Lifting our community

Lifting our community

Since early 2012 SmartLift has lifted and repaired over 450 earthquake damaged foundations within Canterbury. Every single foundation repair was unique because every building was affected differently. We have seen every kind of foundation you can imagine from old style non re-enforced rubble foundations, to wood piles, to concrete slabs and everything in between. With the cleverly engineered lifting system designed by SmartLift, we have been able to repair every foundation to a better than new result. We have not come across a foundation we cannot repair or lift to re-level. Our system is that robust and accurate we have saved home owners and investors a ton of money because they can repair and re-insure […]

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Congratulations to Te Waka Aroha on Their Success!

Congratulations to Te Waka Aroha on Their Success!

SmartLift team would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the amazing Te Waka Aroha group on their successful motion in city council today in getting their CCC grant to purchase their building in South Brighton. This means they can start work on repairing their community hall. What a fantastic effort! We look forward to working with you in getting your building levelled in the very near future. read more >  

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Free Lift For Christchurch – Project Update – August 2016

Free Lift For Christchurch – Project Update – August 2016

Following the story of our Free Lift for Christchurch winners; here is the latest update on where we are at with the projects for all those who worked so hard to gain votes for their communities.   Hello everyone! We are well under-way on our Free Lift for Christchurch projects now with competition winners Te Waka Aroha South Brighton and the Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group! Here is a quick update on where they are at. Te Waka Aroha South Brighton · We are in the design and planning phase for our re-levelling works in preparation for the appropriate consenting applications to the local authorities. · Our consulting geotechnical engineer […]

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Breaking News: Two Winners!

Breaking News: Two Winners!

We’ve decided due to outstanding efforts, that there is a second deserving winner of a free lift and level from the team at SmartLift…   Well, it seems the media have jumped the gun and many of you will have already heard that the “Free Lift for Christchurch” prize has now been doubled. Te Waka Aroha South Brighton won on the day but, here at Smartlift, we were so impressed with the huge effort put into the voting campaign by the Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group that we wanted to help them too. That’s right: Kaiapoi Grey Raven Scout Group will also receive a free lift from Smartlift.   What […]

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‘Free Lift for Christchurch’ Winner Announced!

‘Free Lift for Christchurch’ Winner Announced!

We have a winner! The public has voted and it is time to congratulate and celebrate with Te Waka Aroha South Brighton, whose community building has won the free ‘lift and level’ from Smartlift.   Congratulations to Te Waka Aroha South Brighton who have fought all month to rally their community to vote for them, and in turn have won the free lift and levelling from the team here at Smartlift! A highlight of their campaign was a video they made to educate the community on who they were, their plans for the empty church building in South Brighton, and the opportunity Smartlift was offering to help them on their […]

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Free lift for Christchurch: Te Waka Aroha South Brighton

Free lift for Christchurch: Te Waka Aroha South Brighton

Click here to VOTE! for Te Waka Aroha South Brighton Te Waka Aroha is a vibrant South Brighton group with a lot of talent, energy and creative connections – but no permanent home. The group has its eye on the vacated church and hall at the roundabout on Bridge Street and, with a little help from Smartlift with repairs, has the opportunity to lease it for 20 years, or buy part or full ownership of it through paying for repairs. Most damage is to the church building, which needs a wall replaced and repairs to its foundations. After the earthquakes most of the shops in South Brighton were demolished, including […]

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Free Lift for Christchurch: Parklands Baptist Community Church

Free Lift for Christchurch: Parklands Baptist Community Church

Click here to VOTE! for Parklands Baptist Community Church     The congregation has grown, divided and moved a few times since it held its first service in 1922 but Parklands Baptist Community Church (PBCC) has been in Queenspark Drive since 1986. The building got a bit knocked about throughout the earthquakes and is a candidate for some TLC from Smartlift because it functions as a community hub with over 20 groups using the facilities weekly. The concrete floor of the lightweight steel-structured single-storey building is damaged and now out of level. Funding is mainly through the generosity of the church’s members and other individuals as well as funding agencies. PBCC […]

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Free lift for Christchurch: Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group

Free lift for Christchurch: Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group

Click here to VOTE! to vote for Kaiapoi Gray Raven Scout Group The fine tradition of scouting has been available to Kaiapoi youth since the original troop started up in 1908. Thousands of Kaiapoi children have since grabbed the chance to experience outdoor activities and camps. The Gray Raven Kaiapoi Scout Den had some cracks in it which were made much worse by the earthquakes and it suffered extensive new damage. The local council closed the building in the middle of 2012 and the kids have been unable to use it since. Membership of the group has dwindled because the building is closed. Without a permanent home, the club will have to […]

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Free lift for Christchurch: Delta Community House

Free lift for Christchurch: Delta Community House

Click here to VOTE! for Delta Community House Delta Community House, through the work of Delta Community Support Trust (Delta Trust), hosts many community activities, services and programmes reaching over 4,000 people every year. In response to Christ’s love, Delta Trust seeks to empower people in Richmond and wider Christchurch to participate fully in community life by assisting them to establish positive relationships and personal growth. This is represented in its pictorial creed. Delta Trust has three departments: 1. Friendship Link which provides activities for people with intellectual and/or psychological disabilities 2. The Evergreen Club which runs an activities programme on week days for older people 3. Community Development Services that encompass empowerment courses, food […]

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Free lift for Christchurch: Breezes Road Baptist Church

Free lift for Christchurch: Breezes Road Baptist Church

Click here to VOTE! for Breezes Road Baptist Church Prior to the Canterbury earthquakes, the Breezes Road Baptist Church (BRBC) had an active congregation of between 100 – 120 members and a full-time pastor. The premises, owned by the national Baptist Union, incorporate two houses, a hall and the church building. The houses were put to good use after the earthquakes. BRBC housed up to 25 Habitat for Humanity workers for more than a year, giving volunteers the base they needed as they repaired homes for others. Meanwhile, the congregation had to meet at a local school as the hall and church buildings were condemned. Six years on, the hall is […]

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