Detailed instructions for Option A

Detailed instructions for Option A

STEP 1. If owning or when purchasing land for house relocation, firstly check with the Planning Department of your local Council for Planning Permit conditions and building envelopes. Some blocks have covenants which prohibit the use of second-hand materials. Also many areas of land have Planning Conditions Overlays such as water catchment or medium to high fire danger areas. These are reasons why a Planning Permit (if required) can take up to three months to be issued.

STEP 2. Make contact with the House Remover and discuss the following about the house you have found:

  • Address of the house / access
  • Sub-floor: the house must be sitting on stumps
  • Age of the house / style
  • Type of house for relocation – weatherboard / brick veneer / hardiplank
  • Size – number of bedrooms / extensions / availability of floor plans
  • Measurements – width / length / height of ceilings / high or low roof pitch
  • Roofing materials – tiles / iron. KHR will not transport tiles. However KHR will arrange for the installation of a new iron roof (usually Colorbond) over new steel batten and 50mm insulation blanket (required for Energy Ratings – Winter Rating 1.3 and Summer Rating 1.8) and new fascia. These materials will be charged as an extra.
  • Time frame for house to be off the property; keep in mind it will take you 3 to 4 weeks to obtain a Permit To Relocate (which comes under the umbrella of a Building Permit Application) form the City Council / Shire in which it is presently situated. KHR will recommend several private Building Surveyors for your Permit to Remove and for your new site Building Permit.
  • KHR accepts work approximately 3 to 4 months in advance. This gives clients time to arrange their Planning, Building Permits and finance.
  • Total disconnection of the electricity wire and gas metre prior to job commencement.
  • Price to relocate, restump, rejoin and re-roof (if required).
  • All asbestos to be removed prior to job commencement. KHR will recommend an asbestos removing firm.
  • An Asset Protection Permit has to be applied for by the local Council.

STEP 3. Discuss with the House Remover your block of land on which the house is to be relocated and related matters:

  • size / access / lie of the land. KHR likes to work on a level site. However the Contract allows for a fall of 700mm over the length of the house (average length is 14mts).
  • Prior to Council or your Private Building Surveyor issuing your Permits for the new site, you will be responsible for obtaining the following. KHR can assist with phone contacts:
    • Soil Report
    • 3 sets House Plans showing floor, elevation and stump hole layout.
    • Condition Report issued by Building Surveyor.
    • Owner-Builder registration required. This Permit Application can be downloaded from the Building Commission website or KHR can post you the booklet with application enclosed.
    • Local Council requirements.
    • Type of stumps: concrete stumps with ant caps that are set into concrete.
    • Insurances: 6.5 year Home Owners’ Warranty, Transit and Contract Works Insurances.
    • The best direction for the house to face, ceiling insulation (batts) and underfloor insulation both required for the Energy Ratings.
    • If a new Colorbond roof is required, what colour? New metal fascia may also be required and quad guttering is an optional extra.
    • Council Bond.
  • Areas of building works that KHR is not responsible for includes:
    • Electrical and plumbing (including downpipes).
    • Plaster repairs
    • Front & rear steps
    • Ceiling batts and underfloor insulation
    • Eave linings
    • Repairs or improvements
    • Installation or heating
    • Relaying of carpet
    • With a brick veneer house (bricks removed), KHR is not responsible for preparing the concrete footings or recladding for this type of house.

Option B

Option B

If you purchase a house directly from Kilmore House Removers for relocation, KHR (and not our client) becomes responsible for:

  • Supplying the house.
  • Obtaining the Permit to Remove from the original site.
  • Including the 6.5 years Builder’s Warranty Insurance, Transit and Contract Works Insurance in the cost.
  • Including 3 sets of Plans (floor plan, elevation, stump hole layout) and Condition Report in the cost.
  • House sections will be stumped using concrete hangers set in concrete with ant-caps.
  • Supplying and installing a new Colorbond roof over new steel batten and 50mm insulation blanket (required for BAL-ember attack and Energy Ratings – Winter Rating 1.3 and Summer Rating 1.8), Colorbond fascia and Colorbond quad gutter.
  • Filling in the chimney hole with weatherboards staggered and the hearth hole with sheet flooring.
  • Replacing any damaged weatherboards and/or damaged bearers/joists.

Other than the above, the requirements for Option B are the same for you, our client, as Option A in regards to the new site as follows:

 STEP 1:  If owning or when purchasing land for house relocation, firstly check with the Planning Department of your local Council for Planning Permit conditions and building envelopes.  Some blocks have covenants which prohibit the use of second-hand materials.  Also many areas of land have planning conditions overlays such as water catchment or medium-to-high fire danger areas.  These are reasons why a Planning Permit (if required) can take up to three months to be issued.

STEP 2:  Make contact with the House Remover to arrange an appointment to inspect the available houses.

STEP 3:  Discuss time-frame for house delivery keeping in mind house sections cannot be delivered till you have been issued your new-site Planning Permit (if required), Septic Permit (if required) and Building Permit.  Also you may require a new-site Asset ProtectionPermit.

STEP 4:   Discuss with the House Remover your block of land on which the house is to be relocated and related matters:

  • Size / access / lie-of the land.  KHR likes to work on a fairly level site.  However the Contract allows for a fall of 700mm over the length of the house (average length is 14mts).
  • Prior to Council or your Private Building Surveyor issuing your Permits for the new site, you will be responsible for obtaining the following (KHR can assist):
    • Soil Report.
    • Owner-Builder’s registration required.  This permit application can be downloaded from the Building Commission website (www.buildingcommission.com.au).
    • Local Council / Building Surveyors requirements for Building Permit.  See private building surveyor, Mark Webster’s website: websterco.com.au, click on Downloads Section then click on Information for Relocating Houses.
    • Council Bond – discuss with your building surveyor.
    • The best direction for the house to face.
    • Ceiling insulation (batts) and underfloor insulation both required for the Energy Ratings.
  • Areas of building works that KHR is not responsible for include:
    • Reconnections to all services: Electrical and plumbing including downpipes.
    • Plaster repairs.
    • Front / rear steps and baseboards surrounding the stumps.
    • Ceiling batts and underfloor insulation.
    • Eave linings.
    • Internal repairs or improvements.
    • Installation of heating.
    • Relaying of carpet.
    • With a brick veneer house, bricks removed, KHR is not responsible for preparing the concrete footings or recladding for this type of house.

COST TO SUPPLY AND RELOCATE A HOUSE

 This cost depends to an extent on what KHR has had to pay for a particular house.  On Average KHR charges between $80,000 and $110,000 GST inclusive for the supply, relocation, restumping, rejoining and re-roofing (usually Colorbond iron) of a 12sq weatherboard house with 9’ ceiling (2.7mt) to Central, Northern Victoria and Southern Victoria including Geelong / Bellarine Peninsula area where your Soil Classification is rated M.

With an older style Californian Bungalow type house, up to 15sq with 10’ ceilings (3 mt), you will be charged between $95,000 and $120,000 approximately GST inclusive.

TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR OPTION B:

Deposit on signing the Contract 10%
Commencement of works 30%
House restumped 25%
House re-roofed 30%
Completion (according to Contract) 05%
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100%

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Option A

Option A

In choosing Option A, and after you have been issued with the required Council Permits (Permit to Remove and Asset Protection Permit), KHR will prepare your house for relocation (remove the roof, prepare the house internally, cut the house into sections, lift the sections onto the house floats using hydraulic jacks), then transport your house sections to your new site under a Vic Roads Permit, once you have been issued with your new site Building Permit (Client to arrange).

On arrival at the new site (which has been prepared and pegged out by the owner, the grass cut and a firm track laid) the house removers set to work placing the sections into position, then marking and digging the stump holes. Once the holes have been inspected and passed by the relevant Building Surveyor, concrete is poured into the holes then concrete hangers are placed into the concrete.

Once the concrete has set, the house sections are lowered onto the ant-capped stumps and secured. The sections are then rejoined, the sub-floor and certain internal works completed and the roof frame is repitched. Finally, roofing contractors install new roofing iron over new steel batten and 50mm insulation blanket (required for BAL-ember attack and Energy Ratings – Winter Rating 1.3 and Summer Rating 1.8), along with fascia and quad gutter (optional extra) or reinstall the existing roofing iron (if it is in excellent condition).

COST OF RELOCATING A HOUSE – OPTION A:

The final cost depends on many factors, but the following scenario is presented as an example.:-
To relocate a 12sq weatherboard with 9′ (2.7mt) ceilings and a pitched roof (not Period style) with good access from a northern suburb of Melbourne to the Bendigo, Castlemaine, Shepparton or Geelong area (1.5 hours by car) would cost approximately $55,000 to $70,000 GST inclusive. This price range would include the preparation, transportation, restumping, rejoining and reroofing labour for the house but would not include the cost of the new roofing materials, concrete for the base of the stump holes, Transit Insurance, Contract Works Insurance or the 6.5 years Builder’s Warranty Insurance. Total for insurances is approximately $2,700 (2017). Supply and installation of Quad Gutter is an optional extra.

TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR OPTION A:

Deposit on signing the Contract 05%
Commencement of works 30%
House restumped 30%
House re-roofed 30%
Completion (according to Contract) 05%
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100%

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