We're lifting and levelling specialists, and the only New Zealand company providing a complete, end-to-end lifting, sliding and levelling service. Using our unique, custom-designed equipment, House Lifters has Lifted and Levelled hundreds of earthquake-damaged properties in Christchurch.



House Lifters provides an end-to-end lifting and leveling service, which can include (but is not limited to):

  • Sliding (Horizontal Positioning)
  • Concrete Foundations & Repairs
  • Repiling
  • Basement Conversions
  • Renovations
  • Subsidence Works
  • House Relocation (Heavy Transport)
  • Commercial Heavy Lifting (Meccanico)


We’re always working to achieve perfection, and believe we have the best team and equipment in New Zealand. House Lifters’ pro-active approach includes meeting you to discuss your project in detail, before quoting for the most practical, cost-effective solution.

Building Inspections & Level Surveys

House Lifters also offers a Building Inspection service - particularly important for ‘As Is Where Is ’ properties. The Building Inspection Report can also include a ZIPLEVEL® Survey and Analysis, with floor plan. Unlike rotary lasers, ZIPLEVEL® altimeters are a very quick and extremely precise way to measure and read elevations, over any distance or elevation.



House Lifters’ Specialised Services

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Lifting / Sliding

House Lifters is the only New Zealand company providing a complete residential lifting, sliding and levelling service. We are mechanical jacking specialists, with a North Island head office in Auckland and South Island head office in Christchurch.

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House Lifters’ extremely accurate floor level results are due to our expertise, unique levelling equipment and engineered designs. No site is too challenging - our levelling work in New Zealand has included hill sites, TC3 sections and coastal properties for flood management/flood protection.

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House Lifters’ foundation repair solutions can include full replacement of foundation piles, ground stabilisation (e.g. underpinning) and relevelling. With a North Island head office in Auckland and South Island head office in Christchurch, House Lifters can undertake house repiling throughout New Zealand.

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Basement Conversions

More and more New Zealanders, particularly in Auckland and the Greater Auckland region, are adding extra space by lifting their house to build an extra storey underneath. With careful planning, your basement conversion will also add capital value.

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Concrete Foundations

House Lifters New Zealand lifts, levels, repairs and builds house foundations - including concrete piles, slabs (slab on grade), and foundations for new builds. Our experienced, specialist foundation teams are based in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Subsidence Works

Subsidence Works

House Lifters New Zealand lifts, slides and levels houses affected by ground subsidence - including villas, character and heritage houses. Our experienced teams are based in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Heritage Buildings

House Lifters Lift, Slide and Re-level Heritage buildings, including churches, halls, schools, villas and character homes. Sliding is our preferred method of moving older buildings. We’re proud to have saved many Christchurch properties from demolition.

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Hill Sites

No site is too complex for House Lifters. We have the expertise and equipment for projects other companies find daunting; such as TC2/TC3 land, pole houses and Christchurch’s coastal suburbs - including Sumner and the Lyttleton Harbour bays.

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Cash Settled Repairs

Cash Settled or considering accepting a Cash Settlement offer? Call House Lifters: New Zealand’s Lifting and Levelling Specialists.

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Renovations /
Add A Storey

Residential and Commercial Renovations. With our 3-metre High Lift, House Lifters can also build another storey underneath. We have in-house Licensed and Certified Builders, Designers, Registered Engineers, and a vast network of trusted sub-contractors.

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Flood Management / Flood Protection

In Coastal or inland flood-prone/at-risk areas, House Lifters protects buildings with High Lifts, and new/extended Foundations. E.g. Flood Management Areas with updated minimum Floor Levels, and to comply with the Building Act minimum Floor Levels.

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Response, Earthquake Repairs, Flood Protection. Whether it’s preparing for, or responding to a disaster, House Lifters has the experience and resources to assist in New Zealand and internationally. The Canterbury earthquakes prepared us well!

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Engineering: Engineered Solutions

House Lifters’ in-house team includes Registered Engineers. All our Lifts and Slides are designed, overseen and signed off by a Registered Engineer, and our unique Lifting & Levelling equipment was custom-designed by a team of Engineers.

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House Moving

From lifting and lowering the house, to Project Managing every aspect of your house relocation, House Lifters can do as little or as much as you require. Our house moving services can also include building new foundations, piles, and renovations.

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Commercial Heavy Lifting & Levelling

House Lifters’ Commercial Division - Meccanico - specialises in mechanical jacking for Commercial and Industrial buildings and infrastructure; any large, heavy structure or load which needs to be moved. Meccanico’s unique Modular Synchronised Positioning System is New Zealand’s most advanced heavy lifting system, and has virtually unlimited lifting capacity: up to 6000 tonnes.

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