Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get a house from?

You can purchase a house directly from us which will have the delivery included in the price. Most often these buildings are situated in our yard in Taupo, get in contact with us to view.

You can also have a look on our website to see all the buildings for sale.

You may know of someone who is selling a house for removal privately, in which case we are more than happy to price for the relocation portion only. When buying privately, establish with the vendor who is obtaining the demolition consent allowing the house to be removed, which is required by some councils (especially if in heritage areas), who is responsible for disconnecting the services (power, sewer, water, phone, gas, etc), who is providing egress from the site, eg. Removing trees and fences and also who is clearing the site after the house is gone. Also find out when the house must be gone from the site and that you have enough time to get consents. If not the house might have to come via our yard.

When choosing a building removal company, make sure you select a well-established firm with a good reputation. Ask around, chances are someone you know will be able to recommend a company.

Do I need council approval?
What does it cost to shift a house?
What is included in the contract?
When can you shift my house?
When do I have to pay?
Can I shift the building on to a sloping site or basement?
I just want to shift the house on the same site so I can subdivide – do you do this?
Do you do repiling?
Do you buy houses for removal?
What if I have other questions?

Taupo House Removal Testimonials

Our experts take pride in producing a fast reliable service and amazing customer satisfaction and care when moving your property.

We used THR last week to move a house from Taupo to Tokoroa. It was a 2 piece shift and the team had to cut it in half, transport it and put it back together. The communication and prep work was great. When the house was removed, the team worked well together. Everyone had a job to do and worked together to get the house sited and put together. They had the house tied down on piles a few days later. The cut marks were so close, a testament to excellent work.
I had used THR 3 years ago for another house – same great work.
Awesome thank you, see you on the next job

Taupo, New Zealand

Wayne Dickson

Taupo House Removals were recommended to me and they did a great job of our project – providing a detailed costing then collecting the house from Auckland promptly and storing it for 3 months (while we waited for building consent) then immediately moving to Tokoroa with less than a week’s notice and piling out. Our builder was astonished that they were able to do this so promptly (he thought they would take several weeks) and they did such a thorough when piling out. No damage to the house at all. Great communication. Very prompt and professional.
We will use them again and are very happy to recommend them.

Taupo, New Zealand

Kerryanne Dalgleish

Taupo house movers have just relocated a house for us in Whakamaru Taupo we would definitely recommend them it was extra challenging through covid lockdowns but they worked through this very professionally and Tristan was a great help with all the consents and permits making sure every box was ticked all round a great team to deal with would definitely use them again in the future many thanks, Shane and Susan Wright.

Taupo, New Zealand

Susan Wright

Contact Us to sell, move or buy a house

Phone: (07) 378 5265

Mobile: 027 478 0161


Taupo House Removals was purchased in 2004 by Chris Walker who has had over 40 years in the transport industry within New Zealand, the last 10 years specialising in House/Building Relocation predominantly in the Central North Island although have taken a house up to Kerikeri in the far north in the past.

For a professional move contact Taupo House Removals now!