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  1. be organised.Get a strict budget with stages...

    be organised.Get a strict budget with stages control the spend and if it blows out be prepared to stop. Give a bonus for under budget
  2. start with QS. If you dont invest something...

    start with QS.

    If you dont invest something (1800?) you wont get this off the ground. There are good reasons why others havent done this before you.


    QS may be able to apply element rates to...
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    Ypu need to understand that cladding better It...

    Ypu need to understand that cladding better It sounds like Hebel AAC panels? (or similar)
    https://www.hebel.co.nz/uploads/downloads/HELIT007NZ_Aug17_PowerPanel.pdf

    Depending on system perhaps...
  4. cavitys are the "airbags" of the building but...

    cavitys are the "airbags" of the building but cars are still good value without them?
  5. kit already was a flood zone in this case.........

    kit already was a flood zone in this case...... what makes you think he knew?
  6. it may not unless high risk but most designs...

    it may not unless high risk but most designs provide one anyway, it is a no brainer for new work.

    Depends on Risk Score up to 12?
    from Table 2 E2AS1...
  7. did you get a LIM. This is the councils...

    did you get a LIM. This is the councils disclosure statement and has more weight? If you didnt get one you didnt do proper diligence?
  8. 'Building paper' was part of NZS 3604 from at...

    'Building paper' was part of NZS 3604 from at least 1986. The term 'building wraps' is more recent and indicates a different role in the moisture management from paper that was more condensation...
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    Despite what I say above, why would you create a...

    Despite what I say above, why would you create a monolithic clad house when you have weatherboard?
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    renting a room and more than 6 tenants might make...

    renting a room and more than 6 tenants might make you a ""boardinghouse" and this has implication under building act and RTA
  11. if you dont know what you are looking at you need...

    if you dont know what you are looking at you need an electrician
  12. There are kits available to reduce the size to a...

    There are kits available to reduce the size to a standard waste.

    plumber should not touch electrics but perhaps you as an owner can disconnect this. Any other work to justify a electrician call...
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    a case of paddys axe the roof was replaced 6...

    a case of paddys axe
    the roof was replaced 6 times and the walls 4. the foundations......
  14. you can remove samll areas of asbestos without...

    you can remove samll areas of asbestos without submiiting to the regs? so a window should not have triggered the outcome above??

    there is alot of emotion around this issue. painting is a prudent...
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    Cindy would have hugged the cashier to show...

    Cindy would have hugged the cashier to show solidarity with oppressed bankers and insisted on a statement of affirmative poverty action from the bank
  16. nice place but I have heard HNZ are buying up...

    nice place
    but I have heard HNZ are buying up houses for socail housing and this has affected resale value and causing panic?
  17. if they dont insure unsconsented work then this...

    if they dont insure unsconsented work then this includes (and this original house in 1950?)every building prior to 1991 when the building act came into being and consents born.

    get a safe and...
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    then you get the old broken ones that are slow...

    then you get the old broken ones that are slow and stiff and only know how to charge like a roaring bull and being one was a distant memory... :-(
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    most young builder these days dont know how to or...

    most young builder these days dont know how to or cannot quote because they dont know how long tasks take or should. They are used to rocking up and getting time sheets clipped with no accountability...
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    get a budget and incentivise the builder to do...

    get a budget and incentivise the builder to do better and share the profit :-)
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    quote means you are asking builder to take risk...

    quote means you are asking builder to take risk which he must cover in price.
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    if it is covered by RTA? then that act requires...

    if it is covered by RTA? then that act requires insulation statement but it may be impractical. You could set up a tenancy outside the RTA?
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    Sidinz you say this is not quite right....

    Sidinz
    you say


    this is not quite right.
    The reason that a S and S in used for unconsented work is that this reflects that unless the building is dangerous or insanitary the council have no...
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    you need to have this conversation before...

    you need to have this conversation before accepting the contract especially on charge up contracts.
    you should pay for one break but not the official lunch break.....industry standards apply if not...
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    council aren't responsible for the change the...

    council aren't responsible for the change the owner is though the council may have to approve it. Get legal advise on the agreement and what is allows for.
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