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Basement Conversions

More and more New Zealanders, particularly in Auckland and the Greater Auckland region, are adding extra space by lifting their house to build an extra storey underneath. With careful planning, your basement conversion will also add capital value.

Basement Conversions - Design, Lift and Build

House Lifters can Project Manage the entire basement conversion process for you as well as the house lift; from Design through to construction and levelling. House Lifters’ Directors, Rod and Stuart Moore, have a wealth of construction experience. Our team also includes Registered Engineers, Designers, Licensed and Certified Builders, plus a vast network of trusted tradespeople. House Lifters is recognised internationally for our house lifting expertise, and all our house lifts are designed, overseen and signed off by one of our Registered Engineers.

basement conversions - House Lifters Auckland

Basement Conversions - Design, Lift & Build

House Lifters can Project Manage the entire basement conversion process for you as well as the house lift; from Design through to construction and levelling. House Lifters’ Directors, Rod and Stuart Moore, have a wealth of construction experience.

Our team also includes Registered Engineers, Designers, Licensed and Certified Builders, plus a vast network of trusted tradespeople. House Lifters is recognised internationally for our house lifting expertise, and all our house lifts are designed, overseen and signed off by one of our Registered Engineers.

With our 3-metre High Lift, House Lifters can lift and support your house, then build your new:

Living Space

Whether the house was never big enough or you’ve outgrown it, a basement conversion will maximise use of your house and section. Adding an extra living space, bedroom/s, bathroom by building underneath your house can also be a very wise investment, especially in Auckland.

Rental/Self-contained Unit/Granny Flat

Wanting rental income, a return on your investment? Add on a storey underneath to create a self-contained flat to rent/let as a holiday rental. Or gain extra space and privacy for a parent/parents to live with you, or simply for guests to enjoy.

Home Office or Commercial Space

Convert your basement and turn your morning commute, into a stroll downstairs. If you want to work from home (or already do) and need a more professional work environment, build your business up, by building down. House Lifters can also provide Commercial fit-outs.

Internal Access Garage

You’ll love the convenience of an internal access garage – especially on cold, wet days. Your new garage will help with re-sale value too (warning though - once you’re used to having an internal access garage, it’s hard to imagine living anywhere that doesn’t have one!).

Storage Space

‘A place for everything, and everything in its place’… Not many people can say they enough storage. By converting the basement into extra storage space, you can clear out the house, the garage, and if the section took some of the overflow, that can be transformed too.

How much will a Basement Conversion cost?

Following our initial Consultation with you, House Lifters will present a breakdown of costs (plus a 3D Concept Design Plan and if required, Engineers drawings). Factors which may influence the cost of the conversion include: ease of site access, if any drainage, foundation, repiling, earthworks and excavation work is required, and if we need to obtain specialist Reports and Consent/s on your behalf.

Arrange your consultation – contact House Lifters

basement conversions - House Lifters Auckland
basement conversion - House Lifters Auckland

Basement Conversion Process

Initial Consultation

An in-depth meeting with you, and ideally, anyone else involved in your decision-making.

To create the Brief, first we identify your budget, then learn about your goals, ideas, likes and dislikes.

Show us what inspires you, and bring any existing plans – no matter how rough!

Concept Design Plan

House Lifters’ in-house Building, Design and Engineering team creates a Design Plan, Engineers drawings (if required), and a breakdown of costs.

We’ll present and discuss these with you in person.

Full Design and Consents

When you’ve finalised your Concept Design Plan and signed the Contract, House Lifters creates working drawings and a Full Design including Engineering, which we’ll lodge with the Council for Building Consent.

Construction Program

While awaiting Building Consent, House Lifters produces a Construction Program – detailing how your basement conversion will be completed by handover date.

Your Project Manager then has a Pre-start meeting on-site with our sub-contractors.

Basement Conversion Begins

House Lifters brings your Design to life!

The Project Manager will oversee the sub-contractors, worksite, Council inspections, monitor and update the Construction Program, and keep you fully informed throughout the basement conversion.

Basement Conversion Complete

When the property’s 100% ready to handover, your Project Manager will meet you for a final walk-through.

All documentation (e.g. Code of Compliance) will be complete, and House Lifters provides a Certified Builders Homefirst 10-Year Builders Guarantee.

Customer Feedback

On all occasions House Lifters went about their work with enthusiasm, and a high degree of success. Rod and Wei had a knack of finding very suitable properties at extremely competitive prices. They are a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation recommending House Lifters to anyone that requires such services.
Sir Rt Honourable
John Key GNZM AC
House Lifters has provided Inovo Projects with service above and beyond the norm. Their health and safety is impeccable, quality of work is superb, and they’re always endeavouring to come up with ways to complete tasks in a more efficient, safer, and cost-savvy manner.
Matt Cain
Building Estimator/Project Manager, Inovo
When Rod and Wei saw the house and looked at the plans, he knew what needed to be done and was enthusiastic about the challenge. But the other contractors I got quotes from – the lift was so complex they didn’t want to do it or their methodology of how they were going to do it didn’t give me confidence.
Matt Russell
House Lifters run their jobs in a professional manner using high-performing equipment with good quality systems. From our experience, we have not seen any other contractor consistently achieve the finished floor levels that House Lifters do.
Sam Richards,
Managing Director Richards Consulting Engineers

