The cost of relocating a house can vary based on several factors, including the size of the house and the distance it needs to be transported. Additionally, you may need to consider whether the house can be moved in one piece or if it needs to be cut into multiple pieces for transportation on New Zealand roads.
When budgeting for house relocation, you should take into account:
- The cost of the house itself, including GST
- Transportation costs to your new site
- Costs associated with preparing and obtaining consent for your new site
- Any additional expenses related to renovating the house once it is on its new site.
Proper planning and budgeting can help you save between 20% and 50% compared to building a new house from scratch. However, there are other factors to consider that could increase the overall cost, such as high roofs that need to be lowered and reinstated, the size of the house requiring extra concrete and timber for foundations, or wide loads that require cutting the house into smaller pieces.
Other considerations that can affect the cost of a house relocation include site access, such as obstacles that need to be removed for egress, and the time spent positioning the house on the new site. Finally, the distance to your new site may impact the cost, as transportation can only take place on certain roads during specific hours and the journey may take multiple nights.