Director John Wright, spent five days in consultation with his engineer planning the job and was onsite by November 2017 to raise one of the wharves’ sheds, a heritage listed structure built in 1934 as a wool store.
The shed, 75m by 25m, was raised 2.8m by a team of seven. Over a week Queensland House Removers fitted steel beams through the structure then jacked it up. Hutchinson Builders came in and laid the foundations then Queensland House Removers lowered the building to its new place.
“It was an old building with solid timbers that made the job a very heavy one. We handle the big jobs and we’re able to get in and get them done, and Hutchies know that,” said John.
“Queensland House Removers are proud to have been involved in the transformation of the Howard Smith Wharves and would like to thank Hutchinson Builders for making the raise run so smoothly.”
Queensland House Removers is a family company of three generations with a total of 100 years experience in house removing.
The company employs 28 staff, operating, “Transporting and resitting buildings is a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to restore and revitalise existing structures,” said John.
John is a registered builder in Queensland and New South Wales and Queensland House Removers employs a draftsman to manage the necessary architectural plans, engineers’ reports and council approvals.
Queensland House Removers also transports boats and offers developers a service of buying or removing old homes and providing site clearance, including demolition and asbestos removal.
A successful large project for Queensland House Removers was the moving of the 1880s drill shed including cottage and orderly room at Fortitude Valley in 2016. The 400m² building had to be slid over, raised 2m and re-stumped with approximately 120 stumps.
For more information contact Queensland House Removers, 85 Old Toorbul Point Road, Caboolture QLD 4510, phone 07 5499 2160, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.queenslandhouseremovers.com.au