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    Not sure where you are but if you need advice...

    Not sure where you are but if you need advice give this guy a ring.

    he's always been super helpful and forthcoming with info and advice whenever I've contacted him

    Josh Barry
    Operations...
  2. CGT - recognition of investment used to create increase in capital?

    Apologies if this has been addressed before...

    Does anyone know if the proposed CGT will provide room/ allowance for money spent in improving the capital value of a house.

    Say if I buy the...
  3. Thanks John. Much appreciated.

    Thanks John. Much appreciated.
  4. Find your local guys who do this. Get four...

    Find your local guys who do this. Get four quotes. Choose the best.

    Ask them to specify any major pitfalls/ surprises that may cause more expense and get them to figure them into the quote (ie...
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    I've always had very good interactions with the...

    I've always had very good interactions with the below guy. Very knowledgeable, helpful and happy to share info. not pushy and seems to know his trade.

    Protectus.co.nz Josh Barry
  6. Public liability v contract works (insurance) for renovations

    Hi,

    Getting some major (council approved) renovations done.

    Builder (LBP) has public liability insurance.

    Do I also need contract works insurance?

    Any advice helpful.
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    Digging out clay to replace with deck.

    I'm planning to dig out clay backyard to replace with decking.

    How deep do you think I need to go? 600mm?

    Also, house extension (near planned excavation) is on a concrete slab.

    Anything I...
  8. Great, thank you.That's the way I'm heading now.

    Great, thank you.That's the way I'm heading now.
  9. Thanks PC. Working on it. Just looking at...

    Thanks PC. Working on it. Just looking at backstop options, just in case. But maybe should just 'overdrain' it!

    Cheers mate
  10. drainage and water under house - prevention ideas please

    Hi team.

    House built on piles on slope, into hill.

    So clay backyard is a bit higher than the bottom of the piles

    Yard
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    _______Piles (and under house)...
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    Thanks John. Much appreciated.

    Thanks John. Much appreciated.
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    Thanks John. A) Any links to those decisions...

    Thanks John.

    A) Any links to those decisions - or advice on where I could find them?

    B) I've been told about $5k for consent? Is that about right?
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    Repiling in Auckland

    Hi, needing some repiling done,

    Any recommendations for repilers in Auckland. Maybe 30-50 piles.

    Looking for good work at fair price.

    Anyone to talk to or alternatively avoid.

    If you're...
  14. Potential illegal addition and advice about QV

    Hi, Looking at a property.

    LIM says last consented addition was in 1986.

    QV doesn't record the 1986 addition (its info on this place begins in 1985 and footprint doesn't change size from 85 to...
  15. Opinions/ advice on transportable homes...?

    Hi there,

    I'm going down the transportable home route.

    Does anyone have any experience/ advice they could share? - ie things to be aware of/ avoid etc

    Certain companies to explore - or to...
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    Thanks Meehole. Good to know they have longevity...

    Thanks Meehole. Good to know they have longevity in the industry.
  17. I've found another option with less hassle, John....

    I've found another option with less hassle, John. I'll keep that option if I ever find a similar property, though. Thank you.
  18. Thanks Meehole. I've decided to pass this time....

    Thanks Meehole. I've decided to pass this time. The potential for resale worries me. The house is extremely tidy and proced well, but still on market after two months and a lot of people through it....
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    Great to hear Paul. I'm glad you mentioned the...

    Great to hear Paul. I'm glad you mentioned the 20-year factor. Detractors say it may break down in 25 years (due to Warranty) but I figure that's worse case scenario.

    I also figure if I have to do...
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    I'm hearing good stories, but always happy to...

    I'm hearing good stories, but always happy to hear all views. Thanks Jim0.
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    Yes - since posting I've emailed around. There's...

    Yes - since posting I've emailed around. There's a few architectural builders who recommend it. A couple of then have even used it on their own houses.

    The accessories that are now developed for...
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    Is it a good product though? Apart from looks?

    Is it a good product though? Apart from looks?
  23. Geomaps was where I first found the floodplain....

    Geomaps was where I first found the floodplain. Looks like all the water travels down the street through this one section. Just wondering if that would put future buyers off. Haven't got enough...
  24. Thanks John. I got onto geo maps in the first...

    Thanks John. I got onto geo maps in the first place. that's where I learnt that the floodplain existed.
  25. I'm trying to post an image, but it won't let me....

    I'm trying to post an image, but it won't let me. Floodplain is right through the centre of the property. Covers almost the whole section
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