LETS MAKE IT
A CLEAN LIFT
Auckland and Christchurch wide
The Trusted Team in House Lifting
Whether it’s levelling hundreds of houses after the Christchurch earthquakes or creating life changing, value-add opportunities for home owners across Auckland, House Lifters Ltd are here to provide their experience and specialist expertise to make the process smooth and well informed.
This home in Auckland was slid on site to comply with the boundary envelope, then lifted for a basement conversion and a spectacular, modern looking re-clad.. not to mention the new and improved view from the second floor.
1.5 to 3 Metre House Lifts
Low Lifts: In the case of a low lift, the house is lifted 1.5 metres high to undertake levelling or sliding. Perfect for subdividing or reinstating a level home and foundations.
High Lifts: At 3 meters, a high lift provides much easier, safer access and room for our team, trucks and diggers to demolish and excavate underneath for adding a level / basement conversion. We use beams for obstruction-free access, and our ingenious Ground Screw Anchoring System for bracing.
Each lift and slide is designed and calculated by one of House Lifters’ engineers. There’s no limit to the size or weight House Lifters can lift or slide, and no site is too technical. Our unique, Modular Synchronised Positioning System was custom-designed by engineers for even the most complex projects, including sites where access would normally be very difficult.
For foundation work, we lift and level the house (or perform a low lift and slide), demolish the foundations, dig out and improve the ground, build the new foundations, lower the house and fix it onto the foundations.
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
House lifting is a process where a house is lifted off its foundation using hydraulic jacks, steel beams, and cribbing. The house is then held in place while the foundation is repaired or replaced.
There are various reasons why you might need to lift your house, such as to repair a damaged foundation, increase the height of your basement or crawlspace, or to protect your home from flooding.
Yes, house lifting is a safe and proven method for repairing and strengthening a house’s foundation. The process is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols.
The duration of the house lifting process depends on various factors such as the size of the house, the condition of the foundation, and the accessibility of the site. As a general rule, the process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
No, your house will not be damaged during the lifting process as long as it is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols. Some damage though may occur to gib linings and small cracks are expected from time to time.
Typically, if your house has been raised or supported, you would need to move out. The only time you can remain living in the house is if it is supported partially by beams and partially on existing foundations. Double the amount of equipment would need to be installed to manage any health and safety risks.
Yes, your house will be level after it is lifted. The lifting process is carried out using hydraulic jacks and cribbing, which allows for precise levelling and positioning of the house.
No, your house will not be damaged during the process of placing it back onto the foundation.
Various foundation repairs can be done during house lifting, such as repairing or replacing damaged footings, repairing or replacing damaged walls, and adding or repairing drainage systems.
The benefits of house lifting include strengthening and repairing the foundation of your house, increasing the height of your basement or crawlspace, protecting your home from flooding, and adding value to your property.