When you relocate a house you’ll have to apply for two building consents – and if the original site and the new site are in different council areas, you may need to apply to more than one council.
Two building consents
At the house’s original site you’ll need a building consent for:
- lifting the building off its foundations and separating it from services such as power and water
- any necessary temporary strengthening or separation of the building into parts for transportation
- loading the building onto its transport vehicle(s)
- any subsequent work required to restore the site.
At the new site you’ll need a building consent for:
- constructing foundations
- preparing the site for services such as power and water
- unloading the building and connecting it to the foundations and services
- re-connecting any parts of the building that were separated for transportation
- fixing any damage done during transportation
- doing any renovation work on the house.
For more information on this, please get in touch – we’ll talk through your project, let you know if you need one and advise you on the next steps.
Once the relocation is underway, you must be careful with any footpaths and berms bordering the properties. If they get damaged you won’t qualify for a Code Compliance Certificate until you’ve paid for their repair.
Ready to apply?
When you apply for a building consent, you’ll need to provide: