House Relocation

House Relocation

Generally, homes can be moved in either a single shift (up to 8m wide), or a double shift. It is rare to move a building bigger than this.

Our price includes permits required for move, initial preparation of house by our team, loading onto purpose-built trailers, transport to new location, restumping on 75x75x4mm duragal posts, reinstate roof as removed.

Price does NOT include drafting/engineering design/plans, any reconnections (power, water, sewerage), steps, asbestos removal, new roofing.

House Removal costs are influenced by style of home, roof structure, if it can be cut (structural integrity), and accessibility under the house. Some houses can’t be split for structural reasons, and therefore extra fees and permits are required.

So, you’ve decided you want a house relocated – what happens next? There are many steps involved in house removal and relocation and Busby House Removals can coordinate the entire process for you.



  1. Inspecting the house to ensure its structural integrity for relocation
  2. Inspecting the proposed relocation route, including all government and Police approvals
  3. Organising your site plans and engineering for the destination, which requires Council approval
  4. Framing, preparing and cutting the house if required
  5. Loading the house onto our purpose-built hydraulic trailers
  6. All permits, inspections and approvals for the final move


On Arrival

  1. Construction of footings and pier holes
  2. Unloading and structural re-construction of the house
  3. Installation of piers
  4. Lowering your new home onto the new piers – and our job is done!


This process can be followed whether we are moving your house from one side of town to the other or interstate. We have particular expertise in Central and Western Queensland, where buying an existing house and relocating it can be far simpler than transporting building materials to remote locations.