Lifting, Levelling & Foundations
Repairing a Heritage or older building requires specialised skills; the integrity of the structure is often compromised by subsidence and the condition of the piles. House Lifters gains great satisfaction from helping to preserve buildings of architectural and historical value:
Residential - Heritage homes, Villas & Character homes.
Commercial - including Churches, Schools, Halls.
House Lifters is the only New Zealand company providing a complete Lifting, Levelling and Foundation service. We perform High and Low Lifts, Sliding, re-level, repair and build Foundations (Sliding is our preferred method for moving older, more vulnerable buildings). If the ground needs geotechnical remediation, we can stiffen and strengthen the upper soil layers.
Our in-house team includes Registered Engineers, Project Managers, Designers, and Licensed, Certified Builders.
House Lifters understands the importance of Heritage buildings, and legislation protecting them. E.g. The Resource Management Act 1991, The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, the Christchurch District Plan, and Canterbury Earthquake (Historic Places Act) Order 2011.
Christchurch Earthquake Repairs
Working closely with Heritage architects and engineers, House Lifters has saved many Heritage buildings, villas and character homes from demolition, and various churches.
House Lifters provides engineered solutions for highly-technical projects other companies find daunting (their traditional methods are often not efficient or accurate enough - e.g. Bottle Jacks). Our modern Mechanical Jacking systems are recognised internationally for pin-point accuracy:
- Computer-controlled, Synchronised Hydraulic Lifting equipment
- Pump-operated Uniform Jacking equipment