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Christchurch Builders Specialising in Earthquake Repairs

Stress-free EQC repairs
& we'll handle any claims as a team.

Wrightway is a trusted Christchurch construction company who can provide you with end-to-end EQC repairs, and building renovation services. We have built up specialist knowledge of earthquake repair methodologies over the last decade and are one of the few building companies still working closely with EQC and private insurers to ensure that earthquake damaged homes are correctly repaired. Using our knowledge and networks, we can simplify and manage your EQC repairs from start to finish, taking the stress out of the repair for you. We have access to all the expert services required to repair your home.

While we continue to work directly with EQC to manage repairs, our business has evolved as the property and insurance markets in Canterbury have changed. We have found that more and more homeowners are approaching us directly when they have cash-settled their claims and are looking for a company that truly understands the earthquake repair process, and can support them through that. Others just want to move on, and in this case, we are open to purchasing properties AS-IS to facilitate this.

If you want to discuss your EQC repairs and options, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Hamish Wright
CEO - Wrightway Construction

  • Steve and his crew were absolutely amazing! They worked quickly to have our entire house redone inside, including a new kitchen and bathroom, all in three weeks! Fantastic job guys, and thank you so much

    Nick Ward

    Hamish and the team at Wrightway were excellent to deal with when completing earthquake repairs on my Uncle's property in Monaghan St. Prompt, efficient, a tidy paperwork trail and excellent work. Thoroughly recommended. They care about their clients. Thank you! Rebecca Toone - agent at Ray White Real Estate.

    Rebecca Toone

    Hamish, Steve and the team at Wrightway did a superb job on repairing the interior of our home. They communicated well throughout the process and the final outcome was of a very high quality. After years of EQC battles, it was refreshing to deal with Wrightway, who were thoroughly professional and helpful. I would recommend Wrightway Construction without hesitation.

    Kath Jamieson
  • Wrightway construction through Hamish & Steve, (Steve was the foremen) did an excellent job. We were out of our home for 7 weeks due to necessary repairs but Steve was very obliging and efficient and all went like clockwork. I highly recommend Wrightway construction.

    Jan van den Berg

    During a hugely stressfull time (EQC battle, a house move, a potential house sale colapse, christmas shutdown and holidays) Hamish and Rochelle literally held our hands and assured us that the job would be done to code and on time to make sure the house sale went through before Christmas. The stress from the EQC experience was begining to take its toll and without the constant communications and updates from the guys at Wrightway I don't know how we wouldn't have lost our minds. The job was scheduled to take 13 weeks, they did it in 11. I can highly recommend the team at Wrightway Construction. Mark Doyle, Strowan.

    Mark Doyle

    Hamish and Wrightways are top notch operators. Really easy to communicate with and give really detailed information on their quotes. Definitely recommend Hamish and his team.

    Gareth R
  • Great team to work with. Hamish was great with communication, pricing was very detailed before the job started. Any issues that came up were discussed with me. Definitely recommend the team for your next job. Pricing was very good compared to some other quotes.

    Rebecca Taylor

    After a headache first fix of our earthquake damaged house in Corsair Bay, Wrightway did our second repair to a high standard.They helped us negotiate repairs to earthquake damaged areas which EQC did not want to cover.I can only highly recommend them here, as i have done on Facebook and other social media when people ask for recommendations.Thanks again Wrightway...... Steve and kie.

    winn renison

    They were great, helped me with the process, in getting a review, from EQC. The previous botched earthquake repairs were not great, but with the help of Wrightway, EQC came to the party and reviewed their contractors previous work. Thanks Wrightway!

    Anna Herbert
  • Great communication, tradies turned up on time and performed well with the quality of workmanship very good. Steve was excellent to deal with and the price was as expected. Janet was helpful and efficient and responded to emails promptly which was much appreciated. Happy to recommend this company.

