Homeowner information

Post-disaster repair

A disaster – such as the Christchurch earthquakes – can cause terrible damage to homes. They also bring the opportunity to include changes during the repair that will make the house warmer, drier and healthier.

Beacon’s Build Back Smarter project trialled this in Christchurch to find out what could be easily done alongside repairing the house, and what was a not-to-be-missed opportunity. These resources came out of that work but they apply to any disaster that causes major damage to a house.