Quakecheck Your Home
3 September 2013
Following the recent spate of earthquakes, now’s a good time to find out how your house might fare in a significant quake.
Is your home safe in a quake?
If you’re a homeowner, our Quakecheck service will give you a professional assessment of parts of your house to see if they need strengthening.
The service - developed with the help of the New Zealand Master Builders Federation and the Certified Builders Association - is available anywhere in the Wellington City area.
A Quakecheck assessment involves a qualified builder visiting your house to check:
- the chimney
- roof tiles
- hot water cylinder.
You’ll get a written report and an indication of how much any strengthening work might cost.
The assessment costs $160 and takes between 30 minutes and two hours depending on the size and design of your house.
To complement Quakecheck we also have a free guide, Earthquake Strengthen Your House, which gives practical advice about reducing the risk of damage. The guide is available on:
To book an assessment, visit:
Earthquake-prone Buildings - Quakecheck Home Assessment Service