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Post Earthquake Building Assessments

Recently, the earthquake commission of New Zealand, EQC, announced that anyone who has purchased a repaired house after the quakes could lodge a new claim if they are experiencing issues that haven't been fixed correctly. This further help from EQC required homeowners to register for eligibility. If you're part-way this journey or you'd like to know more, please contact us for a consultation and a post-earthquake building assessment. The inspection is free, but if we discover certain damage, there can be subsequent costs involved.

What Are House Inspections?

Our "House Inspections Christchurch" service doesn't always have to be earthquake-related; you may want a building inspection for a healthy homes report or prior to making a property purchase or sale, which we are happy to help with. For homes that need repairing, when onsite, we can give you verbal recommendations for any property repairs required and run a few minor house levelling tests to get an indication of your best repair strategy. This service is 100% free, although, upon certain findings, there may be charges incurred. We send you a document in advance so you're aware of the potential findings that may occur and any related charges that might be required. This all occurs prior to our visit.

If you'd like to engage Wrightway for a more comprehensive inspection report, our licensed build practitioners will provide a scope of works and written reports suitable for lodging with either EQC or the insurance companies. This is a paid service negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Need A Reassessment? Repairs Complaint?

If you've had earthquake repairs completed by another contractor, you're not satisfied with the results, and you're thinking about an EQC repairs complaint, then talk to Wrightway Construction first. We can easily assist with a professional reassessment report & help you through the process to have your house repairs remedied and managed promptly. It all starts with your post-earthquake building assessment.

Free Building Project Inspections

Free Building Project Inspection Services

Aside from earthquake repairs and home inspections, Wrightway Construction offers free building inspections on any house or building project you have, regardless of whether it's already in progress or yet to commence. If you need a second opinion on your building project, and you've already engaged with another construction or building company, Wrightway has a team of advisors with the necessary experience to overview your project, ensuring you're treated fairly, and the project runs smoothly giving you an additional layer of management and peace of mind.

Initially, our property inspectors will visit your construction site, assess the workmanship to date with verbal recommendations, and we'll do this for free. If there is reasonable cause for overlaying our project management service, we'll happily advise you of your best options. It's important not to upset the current contractors but instead to create structure, accountability and goals.

House Inspections
How They Work

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    Brief Phone Discussion

    We’ll start the process on the phone with you, as we’ll need to collect the necessary information prior to starting your “House Inspections Christchurch” visit and prior to any earthquake repairs.
    We then arrange a convenient time for a complimentary, on-site consultation to assess and confirm the details you’ve provided.

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    On-site House Inspections

    Wrightway Construction visits your Canterbury home to assess your damage and will verbalise all areas that will require earthquake repairs. This consultation is free but note; we may discover issues that have subsequent costs. If you’d like further written reports to be produced and assistance in preparing information to be lodged to EQC, then we’ll happily discuss your best options.

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    Scope of Works

    Once engaged, Wrightway will then return to their office and create detailed estimates for submission to EQC on your behalf. Wrightway collates all documentation at this point and formats it in such a way that suits EQC for easy processing.

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    Timeline of Repairs

    You’re provided with milestones, allowing you a clear timeline and knowledge of what to expect. From the moment Wrightway enters your home to commence repairs until the time of completion, it can take approximately 8-12 weeks. It’s best to prepare your family and living arrangements as best as possible to suit.

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    While Onsite

    Earthquake House Inspections, Christchurch wide usually require repairs that can take place without you having to move out of your home. When Wrightway is in your environment, we’ll best endeavour to make it stress-free, with minimal disruption to your usual routine. We want to ensure your experience with our team of contractors is one that you’re delighted with.

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    Once completion occurs, it’s essential to quality assure our workmanship. Wrightway has a quality management checklist that we use. Once we approve it internally, we then inspect the job with you, so we know you’re 100% satisfied.
    Zero defects, guaranteed.

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