House Moving
& Relocation

From lifting and lowering the house, to Project Managing every aspect of your house relocation, House Lifters can do as little or as much as you require. Our house moving services can also include building new foundations, piles, and renovations.

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How much does it cost to move a house?

Cost Estimate: If you supply enough information in your initial phone call or email, House Lifters may be able to provide an Estimate straight away. The cost of moving the house will mainly depend on the size of the house, and how long the project will take; allowing for factors such as access, site preparation, whether the house will be transported in one piece, and how long and how difficult the route is – including in regard to roof height, power and phone lines.

Complimentary Quote: To provide a written Quote, House Lifters will visit the existing and proposed sites. We will also need to have all the relevant information, which will include:

House Dimensions: Length, width at base, overall width including eaves, overall height, internal stud height.

Existing Site & New Site: E.g. Access / Flat, sloping, steep? / Ground at new site has good bearing capacity?

Age of House

Type of Roofing & Wall Cladding

Existing piles, joists and bearings

Existing concrete work e.g. concrete floors, porch

Key Aspects of Moving a House

Building & Resource Consents, Specialist Reports: Consent requirements vary between councils/Building Consent Authorities (BCAs), so it is best to contact them direct. The homeowner is usually responsible for obtaining these, however, if you need advice or assistance with your application/s, please let us know. Note: a building consent will still be required if you are repositioning the house on the same site.

Officially, building consents are ready in Auckland between 60 – 90 working days after all the application information is received by council, however it can take longer. Resource consents can take longer than building consents, depending on whether all necessary information was included in your application, and if the house relocation needs to be notified.

Learn more about Consents:

Auckland City Council website Christchurch City council website Resource Consents: Ministry for the Environment website


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09 448 1109
03 366 8026
(0508 543 8377)
Dr. Wei Zhang
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