Chimney Removal

Has your chimney been damaged as the result of an earthquake? Do you want your chimney removed? With over 30 years experience in moving houses we are also experts in chimney removal.

If you are concerned about the safety risk your chimney may pose during a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, then call us for a free quote. We can quote on either dropping your chimney to roof level or removing it completely.

Removing your chimney requires great care and expertise as chimneys can become unstable and collapse during removal. For this reason you really want a professional to undertake the project.

When removing chimneys, the A1 Building Movers team take great care in covering all your possessions in the room where the chimney is. Alternatively you can move the room’s contents to another, if required. We also take every precaution to protect the floor when removing chimneys.

If you are repiling your house it may also be a good time to consider the possible removal of your chimney. Many homeowners decide to also remove their chimneys at this stage, as we use hydraulic jacks to lift up the house to replace the piles and this is also a perfect opportunity to insulate the floor if required.

A1 Building Movers Ltd has over 30 years experience in the trade of house removal.


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 geotechincal 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