Building Smarter


© Jim Stauffer

Build Back Smarter provides homeowners and landlords in the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts with free, no obligation, expert advice about ways to improve their homes.

The Build Back Smarter home assessment provides owners with an opportunity to talk with a specialist about a wide range of topics including: insulation, heating, lighting, windows and doors, draft stopping, ventilation, moisture control, water heating and other energy saving ideas.

Home owners receive a written Healthy Home Improvement Plan that is tailored to their needs and budgets, which provides a prioritised set of recommendations for their home.

It’s easy to do: just book your free appointment online at www., or phone the council on 941 8999.

Build Back Smarter is a free service providing homeowners with face to face advice on making their homes warmer, drier, healthier and cheaper to run.

It provides free, expert advice about home improvements and is particularly relevant for people undertaking earthquake repairs.

You can request a healthy home assessment by telephone or by completing a booking form online.

Your Healthy Home Improvement Plan will cover:

  • Insulation
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Dampness control
  • Lighting
  • Windows and curtains
  • Draft stopping
  • Water heating and conservation.

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