Earthquake Strengthening and Repair Project (2017-2019)

The Pumphouse building restoration comprised the five attached buildings.  The first two buildings date from 1882.  They stood up to the Canterbury Earthquakes surprisingly well.  However, they still needed a lot of work to repair earthquake damage, as well as bring them up to current building code standard. 

Funding for the project came from the owners along with much appreciated grants from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Earthquake Upgraded Incentive Programme Fund and the Christchurch City Council Heritage Incentive Fund

Work started in October 2017.  The Council sign off was in August 2019.  Strengthening to 75% NBS (National Building Standard) was achieved.  In addition to the earthquake strengthening work, a considerable amount of general repairs and maintenance was carried out.  This included stonework replacement, new roofing, extensive plastering and painting work.

Scroll down the page to view a selection of photos from the Pumphouse building restoration project.

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Move the slider to view the Pumphouse buildings before and after restoration.

Before Building Restoration

During Building Restoration

After Building Restoration

Visit our Demolition Yard

You are welcome to call into our Demolition Yard to view the heritage buildings.  And while you’re on site, have a look through our recycled building materials and character house parts.