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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.
  7. insulation is related to the H1 energy efficiency...

    insulation is related to the H1 energy efficiency code clause

    there is an acceptable solution for clauses that could have been upgraded?

    the insulation in tenancy's was announced 2015 is this...
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    google it is it under warranty?

    google it

    is it under warranty?
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    you need to get this into perspective you are...

    you need to get this into perspective

    you are talking 3 x 100kg men standing in a row. Your 300 kg is only 208 kg per m2. Your cocktail party will have more loads

    also the wall is likely...
  10. not so long ago when you passed the final...

    not so long ago when you passed the final inspection the same inspector would walk the file around the council office getting signatures for the CCC and it would be issued. The 20 gays to issue the...
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    yes if you like the appearance and the price. ...

    yes
    if you like the appearance and the price.
    (JBM is confusing the bad old years 1996-2003)

    It will have treated timber and all the cladding bells and whistles.(get someone to confirm this is...
  12. make sure you have a good record of the condition...

    make sure you have a good record of the condition with. any wear and tear as at the end of the tenancy this is likly the condition that you must return the premises in.

    get a lawyer to check the...
  13. Energy work is exempt under s41 of the building...

    Energy work is exempt under s41 of the building act . Plumbing fixtures can be relocated and substituted under schedule 1 of the building act and exempt as well, as long as the total number on the...
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    Is there two bathrooms? what about loss of quiet...

    Is there two bathrooms?
    what about loss of quiet enjoyment?Free rent for the duration seems reasonable.
  15. there is provision in legislation for a forced...

    there is provision in legislation for a forced agreement but this is last resort
    https://www.thomasconsultants.co.nz/hate-your-neighbour-but-need-their-drain/

    and here...
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    if done well it will be more durable. Plaster is...

    if done well it will be more durable. Plaster is only a problem when used without a cavity and the weatherboards in this case satisfies that as water will drain to the exterior.

    The stigma should...
  17. 1. the council can accept an application for...

    1. the council can accept an application for upgrading the existing house. I would be prudent to make sure it can saisfyy future development. A stormwater engineer consultant would advise on this.
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    if done well it will be more dueable. Plaster is...

    if done well it will be more dueable. Plaster is only a problem when used without a cavity and the weatherboards in this case satisfy that zs water w.ill drain to the exterior.

    The stigma should...
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    what seems to be missing is guidelines to the...

    what seems to be missing is guidelines to the tenant.

    If they dont turn on fans, heaters and open windows then mould will manifest and then they have to clean that, but even then they don't??
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    https://www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/health...

    https://www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/healthy-rental-homes/healthy-homes-standards/
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    strictly speaking No the standard only says; ...

    strictly speaking No
    the standard only says;

    the guidelines come out 1 July wait for then??

    if you have a concrete tile roof venting into ceiling it would work (and get to exterior) but if...
  22. yes and they also have a similar process for...

    yes and they also have a similar process for schedule 1 reports that can be combined with a Safe and sanitary if required to cover the renovation since.(if done under schedule 1)

    PM me if you want...
  23. What city are you in? some council's have a...

    What city are you in?

    some council's have a policy others dont allow for them
  24. fascinating scenario In truth the building act...

    fascinating scenario

    In truth the building act does no distinguish between approved and unapproved building work. This is something often lost on councils and others.

    Are you in Auckland?

    Is...
  25. [COLOR=#333333]T it is BS they are simply...

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    it is BS they are simply applying comparison with current acceptable solution and they should be looking at code clause that are perfromance based. The test is is it working???
    ...
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