It’s time once again, for a session of learning on the Restumping Melbourne blog. No hidden agenda here, we just genuinely love educating our valued customers on not just our processes, but industry tips and tricks, as well as general home renovation news. Some terms and buzzwords may sound completely made up, others probably clear up mysteries that you’ve been wondering about for a while. Either way, we’re hoping that you’ll stick around and learn a thing or two.
Today’s buzzword probably falls into the latter aforementioned category—a common process in the area that has been extremely beneficial for many individuals, families and businesses. It may sound like a unique process, but it’s been used on more homes and businesses in your area, than you’d think. It’s called house raising, and its defined as just that—a way to raise your home.
Raising your home is a great way to solve multiple problems. These include but aren’t limited to a lack of home and saving the cost of adding a second storey to the structure. It’s taking advantage of the currently unusable space under your home or business and adding valuable and usable square footage. This square footage can be used in a myriad of ways. You could build a garage for the family vehicle, you could utilize it for multipurpose storage, you could build an additional family room or bedroom, you could even get creative and add a wine cellar—the sky is the limit! Many individuals and families take advantage of house raising if they’re looking to expand their brood or host a visiting relative for an extended period. That being said, you don’t need to use the additional space, some simply raise their homes to improve the views of the surrounding areas.
House raising is the most common in areas like Brisbane and also in many different areas of Queensland. This is because these are the areas where restumping is the most common. Remember, houses can be restumped when the homes themselves are build on stumps, which they frequently are in these areas.
You may be wondering, how does one just lift up a house? Sounds like a bit of a Herculean task, right? Something up there with the great weight lifting challenges of the world? Luckily, modern engineering and technology have ensured that we’re well equipped for such ventures. Experts like those on the Restumping Melbourne team take advantage of hydraulic jacks to lift the house up, the same way we do when we’re on a classic restumping job.
Sound like something that you might want to explore? Before you embark on an architectural journey like this one, you’ll want to ensure that you consult experts. The Restumping Melborune team is happy to talk you through your options, and what makes the most sense for you. We’ll hold a consultation and draft a plan before any work begins. Our goal, as always, is to ensure that we help you build the house of your dreams.