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While regular maintenance and building natural disaster resilience from the foundations up to the roof are the best way to ensure your building will survive Vanuatu’s climactic extremes, Vanuatu Homes offers both pre-disaster improvements and emergency repairs after damage has been caused.
Vanuatu Homes is run by a team experienced with architectural design, blueprints and we liaise constantly with qualified designers.
Vanuatu Homes prides itself on delivering outstanding floor plans, architectural draughting services, landscape design and even quantity surveying.
What your structure needs before and after a cyclone or earthquake
- Fasteners need to be galvanised so they don’t rust and become a point of weakness – Vanuatu Homes uses superior quality NZ fasteners
- Timber rot should be prevented a) through installing H3 or better treated timber and b) prevented by coating framing in tar paper
- Roofs – these will be susceptible to cyclonic forces if not built wind-resistant. Vanuatu Homes; designs follow the cyclone resiliency building codes of Queensland, Australia
- Masonry and walls should be designed so they don’t catch extreme wind and don’t have weak points. Hence Vanuatu Homes often uses interlocking concrete blocks.
- Doors and windows must be fixed to walls and have adequate seals.
- Attachments such as guttering, fascia and eaves can become liabilities during an extreme storm or earthquake and should be securely fastened.
- It is essential to install termite-resistant timber in framing so that cyclones and earthquakes don’t cause the timber to collapse around its weak points