KAHU ROAD, CHRISTCHURCH – STAGE 1
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EDC help a flying house take off.
EDC Christchurch was charged with the earthquake repair design for this house located on Kahu Road next to the Riccarton Bush Reserve. This house is regarded by many a landmark around the neighbourhood, due to its Hanmer marble wall cladding and garden walls. As part of the repair process, the ground storey is to be demolished and re-constructed and therefore the top storey had to be lifted up, removed and temporarily stored before it will be put back on the new ground floor later this year. EDC specified temporary strengthening to ensure the upper storey structure could withstand the lift. Structural engineers Sam Polson and Tony Dong observed intently and with the help of some calm weather, an expert team of house lifters and millions of dollars’ worth of construction plant, the lift was completed successfully.