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If you are undertaking a housing project, be it a Relocatable, a New Build or Renovations, its likely you will need a consent somewhere along the way. Consents are used by all local councils as a way to monitor and approve any works that fall under the Building Code or the Resource Management Act. However, […]

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With recent changes to New Zealand’s COVID alert status, we wanted to provide an update as to how our team at The Relocatable House Co. will be managing on-going work as well as risks during Alert Level 3 within the Auckland region and Alert level 2 elsewhere in the country. As with previous restriction periods […]

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An update from The Relocatable House Co regarding business operations during the COVID 19 outbreak Updated 3rd April 2020 – As we all become more familiar with our ability to operate during the isolation period, we are pleased to advise that we have been able to progress with a number of projects. As highlighted below, […]

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Right now, you’re most likely at home and may have some extra time up your sleeves. Time to reflect on a wishlist of projects you’ve been meaning to get to. You may have land available with an unsuitable house on site. Or you may have empty land available and have been considering what to do […]

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Are you considering knocking down your existing home to make way for your next project? Does demolition seem like the only alternative? How would you feel if you could be part of a solution where you can save unnecessary waste from going to landfill, and provide a house that can become a home for another […]

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The team at The Relocatable House Co. is pleased to share with you a new success story.  Sam and Nathan had land in the Bay of Plenty and sought a relocatable house as a cost-effective option that suited their circumstances. They had a vacant section and were wanting a relatively modern liveable house to move […]

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To tie down, or not to tie down… that is the question! One of the commonly asked questions when relocating a home from one site to another is ‘will my house shift when its moved’ or ‘will the wind move my house around’ once placed in its new location. This is where the process of […]

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A property owner may subdivide and look to build as a way to grow personal wealth. This includes building on-site or purchasing a prefabricated option, both owners and investors during periods of high demand experience higher build prices or delays and may not get the character home they may be looking for. This is where […]

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Many of our clients seek help from us in understanding what their inspirations and projects are likely to require in the form of a suitable budget. Given this is a common request, we have prepared this overview of Frank and Sarah’s experience in using on-site shift services to understand how to maximise the value potential […]

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Newly-retired couple, Doug & Sue, are experienced savvy property investors who saw an opportunity to source a quality relocatable family home for the back section. They own a 607m2 sized property, which had a house located at the front. Their objective was to increase their equity in a cost-effective way and receive a cashflow positive […]

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At the Relocatable House Co., we cater for requirements of an extensive database of buyers; including first-home buyers, owner-occupiers with spare land, renovators and investors. Amongst our interested buyers and customers, different levels of knowledge and experience exists relating to the process of relocating a house.  Some people reach out to us to get the […]

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Relocating a house should be a rewarding experience on your way to owning your own home or creating an additional rental income with ease.   Insurance is a question we get asked about a lot. How do you insure a house on the move? This was a question we asked ourselves for a long time […]

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When helping plan for house relocations with our clients, it’s not uncommon to receive queries or concerns about the perceived inability of accessing a section of land… “the section is behind another house, will access even be possible?” “we have a narrow driveway… surely, there is no way of getting a house down here!” The […]

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We receive a number of enquiries from people interested in buying a relocatable house to create a new home.  Our team of consultants are there to simplify the process.  They are happy discussing the ins-and-outs of the resources we provide or catering for any questions you may from your own research.  Even so, it’s likely […]

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Before we even come out to your house evaluation you can do a few simple things to make your life and our job much faster and easier. Asbestos Testing We know Asbestos is a big scary word. It needs to be talked about when it comes to house removal. It is best if you already […]

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Photos! The most important part of the selling process is the “first impression”. If a buyer falls in love with your house the moment they see it, it is likely to sell quickly. Photos are your opportunity to get that impressionable second and make it count. Get your relocatable house sold as fast as possible […]

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If you have the following you do NOT need a Site Audit Report and there is no need to continue reading: $100,000 to waste? Too much time on your hands? Love waiting in phone cues and dealing with the council? Most of us don’t want any of that, we have put our heads together and […]

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As the leading provider of professional services to the relocation industry, The Relocatable House Co is now offering houses as a Full Relocation Package! The package includes everything you require from a professional relocation specialist to get your house from A to B. We are excited about this as we are making it even easier […]

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As Marketing Manager I find it quite important to get a good understanding of what is going on in each part of the business. This morning I experience what our Operations Manager, Justin, does. An on-site shift in which Justin takes care of the Project Management. The main job for the project manager is done […]

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As Marketing Manager sometimes I just sit and listen to our amazing hub team… (don’t tell them I do this :-P) The hub team members are those that answer your calls and follow-up if you have requested some information. Conversations they have can be amusing at times. Like today. Claire Hutchinson, owner, hub-leader extraordinaire, wicked […]

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  The quandary facing a lot of families over time is deciding on the best option to meet their changing needs when their current home is no longer ideally fit for purpose.  Traditionally people have taken to renovating, adding the necessary rooms to grow the home with the family, or they sell and buy a […]

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From the desk of Richard, Managing Director of The Relocatable House Co.: Now I know that everyone has had so much ‘get rich quick talk’ that you are full to the brim, so I am going to just pass on some wisdom from someone who has seen a bit in his day. I was speaking […]

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At The Relocatable House Co. we believe in win-win. Always. The best win-win, in our opinion, is selling your house for removal instead of demolishing it.   By having your house taken off your site, you save on demolition fees – which could be between $10,000 and $20,000 – and you provide someone else with […]

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What do I need to know about asbestos?   Here at The Relocatable House Company, we have found that when you are planning to relocate or demolish a building, one essential is to make allowances for the discovery of asbestos. Asbestos has been given a bad rap, which means people can be put off if […]

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