So many Cantabrians that had their houses written-off because of the earthquakes had replacement insurance policies. Almost without exception, everyone I’ve spoken to (and there would have been several hundred by now) have all said the same thing, “We have a replacement policy but our insurers are trying to show-horn us into something (cheaper) else or they tell us, “The materials are no longer readily available from the local merchants”.

We all know that by-in-large the native timbers are not available but achieving the same look and feel can easily (well takes a bit of effort but nice things are always like that) be replicated.

Example – They don’t build traditional archways like they used to – bull again.

The materials behind the paint in these photos is pinus radiata.

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Oh by the way, that although our head office is based in Masterton Moss Brothers have licensed reputable building firms to build our homes in Wellington/Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa, Canterbury and Auckland. At any stage you can have an obligation free chat with your closest one.

If you have any questions or comments please ask them using the Enquiry section of the website or phone on 06-370-2058.

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