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    The original foundation cladding which contained...

    The original foundation cladding which contained asbestos obviously had holes in it and had been patched/covered over with fibrolite. It wasn't seen at the time the property was inspected as it was...
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    Fair enough Donna, it's a shame that this...

    Fair enough Donna, it's a shame that this Coalition Govt that is all about climate change and saving the planet couldn't come up with incentives to make options such as solar and hot water heat pumps...
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    No haven't got one but would like one. Used to...

    No haven't got one but would like one. Used to work for a company called Right House who sold various insulation and energy efficient heating systems and this option was not well known.
    Unlike solar...
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    I just had a TT hearing whereby I claimed that...

    I just had a TT hearing whereby I claimed that the tenants had harassed my neighbours. Shared row houses very close together, late nights, car doors slamming and talking at 3am. Tenants throwing...
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    We just stopped a foundation repair job as...

    We just stopped a foundation repair job as asbestos was discovered in part of the ring foundation being removed. Double skinned, didn't see it when inspecting only came to light when taking the...
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    I read with the insurance excess that some...

    I read with the insurance excess that some landlords had increased their excesses to $1000 or more so that if the tenant was found liable and the landlord awarded costs for the excess it allowed them...
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    If you go to the TT with a tenant, will record of...

    If you go to the TT with a tenant, will record of that hearing show up when a check is done on that tenant for another property?
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    Owner of the property, usually manage it myself...

    Owner of the property, usually manage it myself but letting agent who then became property manager got an extra $40 week rent so decided to release myself (and husband) from the stress of looking...
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    I know this, it is also the landlord in this...

    I know this, it is also the landlord in this instance that has had to fork out another $3500 to have the 11 year old carpet replaced as the insurance company only covered the 'affected area'.
    The...
  10. Best bet would be to pick up a Project Manager on...

    Best bet would be to pick up a Project Manager on a contract basis. Builders are only on site part of the build these days and often they are overseen by a Project Manager./boss/builder.
    My husband...
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    I was at TT hearing last Friday, tenants damaged...

    I was at TT hearing last Friday, tenants damaged carpet on stairs which is clearly visible on photos. Have claimed the $500 insurance excess from the tenants bond, still waiting to hear if the...
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    So the oily matai on our old 1940's bach whose...

    So the oily matai on our old 1940's bach whose paint blisters and flakes is an old desirable native timber? Finger jointed boards in my opinion is rubbish and I wouldn't use them or recommend them.
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    We built a house in Whangarei in 2008 that has...

    We built a house in Whangarei in 2008 that has 70% cedar weatherboard cladding. We have painted it a dark colour and after 11 years have a little bit of chalking of the paint but absolutely no...
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    Kind of weird that the original old villa and...

    Kind of weird that the original old villa and bungalow houses clad in weatherboard without a cavity do not have the issues that the current materials being used for cladding on a cavity batten do.
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    Timber doesn't delaminate like the linea is...

    Timber doesn't delaminate like the linea is doing, that is the crux of the matter. Chalking in paint happens, our 11 year old cedar weatherboard house has it, dark colour. My friends house is 6 years...
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    It was discussed over a glass of red and a beer...

    It was discussed over a glass of red and a beer and I didn't take too much notice other than he mentioned the sealant used for the joins breaks down after time. Fixing the nails on the face where...
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    Spoke to a builder last night about cladding as...

    Spoke to a builder last night about cladding as son is building and thinking of using brick and linea. He said the proverbial is about to hit the fan regarding linea. Said not to use it, stay clear...
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    I spoke to a builder the other day doing reclad...

    I spoke to a builder the other day doing reclad work on apartments in Albany and he was saying the reclad was originally 20% of the building and has now escalated to 80%. Council inspectors are...
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    There are a lot of baby boomers, current and soon...

    There are a lot of baby boomers, current and soon to be moving out of Auckland and buying in the regions. How much income do they bring in to the area? Not alot I would say. They have their living...
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    As one who is about to sell a property in Whangarei I would personally wait until ready to retire up there. We are actively looking coastal and are 3 years away from retirement.
    On that note anyone...
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    It involved cutting into the concrete slab to...

    It involved cutting into the concrete slab to access the pipes etc and being a poly slab it's a little different to cutting into a solid concrete slab and chasing the pipes, similar to a double brick...
  22. Our garage has quite a few hairline cracks after...

    Our garage has quite a few hairline cracks after 2 years. We are in a flood plain and the soil is very wet so can only be expected. We compacted the ground to within an inch of its life but still got...
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    I get frustrated because as a business owner who...

    I get frustrated because as a business owner who dots the i's and crosses the t's, we are constantly in competition with others that don't follow the rules and undercut us as they don't declare all...
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    A plumber will always go back to his supplier and...

    A plumber will always go back to his supplier and that at least spreads the liability. Plus a tradesperson (reputable) will often use Brandz appraised or tried and tested fittings that they can rely...
  25. Are you suggesting that the subsidence will fix...

    Are you suggesting that the subsidence will fix itself and the gaps will close up without the intervention of an underpin or a slabjack?
    What is a defect in your opinion John? Hairline or step...
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