This week on stuff we're talking about Building Consent. I though this would be easier than Resource Consent. Things are either structurally correct or not right? The Building Code is black and white I thought...well maybe it is, but turns out plans are always open to interpretation. When you're doing things like suspended concrete floors to increase your thermal mass - a practice that's super common in commercial property but not so common in residential property, I guess it makes people want to ask more questions. But still, black and white right? It's about numbers, calculations. Turns out it IS about numbers, mostly the number two. Twice the amount of time, and twice the amount of money...sigh. BUT. We are now the proud owners of permission to build this puppy. Christmas is almost upon us but we're signing the contract with the builders this week unless a mad meatball storm or something equally as unlikely gets in the way. It means we're set to start mid Jan! YEAY!
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.