Rebuild with confidence


Rebuild with confidence[PDF 1.9 MB]

A guide for homeowners in Canterbury

About this document

  • Published on 1 February 2013
  • Of interest to Homeowners, Builders
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-39920-2 (Print) / 978-0-478-39921-9 (Online)
  • 1st edition


As the homeowner you are responsible for ensuring that any work done on your property complies with the law and is of a good standard. This is for your protection, and also to protect anybody else who may buy your property in the future.


Step 1 – Get informed 

Step 2 – Rebuilds and repairs resulting from the Canterbury earthquakes

Step 3 – Hire competent building contractors 

Step 4 – Take control Get it in writing! 

Step 5 – Stay or move out? 


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: