- Jul 1, 2019
I am wanting to build a house, but based on my experience of renting homes here and visiting new home sites I think building a home can be a better option.We're in the middle of building a new house. Before we started, I did a bit of reading on how to make buildings earthquake-resistent and I talked about the matter with the architect. Together we decided what to implement and what not. Many ways of strengthening your building have a trade off and some are aesthetically undesirable. Some can be costly too. The missus thinks it's unnecessary and a waste of money. We had a RS6.7 earthquake a couple of days ago not far away from where we live now. So I think it's a good thing to invest in.
What are you going to build, Anfooshi?
I do agree earthquake resistance should be considered, but a proper foundation is the key. I am not sure if they incorporate a Geotechnical engineer when building homes here. It's very important to know the type of soil in order to choose the correct foundation or the house will not resist the natural processes let alone a tremor.