    Joanne Churcher

    My mothers home suffered major damage during the earthquakes and aftershocks. Much of the repair work was to an unsatisfactory standard. EQC then appointed Wrightway Construction to fix the previous contractors repairs. The staff and sub contractors employed by Wrightway were excellent to work with. All the repairs were completed to a high standard and to the satisfaction of myself and 83 year old mother. We so wish that Wrightway had been the original contractors then all the stress would have been avoided.We were so pleased with the EQC work repair that we engaged the company on a private basis to rebuild a deck which was also completed to a very high standard and again the staff and subcontractors were excellent to deal with.I would have no hesitation in recommending Wrightway Construction for any project.And a special mention of thanks to Steve who chased and caught my husky dog who slipped out when he thought no one was looking

    Alan Calvert

    Hamish and the team have been helping us get our EQC rerepairs sorted. They have gone into bat for us in dealing with EQC and after going overcap, with our insurer. They have advocated for a quality and complete repair over a very long battle. We have now settled with the Insurer and Hamish has just submitted the consent docs for the Building permit. I have found Hamish and the team to be open, honest, very helpful and very professional to deal with so far.We have signed a repair contract with Wrightway and now waiting on CCC to do the Consent Docs.

    Dave Renison
  • We have been working with the team at Wrightway for nearly 2 years to get our re-repair underway and are now seeing it happen. After a not so good repair, a process with our insurer and working in the earthquake environment, it has been great to work with Hamish who has put together a plan to get our beloved bungalow in good shape, complete a Reno, organise for our driveway to be done, work with the drainlayer and fit in a garden makeover. The team have been so good, working quickly but taking care to look after everything including my lemon tree and tidy up as they go. Highly recommend them, oh and they built our front fence for us which people stop and compliment on a regular basis.


    We had the pleasure of Wrightway Construction doing our EQC repairs to our house that was done very poorly years ago. The ultimate professionals took very good care of the property and the wellbeing of the tenants. The work was done to a very high standard and would highly recommend this company to do any future work for me and anyone else. Dealing with Janet in the office was terrific with lots of understanding and a bit of humour to make the process run smoothly. Not enough stars Hamish. 10 out of 10

    Neil Willoughby

    I want you to know we are very happy with the work so far.Your staff are pleasant, respectful, good senses of humour and were enjoyable to have around.Your plasterer Donald in particular does an immaculate job and we appreciated his practicality in helping us make choices.

    Kathy Hughes
  • Many thanks to Wrightway Construction.Had to redo EQC repair work that was poorly or not done. Hamish and Steve were fantastic working with EQC to sort out what needed to be done, and helping me dealing with EQC.Hamish gave me an excellent time frame for the work knowing each week was costing me money. Work started early and was completed within stated time.All the contractors on site were excellent to deal and communicate with and did an excellent job.I highly recommend Wrightway to anyone needing a competent 1st class contractor.

    Wayne Loader

    Wrightway Construction has top quality tradesmen, would be very happy to use again or recommend to others.Diane Antill

    diane antill

    Great company.Good communication and very professional. Would recommend

    R N
  • Our first earthquake repairs were not done to an acceptable standard. Wrightway were contracted to repair the repairs. There standard of workmanship was first class. Communication throughout was excellent. They went that extra mike to resolve a mysterious leak that had plagued us since the earthquakes. Would recommend to all.

    Graham Needham

    I have Wrightway Construction working in my home at the moment. They are working around me in a professional and friendly manner without too much disturbance of daily living.The work is first class (installing new door and (stairwell window yet to be installed ). Rooms that have been completed show the difference of a true first class painter decorator from start to finish I can say this with confidence as past tradesman have not had the finish these decorators have.I would recommend this company to anyone who needs their home either repaired or decorated you will get first class work that makes your hone look new again.Regards Catherine

    cathie blake

    Steve and the team done EQC repairs on my house for me and done a excellent job all round .I found all the team really easy to get along with i would recommend them to anyone great work team

    Sandra Partridge
  • When the guys from Wrightway Constuction arrived at my property it was for a relatively small re-repair project to fix fIled and shoddy workmanship by another company. That is to fix someone elses botched job.The two young men who arrived were friendly and polite and eager to please as well as explaining everylthing they were doing.Within 30 minutes they discovered the job was far more serious than anyone thought. Within the hour foreman Steve declared it was time to bring back EQC as nearly all the ring foundation was broken.The diligence of Wrightway Construction meant there was no cutting corners just to complete the task.It became a full engineering investigation by EQC.More than 12 months later I am still going through the process, but a huge thanks to the team at Wrightway because their professionalism meant my original botched repairs after the earthquakes were now going to be fixed properly and the "Wright Way."No hesitation in recommending a truly friendly, polite, accommodating and professional company.Dave Smith

    David Smith

    What a breath of fresh air when Wrightway turned up with the EQC inspector. After so many hassles and poor workmanship from our previous EQC contractor, the Wrightway team listened and professionally assessed our issues. They did an excellent job of the repairs, kept us up to date with all aspects of the repair and fitted into our family timetable. The differences in the repairs is amazing, we now have a house that we are proud of. Thanks Wrightway.

    Ash Hodder

    Commenting on behalf of my elderly mother Diane. " Hamish and his entire team at Wrightway Construction were amazing to deal with. Especially as this was a stressful EQC remedial job. Hamish came to site a couple of times himself to oversee things and was always, on time, honest, and respectful. His team of tradespeople were top class and left the site spotless. A most professional team, who went more than the extra mile. 🙂

    Jackie Claridge
  • Wrightway Construction was contracted by us to rectify EQC work previously carried out by two building companies. All personel involved in our repairs carried out their work in a very professional manner and we are delighted with the results. We would have no hesitation in recommending Wrightway Construction to any future clients.

    Colin North

    Wrightway Construction have done a real fabulous job, very, very careful people in all ways, most courteous and efficient and a splendid perfect job. Very considerate of protecting flooring and bench-tops etc. and a person's property. All the tradesmen appeared highly skilled in their trade and were most efficient and appeared to work together extremely well. They always said when, and which day they would probably be back, which was really great too. They explained most satisfactorily if I happened to ask a question or two about something.I would most certainly recommend to anyone, that Wrightways Construction company is extremely, very highly recommended indeed, in all aspects of the trade, of a 100 % excellant and efficient work done.Thank you so much for the excellant care of my house, and the wonderful job you have made to my home. I am extremely grateful indeed to all your work colleagues at Wrightway Construction. Thank you all so much. Lorraine.

    Lorraine mummery

    Excellent job after the nightmare of the first repairs. Tradesmen all very considerate and helpful.

    Sylvia Schmidt


Projects run smoothly when EQC repairs are scoped with the end-goal as a delighted customer. Not exactly rocket- science is it? What seems to have occurred within the Christchurch rebuild, is that contractors are only focusing on individual elements of a repair, rather than managing an end-to-end solution that’s frustration free. EQC repairs  should be completed correctly, accurately and on-time. As a result, Wrightway Construction has committed to a Zero Defect Guarantee.


Wrightway is a preferred, trusted construction partner for EQC repairs because Wrightway doesn’t accept mediocrity and doesn’t under-quote simply to win the job. An understanding that repairing a job correctly in the first instance is far more intelligent than having to rerepair, time and time again. A “Zero Defects” guarantee shows that we value our good name, our integrity and that we’re committed to excellence.


Every step of your EQC repairs is documented and reported to you,throughout the process. Clear direction and communication form our project managers promotes healthy relationships between all parties involved in your project. As well as keeping everyone in the loop, it also allows us to anticipate challenges, and easily adapt, when jobs uncover their true colours which are sometimes unavoidable. Communication is what keeps everybody positive and focused on a great end result.