Tag Archives: Green Zone

Revised guidelines for repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE, and, in part,  formerly the Department of Building and Housing) has updated guidance on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. The guidance covers foundation repairs and rebuilds in the … Continue reading

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The meaning of Technical Categories

Building & Housing (formerly the Department of Building & Housing) have released information on what the technical categories mean. This will be mainly of interest to those in Green zones, many of whom are struggling to understand what is going … Continue reading

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Southern Response – temporary repairs to houses

Southern Response have updated their website with information for those awaiting either rebuilds or repairs, and wishing to stay in their existing damaged property until then. The following is from the new section (here) : What should you do if … Continue reading

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CERA release of ground land date used for the zoning reviews.

CERA have released the data and maps used as part of the zoning review. They are very detailed and much grief might have been avoided had they been released as part of the review process. From the CERA website (here). … Continue reading

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Lifting earthquake-affected buildings in Christchurch

The Department of Labour has produced a fact sheet “to improve awareness of the hazards involved in lifting buildings in Christchurch.  It also provides industry recommendations for controlling these hazards.” The fact sheet is a good way to become familiar … Continue reading

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