Google Reviews

We approached House Lifters Ltd for help to lower our house onto its new piles after another Christchurch-based house removal company had dealt with us in bad faith and refused to remedy their breach of contract. Stuart, the Managing Director, was only too happy to help and, incredibly, his team had our house down within the week. They did exactly what they represented they were going to do, and they did it efficiently, professionally, and with great care for our house.Thank you Stuart for giving us control of our lives back - we are now able to finally move forward as a family and start enjoying our home. You took a stressful situation off our plates and reassured us that everything was in your very capable hands. We will be encouraging anyone who seeks house removal services to get in touch with House Lifters Ltd for a job done with care. A total credit to the house removal industry.
Shanelle Lovegrove
Shanelle Lovegrove
10:17 10 Aug 23
Houselifters showed absolute commitment to the whare and the correct and required repair to the new insurance repair standard of when new. Houselifters were also clean and tidy in their work.
Dean Lester
Dean Lester
02:18 24 May 23
Parthenon Construction has had extensive experience in engaging with Stuart and the team at House Lifters.We have successfully completed over 250 projects with House Lifters since the Canterbury Earthquake and can not recommend them highly enough. They are specialist is there profession, provide accurate quotes, deliver to program and stand by there work.Relationships in the construction industry are extremally important and we are proud to say we have one with House Lifters that is formed on integrity and trust.
Daniel Fridd
Daniel Fridd
09:02 20 Apr 23
Stu and the team at House Lifters are great to deal with. I've had several projects with them in my role as a structural engineer and Stu has always helped to bridge the gap between design and construction in order to provide practical & cost effective repairs.On site, the team get on with the job and in my experience do what they say they will, when they say they will which is a great help to myself and clients.
Matt Pfahlert
Matt Pfahlert
23:22 28 Mar 23
A very seccessful relevel carried out by Stuart and his team!Prompt to schedule us in and great communication throughout the job.After getting the run around for 2 months from smartlift and then being told they couldnt do the job House lifters stepped up and made it all happen!Relevel of an 8 units, 3 storey, tilt panel apartments across 2 foundations..Going above the scope without complaint and the price was very fair.If your thinking about relevelling this is that company you want to use!!
Jericho Forest
Jericho Forest
10:26 26 Mar 23
We at FeutzandGoldsmith Builders have worked intimately with Stuart Moore and the House Lifters team since the inception of the Canterbury Earthquake recovery. House Lifters are considered an expert in the field of re-levelling, referred to us by Southern Response, House Lifters have undertaken a range of small- and large-scale re-levels and foundation/slab replacements, from modern homes to homes built in the early 19th Century, all with optimum success. The success of this organisation begins at the top, Stuart Moore is a master of the trade, evident from dealings with all sectors of this organization, House Lifters excel in design, communication, and delivery. When thinking re-levelling, there’s only one name, House Lifters.
Blair Langton
Blair Langton
04:40 22 Mar 23
They respond promptly and in detail. The team is easy to deal with.
01:55 17 Mar 23
As a structural engineer, I have worked with house lifters on a number of successful relevelling jobs and I recommend them to anyone wanted relevelling of there house carried out.
mark patterson
mark patterson
01:12 17 Mar 23
The team at Houselifters have completed a number of project for our building company as a sub contractor. Their team have been on time and professional in all dealings i have had with them. They have worked on numerous difficult projects also and have been very helpful in troubleshooting with us if changes have been required. They have strong construction knowledge and experience and I have no problem recommending the Houselifters team for any work you may require.
Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston
22:51 15 Mar 23
Fil Engineers have been working with House Lifter for about 10 years now. Great company, practical solutions and top-notch workmanship. Highly recommended.
Andre Boiser
Andre Boiser
00:46 13 Mar 23
Great fella,, help full on time and fair pricesAnd chch original
Jason Hodgson
Jason Hodgson
08:39 08 Dec 21
These guys are very professional.
Paul Carter
Paul Carter
01:08 09 Oct 21
Recently house lifter relocated my house. The team worked very efficiently and always provided good communication for progress. The project finished within agreed timeframe and budget. Highly recommend!
Angela Jia
Angela Jia
22:10 28 Oct 20
Great work by the team. Very helpful, made sure everything was done right. Re-aligned doors, replaced piles, etc, when the front of the house was lifted,. Easy to contact, very responsive. Friendly, hard-working team. Really happy with their work. Will definitely use them again.
Allen Rodrigo
Allen Rodrigo
20:10 24 Sep 20
Rod and his team were absolutely fantastic on our tricky house-lift which required trying to level the house while minimising remedial work on renovated areas. The scoping stage was very very thorough and the team were the only lifters who actually came and did a full house level measure as part of the quoting process. During the work Rod and the team were very open to feedback and really took the time to listen to our feedback and leave no stone unturned to address all items. The team were pretty patient with our needs and especially towards the end when there was some easing of doors etc. needed to complete the job and meet our high expectation bar 🙂 I would HIGHLY recommend the team based on my experience - you will not be disappointed!
Kunal Bhargava
Kunal Bhargava
09:48 01 Sep 20
Rod, Mayo and their team not only held our old bungalow up while we excavated underneath, but they also solved some tricky problems to allow our builders work to more effectively as the job progressed. As a result we managed to complete the whole of the basement floor slab in a single pour….. something that we did not expect to be possible. They willingly made changes at short notice and nothing seemed to be too much of a problem. They were really pleasant to deal with, always responded quickly to our requests, and had a great “can do” attitude. We have no reservations in recommending the Houselifters team for this kind of work.
John Hunt
John Hunt
06:54 14 May 20
House Lifters relocated my 2 Tonne pizza oven without much problem. solved a big issue!highly recommended!
Pavan Vyas
Pavan Vyas
03:48 14 Oct 19
Great staff. Brent was really helpful and knowledgeable
Amy Burton
Amy Burton
04:36 01 Sep 19
Professional, cost effective and fast from quoting to actual work
mohammad ayat
mohammad ayat
01:56 13 Sep 17

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