On Monday the 7 October engineer Helen Trappitt gave a presentation to Cup of Tea by the Sea event structural rebuild issues.

Helen is a structural engineer who is based in Christchurch. She has been involved with the structural design of a number of properties in Mt Pleasant, but spoke specifically about the rebuild of her parents family home. This house rebuild was the first insurance rebuild completed in Mt Pleasant. Helen spoke about the rebuild process, reflecting on it now that it has been completed for four months.
The following helpful tips were collated from that meeting and are posted here together with some industry guidelines.

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Since posting this information above provided by Helen Trappitt, local resident and architectural designer Greg Young has also sought his own clarification on repair tolerances. This is his document on the subject. Clarification of Tolerances – ADNZ MBIE

Please check all information provided with your own professionals.