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Shifting & Sliding
House shifting and sliding are effective and efficient ways to move a house on site.
These processes involves detaching the house from its foundations and using either a specially engineered House Lifters Ltd system or a specially designed house moving truck then moving it to its new location on site.
On this page, we explore the compliance requirements for house shifting and sliding in New Zealand and why you should choose us for your next project.
Whether access in and around your site is straightforward, or more tricky and complex. We can tailor solutions from a truck and trailer move or a site specific shifting plan, implementing our custom made steel beam or roller systems.
In New Zealand, house shifting and sliding are regulated by the Building Act 2004 and the Building Code.
These regulations aim to ensure that the process is carried out safely, with minimum disruption to the environment and surrounding structures.
Compliance requirements include obtaining a building consent, obtaining a transportation permit, and adhering to specific guidelines related to the transport and placement of the house.
Before moving a house, you must obtain a building consent from your local council.
This consent ensures that the proposed work complies with the Building Code and that the house is structurally sound for the move.
The building consent application should include information about the site where the house will be moved, the route it will take, and any associated works, such as the removal of trees or power lines.
Why Choose Us for your next project?
At House Lifters Ltd, we have years of experience in house shifting and sliding, and we understand the compliance requirements for these projects in New Zealand. We have a team of skilled professionals who can manage the entire process, from obtaining the necessary consents and permits to transporting and placing your house onto its new foundation.
We use only the latest technology and equipment to ensure that your house is lifted and transported safely and efficiently. We also have a range of transport options available, including skids, trailers and rollers, to accommodate houses of different sizes and weights. Our team will work with you to develop a customised plan that meets your specific needs and ensures that your house is relocated successfully.
SLIDING (HORIZONTAL POSITIONING / SKIDDING)
Faster, safer, lower cost:
Sliding is House Lifters’ preferred method for moving large or older homes – e.g. villas, heritage and character homes. We perform a low lift then slide the house in order to undertake work such as full or partial foundation replacement, to reposition the house if you wish to sub-divide, or purely to make better use of the section.
Sliding rural properties:
Sliding is also particularly suited to rural properties which usually have ample space around them – making setting up and completing the slide an even faster process.
House Lifters are innovators: we use our Ground Screw Anchoring System for setting out the Sliding equipment – enabling us to set up and perform slides much faster than traditional methods. We install screw piles, place engineered beams on the screw piles, then lift and slide the building. When foundation repairs are complete (full or partial foundation replacement), we slide the building back into place ready for Screw Pile Levelling, using our Ground Screw Systems.
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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.