Monday, December 01, 2008

Bullshit Alert

"...The survey found one in four Kiwis say the poor quality of their home has made someone living in them sick, and indicated the severe cost of poorly performing homes..."

If we were such a pathetic weak species we never would have made it this far.

MOST OF THE WORLD would love to have houses like the million supposed sub-standard ones mentioned in this beat-up.

So modern houses are better than those made thirty-plus years ago? Is that not how it should be? My house is 1960's. It isn't cold or damp. The previous owners fitted ceiling insulation, bathroom ventilation and a log burner, I have added a heat pump and low energy lighting. AT OUR OWN EXPENSE and without some government directive.

This is what you do if you want to be a bit more comfortable, pay for less power and want to cut maintenance costs due to damp. If you chose not to heat, ventilate or wear a friggin' jersey when it's cold- that is your outlook.

So stick the mandatory energy standard for houses where the monkey hides his nuts!

This all smack of the 'won't you think of the children!' cry heard when some group has an axe to grind.

Or some prick is after regulations that will drum up trade for HIS business- this being the more probable scenario.

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