Frequently Asked Questions


Q&A's About Wrightways New Zealand Building Services

This page is dedicated to helping you understand processes you can expect when working alongside Wrightway for inspections and the repair process in New Zealand. Wrightway is one of the few remaining specialised earthquake repairs and construction companies in Christchurch. We now service Auckland & Marlborough region, with extensive experience in providing emergency building services.


A repiling project usually takes 2-4 weeks.

Most simple residential landscaping projects can take between 2-4 weeks to complete after your landscaping designers have finalised the planning stage.

Yes, we offer a free verbal assessment, however upon certain findings, there may be additional charges, but this is always discussed with you prior to commencement.

Remedial repairs are undertaken by Wrightway to fix another contractors workmanship and bring it up to a structural engineers standard.

We hope to visit your home within three weeks from your initial enquiry; however, we work with you before the inspection collecting important information such as engineering documentation, photos, and the original EQC scope of works. The actual onsite assessment takes approximately one hour.

No Wrightway Construction isn't part of EQC; however, we are one of the last remedial repairers in the EQC program, and we work closely with EQC. If you'd like to reach EQC directly, call 0800 326 243, but it might be wise for us to come out for a reassessment of your earthquake repairs first.

All earthquake repairs are different depending on the scope of works; however, if you require releveling, this could require 10+ weeks for completion. On average, earthquake repairs at Wrightway construction are 5-6 weeks until completion.

Christchurch homes frequently require re-levelling, which includes pile work and releveling. When releveling, you'll also get consequential damage, meaning that once your floor is re-levelled, the internal linings crack, and your earthquake repair scope will need to include gib stopping, plastering, painting etc. Wrightway construction handles your project end-to-end.

Wrightway can reassess your earthquake repairs, the repair job and help you through the process. It would then be wise to contact EQC, notifying them that you intend to lodge a remedial claim for additional earthquake damage and/or mis-scoped earthquake damage.

If you discover earthquake damage that was missed on your first claim for your home, land or contents, Wrightway can review your original earthquake claim and may be able to help.

Many Christchurch homes require re-levelling after the earthquakes. Your foundations could have moved, whether they're are piles, concrete slab, concrete ring, and your floors and walls are not level. We have a process of re-leveling the foundation, so your home is back to normal

Re-piling is a part of re-levelling or can be done if your house is old and the existing piles are deteriorating. When we can't pack an existing pile to fix it, we need to replace your damaged piles, and this is called re-pilling. These may be causing structural damage to your property.

A structural assessment is carried out to assess the structural integrity of a structure. To measure its safety and strength while also predicting its future structural integrity. This is an essential part of any earthquake repair strategy. A structural assessment is done to find out the extent of the earthquake damage to a house.

Wrightway can assist you with obtaining a structural assessment for your commercial or residential property for earthquake damage, as we work closely with the most reputable engineers in Christchurch.

Recladding your home is a process of fixing your exterior walls, giving them a new facade, sealing them and ensuring structural integrity. There are many types of cladding finishes to choose from, and it's a common task when repairing a home that's been damaged in the earthquakes.

The short answer is yes! If you'd like your home renovated, we're happy to assist.

A quantity surveyor's role is to calculate the cost of your repair project, and then, once the project is started, they ensure that it remains on budget.

A Quantity Surveyor will make sure that everything is covered that is required to build a new home or repair a property, covering everything that is essential, such as enabling-work and consequential damage.

Wrightway has an in-house team of Quantity Surveyors, meaning that your project can be handled fluently and with one single point of contact.

Yes, we use a repair strategy that is engineered to withstand seismic movement to ensure the stability of your foundations for future events. We often repair foundations by epoxy injection into any cracks that expand as it dries, meaning there's minimal disruption to your property.

It's the engineering concerned with eath materials to ensure stability before building or repairing your property. On the basis of geo-tech engineering, a repair strategy is designed or a specific engineering design for the foundation of the house.

Wrightway has affiliations with the right engineers and can engage them on your behalf.

This is an evaluation of your land. Usually, property developers will get an assessment of a site so it can assist with the design of construction, but in the case of earthquake repair strategies, a geotechnical assessment is to ensure the safety and stability of the land to carry out repairs.

We'll give you a room-by-room assessment, both internal and external, such as cladding, paths, driveways, drainage etc. We will detail all repair requirements in a format that is suitable to submit to EQC, including photo evidence.

If your repair hasn't been fixed correctly by another construction company, Wrightway can provide a professional assessment to determine if the repairs have been conducted properly or not. You'll be provided with a full report for your records.

Wrightway has many happy customers, and you can check our reviews to be certain of our workmanship. We guarantee our work, and we are one of the few remaining earthquake repair specialists that's still operating in Christchurch.

There are a few cases when a foundation cannot be repaired; the only option is to replace the foundation. Wrightway Construction can assist you with the project as required by high-lifting, and carefully shifting the house while remaining onsite to replace the foundation as required.

Wrightway Construction can help you by assessing the repair costs of your as-is-where-is property. Or, if you wish, we could investigate purchasing your as-is property and repairing it ourselves. If this interest you, please don't hesitate to call us for a free assessment.

No, you need to find Christchurch builders that have specific earthquake repairs and can prove their alignment to EQC, meaning that your project will be completed smoothly. Only certain builder have been approved by EQC.

Yes, Wrightway Construction in Christchurch will assess the earthquake damage in your home and help you through the claim process with EQC.

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