Earthquake Repairs – Christchurch & Kaikoura

Rebuilding Christchurch and Kaikoura

Being a locally owned and operated company, Home Trends Builders Ltd has over 30 years experience in the Canterbury region and have been involved over the last 5 years with all aspects of the Canterbury Rebuild and carrying out earthquake repairs to homes throughout Christchurch.

You will be dealing with team members from HTB who are an accredited contractor with EQC and major Insurance companies such as IAG, Vero and Ansvar – and we have worked closely with our clients to repair hundreds of Christchurch homes on land in all technical categories.

Home Trends Builders has three dedicated Project Managers and a team of staff and subcontractors to assist you from a minor repair through to a full house rebuild.

Our team enjoys a pro-active relationship with our sub-contractors and will work hard to ensure your project is completed on time and within budget whilst maintaining the highest standards.

See page 2 in Canterbury Build magazine (above) for further information.

Why you should choose Home Trends Builders

  • You will be dealing with a dedicated team who will work closely with you and communicate with you during every step of your repair or rebuild
  • We are Licensed Building Practitioners and Registered Master Builders so you can be assured your home will be repaired and rebuilt to the highest industry standards
  • You will have the benefit of a reliable team of long standing sub-contractors who will work hard to ensure your project is completed on time
  • We maintain the highest level of Health and Safety practices to ensure a safe working environment and our sites are Site Safe compliant and AppCon approved


Hello Peter,

Thank you for putting me onto Terri and Alan when I asked about renovating our upstairs exterior at Kennedys Bush Road

A fantastic couple that listened and then advised. Then your Team arrived and we have to say, we are impressed again with their workmanship and energy.

My darling wife Marilyn came home today and I am having trouble wiping the smile off her face, she is just over the moon with the finish to date.

Thank you so much Peter, it makes for a great reward to know that we can enjoy top service and workmanship from others as we both pride ourselves in giving the same to our clients. Already I have passed on Alan and Terrie’s contact to a gentleman looking for a top notch Builder. 

Its great to have your brand on our fence. We do recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd

Thanks heaps

Linds and Marilyn 


It’s not easy for anybody involved in a large earthquake particularly when it involves in it’s aftermath a half million dollar repair and renovation. From the moment our insurers (Ansvar or as they became ACS Claims Amy Lacey and Andrew Rosanowski) engaged Inovo (Aaron Ray) and Inovo engaged Home Trends Builders (Alan and Terrie Cresswell, Jason Williams and Peter de Gouw) we felt confident it was going to be a quality job. And so it turned out. Like climbing a large mountain there was much effort and there were many challenges. We are now at the end of the climb and happily settled back in an effectively new home. This marathon effort by all the above could only have been completed by hard working people of integrity and skill. We are very appreciative, especially for Terrie’s help in choosing interior stuff! Thanks team for all you have done for us!

Ken and Bev 


I am delighted to write a testimonial for Home Trends Builders Ltd who (in conjunction with our Insurance Coy) were chosen to undertake the repairs at our home in Dallington.

When approval to proceed was given – the value exceeding over $250,000 – a significant amount of work was needed to repair our home including the repair of our foundations – this necessitating the complete removal of all furniture and flooring and fittings from our house.

The Project Manager was in regular communication with us in regards to the work being undertaken and its progress, discussing any issues and requesting information from us on matters such as colours for painting, decking and so on.

More importantly, I have been very impressed with the Company’s reliability and the quality of work that has been undertaken by the staff of Home Trends Builders Ltd. The tradesmen who were contracted to do work such as painting, electrical and the like also produced work of very good quality.

The time frame for returning to our home was scheduled to be 22 weeks and I was delighted by the news that our home will be ready for our return in 20 weeks – that is two weeks early! Overall, a great job has been done by the builder who has a good team of passionate workers who care about the quality of their work!”

Mike & Brigitta

I have recently had Home Trends Builders Ltd do the earthquake repairs on my property and I found them to be easy to work with and they did a great job.  Alan, the Project Manager kept me well informed during the process and fitted in the extra renovation work I wanted done along with the repairs with no problems at all.

I would recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd to anyone wanting to repair or renovation work as well as building a new home”

Bill Peoples

Front of House before EQR repairs

Front of house after full repairs

Front of House after full repairs

Conservatory before repairs

Completed repairs on Conservatory

Completed repairs on Conservatory

Let me begin by saying that Home Trends Builders Ltd did a fabulous job on our Fletchers/EQR repairs.  Apart from redecorating the entire downstairs, Home Trends Builders Ltd needed to re-level a kitchen floor and address cracked exterior Summerhill stone cladding.

Before the repairs took place, they developed a project plan for us, using the EQR scope of works and our own commitments to finalise a date for completion of all the work.  The project management was brilliant!.  Although surprises did occur (as they always do with any building project) Home Trends Builders Ltd were able to quickly adjust their plan, bring in skilled staff as required: fast, efficient, responsive, flexible, quality and cost conscious.

Now that the EQR repairs are done, I would not hesitate to contact them again for future redecoration or building work.  Truly, a first-rate company.”


I am writing to thank you for the repair job you have recently completed at our home.

After a frustrating time dealing with EQC our job was finally handed to our insurance company.

From the time your company secured the contract until it was completed we were extremely impressed with the communication between all parties. We were kept fully in the loop all along the way and knew at what stage the repair was at all times.

Your thoroughness has ensured that the end result is amazing. The house is now restored to its former glory and looks stunning.

We have heard so many bad stories of shoddy work and shortcuts so were relieved to have a company such as yours completing our job.

We would recommend Home trends Builders Ltd to anyone as you  worked like true professionals and always had our interests at heart. Thank you Alan for keeping it all moving along and staying in touch with us at every stage.

Once again thank you for all you did and we are very happy to be contacted by any potential clients as you truly did exceed our expectations.

Cheers and thanks

Paul and Helen  

Contact Terrie our Project Manager to discuss your Earthquake repair or rebuild –


Terrie Cresswell
Ph 027 6960087