Heritage Buildings

Repairing a Heritage or older building requires specialised skills; the integrity of the structure is often compromised by subsidence and the condition of the piles. House Lifters gains great satisfaction from helping to preserve buildings of architectural and historical value.

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Heritage Homes & Buildings.
Lifting, Levelling & Foundations

Residential – Heritage homes, Villas & Character homes.

Commercial – including Churches, Schools, Halls.

House Lifters is the only New Zealand company providing a complete Lifting, Levelling and Foundation service. We perform High and Low Lifts, Sliding, re-level, repair and build Foundations (Sliding is our preferred method for moving older, more vulnerable buildings). If the ground needs geotechnical remediation, we can stiffen and strengthen the upper soil layers.

Our in-house team includes Registered Engineers, Project Managers, Designers, and Licensed, Certified Builders.

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Historical Significance

House Lifters understands the importance of Heritage buildings, and legislation protecting them. E.g. The Resource Management Act 1991, The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, the Christchurch District Plan, and Canterbury Earthquake (Historic Places Act) Order 2011.

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Christchurch Earthquake Repairs

Working closely with Heritage architects and engineers, House Lifters has saved many Heritage buildings, villas and character homes from demolition, and various churches.

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House Lifters provides engineered solutions for highly-technical projects other companies find daunting (their traditional methods are often not efficient or accurate enough – e.g. Bottle Jacks). Our modern Mechanical Jacking systems are recognised internationally for pin-point accuracy:

  • Computer-controlled, Synchronised Hydraulic Lifting equipment
  • Pump-operated Uniform Jacking equipment

Case Studies | Lifting / Sliding | Levelling


Grey Lynn, Auckland

Heritage Home Re-level and Re-pile

Client Problem: This beautiful,old villa is over 100 years old so the floors were out of level, due to settlement over time. Our client was looking to restore the house so they wanted the floors to be how they were originally built.

House Lifters’ Solution: House Lifters re-levelled the house first and checked that the client was happy. Then new, standard, timber piles were installed for a strong foundation so that the restoration could proceed.

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Stoked by both the result & the friendly professionalism of the team

Garry Lawrence

Rod and the team – thanks for the quick turnaround and great job

Andrew Mackenzie


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09 448 1109
03 366 8026
(0508 543 8377)
Dr. Wei Zhang
Sales Director
02200 99999
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