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The Complete Guide to Home Relocations

There are many benefits to relocating a home. With the population increasing, the demand for housing has increased too. Consequently, the materials used for modern houses do not compare to how older homes were built. There are also environmental benefits associated with home relocations; it is always beneficial to recycle, reuse and re-love whenever possible, even houses.

You may be in the midst of planning to relocate a home, or just weighing up your options. Whichever the case, this is a guide to home relocations from the industry experts.

Where to begin

In addition to the size, layout and aesthetics considerations of the actual home, it is also important to consider your finances, council legislation and your available block of land. Speaking to your banking institution will give you a good idea of whether you will be able to finance relocating a home. Furthermore, contacting building certifiers to discuss home relocations is a must, as you may be required to pay a bond to ensure the arrangements are adhered to.

Block of land considerations

When choosing your desired block of land there are several considerations that should be made. Think about how essentials like electricity and plumbing will be installed on your block, as well as environmental factors such as trees that are in the way, or whether the land is on a sloping block and in a bushfire zone.

This is the stage you should also be in contact with a certified home relocator to assist you with further planning and applications.

Building plans and approvals

A certified home relocator – such as us at Townsville Demolitions – will arrange all of the house relocation permits, but you will have to arrange the building permit, which will be through a local building certifier. The house relocator will also require plans of the house that is going to be relocated.  Prior to the delivery of your home to its new location, a surveyor will need to peg out the desired location of the home on the new block.

Delivery of your home

Your home will be loaded onto a specialised truck built for heavy loads and transported to its new location. A road permit will need to be acquired when relocating a home with escorts and pilot vehicles needing to be arranged as well.

Meanwhile, the stumping process will be finalised, with pier holes being excavated and building certifiers will also need to inspect the site. A concrete slab may also be poured and once cured, your transported house will be lowered onto its new foundations.

Townsville Demolitions are experts at home relocations – with over 35 years industry experience. Contact us for more information at 07 4775 7148 if you are planning on relocating a home.


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