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    If you are suspicious of the hours being charged...

    If you are suspicious of the hours being charged out, then get a fixed price. $80 hour plus gst, does that include use of their own tools? Project management of the job and supervision or liaising...
  2. His pricing pre-covid. He was going to PM himself...

    His pricing pre-covid. He was going to PM himself so would be cheaper but lender wanted a building company to look after construction loan borrowing. He is using some of his own contractors and...
  3. Son has just started building last week, $2600 m2...

    Son has just started building last week, $2600 m2 in Riverhead, Auckland. High end finish with granite benchtops, frameless glass showers, electrics up the wazoo etc. 250m2 on flat site with raft...
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    What type of foundation is it and what part of...

    What type of foundation is it and what part of the country is property located? Many of the slab foundations in Christchurch post earthquake were found to have no mesh in them despite Council plans...
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    No further info at this stage, high end builders...

    No further info at this stage, high end builders have said that it is being contained and kept quiet at present. I have a friend going through a marriage break up and they have linea clad house that...
  6. The geotech report will tell you how far down the...

    The geotech report will tell you how far down the piles have to go so very important to get this and make sure you can get good ground.
    Whereabouts is the property?
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    Proceed with caution. Personally I wouldn't touch...

    Proceed with caution. Personally I wouldn't touch it if it was free. Trouble around this product is brewing.
  8. I'm not sure where I heard it, but I recall that...

    I'm not sure where I heard it, but I recall that just saying subject to due diligence does not cut the mustard any more. There needs to be a very good reason why the purchase can't proceed. Ie if...
  9. Be interested to know what happened. Any update...

    Be interested to know what happened. Any update available?
  10. My son just sold his place in Beach Haven to HNZ,...

    My son just sold his place in Beach Haven to HNZ, 3 unit site. It is flanked by 5 other HNZ sites, all 3 units. Over the back from his place HNZ built some terraced housing and they are building...
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    Once our investment property goes unconditional...

    Once our investment property goes unconditional and then settles we are building another property.
    Difference is that hubby can project manage the other trades including the builder, and then also...
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    Yeah I get $30 hour and didn't have to do 3 years...

    Yeah I get $30 hour and didn't have to do 3 years at teachers training college. In fact I actually earn more in admin than a teacher.
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    Now I know you are taking the proverbial. 20 year...

    Now I know you are taking the proverbial. 20 year warranties!! Most of the products you use on the build, windows, cladding, paint only come with a 10 - 15 year warranty.
    The App company, now that's...
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    LOL you want the app to build your house???...

    LOL you want the app to build your house??? You're dreaming alright. Phil Twyford had no building skills or knowledge which is why he failed so miserably trying to rally the troops.
    And regarding...
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    Yep I get $30 hour sitting in an office with no...

    Yep I get $30 hour sitting in an office with no responsibility. $25 hour and that includes holiday, sick pay, acc and tax. You are in dreamland. Besides I think you mean a hammer hand not a labourer.
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    10 year liability period. The contractor has a...

    10 year liability period. The contractor has a duty of care. That duty of care does not finish with the owner, if the owner sells it passes onto the next owner and so on until the 10 year liability...
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    Hey I could drive a taxi but I can't build a...

    Hey I could drive a taxi but I can't build a house. You aren't even comparing apples with apples.
    Most builders have to be competitive these days. The client wants to know their hourly rate, how...
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    Plenty of information that is wide and varied...

    Plenty of information that is wide and varied about builders rates. What you have to consider too is that a builder has a liability period for 10 years and its all too easy for an owner or successive...
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    The builders we know in Auckland charge between...

    The builders we know in Auckland charge between $65 and $90 hour depending on experience and the scope of works.
    The builder may not be registered with Master Builders but that means nothing. He may...
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    Maybe if the general population had been given...

    Maybe if the general population had been given the opportunity to hear comments like these and be better informed there would have been a different outcome. Besides plenty of the general population...
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    John the Builder do you know if there is a...

    John the Builder do you know if there is a requirement for a property to be insulated if it is a 1890's 2 storied villa with a very long commercial lease? Tenant is responsible for all repairs and...
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    Watchful, so nice to hear from someone that has...

    Watchful, so nice to hear from someone that has walked the walk and can talk the talk. Shame we didn't hear more from people like you who put a different light on the flag in war time. As for...
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    Oh righto, will bow to your superior knowledge...

    Oh righto, will bow to your superior knowledge then. TT decision went my way on that matter so that is all I care about.
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    My tenant alleged I did that to her when we went...

    My tenant alleged I did that to her when we went to do organised maintenance on the property. My eyes faltered from straight ahead and out of the corner of my eye saw some additional maintenance...
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    What about a commercial lease on a residential...

    What about a commercial lease on a residential property? Does it have to comply with insulation requirements if people living there?
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