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Since 1896 The Gentlemen of Building Removal    

About Us

In 1896, George Jack shifted his first building, in doing so founded the oldest building removal company still in operation in New Zealand today. We are proud to carry on the JACK family name with third and fourth generations currently involved.

You are invited to peruse this website hopefully finding useful information and options to help you start your project.

Try the Process & FAQ page which will answer a lot of your questions about shifting a building.

For details, photos and floor plans of our current stock, follow through the Buildings for sale link.

Be sure to view the Before & After Gallery which shows inspirational examples of what our clients have achieved after their house/building was shifted. This will be added to as we are able.
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You will find other useful sections and links along the way, but if you need more information about anything, please feel free to contact us!

More history....

In 1896, George Jack shifted his first building, in doing so founded the oldest building removal company still in operation in New Zealand today.

George Jack's son, Vic Jack started working for his father in 1928 and took over the helm in the 1930s.

In turn his sons, Des and Neville started with the company after each left school in 1957 and 1961 respectifully. They purchased the the business in 1967 and are still the current directors. Aaron (Des' son) is also currently working within the operation as the fourth generation!
Over its life the company has been responsible for some of the main advancements in the building removal industry now in common practice throughout Australasia. These include the invention of the hydraulic house lifting jacks developed in 1948 and the hydraulic lifting house trailer complete with steering bogeys at each end in 1959/60. Another initiative has been the hydraulically operated sliding turntable.
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We have a number of experienced staff with some of over 30 years with the company.

View some of the interesting photos of houses being transported in our Photo Gallery.

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The company employs over 20 staff and shifts several buildings every week. The main yard comprises of 18 acres in Kahikatea Drive in the centre of Hamilton where it has been operating since 1987. Prior to this, offices were in Riverlea Road, Hillcrest and Macfarlane Street, Hamilton East. Yards have also been situated in Te Awamutu and Taupo and reps in Auckland. We regularly cover the area from Whangaparoa in the north to Taihape in the south, west to east coast across the Waikato, King Country, Bay of Plenty and up the Thames Coromandel Peninsula. 


We are closed during the Christmas Period:
Last day: Friday 22 December at 3pm
Reopen: Monday 15 January 2018
During this time we will not be able to answer the phones or emails, please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as we possible after Jan 15th. 

Ring any of these numbers if you live in:
(07) 843 7006  Hamilton
(09) 358 4462  Auckland
(07) 871 4275   Te Awamutu
(07) 378 4250 Taupo
We are located in Hamilton.



We are located behind Bunnings South.

21 Quentin Drive
Hamilton 3204
New Zealand

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