Home relocations may provide an affordable alternative to some forms of housing and assist with recycling of demolition building materials. Due to costs and the masses of waste produced when a house is demolished, home owners wishing to rebuild on existing properties often seek the services of a reputable home removal and relocation expert to move an entire home.
Similarly, landowners seeking a reasonably priced original home for placement on their land may purchase a relocated home. Where properties have been resumed to make way for a new development or road, the existing houses may be purchased and relocated rather than demolished. House relocation and removal providers are the people who move, buy and resell these properties. The process of relocation involves moving the entire building using specialised low loader floats, fully steerable trailers, flat bed trailers and hydraulic jacking systems unique to the house removal industry. The use and availability of specialised equipment mean that many different types of buildings can be relocated.
Often times, where a house to be relocated is particularly large, it may need to be cut in half prior to moving, and the roof removed. The movers will advise on this, however, and upon the means used to seamlessly reconstruct the home at the new location. The movers, will not remove personal belongings. A furniture removalist should be used for this. There are council application processes and fees associated with moving a home from one site to another. Expenses in addition to removalist’s fees will arise for land for the new house, new foundations, repairs and renovations, wiring and plumbing and likely, for compliance with various building, moving and road use codes. It is a good idea to check the mover’s references, qualifications and building registration, and inquire about any past or unresolved disputes to find the best provider.