These guys are building another new home that their clients wanted to look like an old Canterbury villa, with a fireplace and mantelpiece being the main feature of the lounge.
The Christchurch City Council wouldn’t approve the resource consent, saying the homeowners needed approval from the Canterbury Regional Council before they could install a fireplace in their new home.
A Bureaucratic Nightmare
What's the point of having a fireplace in your lounge if you aren't allowed to light it?
To add insult to injury, the Canterbury District Council also said that if our streak of very dry summers continue, solid fuel fire bans would also prevent the family from using their fireplace for the other six months of the year.
What a Waste!
Should Have Bought A Heat Pump.
One argument in favour of a solid fuel fire is that it will burn when it is very cold outside, while a heat pump may struggle to keep you warm. You can see why some heat pumps struggle in cold conditions here, with our guide on how heat pumps work.
We don't have many nights in Christchurch that get below, or even close to -15 degrees. The Mitsubishi Hypercore heat pump is specifically designed for those cold nights in Canterbury, and it will hold its performance all the way down to -15 degrees Celcius. Find more information on Mitsubishi Hypercore heat pumps here.
If you’d like an expensive character feature that you're not allowed to use your new home, that’s up to you. However, if you would like a sleek, smart, energy efficient heating solution that keeps you warm in winter and cools you down in summer, Heat Pumps NOW can help.
For a free, no obligations quote, contact Heat Pumps NOW today on 377 7393.