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Let us help you: WD Build x Hardy Projects


More than a decade down the track, many Cantabrians still have outstanding EQC work waiting to be done. That is where we come in.

 

 

Our expert team can help with every facet of your EQC application and see the journey through to the finish line.

Maybe you have already lodged a claim, been settled by EQC or your insurance company, and now need the job to be completed?

We can start the process from scratch for you or pick up in the middle. Either way we ensure the work is completed and to a high standard.

Our teams include expert structural and geotechnical engineers, builders and architects and together we can resolve any needs including:

  • Assess the earthquake damage to your property, develop an appropriate repair strategy, and provide a quote to complete those repairs
  • Manage and lead the repair work
  • Engage and manage any necessary specialists or
    subcontractors, including engineers, electricians and plumbers
  • Sign off on the completed work.

If you still need work done, then give us a call. Our fast-moving team of expert specialists will be on the job in no time. Talk to us today about an initial free assessment and from there we will develop a plan to suit your specific needs.


 

Time to tackle home projects: WD Build x Hardy Projects


As you head into the business end of summer, your home projects for 2021 might be on your mind. And if that includes EQC repairs, home renovations, extensions, or even a new build, then WD Build and Hardy Projects are your go-to companies for a successful and productive year.

 

 

Directors Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, have been at the forefront of the EQC programme since its inception.

They help owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project.

Whether you are contemplating a project that brings an ‘as is where is’ home back to life, or whether your repairs fall more into the cosmetic line, Mitchell and Paul are happy to help.

“If you have lodged a claim with EQC, ensuring you have a team of people able to assist you with aspects of your application is important. You need to be comfortable with the experts that you engage, such as structural and geotechnical engineers, builders and architects. WD Build and Hardy Projects can really help you if you are in this space.

They can assist with:
• Assessing the earthquake damage to your property, propose an appropriate repair strategy and provide a quote to complete those repairs.
• Leading the repair work on your property.
• Engaging and managing any necessary specialists or sub-contractors (such as engineers, electricians and plumbers).
• Signing off on the completed work.

So, if you’re a homeowner who has registered with EQC and now need to engage a contactor to get things moving along, Paul says: “Just pick up the phone and talk to us about an initial free assessment of your home and we’ll make a plan from there.”


 

New year, new project? WD Build x Hardy Projects


As you bask on a beach this summer, drawing a line under 2020 might add to the pleasure, while fresh ideas and a clean slate draw you towards the promised land of 2021. If EQC repairs, home renovations, extensions, or even a new build are on your brighter horizon, then WD Build and Hardy Projects are your go-to companies for a successful and productive year.

 

 

Directors Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, have been at the forefront of the EQC programme since its inception.

They help owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project.

Whether you are contemplating a project that brings an ‘as is where is’ home back to life, or whether your repairs fall more into the cosmetic line, Mitchell and Paul are happy to help.

“We have so much experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from engineered foundations to architectural finishes,” says Mitchell.

Client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he received.

“Working with Mitchell and Paul was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required.”

The house required foundation repair, partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation which had been non-compliant all replaced.

The garage had its foundations dug out and replaced as well as blockwork repaired.

“The house looks amazing,” says Ben. “And the estimate of four to six months work was actually completed in 12 weeks!”

With Mitchell and Paul on the job the work was very well planned, started quickly, ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard.

“I’d recommend WD Build and Hardy Projects to anyone in a heartbeat,” says Ben.

If you’re a homeowners who has registered with EQC and now need to engage a contactor to get things moving along, Paul says: “Just pick up the phone and talk to us about an initial free assessment of your home and we’ll make a plan from there.”

Hardy Projects 

Phone: 0800 742 739

www.hardyprojects.co.nz

WD Build 

Phone: 0274 134 382

www.wdbuild.co.nz


 

Hillside haven: AO Architecture X WD Build


This Richmond Hill home is a dream realised for its owners who had lived through post-earthquake flooding at their previous site. Designers of this dream are AO Architecture, and Michael John and his team are award-winners for this design that is totally at one with its surroundings.

 

 

“It is a unique site, and we took our cues from the Port Hills,” says Michael.

The grass is often browned off which generated the idea of using Corten steel, with its burnt brown finish.

The jagged outcrops above the Architectural Designers New Zealand house in grey basalt colour were picked up in the board formed concrete, while the dark cedar and roofing were used as a silhouette back drop to the Corten and concrete features.

“A pitched form was desired even though this was harder to create due to planning height restrictions, however this did play well with the jagged hills surrounding the site,” says Michael.

“The gables also were utilised to their full potential forming vaulted interior spaces in the living areas and a study above the garage.”

Exposure to the wind was a major consideration.

This led to the house being U-shaped, which provides an outdoor area that enjoys the views, but is protected from the elements.

WD Build took great pleasure in the architectural styling of the home, says founder Mitchell James.

“It was an interesting job with its cedar cladding, Corten steel, and great detailing such as on the seamless garage door, the cast concrete chimney and boxed Corten features around the windows,” he says. “Michael’s plans were easy to follow, clean with detailed specifications.”

Architectural builders since the 1970s, WD Build is a small family-owned business on its third generation

“We are hands on, one-on-one with our clients, and have a great network of experienced, skilled subcontractors. We enjoy keeping up with building innovations, and on every job, small or large, we bring our emphasis on quality.”


 

From paperwork to completion: WD Build x Hardy Projects


You might be thinking you’ve done the easy part – registered before the deadline on the EQC website for on-sold, over-cap properties – but are dreading what comes next: preparing the paperwork, communicating with the Christchurch City Council, and of course coping with the stress and upheaval of the repair itself.

 

 

Relax! Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, Directors of WD Build and Hardy Projects have been at the forefront of this programme since its inception.

They help owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project.

“We have so much experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from engineered foundations to architectural finishes,” says Mitchell.

Client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he received.

“Working with Mitchell and Paul was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required,” he says.

The house required foundation repair, a partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation (which had been non-compliant) all replaced. The garage had its foundations dug out and replaced as well as blockwork repaired.

“The house looks amazing,” says Ben. “And the estimate of four to six months work was actually completed in 12 weeks!”

With Mitchell and Paul on the job the work was very well planned, started quickly, ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard.

“I’d recommend WD Build and Hardy Projects to anyone in a heartbeat,” says Ben.

Paul says: “For home owners who have registered with EQC and now need to engage a contactor to get things moving along, just pick up the phone and talk to us about an initial free assessment of your home and we’ll make a plan from there.”

Hardy Projects 

Phone: 0800 742 739

www.hardyprojects.co.nz

WD Build 

Phone: 0274 134 382

www.wdbuild.co.nz

 


 

From paperwork to completion: WD Build + Hardy Projects


You might be thinking you’ve done the easy part – registered before the deadline on the EQC website for on-sold, over-cap properties – but are dreading what comes next: preparing the paperwork, communicating with the Christchurch City Council, and of course coping with the stress and upheaval of the repair itself.

 

 

Relax! Mitchell James and Paul Hardy, Directors of WD Build and Hardy Projects, have been at the forefront of this programme since its inception.

They help owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at completion.

“We have so much experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from engineered foundations to architectural finishes,” says Mitchell.

Client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he received.

“Working with Mitchell and Paul was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required,” he says.

The house required foundation repair, partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation which had been non-compliant, all replaced. The garage had its foundations dug out and replaced as well as blockwork repaired.

“The house looks amazing,” says Ben. “And the estimate of four to six months work was actually completed in 12 weeks!”

With Mitchell and Paul on the job, the work was very well planned, started quickly, ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard.

“I’d recommend WD Build and Hardy Projects to anyone in a heartbeat,” says Ben.

Paul says: “For home owners who have registered with EQC and now need to engage a contactor to get things moving along, just pick up the phone and talk to us about an initial free assessment of your home and we’ll make a plan from there.”


 

Time running out for re-repairs: WD Build


The Directors of WD Build and Hardy Projects, Mitchell James and Paul Hardy would like to urgently remind Canterbury homeowners that the final date to register with EQC for over-cap on-sold properties for repair is October 14, 2020.

 

“We are very close to deadline now, so anyone with doubts about the quality of their repair should call us for a free assessment as soon as they can,” says Mitch.

The EQC $300m policy for homeowners of over-cap on-sold properties in Canterbury enables affected homeowners to apply for an ex gratia government payment to have their homes repaired.

The payment is also available if the same owners had the home, but believed the repairs done post-earthquakes were not satisfactory or overlooked levelling.

WD Build and Hardy Projects have been at the forefront of this process, helping homeowners get the very best of home repairs.

Mitchell and Paul have helped owners with the process from the paperwork at the very beginning, to handing over beautifully finished homes at the completion of the project.

“We have so much experience with the EQC process, as well as bringing our building expertise from foundations upwards, to the repair,” says Mitchell.

Details for EQC repairs are available at www.eqc.govt.nz. Remember to register by October 14, 2020.


 

Repairing the Repairs: WD Build + Hardy Projects


The EQC $300m policy for homeowners of over-cap on-sold properties in Canterbury enabled affected homeowners to apply for an ex gratia Government payment to have their homes repaired.

 

The payment was also available if the same owners had the home, but believed the repairs done post-earthquakes were not satisfactory, or overlooked levelling.

WD Build and Hardy Projects have been at the forefront of this process, helping homeowners get the correct repairs.

Recent client Ben McLean is delighted with the result he has received, “working with company owners Mitchell James and Paul Hardy was so easy – they made the process really straightforward when we didn’t have a clue about what was required.”

The house required foundation repair, partial relevel, new flooring, tiling in the bathroom, internal painting, electrics brought to code, and the underfloor insulation which had been noncompliant all replaced. he garage had its foundations dug out and replaced as well as blockwork repaired.

“The house now looks amazing,” says Ben “and the estimate of four to six months work was actually completed in 12 weeks!”

He says with Mitchell and Paul on the job the work was very well planned, started quickly, ran smoothly and was completed to a very high standard.

“I’d recommend W D Build and Hardy Projects to anyone in a heartbeat,” says Ben.

So If you need repairs undertaken or advice on where to start, call WD Build or Hardy Projects to book your free, no obligation, meeting and take the first step to getting your home repaired properly.

 

Expert house relevelling + Engineering services
Ph: 0800 742 739
paul@hardyprojects.co.nz
www.hardyprojects.co.nz

Creating places people love to share.
Ph: Mitchell James 0274 134 382
Email: info@wdbuild.co.nz
www.wdbuild.co.nz