Tag Archives: Best Practice

Radio New Zealand news – EQC assessments of damaged houses wrong

Radio New Zealand has reported this morning that: A registered surveyor in Christchurch says the Earthquake Commission is providing misleading assessments of quake-damaged houses. More information on the news item, and EQC’s one line response,  is available on the Radio … Continue reading

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Briefings to builders from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 and Placemakers, are running a series of briefings to give builders working in Canterbury important info on repairing and rebuilding earthquake-damaged homes. The briefings will cover … Continue reading

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Dear Minister Brownlee

Yesterday CanCERN wrote to Minister Brownlee in response to his appearance on Campbell Live earlier this week.    Hon. Gerry BrownleeMinister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery22 May 2013 Dear Minister Brownlee Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the … Continue reading

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Updates and clarifications to the MBIE’s guidance for repairs and rebuilding in Canterbury

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published a page of updates, clarification and further information on technical issues relating to MBIE’s guidance ‘Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes’. These issues result from feedback received … Continue reading

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Community Energy Action – advice on wet insulation

Community Energy Action (CEA) have updated their advice on making house warmer. In particular they make the point that once insulation becomes wet it is subject to mould as well as losing its effectiveness. Even when dried insulation materials have … Continue reading

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