Auckland and Christchurch wide
Comprehensive Propping Services
As one of the main suppliers to the EQC following the Christchurch earthquakes, House Lifters Ltd took pride in helping the people of Christchurch back into their homes. House Lifters brought their experience and the most advanced house levelling equipment to the rebuild, reinstating and levelling over 300 houses efficiently and accurately. We now operate in Auckland and Christchurch, bringing that same level of pride to all of our work.
House Propping in Auckland
House Lifters is currently completing many house propping projects in the Auckland area. Each propping job is planned very carefully; thoroughly overseen and managed by House Lifters’ experienced engineers and senior management team. No site is too difficult and we can safely prop houses on sloping, hill, coastal, narrow and confined sites, using a range of specialised, modern house propping techniques, props and lifting equipment.
House propping safety checks
House Lifters will protect your investment and ensure your house is safely propped. We are unusual in the industry for also having in-house Registered Engineers, whose in-depth understanding of construction enables House Lifters to accurately assess which propping methods are best for each house.
For your peace of mind and the safety of our teams, our managers and engineers have a very strict sign-off system for house propping, including the propping design, and further safety checks before anyone works underneath the propped house.
Low and high house lifts
House Lifters’ unique Modular Synchronised Positioning System enables us to undertake low house lifts (1.5 metres) and high house lifts (3 metres). A high lift provides much easier, safer access, and the option of adding a storey underneath – e.g. for a basement conversion. Our computer-controlled, mechanical jacking system was custom-designed by engineers for even the most complex projects. The hydraulic lifting system creates uniform lifting and levelling pressure in all jacks by spreading loads evenly.
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 propping is the process of supporting a house that is at risk of collapsing or has suffered structural damage. The process involves installing temporary supports to stabilise the house and prevent further damage.
You might need to prop your house if you notice signs of structural damage, such as sagging floors, cracks in walls or ceilings, or doors and windows that don’t close properly. Propping your house can also prevent further damage and improve the safety of your home. Propping a house is also an effective method when completing a basement conversion or general renovations.
House propping involves installing a series of beams and blocks. The supports are carefully placed in strategic locations to provide maximum support and stability for the house while works take place.
Yes, house propping is a safe and effective method for stabilising a house. The process is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols.
The duration of the house propping process depends on various factors such as the size of the house, the extent of the structural damage, and the accessibility of the site but it shouldn’t take any longer than a week.
No, your house will not be damaged during the propping process as long as it is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols.
If your house is being propped, 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.
The benefits of house propping include stabilising a house that is at risk of collapsing, preventing further damage to your house, and improving the safety and stability of your home so that work can take place.
This all depends on the scope and size of your specific job. At House Lifters we offer competitive pricing and provide a detailed quote before we start the service.