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First thing I find when looking at the proposed new Climate Zones, is that in going from the current (somewhat silly) three Zones for Climate, they have instead gone for Six zones, nicely colour-coded, from Red for Hot in Zone 1, down through the rainbow of orange and yellows and greens, to end up with a cold southerly Blue for Zone 6. Brrrr!!! Chilly!! My question…

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Hold on a second – NewsFlash coming through. “Government declares that 120mm thickness is the minimum thickness of insulation required in all rental properties.” Now – I’m a supporter of better rental standards, and better health outcomes for renters, and better Building Code requirements, but this is a bit of a tricky one. Our Building Code allows walls 90mm thick, and mandates (I think) R =…