Based in Christchurch, House Lifters works in New Zealand and internationally. We’re known for precise Lifting, Sliding, Levelling and Foundation work. Our Lifting expertise includes elevating properties for Flood Management/Flood Protection. See House Lifters’ full range of SPECIALISED SERVICES.
House Lifters is the only Canterbury company providing a complete Lifting and Levelling service; including High and Low Lifts, Sliding, Foundation and Slab repairs/replacement, and Re-piling. When Levelling buildings, we can also install re-levellable Armadillo™ Jacking Pads. These stay in place and can be adjusted in the future if necessary.
The flexibility of House Lifters’ unique systems also means there’s no limit to the size or weight we can Lift or Slide.
In response to the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes, House Lifters developed ingenious Mechanical Jacking equipment recognised world-wide for their accuracy and efficiency:
Our systems are far superior to ‘old school’, manually-controlled Bottle Jacks still used by many other companies. House Lifters doesn’t use Bottle Jacks - they point load foundations, are inaccurate and very slow to work with. We stepped up to the next level: our hydraulic-controlled equipment provides accuracy, uniform levelling/lifting pressure in all jacks, and spreads loads around the full system.
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House Lifters is unusual in the industry for having in-house Registered Engineers, and Licensed, Platinum Certified Builders. Our experience, proven expertise and innovative technology enable us to work on complex projects other companies find challenging, including:
House Lifters uses modern, safe, highly-accurate equipment.
Sliding: When replacing foundations, this method of moving large or older buildings is low-risk, fast and economical for our clients.
House Lifters lift, re-level, repair and build Foundations:
House Lifters is an Accredited contractor for the revolutionary Armadillo™ system. It’s the only system in Canterbury which can be re-levelled via external jacking cavities (other systems re-level via internal works in the slab). We use Armadillo™ for TC3 and Commercial buildings.
The Armadillo’s patented interweaving design is far stronger than conventional waffle slab designs. It can also lower the piling cost (if piles are required); being able to withstand supports spaced up to 10 x 10m. Armadillo™ also requires less digging and ground improvement - speeding up installation, significantly lowering your labour costs!
House Lifters’ Licensed, Platinum Certified Builders have a vast network of trusted contractors. We can Project Manage the entire process, including Design Plans and Consents.
With our High Lift, you can also add value and make the most of your property and section by adding:
Lifting and adding a storey helps alleviate the problems of prohibitive property prices and urban sprawl (particularly important in Auckland city and Greater Auckland).