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Making improvements as part of a renovation

If you’re thinking about renovating your home, consider improving its resilience at the same time. Making upgrades as part of a planned renovation, rather than separately, could save you money, time and effort. For example, if you need to remove wall linings it might be a good time to check on and improve the wall bracing.

Consider this work alongside your renovation:

  • Checking timber foundations are in good condition, well secured and braced
  • Removing unreinforced brick or concrete masonry chimneys that extend above the roofline
  • Changing your roof to lightweight material that is well fastened to framing
  • Replacing heavy exterior wall cladding (for example, brick veneer) with a lightweight option.
  • Checking retaining walls are in good condition (including clearing weep holes) and designed and built to a standard that is fit-for-purpose

Our Homeowners section has more details.

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