Turning a defective and earthquake-damaged building into a stunning home

Major Aitken Drive, Port Hills, Christchurch

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Situated on the Port Hills of Christchurch, 99 Major Aitken Drive is a two-storey, architecturally designed dwelling that had just been accepted as a leaky home by MBIE when the Christchurch earthquakes hit, causing structural damage. As a result, critical repairs were necessary.

The project:

Our team was tasked with designing and managing the repair of the property that had been deemed a leaky home by the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) and had also suffered structural damage during the Lyttleton earthquake. The owners wanted to submit a claim for the Financial Assistance Package (FAP), which meant that the government would cover 25% of the weathertightness work and the Council would cover an additional 25%.

We provided a weathertightness defects report and engaged with the council at the FAP payment milestones to ensure that the owners received the necessary funding. Our quantity surveyors provided an initial cost estimate and supported the remediation process. 


Our value add:

We procured the building consent, administered the construction contract, and worked closely with the contractor to ensure that the completed building was both weathertight and structurally sound.

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