Auckland and Christchurch wide
Restoring 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 takes great pride in helping to preserve buildings of architectural and historical value.
Heritage Homes, Villas and Character Homes Specialist.
There’s something nostalgic and timeless about character homes that make them incredibly desirable. Maintaining and restoring these historic buildings honours the original craftsmanship and creates remarkable living spaces.
House Lifters Ltd are proud to supply safe, effective solutions to assist in the process of properly restoring these pieces of new Zealand’s history.
Speak to the team to get your project off on the right foot and ensure your restoration lasts well into the future.
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.
For any commercial or residential historic building restoration, talk to our team to gain expert knowledge and insight into the solutions that we’ve provided to hundreds of property owners just like you. New Zealand wide.
Christchurch Earthquake Repairs
Working closely with Heritage architects and engineers, House Lifters has saved many Heritage buildings, villas, character and churches homes from demolition.
House Lifters provides engineered solutions for highly-technical projects other companies find daunting. Our modern Mechanical Jacking systems are recognised internationally for pin-point accuracy:
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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
Heritage development is preserving and restoring historic buildings and structures while incorporating modern amenities and functionality. The goal is to maintain the historic character and integrity of the building while making it suitable for modern use.
Historic buildings of various types can be considered for heritage development, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as public buildings such as churches, schools, and government buildings.
Heritage development is important for preserving buildings’ and structures’ cultural and historical significance. It helps maintain a sense of community and identity and contributes to the area’s cultural heritage.
Heritage development differs from regular development in preserving historic character and integrity while making it suitable for modern use. The goal is to maintain the historical significance of the building while making it functional and accessible for modern purposes.
Heritage development can benefit a variety of stakeholders, including property owners, developers, architects, and the community as a whole. Property owners can see increased property value, while developers can create unique and profitable properties. Architects can work on exciting and challenging projects, and the community can benefit from preserving historic buildings.
Heritage development can be challenging due to the need to balance preserving historic integrity with the requirements of modern functionality. This can require specialised skills and knowledge and careful planning and coordination with local and national heritage organisations.
There are many examples of successful heritage development projects, such as the restoration of historic homes, the conversion of old factories and warehouses into loft apartments, and the renovation of historic public buildings such as courthouses and city halls.
Yes, changes can be made to a historic building during heritage development, but they must be carefully planned and approved by heritage authorities to ensure that they are in keeping with the historic character of the building.
The benefits of heritage development include preserving the historic character and cultural significance of buildings and structures, increasing property value, creating unique and profitable properties, and contributing to the cultural heritage of the area.
The cost of heritage development can vary widely depending on the size and scope of the project, as well as the level of preservation required. We offer competitive pricing and provide a detailed quote before we start the service.