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    Default Ground moisture barrier installation

    Hello all,

    I need to get this done to be compliant with the new standard, I got 2 quotes one is from a company and one is from a guy who did some work for me. The company quoted more than twice as much as the guy, I am curious if this job requires any certification to perform? I know I have to use 250 micron thick polythene sheets for the job.

    Cheers
    James

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    I see in some countries you can get recycled 250 micron thick polythene - not sure if you can get it here.

    Haven't you got over a year to do the install before you need to be compliant? I thought it was Dec '21 but it might be July '21.

    How much have you been quoted for the install? What's the footprint to be covered?

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna View Post
    I see in some countries you can get recycled 250 micron thick polythene - not sure if you can get it here.

    Haven't you got over a year to do the install before you need to be compliant? I thought it was Dec '21 but it might be July '21.

    How much have you been quoted for the install? What's the footprint to be covered?

    cheers,

    Donna
    Yes got a year to do it, the company quoted $1300 and the guy quoted $600. Footprint is 80sqm. I checked the DIY kit for 80sqm is about $170 for the polythene sheet.

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    If one pokes a few more holes in the wall - is the space no longer "enclosed"?
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaj_nil View Post
    Hello all,

    I need to get this done to be compliant with the new standard, I got 2 quotes one is from a company and one is from a guy who did some work for me. The company quoted more than twice as much as the guy, I am curious if this job requires any certification to perform? I know I have to use 250 micron thick polythene sheets for the job.

    Cheers
    James
    Well the other option is wait and see what happens at the coming election in September. Theirs a reasonable likelihood that this ill thought out legislation may be overturned by a non Labour led government.
    For me and many other landlords Im sure much of this legislation is ridiculous an ill thought out and ends up pinging the tenant with costs the landlord factors in too any rent increases.
    Why have a ground sheet barrier where the ground underneath is exceptionally dry ? Just an unneeded expense that will benefit no one if theirs no rising damp from wet ground.

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    I do not think the current National Party stands a chance in the upcoming election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaj_nil View Post
    I do not think the current National Party stands a chance in the upcoming election.
    Sadly... it's almost like they are intentionally digging their own grave

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaj_nil View Post
    I do not think the current National Party stands a chance in the upcoming election.
    who can blame them, cindy can fix her own mess

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    What's ridiculous is the PVC moisture barrier that's available here in NZ is so non-environmentally friendly and yet this stupid requirement has come in whilst the Greens are part of Govt.
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    The following cost me $450 + GST for installation in late 2018:

    POLYTHENE FILM 250MICRON 2M X 50M 100M2


 

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