Restoring Trust and Value to Monolithic Claddings

Monolithic Clad houses built between 1992 and 2005 suffer from the impression that they are ‘risky’ because they may be ‘leaky homes’ and require expensive repairs.

However, homeowners can protect their house and prove that it does not leak – without expensive recladding.

Proven solution for stopping decay and protecting timber in monolithic clad buildings

  • Identify and treat leaks and rot without recladding
  • Safe, proven post-treatment for treated and undertreated timber
  • Low cost alternative to house recladding for most monolithic houses
  • Scientifically tested and approved
  • Protects against all known fungi, decay and borer
  • Fast, non-disruptive and discrete
  • RotStop Certificate to help sell your house
  • Suitable for all monolithic clad or leaky buildings: apartments and commercial properties

“What You Absolutely Must Know About Owning a Plaster Clad House” – the essential property owners report

” I was shocked to learn just how the leaky home crisis happened but then relieved that Moisture Detection offer a pretty easy way to get my home sorted out”

  • Moisture Detection Probes

    Installed discretely to measure and monitor the actual moisture in your walls – and find any leaks

  • Timber Testing

    Measures actual timber treatment, level of decay and remaining strength

  • Targeted Repairs to Stop Leaks

    Identify and repair problem flashings, windows etc to stop leakage

  • Rotstop Treatment

    A proprietary and proven process to treat all timber quickly and safely. This kills rot and stops further timber damage. Timber resilience to rot is increased.

  • Regular Monitoring

    Low cost regular monitoring to ensure your house stays dry

  • Pre-Inspection Proof Your House

    Your complete house condition report proves that your house does not leak, is not rotten and is fully maintained

  • Permanent On-Line Data Base

    All of your inspection and maintenance records are stored on-line







The Monolithic Plaster Clad House Problem

Since the leaky home scandal first erupted in the early 2000’s, there have been a number of initiatives to assist affected house owners.

All have ended up costing owners money, often without resolving the underlying problems.

The current ‘fix’ is to fully, or partly reclad your house, which is an expensive and disruptive process.

The scary part for home owners is that the cost of the reclad is unknown when the work starts.  Often, most of your cladding and timber is still perfectly good – but you will pay to have it replaced anyway – and your house still won’t recover its full resale value.

While recladding may be the only solution for some houses, there are other excellent, and much cheaper ways to fix your monolithic plaster clad house.

Why are there leaky, rotting houses?

To answer this question, you first need to  look back at NZ in the 1950’s, when houses were built properly and rarely rotted.  Then roll forward as building, material, and inspection standards were systematically and unjustifiably lowered … (Download the free report for more)

What was the end result?

The result was a generation of houses from 1992 to 2005, supposedly built to a 50 year durability standard that would fail far short of that time requirement. In some cases, the houses and apartments were rotting even before they were completed.

Although the blaze of publicity has died down, thousands of homeowners are still disastrously affected by….. (Download the free report for more)

How do I know if my house is affected?

If your house was built in the 1992 – 2005 era, then it may be constructed using untreated or undertreated timber. If you have small or non-existent eaves, or a flat roof, or a complicated architectural design, or are in a high wind area, your house is at a higher risk…. (Download the free report for more)

What happens if I do nothing?

At the very least, if you are fortunate, your house will not be leaking seriously enough to cause significant damage during the time you occupy it. However, when you come to sell your monolithic plaster house ….(Download the free report for more)

Is there an easier way to fix my house?

It’s now been nearly twenty years since the leaky homes scandal first started making headline and amazingly, most of those plaster houses are still standing today – without re-cladding and without major rebuilds.   That doesn’t mean that the houses don’t have problems, just that the problems haven’t become large or obvious enough to demand attention (yet!)  So having plaster cladding isn’t an automatic death sentence for a house.

It’s time to take a mature and reasoned approach to maintaining a monolithic clad house.

Targeted Remediation Planning

you can use a targeted remediation and maintenance plan that progressively increases the weathertightness AND timber treatment levels in your home over a period of time… (Download the free report for more)

How do I Increase my House Resale Value?

Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to monolithic clad houses, your house will never be worth as much as if it were built with the correct materials and designs. This is just a fact. Even a house that has been fully reclad..(Download the free report for more)

Are only plaster or monolithic houses affected?

There are many risk factors which affect which houses are more or less likely to develop leaks or rot. However, weatherboard or even brick houses from this era can be affected….(Download the free report for more)

Pre-Purchase Inspection Proofing Your House

MDU probes and reports have been used since 2004 to show building inspectors exactly what is happening behind the walls of houses so they can confidently report the real condition. To properly prepare a monolithic house for sale takes time.  If you wait until the last moment, there is unlikely to be enough time to… (Download the free report for more)

Image of rotting timber inside a leaky building