Below-floor work – Canterbury builder guide


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Below-floor work - Canterbury builder guide[PDF 2.7 MB]

The regulatory requirements for builders, and special issues for working in the Canterbury Green Zone.

About this document

  • Published on 1 April 2013
  • Of interest to Builders
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-39938-7 (Print) / 978-0-478-39939-4 (Online)
  • 1st edition


This guide sets the scene for building in Canterbury’s green zone and gives an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of below-floor work. Both this booklet and the companion Above-floor work booklet provide and introduction to the more detailed Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes guidance.

The Below-floor work guide covers the repair and replacement of foundations for residential properties that are mainly:

* one or two storey timber-framed dwellings
* located on sites on the flat in Canterbury’s green zone.

It also covers garages and outbuildings, and gives tips for installing new services.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: