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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Post-earthquake plasterboard repairs

BRANZ (Building Research Association of New Zealand) have a free two page download called Post-earthquake Plasterboard Repairs.  It is a digital version of the article that appeared in the August/September edition of their publication Build (No 131).

The article covers the problems associated with using plasterboard as a bracing element, the type of repairs that might be used, and the result to be expected. A very useful tool to check against what has been specified for your plasterboard repairs.

For Red Zoners who have been classified as a repair, comparing the repair method proposed by EQC or an insurer against what the article says may be a useful reality check. 

As always, the issue is not about the most economic repair for the insurer, it is about what your insurance policy entitles you to.

The article (free) can be downloaded from here. The BRANZ earthquake repair and rebuilding information page is here (some items are free).

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