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Finding a Way to Future-Proof Our Homes

New Zealand is vulnerable to natural disasters - specifically earthquakes, tropical storms and floods. Because the country is susceptible to environmental damage, newly constructed homes need to be built to endure disasters and to protect their inhabitants. 

Choosing the right construction system is crucial for resistance against earthquakes and cyclones. Ultimately, a well designed and well constructed building can save lives and reduce damage. Among the many systems available, insulated concrete forms (ICF) have gained popularity due to their durability and efficiency in natural disaster resistance. 

In the April 2023 edition of the NZ Property Investor magazine we have published an article going into detail the importance of the durability of new construction. Natural disasters are a recurring threat to communities and their infrastructures. A post-disaster construction strategy must take into account building materials and systems that specifically provide the best protection against these conditions.

Read more in the NZ Property Investor magazine here: