The project we undertook on this already habitable house was to add anti-seismic improvements following the earthquakes of 2016. A metal 'ring of steel' was added to the first floor to give rigidity to the structure. Repairs and replastering were done internally as required (much of the plaster was very old and flaking). The whole of the house interior was then repainted. We have also added a retaining timber fence to the area beside the swimming pool. The house now conforms to current anti-seismic regulations.