height of summer. “Open one window, and put the fan at an open window at the other end of the house, so it blows the warm air out – not on to you!” Now so many have heard about this idea and use this simple technique, and summer night heat is more bearable. Then came an assessment of the curtains (almost to the floor is not ON the floor, so warm air escapes) – and we had another contribution to a warm healthy home in winter. The full house assessment was free and took only a few minute, but has made a bigger difference that any other assessment we have had. Scientific knowledge and practical application, given on site in an understandable way is an excellent combination. Thanks Nelson Lebo and the Palmerston North City Council.
– John Hornblow, Palmerston North.
Thank you so much for your time today. I found your advice really insightful and have greater confidence in our building design. We will take forward your suggestions and try working them into the design. And of course, you are most welcome to come and look at the finished house next year!
– Marilyn Regnault, Christchurch
Thank you very much, Richard, firstly for your visit and all the useful information imparted!! I have developed such an interest in the sustainable/eco/passive building movement … long overdue in New Zealand, methinks.
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. As Sonia mentioned you really seems to be a star sent to us from design heaven. Council’s service is highly appreciated. Sure, it would be great to receive some more valuable feedback and discuss more about our project with you. I will get back to you for catching up soon.
Enjoy rest of your day.
This is a really useful service- very helpful and the advisor was great to deal with.
Much more wide ranging and practical discussion than I expected. Great service- thanks.
– Kapiti Coast,