Earthquake-prone Buildings Consultation

This video explains proposed changes to the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand. 

The video explains:

  • issues around earthquake risk in New Zealand
  • the current earthquake-prone buildings system 
  • the proposed changes. 

The proposals would mean that all commercial buildings would have to have a seismic capacity assessment within five years. Owners of buildings assessed as earthquake-prone would then have up to 10 years to strengthen or demolish them.


Guide to Weathertight Intrusive Investigations

This video shows some of the testing that will need to happen in order for a Department of Building and Housing assessor to accurately determine the extent of the damage to a leaky home. The video explains the invasive testing process so you're better prepared for what to expect when an assessor comes to your house.