Developing Property or Subdividing a Section?
If you need a house or building moved within the same site, or removed and relocated, contact House Lifters Auckland. We’ll help you unlock land for property development – e.g. to subdivide and build, or to relocate a house/houses onto the section.
Bespoke Removals & Relocations
House Lifters can project manage the lift and shift (on-site shift), or removal and relocation at every stage – as little or as much as needed.
We remove and relocate houses and buildings within Auckland, or from Auckland to elsewhere in the North Island – without outsourcing to contractors.
House Lifters has the in-house expertise, specialist equipment, trucks and trailers needed for even the most challenging sites; from planning, consents, design and engineering, to lift and shifts, removals and relocations.
We can also undertake other work required – e.g. ground improvements, building new foundations, piles, new concrete slabs, levelling, and renovations.
How much does it cost to move a house in Auckland?
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.
No obligation 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.
Choose the service that you’re interested in.
If you are not sure about the best option for you and your property Contact us for a no obligation free chat and to explore the options.
There’s not much we haven’t seen when it comes to any house lifting, levelling and shifting. To find out how we can help, simply get in touch with our friendly team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Building removal and house relocation involve moving a building from one location to another. This process typically involves lifting the building off its foundation, placing it on a specialised transport vehicle, and then transporting it to its new location
We will conduct a site visit to assess the building and the surrounding area to determine if it is possible to move the building. Factors that may affect whether a building can be moved include the size and weight of the building, the condition of the building’s foundation, and the accessibility of the building’s current location and new location. Please note that generally only timber structures can be moved. A brick house would need all the cladding removed first.
Yes, moving a building typically requires obtaining permits and approvals from local authorities, including building permits and road use permits. We can help with the permitting process and ensure that all necessary approvals are obtained.
The cost of building removal or house relocation can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and weight of the building, the distance between the current location and the new location, and the complexity of the move. We will provide a detailed quote for the cost of the move based on the specific circumstances of your situation.
We use specialised equipment and techniques to lift and transport the building safely, and we take great care to ensure that the building is not damaged during the move. We also have insurance coverage to protect against any accidental damage that may occur.
Yes, we can assist with preparing the building for the move, including disconnecting utilities, securing windows and doors, and preparing the building for lifting and transport.
The length of time it takes to move a building can vary depending on the size and weight of the building, the distance between the current location and the new location, and the complexity of the move. We will provide an estimate of the timeline for the move based on the specific circumstances of your situation.
Yes, we have experience moving historic buildings and can work with local historical preservation organisations to ensure that the building is moved safely and with care to preserve its historic value.
Yes, we can assist with reassembling the building at its new location, including reattaching utilities, connecting the building to its new foundation, and completing any necessary finishing work.