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  • Profile photo of Steve McKnightSteve McKnight
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    Hi,

    It would be worthwhile to start a post listing the different terminology between NZ and Oz property terms.

    Here are two to get us started (NZ/Oz):

    Section / Block:
    The parcel of land being sold.

    Piles / Stumps:
    The foundation structure that supports the dwelling above the ground.

    Any others (and be serious!),

    Cheers,

    Steve McKnight

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    Spouting = Gutters [blink]

    “Making mistakes is just another another tool for learning.”

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    Scrim = wooden wall where wall paper is placed over.
    Gib = similar to plaster board.
    Crib (south island) & Bach (north island) = small holiday house

    Oh, and Dairy, which is a milkbar [biggrin]

    Profile photo of QueenstownerQueenstowner
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    i’m kiwi born but grew up in oz so i’ll join the fun.
    purlins = roof battens
    dwang = noggin
    chilly bin = esky
    and before anybody says it sheep doesn’t = good time :)

    Profile photo of Steve McKnightSteve McKnight
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    Another one…

    LIM = Land Information Memoranda

    There is not really a term in Aus for the same. In some States some of the info on a LIM must be disclosed in a contract (e.g. building permits in a Sec 32 for property sold in Vic.)

    See here for more information / discussion on LIMS.

    Cheers,

    Steve McKnight

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    Scrim = wooden wall where wall paper is placed over.

    Scrim is a woven fabric backing placed between the wall and the wallpaper.

    GP

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    Here’s one interpretation that caught me out once with a tradesman.

    Mickey Mouse- in NZ it means say, a poor job or no good.

    Mickey Mouse- in Au it could mean a top job or something really nice.

    So if a tradesnan says to you , know worries mate, she’ll be mickey mouse, then you will know what I mean!

    Cheers

    Shawn

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    NZ –> AUS

    lifestyle block = hobby farm

    i.e., enough land to run a few animals but not considered large enough to be financially viable as a farm. Usually on the outskirts of cities/towns.

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    weatherside = kind of hardiplank looking but fibro

    CastleDreamer
    NZ Investor and Property Spotter

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    NZ- Going unconditional – Au- exchange of contract
    Kerwyn

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    Hi CastleDreamer

    Just to to let you know you are mistaken on the term weatherside it is actually called weatherboards.

    Trish Clark

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    Hi Trish
    I was in NZ last week looking at a property and the agent pointed out that some of the boards had been replaced. She said the old weatherside had been replaced with Hardiplank. So I think Castledreamer is correct.

    Kerwyn

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    Hi all

    Another interesting one:

    bach (pronounced ‘batch’) = beach house

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    … at least, that’s in the North Island.

    In the South, where I originally beckon from, they are known as cribs!

    g1

    Profile photo of TrishClarkTrishClark
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    Hi Kerwyn

    Well it must be a term they use outside of Christchurch as you would never here that term used in describing the timber finish on Christchurch properties. I have sold many weatherboard homes for Harcourts so it must be a term used in other parts of New Zealand.

    I have learnt something for the day.

    Regards

    Trish

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    Hi Guys,

    I’ve heard the term ‘borer treatment’ a few times in conversations.

    I’m pretty sure someone mentioned that there were no termites in NZ either.

    So is this just a regular pest/insect/cockroach treament ?

    Cheers,
    Andrew.

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    Lots of info on Wood Borer here..
    http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=faq&id=TermiteControl&stylesheet=sectorInformationSheet
    Termites are mentioned first, then wood borer.
    Regards,

    Sharon

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    Little bastards…

    thanks Shaz!

    Andrew.

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    Borers attack timber, though not as destructive as termites.

    Servery = a hole in the wall between kitchen & dining room.

    Wood box = storage area for firewood, accessable from both outside & inside.

    Space heater = early style slow combustion heater.

    Hot water cupboard = very common to place a hot water cylinder inside. Great for drying clothes and storing linen.

    Oil fired central heating = underhouse unit with grate in floor. Early models erupt on ignition with a plume of black smoke entering the house, but they kept you WARM. [biggrin] Hope they have improved or died out since I lived there, always thought they were a little dangerous – especially the ignition stage![bomb]

    Porch = veranda

    kai cart = harrys cafe d’wheels (in case you get hungry while renovating)[biggrin]
    Regards,

    Sharon

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    Slightly off track, but what about wetas and hoohoo bugs!

    The first time my English husband saw a weta in the house he had to change his undies!

    Weta – extra large, brown insect looking abit like a grass hopper but also looks extremely scarey.

    Hoohoo bugs (don’t know spelling) or called hardbacks. Large moth like creature with hard wings like a beetle, that fly around at night. When I was a kid the boys loved catching them and chasing the girls with them!

    Shar

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