About us

As a Hawke’s Bay local, with over 30 years experience in Building Removals, Dave Coley is a name you can trust with the important business of moving your house or other valuable assets. We are proud of our history in Hawke’s Bay, and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

If you are looking for a house or other building mover, repiler, or even if you need a building lifted for maintenance, give A1 Building Movers a call on 0275 710 191. Special projects such as granny flats, garages and boats pose no problem to us, so contact us for a quote today.

Dave Coley

At A1 Building Movers, we have a reputation for quality work.

Dave Coley is the proud owner/operator and has been in the house moving and repiling business for over 33 years. Dave started A1 Building Movers Ltd 13 years ago and in this time has built up a sterling reputation as being one of the best in the business.

A1 Building Movers focus is to make the process of house/building moving or repiling, as easy as possible, and stress free for you.Dave prides himself on giving quality advice and professional service to every single client. This goes a long way to ensuring a smooth process and high levels of customer satisfaction. Dave and his team will help move anything from boats, garages, steel frames and batches, to cottages, houses of all shapes and sizes, as well as classrooms for schools.

A1 Building Movers Ltd has over 40 years experience in the trade of house removal.


Dave has a reputation of being the guy who will tackle the 'too hard basket' jobs without fuss and make them look easy. Before using Dave I had heard this from multiple people within his industry.

Dave and his crew did a flawless job moving my house. I look forward to working with Dave and his crew again. 

Toby Tait-Jamieson

Dear Dave and A1 House Movers team, I wanted to write to you and thank you for all you did in managing our house move to Mahia.

Dave you were great to deal with and our builder thinks you are the best house movers around! We are thrilled with your work and wanted to write a personal thank you.

All the best to you all, Annette, Greg, Daniel and Holly Brosnan.

We have used the services of Dave and his team from A1 Building movers recently to move several Lockwood homes as a turnkey operation. One move in particular was very complicated, with a large, long and high load which Dave was able to move in 2 loads instead of at least 3, thus saving us time and money.

The moves were executed professionally and punctually at a reasonable cost. Dave and his team are hard working and do not let up until the job is completed. A real "can-do" attitude. I would confidently recommend Dave and his crew, with their passion and expertise, to anyone wishing to move a house.

Yours Sincerely

Roger Allsopp
Waikato Regional Manager | PHONE 07 347 7691

I just want to thank you for your energy, commitment, experience and eye for detail that you and your team displayed when re leveling our family home.

While not necessarily challenging, there was a constant stream of unexpected issues that popped up (documentation discrepancies and geotechnical variations). This was complicated by the fact that you were working in Christchurch - a long way from home. Thank you for keeping the project moving.

All the best