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Old Oct 18th 2006, 7:44 pm
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HI guys,

Just bought land on North Shore, and starting to realise that our dream is going to be way more expensive and complicated than we thought.

Those of you out there who have already built, any advise you can give us so that we dont make silly, costly mistakes.

Any ideas on heating and if so, heating companies you recommend.

Has anyone installed solar??

Thanks
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Old Oct 18th 2006, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by wilkesyl
HI guys,

Just bought land on North Shore, and starting to realise that our dream is going to be way more expensive and complicated than we thought.

Those of you out there who have already built, any advise you can give us so that we dont make silly, costly mistakes.

Any ideas on heating and if so, heating companies you recommend.

Has anyone installed solar??

Thanks
How far down the track have you got? Have you consulted an architect, builder, engineer, geotech - what is it that makes you think it's going to be more expensive/complicated?
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Old Oct 18th 2006, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by wilkesyl
HI guys,

Just bought land on North Shore, and starting to realise that our dream is going to be way more expensive and complicated than we thought.

Those of you out there who have already built, any advise you can give us so that we dont make silly, costly mistakes.

Any ideas on heating and if so, heating companies you recommend.

Has anyone installed solar??

Thanks
Lol, it's yet another rollercoaster ride isn't it :scared:
We're building but our plans aren't even through council, so a long way to go yet.
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Old Oct 18th 2006, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by wilkesyl
HI guys,

Just bought land on North Shore, and starting to realise that our dream is going to be way more expensive and complicated than we thought.

Those of you out there who have already built, any advise you can give us so that we dont make silly, costly mistakes.

Any ideas on heating and if so, heating companies you recommend.

Has anyone installed solar??

Thanks
I'd be very interested to hear how this turns out - keep us posted - can I see your section from Google Earth??
LOL - could probably see down your top or up your kilt with that tool!!
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Old Oct 19th 2006, 12:17 am
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Wilkesyl - Don't worry I am sure you have a plan for the development that will fit in with your plan for life. You need a plan!!!

Don't forget we want a BBQ at yours before you head up to the shore.
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Old Oct 19th 2006, 1:05 am
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We are building on the South Island with a company called David Reid & we are having Vulcan heating, which is warm air or a/con in the winter.
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