Apr 11, 2007 12:04 pm
New here so if this topic has come up before please point me in that direction.
What we are after are some approx costs of moving a whole house. We are looking in the Sydney metro area only.
What are some of the pitfalls and any advice you could give would be appreciated.
If you have done this type of thing what were you're experiences etc.
Re: House Movers and costs2
Apr 11, 2007 12:59 pm
I lived in the northern beaches for some time and moved when my 1 bedroom apartment at the time went up for sale. To move all my stuff out and to the next street literally behind where I was living it cost $400 for 3.5hours of work (not a full family home I know) but an indication.
Re: House Movers and costs6
Apr 11, 2007 11:07 pm
Oops, I think you're right
Personally the whole idea horrifies me, but I saw it done several times in Brisbane with quite remarkable results. But the idea of just picking up a house and dumping it down somewhere else just doesn't seem right to me - but then I'm a double-brick sort of person.
Re: House Movers and costs7
Apr 12, 2007 11:09 am
I don't know about the other posters.
I thought he wanted to move the whole house, as in put the house on the back of a truck and move it to another block.
Sorry could have made it a bit clearer, I'm talking about the house itself, onto the back of a truck to a new block.
Re: House Movers and costs10
Feb 26, 2013 1:00 pm
We advertised the old house as a "come and get it" so we could build a new house on the block.
Advantage to us - no demolition costs.
Advantage to new owner - 2 bed house acquired for the cost of removal and connections at new location.
They literally cut the building in half and 2 trips later....job done.
Biggest problem from our point of view was getting the move "actioned".
I have no idea how the move went, where it was moved to or how successful, ultimately, it was.
Re: House Movers and costs11
Feb 26, 2013 1:55 pm
We sold our house, had it cut up and trucked away. After this, a demolition company came in and demo'd the old garage, cleared the block of all piers and concrete paths and left us with a clean block.
The process did take a bit of time, but we got a bit of cash for the house (it went south to NSW and has been put back together - ultra recycling!) and we had a clean block to start the new build.
The structure never goes back together as easily as it was cut up. Budget on a near full renovation job at the new location (company we used told us of the story of putting it right in the new location...mmm...took quite a bit of effort apparently)
Lots of costs involved in getting the power, gas, sewer ,etc. turned off and/or disconnected.
Re: House Movers and costs12
Feb 26, 2013 11:34 pm
Some companies are certainly much better at doing this than others. I've seen a couple that were very roughly cut in half and put back together but another one where they did a very good job and you cannot tell where the house was separated inside or out. I think it comes down to how much you are quoted. I'd use one company to divide the old house and move it then another ( a licensed builder ) to lay out all the new foundations and put it back together.
Last time I heard about five years ago an average three bedroom W/B house could be relocated for $30,000 to almost anywhere in NSW ( site conditions at either end allowing of course ).
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