Tag Archives: Assessments

Sum insured – what amount should you insure your house for? What could go wrong?

As mentioned in previous posts, future house insurance policies will be based upon what YOU have assessed as being the cost of rebuilding. This isn’t just the cost of time and materials, it also includes costs relating to demolition and … Continue reading

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EQC, floor levels and (in)competency

Yesterday Radio New Zealand (here) ran an item where EQC was accused of: “employing unqualified surveyors to measure how level floors are – using inadequate measuring methods – and thousands of houses are being wrongly assessed.” To this EQC spokesman … Continue reading

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EQC & DBH – deviousness with house floor levels?

Adrian Cowie, Director of Topografo Ltd., has written an article pointing out the inappropriate (incompetent and deceitful?) practices being used by EQC on the basis of the Department of Building and Housing’s less than professional amendment to building guidelines. It … Continue reading

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Getting access to the big EQC spread sheet

Remember the spread sheet that was accidently e-mailed out from EQC? Another copy was apparently leaked by an EQC staffer and sent to the blogger known as EQCTruths. Courtesy of EQCTruths and his/her legal advisers you can now obtain access … Continue reading

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Wallboard repairs – the problems of inadequate assessments and inadequate repairs

Gib (Winstone Wallboards Ltd) have put their March RE:BUILDING newsletter on the web here. Of most interest for those having their homes repaired is the article REPAIRING DAMAGED HOMES: GET THE STRUCTURE RIGHT FIRST. The short article covers the issue … Continue reading

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