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CHRP contractors congratulated for work

3 December 2013

CHRP contractors congratulated for work on over-$50,000 repairs

Building contractors to the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP) can be proud of their efforts in substantially exceeding the original projections for major repairs, Fletcher EQR General Manager David Peterson said today. “We want to acknowledge the efforts of more than a thousand building contractors, and their staff and sub-contractors, on what is a truly massive body of work,” Mr Peterson said.

As announced by the Earthquake Commission (EQC), about 4,500 repairs above $50,000 were expected when the CHRP targets were set in 2011 and substantially more have been completed to date. Those not yet completed reflect the growth in major repair numbers after the targets were set. “By their nature, repairs at the higher levels of value involve great preparation, physical work and complexity,” Mr Peterson said. “Along with the growth in numbers, that’s why some are still in the queue.”

Most of the properties not yet completed are multi-unit buildings or require complex engineering solutions to advance to repair. Some others are on hold at the homeowner’s request or are awaiting information about flood risk status. “We will continue to work with contractors to finish all the repairs in this category as soon as possible,” Mr Peterson said.

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