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Can I install a woodburner into a new home in Ashburton?
Yes, it is possible to install a woodburner in Ashburton as long it is one that is from Environment Canterbury's approved list and meets the current emission standards. ...
Can I install a woodburner into a new home in Rangiora?
If the property had an open fire or solid fuel burner as of 31 December 2007 or the property is greater than 2 ha, the installation of a clean air approved woodburner is a permitt ...
How can I keep warm with a heat pump or low-emission woodburner that has a lower heat output than my old woodburner?
By improving the ceiling and underfloor insulation your house will be easier to heat, so you will find that you only need an appliance with a lower output, which will also mean yo ...
I own a heritage listed house in Rangiora. Will I qualify for an exemption from the ban on open fires and solid fuel burners?
If your property is listed in the Schedule included in Chapter Three of the Natural Resources Regional Plan or listed as a category B heritage home in the Waimakariri District Pla ...
If I am in a rental property, what do I do if I have relied in the past on an open fire or old burner as my main source of heat?
Landlords are obliged to provide alternative heating if they agreed to provide heating in the tenancy agreement and could be liable for a fine if they don’t. In the first instance ...
If there are problems with the appliance after they are installed who do we contact?
You need to contact the contractor and arrange for them to check the appliance. If you are unsure of who installed the appliance, our Customer Services team will be able to let yo ...
What happens if we sell the house before the Clean Heat Loan has been fully paid?
Your loan must be repaid in full as part of your property settlement. Your lawyer will oversee this process. You will not be able to transfer this loan to another property. ...
Won't electric heating be too expensive to heat my home?
If you install sufficient ceiling and underfloor insulation you will find that you will need less heating as you are keeping the heat in better. Ideally a layer of approximately 2 ...
Why has Environment Canterbury decided to split the Water Science charges by zones rather than spreading it across the whole region?
What is the difference between the Water Science Consent Holder Charge and the resource consent compliance monitoring charges I already pay?
What consultation has Environment Canterbury engaged in with the community regarding the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
What types of resource consents will incur the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
How can I find out what work the Water Science Charges will fund in my region?
Can I build an open fire in a house on a rural property?
What does the Authorisation number on the Approved Woodburner list mean?
Is there anything else that people can do to help improve Air Quality?
I have been sold wet firewood. What can I do about it?
My house needs to be rebuilt due to earthquake damage, can I put a woodburner into my new home?
Page created: 5/10/2009. Last updated: 5/10/2009.
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