Traditionally when heavy loads required moving they were lifted with levers and were pulled around by horses or humans. It is said that house relocation, (Hikiya), evolved and was inherited by firemen in the Edo-period particularly for the moving of houses or warehouses. In recent years these somewhat primitive techniques have come a long way allowing the shifting of large buildings, the vertical elevation of houses so that carports can be installed underneath them and for the reinforcement of weakened foundations among other things.
*Structural relocation as a result of town planning road development projects. (Relocation)
*The elevation of 1 and 2 storey buildings for the construction of ground floor extensions such as carports, shops and storage space. (Structural Elevation)
*The disassembly of buildings piece by piece and the reassembly to its original form in a new location. (Dismantling/Relocation)
*The relocation of historical/heritage buildings and natural relics. (Heavy Load Removal/Relocation)
-Settlement Differential Investigation/assessment and foundation settlement and design-
*The leveling and restoration of foundations that has caused the leaning of buildings, cracks in foundations, foundation movement. (Settlement Restoration)
Q. Is it ok if the elevation height is high or the relocation distance is quite far?
A. It is no problem at all. Our Relocation,(Hikiya) professionals are willing to offer you all the information you need. Please call for an obligation free consultation.
Q. Will it be possible for us to remain living in the house while it is being moved?
A. Yes. You will be able to carry on with your lives as usual. It will not be necessary for you to organize or move personal belongings or furniture.
Q. Will we have use of the air conditioning, gas, water and bath during the process?
A. Yes, in most cases you will be able to use the air-conditioning, gas, and water as per usual. You will not be able to use the toilet however a temporary one will be provided.