Moving Your House

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Hi all,

One of our clients in the central Auckland asked a house moving company to move out their existing house from their property to build a new home.

The company is going to place the house at another place for reuse.

(日本語訳下にあります)

Moving The Old House

The company first removed the existing foundation of the house on site and put it on their customized trailer.

It was very interesting to see because in my experience houses were something that cannot be moved.

But they actually can move here in New Zealand.

The workers took a few hours to carefully place the house on the trailer.

Now it is ready to go.

However, because of a high rate of traffic on public road at that time (Wednesday afternoon) they just let the house stay there until the early morning of the next day.

They finally moved the house away at 3AM next day.

I am not sure if the house hit something on its way to the destination due to its size but I think it should be no problem at all because the workers are professionals.

Here is the site after the house is gone.

The company can move a single story house up to 11m wide, depending on the site condition where the house sits.

If your house is in very good condition and easy to remove it will be possible that a house removal company takes your house for free or even you can make some money by selling it to them.

This is good because you can save a cost (a few thousands of dollars) to demolish your house.

So if you want to replace a single story house with new one this is the option that you should think about first.

Thanks for reading.

 


オークランドの中心部に住むクライアントの一人が、同じ敷地に新築を建てる為に、ある業者に既存の平屋建物の「引っ越し」を頼みました。

この業者は別の土地にこの家を設置し「再利用」します。

既存家屋の引っ越し

まずこの業者さんがやったことは、既存の基礎を解体して、建物をカスタマイズされたトレーラーにのせることです。

私の経験から、家は移動できないものという固定観念があったので、この家を引っ越しさせるという作業は、とても興味深いものでした。

この家をトレーラーに乗っけるという作業だけでも数人の熟練の作業員が数時間掛かりきりで作業していました。

大体移動準備が整ったところです。

しかし、この時間帯(水曜日午後)は公道での交通量が高いため、翌日の早朝まで家をトレーラーに置いたままにしていました。

結局明朝3時に引っ越しは完了しました。

私は、家が目的地に行く途中で何かとぶつかるんじゃないかと心配しましたが、彼らはプロですので、何の問題もなかったでしょう。

現在の敷地です。ゴミを撤去すれば新築工事を開始できますね。

この業者さんは、住宅が建てられている敷地の状況によりますが、最大11m幅の平家を移動することができます。

もしあなたの家がとても良い状態で、移送になんの問題もなければ、このような業者に頼む事で、費用をかけずに撤去可能か、もしくはいくらかの売却益を手に入れる事も可能です。

そうすると、通常数千ドルは掛かる家屋解体工事の費用を節約することができます。

もしあなたが平屋に住んでいて、これを新しい家に建てかえたいなら、これは最初に考えるべき選択肢になりますね。

 

ありがとうございました。

 

 

 

Author

Amazon Okuchi
Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
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