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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. [COLOR=#333333]T it is BS they are simply...

    [COLOR=#333333]T

    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???
    ...
  5. consent to build is the building consent. I...

    consent to build is the building consent.

    I didnt say dont do due diligence. If an isnsurer want to be a dick then find another one?
  6. The insurers should recognize that the work has a...

    The insurers should recognize that the work has a building consent and is approved with inspections including the s95A that if you read carefully will not have anything of a serious nature just the...
  7. lifts are not required but accessible stairs are?...

    lifts are not required but accessible stairs are?

    Lifts do satisfy the requirements but?
  8. it sounds like it wasnt fixed the first time? Did...

    it sounds like it wasnt fixed the first time? Did the drainunblocker CCTV the line to verify? Perhaps you should have not paid the second time?
  9. dont blame the inspector. Auckland council...

    dont blame the inspector.

    Auckland council creasted a specialist departmernt for issuing CCC (not CoC) that uses the 20 days they are supposed to issue within, but instead use to issue to sit on...
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    you mean the textured coating on the ceiling...

    you mean the textured coating on the ceiling (that may have contained asbestos) is no longer there?
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    why was there asbestos in a foundation?

    why was there asbestos in a foundation?
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    you need a physical sample for testing . Is there...

    you need a physical sample for testing . Is there not somewhere discrete that a small sample could be removed (perhaps a cupboard). Just get vendor approval ? If they refuse seek advice.
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    you dont need a consent if you substitute a...

    you dont need a consent if you substitute a sanitary fixture for another

    Under schedule 1 35. as long as a registered plumber does the work and the total number of fixtures is not increased then...
  14. b you didnt have to get the CCC. why not sit on...

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    you didnt have to get the CCC. why not sit on it and rent it?
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    was the asbestos tested or is this speculation?...

    was the asbestos tested or is this speculation? Did you have permission for samples?

    If so disclose to vendor agent as he is bound to disclose to others, but if not be careful as you may have...
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    It isnt an "asbestos ceiling" but it may be a...

    It isnt an "asbestos ceiling" but it may be a ceiling with an textured finish that may contain asbestos (or not)?

    Are you sure it does? Has it been tested?
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    Yes and the Matai (or is it Totara?)is still...

    Yes and the Matai (or is it Totara?)is still there? but you cannot afford the alternative and you cannot compare Radiata (FJ or clears) and Matai which probaly doesnt need paint at all
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    then you have the problem of unstable timber. FJ...

    then you have the problem of unstable timber. FJ overcomes this to a point.

    your comment regards the villa is also ignoring the likly use of superior and desirable native timber that was resilient...
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    when it comes to cladding you need to be careful...

    when it comes to cladding you need to be careful that in avoiding one risk you assume another.

    Chalking is a paint issue.

    The vulnerable joints with sealant are the but jpoints (so use a soaker...
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    antiv-axxers dont kill the measles does (in very...

    antiv-axxers dont kill the measles does (in very rare cases mostly due to poor care or other pre existing conditions). Why dont we actually talk about issues that actually matter.

    I appreciate...
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    It has been hard to have a reasoned discussion...

    It has been hard to have a reasoned discussion under a banner that condemns anti-vaxers as "stupid" and the total lack of consideration for people with a contrary position. For many this is based on...
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    example please

    example please
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    \ Dr Josef Mengele was a scientist? ...

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    Dr Josef Mengele was a scientist? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengel

    Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should?

    Science without conscience is dangerous and (as the...
  24. Aluminium with sympathetic details is better...

    Aluminium with sympathetic details is better practical solution. It is not as it a purist could not replace them with timber in the future.
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    Your continual denigration of conscience as...

    Your continual denigration of conscience as "stupid" is pathetic given these people may have good grounds. You really do little to dignify your otherwise reasonable points with personal attacks that...
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