Raising or sliding a home can be quite involved. Not only are you required by law to move out of your home during the job, but it can also be a nerve-wracking process for any homeowner. However, the result can have a dramatically positive impact on the liveability and market value of your home.
One of the most important steps in the process is ensuring you have a full set of plans that are ready to action before getting started on the raising or sliding. Read on to learn more about the process and how Meier House Removals can guide you through it.
SOURCE A TEAM FOR ENGINEERING AND PLANNING
The first step in raising, sliding, or spinning your home, is getting in touch with a draughtsman or architect, in addition to an engineer. They can help with drafting plans for your newly renovated home – which are 100% necessary.
They will work closely together to develop extensive drawings that will detail structural elements, elevation levels, steel beams, and what will support your home during the slide or raise. They will also conduct a soil test, which provides valuable information on soil characteristics. The soil test tells how deep to dig the pier holes to install the steel columns/concrete stumps/timber stumps.
HIRE A SURVEYOR
It is also vital to contact a surveyor. If you’re changing the position of your home, they can ensure the new plans drafted by the engineer and architect aren’t encroaching on your neighbour’s boundaries and that your home won’t be too high, or is high enough to avoid flood levels. The surveyor will work with the engineer and architect as well as the relevant councils to ensure all your plans are up to code. If this step is incorrect, it can end up costing a fortune to redo. This may involve having to restump or adjust heights, which could blow the roof on your budget.
APPOINT A HOUSE RAISING COMPANY
Before reaching out to a removalist company, it’s important that you have a set of drawings, plans, and approved by a Private Certifier. Without this, it will be hard for the team to give you an accurate quote on the job.
Choosing the right house removalist is crucial to ensure a smooth and seamless process. Meier House Removals offers a comprehensive house raising service, giving you the freedom to reposition or raise your house in a range of ways. Whether you are dealing with a damaged foundation or looking to raise your home and add multiple stories, our team can work with you to develop a plan that meets your unique needs.
CONTACT THE PROFESSIONAL TEAM AT MEIER HOUSE REMOVALS
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the team at Meier House Removals can move or relocate your home with ease. For more information or a free quote, get in touch with the friendly team today. Give us a call at 07 3849 1122 or use our online contact form and someone from the team will be happy to assist you further.