Introduction to repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes - Part E: Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings
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- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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- Section 175 guidance
Part E addresses the special conditions required for the repair and rebuild of one and two storey multi-unit buildings (MUBs), and in particular situations involving the replacement of only part of the block. There are many of these units in Christchurch, often in the eastern parts of the city. All technical categories are covered with specific solutions provided for TC3.
This guidance applies to single and double storey MUBs. For practical reasons it has not been possible to cover all potential multi-unit building arrangements. To cover the most common building arrangements, this guidance addresses attached units built in a straight line. The concepts developed in this guidance should also be applicable to other multi-unit configurations not specifically within the scope of this document but will depend on case-specific circumstances.