• Login:
Welcome, Register Here
follow PropertyTalk on facebook follow PropertyTalk on twitter Newsletter follow PropertyTalk on LinkedIn follow PropertyTalk on facebook
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    377

    Default Dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes'

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/indu...an-leaky-homes


    Why I am not surprised ...How widespread will this be ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    14,879

    Default

    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.
    Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    2,343

    Default

    In the case of the steel, is this really a problem? We build complete sh*te buildings out of the cheapest nastiest chinese materials in Fiji everyday and they don't fall down or fail. Is "low grade" reinforcing steel really a problem in domestic situations?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Auckland/Melbourne/ whereever the money is
    Posts
    1,380

    Default

    We build complete sh*te buildings out of the cheapest nastiest chinese materials in Fiji everyday and they don't fall down or fail.
    Have to laugh Dean, is that what you put in your marketing materials

    I agree, when I read that article about non flexing steel I thought this is a beatup in retaliation for cheap imports.
    Ground Floors (ie those on solid ground as opposed to over a basement) don't flex & the steel is there to hold the concrete together, so any steel has to be better than none.

    upper floors may be different- they will flex & perhaps there it will make a difference
    Last edited by Keithw; 01-11-2016 at 09:53 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    2,343

    Default

    Oh no I meant the royal we. I'm not building here other than helping people repair homes and building for the poor. I meant normal houses and commercial buildings are all reinforced with steel that has been lying in the weather forever and so rusty it is ridiculous. Fiji has been a dumping ground for crap from China since the big 80's bust up. And you never see any issues. I see lots of failed cement because they don't mix it properly but steel failure, never seen any.


 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Banks repossessed 1 million homes last year and 2011 will be worse
    By muppet in forum Property Investment (USA)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 06:17 PM
  2. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 30-07-2012, 11:43 AM
  3. Blaming the victims - full turn on the leaky homes crisis
    By muppet in forum Property Investment (NZ)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13-07-2010, 02:03 PM
  4. Commercial property crisis gets worse
    By fudosan in forum Commercial Property (NZ)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 04:35 PM
  5. leaky homes - are they all leaky to comply?
    By NESW in forum Finance, legal and tax (NZ)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-08-2009, 09:21 PM
  6. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-03-2009, 09:59 AM
  7. Homes built with dodgy wood could number in thousands
    By muppet in forum Property Investment (NZ)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16-12-2008, 11:56 AM
  8. Steel technology offers solution to NZ's leaky home problem
    By muppet in forum Property Improvements (NZ)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-08-2008, 09:54 AM
  9. Free advice
    By Rat in forum Forum Funnies
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-12-2003, 04:52 PM
  10. New 'leaky homes' standards not mandatory
    By Marc in forum Property Investment (NZ)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-12-2003, 09:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •