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LEVELS OF HOUSE LEAK REPAIR

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The Varying Severities of Home Leaks

1. MINOR TARGETED REPAIR

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

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

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

 

2. 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 any rotting timber will need to be removed and disposed of. The damaged materials will then need to be replaced and the leak repaired.

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

 

3. EXTENSIVE REPAIR / FULL RECLAD

If the problem is not isolated to one area, then the full recladding of the leaky home may be required.

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 any damaged framing, construction or workmanship deficiencies, or existing 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 only. 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.

INDEPENDENT EXPERT CONSULTANTS

We use an independent Registered Building Surveyor and Timber Frame Remediation Specialist. This gives the homeowner peace of mind ensuring that only the necessary 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 according to best building practices and treated to comply with the current Building Code and Council requirements.

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