FIXING A LEAKY HOME

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There are a range of levels that your possible work can fall under. These vary based on the extent of work required, and are as follows:

MINOR TARGETED REPAIR

If the problem is an isolated one, has not been occurring for too long and the damage is limited, then a simple repair may be in order. This is possible where a leak occurs only in certain weather conditions, for example, or an isolated leak has been found quickly before extensive damage could occur.

These can usually be repaired fairly cheaply, and the cost is dependent on the amount of work to be carried out. A Registered Building Surveyor will identify areas of your home that require remedial work and can produce a report detailing problems and an estimated cost for this to be completed.

This may or may not require a Building Consent – it is dependent on the type of problem causing the leak and the means of repair.

 

MODERATED TARGETED REPAIR

If the problem is isolated but has been occurring over some time and has caused rot, the wall will need to be exposed. The damaged framing, all mould affected materials and rotting timber will need to be removed and disposed of. The damaged materials will then need to be replaced and the leak repaired.

A Registered Building Surveyor will identify areas of your home that require remedial work and can produce a report detailing problems and an estimated cost for this to be completed. Repairs that require the replacement of part of a failed cladding system will require a Building Consent.

 

EXTENSIVE REPAIR/FULL RECLAD

If the problem is not isolated to one area or there is an endemic problem with the design, workmanship or construction/cladding materials, then a full reclad may be recommended.

We use an independent Registered Building Surveyor (Leaky Home Specialist) to investigate the damage to your property. The Registered Building Surveyor will identify areas of your home that require remedial work and can recommend a recladding process to repair damaged framing, fix any design, construction or workmanship deficiencies and cladding issues.

A report detailing problems can be produced, and an estimated cost for the work to be completed. Keep in mind that an estimated cost is an estimate.  Actual remedial work may cost more once the entire frame has been exposed and checked. During the recladding process there will be scaffolding, window removal, tarpaulins and lots of dust. It is a building site so there can be potential safety issues, particularly if you have children.

INDEPENDANT EXPERT CONSULTANTS

We use an independent Registered Building Surveyor and Timber Frame Remediation Specialist which gives the homeowner peace of mind as this ensures that only the necessary remedial work is undertaken, through an independent and transparent process.

A Timer Frame Remediation Specialist will be engaged to determine whether the timber framing requires replacing. Damaged timber will be replaced and treated to comply with the current Building Code and stringent Council requirements.

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