BRITTON HOUSEMOVERS LTD was established in 1957, in Wanganui, by Ted Britton and is now run by three of his sons.

Between them they can offer over one hundred years of combined expertise.


Brittons first house move 1957. Notice the traffic officer's motorbike - this was the "pilot vehicle" back then.


The business that was started in Wanganui now transports buildings all over the North Island and employs a staff of 50 with around 60 vehicles between the three branches operating from Taranaki,Wanganui, Manawatu, Wellington and Hawkes Bay.

The main sales yards are situated on SH58 Wellington, SH1 Bulls, Devon Road New Plymouth and Omahu Road Hastings.

The captivating sight of a house travelling up the road is now pretty common, thanks to Britton Housemovers Limited, one of New Zealand's leading house removal companies. The work is extremely specialised and Brittons have the best equipment and expertise. No one can just walk off another job and walk into this, it takes years of training and experience and the Brittons team is second to none. Brittons don't rush into any job. You need to take your time and think about it carefully as there's very little margin for error.

Brittons can transport any type of building from small one-piece houses to large houses which need to be split into segments, as well as two-storey buildings. With Brittons all aspects of the removal game, in terms of relocatable buildings, are covered.

The growth has been quite phenomenal since the increase in building costs. People are looking at recycling houses rather than building a new house. With lifestyle blocks people want character homes rather than something sterile and new. Because of the native timber situation rimu is becoming hard to get so this is a desirable alternative.


Transporting a house is not as expensive as it sounds, Brittons are happy to inspect properties and offer free no obligation quotes, depending on the location. Houses can be raised and moved very quickly with Brittons undertaking all of the lifting and transporting work. In addition, the company acts as a house broker, buying and selling houses and acting on behalf on property owners.


The broker side of the business has been operating since 1990 and was developed in response to a market demand. Brittons goal is to try to get as high a return as possible for the vendor.

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Any Query please call us on: 0800 BRITTONS (274 886)