Repairing flood-damaged houses in Auckland following recent flooding events
Extensive flooding was reported for Northland and Auckland over the last week leaving thousands of houses damaged by flood water, in most cases contaminated floodwater.
This page contains a summary of where information can be found for:
- What is a designated area?
- the assessment and repair of flood damaged houses
A designated area is an area approved by the Mayor of Auckland on 31 January 2023 and allows a local authority to take specific actions under the Building Act to manage buildings in an emergency. The designated area can remain in force after the state of emergency has been removed.
The link below explains what roles can be undertaken by the local council in a designated area.
Repairing flood-damaged house should be undertaken in conjunction with the house insurer or the landlord. Some useful documents are:
- BRANZ Bulletin Issue 666 Restoring a home after flood damage provides
https://www.branz.co.nz/pubs/bulletins/bu666/ (Free download)
- Queensland Building and Construction Commission Technical Guide
https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/2022-03/guide-timber-qld-assessment-repair-flood-damaged-timber.pdf (Free download)
- ANSI/IICRC S500-2-21 Standard for professional water damage restoration
https://webstore.ansi.org/standards/iicrc/ansiiicrcs5002021?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8tnYgJf1_AIVuMBMAh0R8QL7EAAYASAAEgJT_fD_BwE (Please note that this is the Standard often used by companies specialising in the repair of water-damaged houses. (Pay to download).