Building in Port Hills’ toe slump areas of mass movement (classes II and III)

About this document

  • Published on 1 November 2013
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Designers, Engineers,
  • 1st edition


If you are designing or making consenting decisions about rebuilds or repairs in toe slump areas of mass movement in Christchurch’s Port Hills you will find this supplementary guidance useful.

It includes:

  • high-level geotechnical and structural design principles and criteria
  • structural system and house layout recommendations to account for potential land movement.

Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes supplementary guidance.

FAQs — Building in toe slump areas

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