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Character house relocation

Purchasing a character house for relocation is making home ownership affordable and sustainable for people across New Zealand. These beautiful historic homes are bursting with intricate features and rich history, giving people the opportunity to live in homes filled with charm and personality without paying extortionate prices.

At Uplifting Homes, we relocate character homes across most of the North Island of New Zealand. Our team is committed to finding high-quality character homes for our customers so they can enjoy living in the perfect house for their needs. 

What is a character house?

Often built before the 1940s, character houses are defined by the unique, almost whimsical features that separate them from more modern buildings. They are known for having distinct characteristics, such as exceptional hardwood construction, intricate cornices, and ornate stained glass windows. 

On top of preserving the beauty of New Zealand’s historical architecture, these incredible homes are also making home ownership an achievable goal once more. The solid timber foundations of these houses often make them ideal for relocation, and relocating old homes is much more cost-effective than building new ones.

The relocation process

While relocation is much more affordable than purchasing a new build, the process isn’t as straightforward as simply handing over the keys and leaving you to it. There are a few extra steps you’ll have to complete before you can move in and relax in the comfort of your newly purchased home. 

The relocation process involves five main steps:

  1. Finding a professional house relocation company to guide you through the process
  2. Finding and purchasing a suitable, easily accessible site for your new home
  3. Finding and purchasing a relocatable home that meets your needs
  4. Securing all necessary consents, reports, and approvals
  5. Relocating your house to the new site and lowering it onto its new foundations

At Uplifting Homes, we offer a comprehensive service to help our clients through the entire relocation process with ease. From the initial house purchase until its final delivery at your new site, we will be there to give you all the information and support you need.

How we can help

To make things as smooth as possible, it’s important to find an experienced character house relocation company that will ensure you’re settled into your home as soon as possible. At Uplifting Homes, we have a strong commitment to our clients.

We help with everything from initial site inspections and finding the perfect homes to filling out the required paperwork and safely delivering homes to their new sites. With decades of industry experience to draw from, you can rely on Uplifting Homes to be there for you every step of the way.

Find your dream relocatable character house today

At Uplifting Homes, we strive to match every one of our customers with the perfect relocatable homes for their needs. We are committed to quality and are always searching for new character houses to purchase, with new listings appearing on our website all the time. 

Browse the character homes already on our sale page, or contact our team, tell us your requirements, and we’ll help you shop around for your dream home right away.

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