Disaster Recovery

Disaster Response - Lifting & Levelling

House Lifters has the expertise and resources to respond swiftly in New Zealand or internationally, with an experienced Disaster Response Team.

We can assist with Residential and Commercial Earthquake Repairs, Flood Management/Flood Protection, and Civil Works (groundworks).  

From living through the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, and from House Lifters’ continuing work in the rebuild, we understand the challenges of working in unique, challenging environments created by natural disasters.

Deeply affected by how close Christchurch came to being destroyed, Rod Moore and Stuart Moore formed House Lifters’ disaster response team. This included Registered Engineers, Licensed builders, Designers and construction industry professionals.

We’ve since helped hundreds of families and businesses back into their repaired properties, and are proud to have also saved many Heritage buildings from demolition. 


Engineered Solutions

House Lifters is always working to achieve perfection. Our precision and innovation have helped earn our reputation for having the best team and equipment in New Zealand. During the Canterbury rebuild, House Lifters saw the need for vastly improved Lifting, Sliding and Levelling equipment... We commissioned a team of Engineers to custom-design our kit.

Our ingenious Mechanical Jacking systems are now recognised internationally for pin-point accuracy. They’re also much faster to use - extremely important if there are many damaged buildings needing repairs.

  • Computer-controlled, Mechanical Jacking; synchronised, pump-operated Hydraulic design
  • Uniform Lifting & Levelling pressure in all Jacks: loads spread evenly around the full system
  • Internal Lifting Beams for Slab Levelling


Cash Settled Earthquake Repairs - arrange your consultation: call 0508 LIFTERS

Engineers & Builders

House Lifters is unusual in the Lifting industry for also having an in-house Engineering team, Licensed and Certified Builders, plus a vast network of trusted tradespeople for repair and renovation work. We also have our own Diggers. 

Flood Management

To protect buildings (and to comply with any minimum Floor Levels required), in Coastal areas vulnerable to rising sea-levels, and inland flood-prone/at-risk areas, House Lifters lifts buildings to safer heights, then builds new/extended Foundations.

Ground Improvement /
Land Remediation

Where ground has subsided or has been damaged, e.g. by flooding or liquefaction, House Lifters can stiffen and strengthen upper soil layers. Innovative solutions include the Armadillo™ Foundation System, and Ground Screw Systems (Screw Pile Levelling).

Specialised Services

lifting sliding

High or Low House Lifting
& Sliding


Floor Relevelling: Foundations, Slabs, Piles


Foundation Piles, Ground Stabilisation, Relevelling

concrete foundations

Replacement/New Builds: Foundation, Slab, Piles

Subsidence Works

Foundations, Slabs, Piles
Ground Stabilisation

basement conversions

Design, Lift & Build: Add A Storey


Alterations, Extensions,
Add a Storey

flood management

Flood Protection for flood-prone/at-risk properties

heritage buildings

E.g. Villas, character homes, churches, halls, schools

hill sites

Hill & Coastal sites, TC2, TC3…
No site is too complex.


Disaster Response, Earthquake Repairs, Flood Management

house relocations

Lifting, Foundations, Piles, Levelling, Renovation