There are many contributing factors to the cost of raising and restumping a house. We would love to help with an approximate costing and are ready to answer you call or email. Henk has been in the industry for over 40 years and can help give insight to the pricing. We also offer free quotes if you are ready to have Henk onsite to view your house.
Provding a quote for removing a house is more complex than raising and restumping a house as there are many more factors involved. We need to take into account the distance the house is travellng, size of the house, various council and government fees and access to the land. Please feel free to call or email us to organise a quote.
Depending on the work you require, you may need council approval. If you are wanting to do a basic house re-level you should not require council approval, however if you are wanting to raise and restump or relocate a house you will require council approval.
We can help with council approvals but below is a link to the different councils in South East Queensland providing further information on raising, restumping and relocating houses.
If you are levelling and restumping your house you can stay in the house. If you are wishing to slide, raise or relocate your house, it would be best to find alternate accommodation as services to the house will need to be disconnect and stairs will need to be removed while the raising, sliding and house relocation if performed.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0422 373 559 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries regarding House Relocations, House Restumping, House Levelling and House Raising. We service all of South East Queensland and have moved 100's of house in Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba.
There is a range of options with house stumps. Unless there is a council rule such as maintaining timber stumps on heritage listed buildings or an engineering requirement, the choice is up to you.
Steel stumps are the most commonly used choice. They are easy to install, strong and extremely durable, not to mention they carry no termite risk. Steel stumps can also be fabricated with adjustable tops which are perfect for areas with reactive soils such as shrink-swell clays and can be easily raised or lowered accordingly after installation.
Timber stumps are another option and are particularly effective at bringing home the regal character of a restored old Queenslander or colonial home. Though lacking a built in relevelling system they can be packed to adjust to soil movements over time and correct installation and aftercare can reduce impact of reactive soil movements. Though not termite proof, quality hardwood house stumps are dense and have a degree of physical resistance to termite attack, combined with pest treatment they can easily last a lifetime.
A less common but equally suitable choice is concrete stumps, these are usually precast and installed in a similar manner to timber stumps. Like Steel they are not effected by termites and have the added bonus of not being effected by moisture so long as the cement is not fractured to expose the steel reinforcing. Like timber stumps, concrete pillars can be relevelled but require packing.