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    As a little bit of an aside... We recently...

    As a little bit of an aside...

    We recently started a Tauranga division of one business that we own. My preference is always to own the properties that we operate out of and so begun the task of...
  2. Been a very busy 16 months or so. I am thoroughly...

    Been a very busy 16 months or so. I am thoroughly enjoying this 'portfolio' approach to business investing. I am involved in a few now, short listed:

    1) I own a majority shareholding in an...
  3. Just did this very thing, although not to develop...

    Just did this very thing, although not to develop immediately. Got sick of the restrictions on our business from leasing, so took the dive and bought my first commercial property. Bought a Business 6...
  4. We live in a countryside / lifestyle location and...

    We live in a countryside / lifestyle location and our neighbours just built their new house right on our boundary taking away a lot of our privacy (their living room looks directly into our dining...
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    To be completely up front, I happen to own a...

    To be completely up front, I happen to own a large shareholding in an asbestos management firm...however that has absolutely no bearing on what I type here. Don't mess around with asbestos, get it...
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    A fair and wise decision :)

    A fair and wise decision :)
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    In my experience, no business enjoys long term...

    In my experience, no business enjoys long term success or gains when their sales tactics rely on scare mongering. There are operators out there who are not above scaring people into undertaking...
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    There is no urgently pressing reason to remove...

    There is no urgently pressing reason to remove fibrolite cladding that is well maintained and in good order. However SB's post above is pretty relevant. Say a kid whacks a cricket ball into the side...
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    I am invested in a few businesses and one is an...

    I am invested in a few businesses and one is an asbestos consultancy, management and removal firm. Be aware folks, there are some changes afoot that will make any work with Asbestos a lot more...
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    Yep, $75/lm to $100/lm sounds reasonable for a...

    Yep, $75/lm to $100/lm sounds reasonable for a path 75mm-100mm thick with strip boxing to the edges.
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    yep. Going to prove that even with good $$ behind...

    yep. Going to prove that even with good $$ behind the venture, poor technical delivery and thought out strategy, a win is not easy. They haven't crashed, just not gained traction.
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    There are quite a few pod's that I can...

    There are quite a few pod's that I can identify...which one would be killer...could be one of a few. Certainly one would need to compete on more than just cost. Cost competition is seldom an...
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    Ignoring all of the preceding conversations, the...

    Ignoring all of the preceding conversations, the fact is simply that trademe needs some competition. However, as the incumbent leader, it's an issue of critical mass. Buyers continue to go to trademe...
  14. Hey mate, sorry but this is one of those "how...

    Hey mate, sorry but this is one of those "how long is a piece of string" questions, as it really depends on what work would be needed to bring the granny flat up to current code requirements. Could...
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    That's what happens when the system has to cater...

    That's what happens when the system has to cater to the lowest common denominator. Sucks, but that's that way it is.
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    Not necessarily. Regardless, the BC isn't...

    Not necessarily. Regardless, the BC isn't developed to only cater to older houses where bracing elements were designed differently. You can't have one code for old houses and one for newer houses....
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    The reason that you will most likely require a...

    The reason that you will most likely require a building consent is that removing the wall linings could involve removing GIB from braced walls. The average Joe Public couldn't be expected to identify...
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    Where in the country are you based? One of my...

    Where in the country are you based? One of my clients (I'm a business & project management consultant by day) happens to be a demolition, asbestos removal and management company, so I happen to have...
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    Haha...I don't even have the monetary rewards...

    Haha...I don't even have the monetary rewards yet...let alone pics. If my work doesn't become a success then it really might NOT have happened. But...go hard or go home.
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    Mate - I would be cracking out near those numbers...

    Mate - I would be cracking out near those numbers for nearly a year now...doable...but not fun. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
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    I pride myself on knowing a lot about what is...

    I pride myself on knowing a lot about what is going on in NZ business...but must be honest, knew very little about Oravinda. I also personally don't think Hotchins house is worth anywhere NEAR...
  22. Those joist hangers may...*may* be fixed back...

    Those joist hangers may...*may* be fixed back into the ends of the trusses behind the fascia board. Even if they are (which woulld make it stronger than just fixing into fascia board) I would be...
  23. No, I would not accept that at all....

    No, I would not accept that at all. Honestly...I'm surprised it is still fixed in place! Must be into the end of the trusses.
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    I am thinking about getting involved in hamilton...

    I am thinking about getting involved in hamilton as well. I think that the comments re: sticking to the northern end of Hamilton makes sense, especially around The Base. Land prices look to already...
  25. The key question is...how big is it?

    The key question is...how big is it?
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