Earthquake resistant houses

Earthquake resistant houses

BRANZ conference paper ‘As Safe as Houses’ has a detailed report about earthquake resistance.

With recent events in Christchurch, earthquake proof house designs are a hot topic.

Click here to download the BRANZ Earthquake report


Earthquake resistant houses
Earthquake resistant houses

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Safe homes built to withstand earthquakes

Metra has a range of standard plans that can be built complete in as little as 6 weeks. The great thing about Metra is that every wall panel has bracing elements built in. Metra panel structural walls are engineered to exceed 50 years durability and exceed the New Zealand Building Code requirements for earthquake protection.

Christchurch Builders

Fusion Homes

Phone: 0800 238 746

Maxim Homes

Phone: 03 308 2948

Laing Homes

Phone: 03 349 4977

Whyte Construction

Phone: 03 377 0173

Homes by Legacy

Phone: 021 2400 557

For more information visit the Metra website:

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