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    Unrealistic cashed up vendor who was happy to let...

    Unrealistic cashed up vendor who was happy to let it as a slum while they waited (healthy homes regulation will put pressure on this) and who mistakenly believes the tens of thousands they put in to...
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    Cooperative Development

    For over a decade a group of derelict shops have stood at the end of our street rented out as substandard dwellings by a landlord who is now under more pressure to sell due to the regulative changes....
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    Firstly if you wanted to subdivide land only and...

    Firstly if you wanted to subdivide land only and sell for profit you would it would need to be 400m2 minimum which may not be possible due to the positioning of the original house / driveways etc. ...
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    Deck fall

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for that, it still seems a bit fuzzy with that online article giving the most certain direction in the last figure. In my case there is no "slope", it's just that the deck is 300mm...
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    I'll try that thanks. The relevant legislation...

    I'll try that thanks. The relevant legislation is the F4 safety from falling. The only definition they have is that measured "vertically 1m" from the floor level. There is no horizontal measure so...
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    You'd think so, but again the inspector couldn't...

    You'd think so, but again the inspector couldn't give an answer to the depth off the front of the deck that the 1m height needed to be maintained. I was also thinking of putting a joined raised...
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    Decking fall hazard

    We have a new deck (15m long edge) that has ended up having falls vary across the edge of between 0.8m and 1.2m. The inspector has failed it on F4 fall and wants us to get our designer to redraw it...
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    Unitary plan & subdivision

    Does anyone know how the unitary plan has affected the subdivision process. Previously a section would have been subdivided into fee simple minimum size area's but now in zones like Mixed Urban it...
  9. http://www.turnkeysubdivisions.nz/ are very good...

    http://www.turnkeysubdivisions.nz/ are very good for initial feasibility.
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    Hi, you can have a non-consented second dwelling...

    Hi, you can have a non-consented second dwelling being treated by council as a rated second dwelling. It can have it's own rates, bins, electricity meter etc but will have no second dwelling...
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    Cross lease consents.

    Has anyone any experience in developing on cross lease land? As I understand you need joint landowners consent to do anything which affects the footprint of existing building, but at what stage is...
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    In Rotorua

    In Rotorua
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    Air BnB as an investment

    I have a friend who is thinking about buying a low-end $380K property in a tourist town and letting it through Air BnB who will also property manage for 15%. The nightly rental seems to be around...
  14. CGT on new home

    We intend to subdivide and build on new on the back of our section, but are unsure at this stage whether the new house would be sold or whether we would move in and sell our existing home. If we did...
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    Vitex - black mould

    https://ibb.co/cvH9HnOn recommendation from the timber supplier I used Vermeister decking oil on parts of my brand new vitex deck rather than it greying off. However any weather exposed oiled vitex...
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    Who should buy development?

    We currently have rental property through an LTC and our own home in a trust but are looking at a potential development. The development is to buy an existing house/land, subdivide and build, sell...
  17. Thread: Deck fixings

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    Deck fixings

    I'm currently building a deck (1m in height) and previously I've used stainless Z nails / wiredogs / staples to fix post to bearers / bearers to joists. Is is still fine to use these, as all the...
  18. We replaced our mains supply iron pipe in 2009,...

    We replaced our mains supply iron pipe in 2009, I'd suspect it would cost $500-$1000 depending on whether a new pressure limiting valve is installed, but you could easily get a better estimate on...
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    Those were the old fence posts before the wall...

    Those were the old fence posts before the wall was put in. We're still on our side on the boundary (although maybe not for much longer). It's been like this for a while now, I'll keep taking...
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    This was the area before the...

    This was the area before the wall.http://s33.postimg.org/4st632m9r/thumbnail_2015_03_05_17_56_01.jpg
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    Hi, good idea. I'll check the materials invoice...

    Hi, good idea. I'll check the materials invoice to see how long the posts were as they were left uncut in the middle. The posts are leaning back passed the vertical now my 200mm
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    Here's a better shot. Definitely 150x150 posts...

    Here's a better shot. Definitely 150x150 posts 1.5m apart. The builder designed and built. Most of the wall is around 0.5m high, but the bowing middle section is 1m high. ...
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    No, not a driveway just has a bit of metal on it....

    No, not a driveway just has a bit of metal on it. I'll try and take an image from below, but it basically looks like a normal retaining wall (just falling over!) The silt fence was just tacked on...
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    The ground slopes up a bit. (see attached) The...

    The ground slopes up a bit. (see attached) The posts were left long to attach silt cloth to, and the string line shows the distance the middle is bowing out/falling over). I might try...
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    I remember asking at the time how deep the posts...

    I remember asking at the time how deep the posts went and the answer was they went down as far as the height of the wall was ie. 1m=1m deep. It was a dry time of the year and the ground was like...
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