NZ 3604, Timber-framed buildings, is the main resource for all the rule and regs for most houses. It is readily available from NZ Standards for those that need it for the paultry sum of WTF!!!!! $279.00 NZD (ex GST) ($320.85 inc)
That is why cheap builders make fuckups.... they can't be fucked paying that price... User pays? we all use houses, this should be free to all those that need the information.
When I first started building here it cost a little over $30.00 iirc.
You can, of course, view it on the web but...
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Yes, it does repeat itself, like a drunk in a midnight choir.
If that builder needs someone to fit their new gas stove at home, they’re probably not going to become a certified gas-fitter; they’ll call an expert. Likewise if they need someone to run their construction company’s computer network, they’ll call someone like myself rather than learning how to do it themselves. Our lives are filled with complex systems that interact in complex ways, and it is beyond absurd for anyone to think that everyone could become even passably proficient in enough of them to be able to do away with regulators and inspectors for the entirety of society. Even historic human societies had specialists.
Thank you Matthew, you have made me feel really special.
Not everybody can be me.
Somebody called me a Polymath the other day, or was it a polymorph?
We need a system that works, not the one we have now, it was working fine until National interfered with it back in the 90s.
It has just occurred to me that Mr. Key identifies with flags, in fact I think he truly wants to be one.
He hoists himself up high and flips and flops as the wind blows.
Is this the standard to which he aspires?.
There’s no ethical reason for the Government not to be disclosing all the information as well as actively educating us and our kids as a means of empowerment.
No ETHICAL reason, no. Ideological, yes. They don't want to empower the average consumer, that consumer might want something that is worth the money they pay rather than be sold a pup.
As for information, do you feel comfortable getting your building information from a source that feels like the next image you will see is of a Royal baby or an article on what to wear when you go shopping?.
We used to have This before a Nat Govt. decided that private profit was better than affordable, healthy dry homes for the populace. Now it is quite hard to find anything official. You can get this The Building Act 2004
– a summary 2 pages of ???
or this Reprint as at 1 January 2015
Building Act 2004
Public Act 2004 No 72
Date of assent 24 August 2004
Commencement see section 2 ie. the actual building act.
BRANZ House Building Guide 1993.
That one is far better than what we have now but, unfortunately, they broke it.
The title of the post is actually a reference to a fairly obscure reggae album.
Forgiven then ;-)
We actually agree, choice.
Whilst scanning the Herald for something that was not Rugby I stumbles upon this...
'NZ a good investment' for Chinese investors
A powerful Chinese politician says New Zealand is seen as attractive to foreign investors and it's a reputation we should value.
She sounded a warning, however, that cash might stay away if "mixed messages" were sent.
My first, and rather reactionary, thought was "Who is this person warning of impending doom to our Nation?"
I was aghast, so I dug a little deeper.
The article was referring to a segment on this morning's "The Nation"
Interview: Madam Fu Ying
How could the Herald read that interview so wrong?.
Labour's position is clear. It is now the same as National and the Greens. Because that's how they voted.
That video must be wrong then because that is not what it says.
Labour's position has always been Yes/No vote first, the only sensible approach. National's way is just bollocks and the Greens have backed bollocks.
Being a DJ is the best and worst of jobs. When it falls into place, it's brilliantly affirming: you're the king or queen of the moment, the people are with you and you are their joy. On a bad night, it's a very lonely place indeed.
I can't let this slip by...
DJing is, at best, an art not a trade, by calling it a job, unless you are talking radio DJs, devalues both Art and Trade.