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How much to 'crane' something over your house?

(23 Posts)
marinaaquamarina Thu 07-Mar-13 18:00:00

Thinking of having a small rigid building/or caravan put in the back garden but we don't have wide enough access.

They're always cring stuff about on Grand designs and George Clarke's TV shows - have you ever had it done?

Any idea how much it would cost and what limitations there are in terms of how far the item can be swung from front to back - street to back garden?

Anifrangapani Thu 07-Mar-13 19:20:25

Depends on the weight of the thing being lifted, height of property it is going over, if a road closure is required.
A small hiab is quite cheap but a sectional crane very expensive.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Thu 07-Mar-13 19:20:54

No idea but I'm interested!
I'd like a gypsy caravan

When I won the lottery

deliakate Thu 07-Mar-13 19:37:36

Not sure, but what about flat-pack stuff that the manufacturer comes and puts up for you?

marinaaquamarina Fri 08-Mar-13 07:31:09

I watch TV and I think every second house has something craned over the roof wink - clearly it's rarer than I thought!

AllIWant85 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:19:00

My DH runs a mobile crane depot. If you look at a static caravan going over an average height house without access issues ie road closures, overhead cables, etc it would be somewhere between £650-£1000. You'd struggle to get a hiab to be able to lift the weight at a far enough radius.

You'd be paying for the crane, the driver, a supervisor, a technical rep etc etc.

Alternatively, if you're local to me (SW) my DH will come and do it for £200 and a bacon sarnie!! wink

marinaaquamarina Fri 08-Mar-13 19:16:24


Thank you so much AllIWant - we're probably too far from you - SE London way - but that sounds feasible for what I had in mind.

The plan would be to lift a small caravan (not a mobile home) over a two storey house from suburban street - don't know about need for road closure.

Would the company check that out beforehand? There's a layby near the front of the house - but I have no idea how big the crane would be/space needed .... huge I guess confused

AllIWant85 Fri 08-Mar-13 22:19:37

You'd be surprised, they aren't huge as they travel down the roads. The company would check out all road closures etc for you. If you are SE London there are a couple of big crane firms near you that would do a site visit free of charge. Pm me if you'd like company names or if you pm your postcode my DH could probably give you a fairly good idea of what size crane, if you'd need road closures etc by looking on Google maps.

marinaaquamarina Sat 09-Mar-13 09:49:59

Thanks ALLIWant - pmed you smile

threeladdies Tue 28-May-13 20:30:42

I wonder if you could help me ALLIWant. We need a static caravan lifting over a bungalow into the back garden. We live in a close with only 5 bungalows so there wouldn't need to be any road closures. We are near Portsmouth in the south. Do you know of any companies who could help?

Fawole12 Tue 16-Jul-13 14:47:19

I want to move a static 3.5 tonnes caravan into my garden from the road can you help or have you any information on how to go about it?

scoffo Mon 01-Dec-14 14:57:55

Hello, ALLIWant85, would you be able to PM me contact details for the cranes? Sounds like the thing I need to get a shed over my house! Thankyou!

moonmama123 Tue 30-Dec-14 22:10:25

HI, I know tis is an old post but I wondered if AllIWant was about as we live in the South West and need our caravan craned into the garden at our new house. Thanks in case! x

tobyharvey Wed 08-Jul-15 09:29:27

Hi, I'm new to mumsnet, saw this thread and have exactly the same question / requirement, to get a Static Caravan hoisted over my house from back garden to the road, quite a stretch, about 35m I reckon. Any info about Crane hire around Oxford would be really helpful. Thanks.

tattyrabbit51 Wed 22-Jul-15 16:05:02

would love a quiote for a hot tub over the house in whitstable

JoanSigh Thu 28-Apr-16 13:58:28

Hi there AllIWant85

I wonder if you could put me in touch with your husband in relation to him moving a static caravan about 10 feet further into our garden from our paddock area please? We cannot tow it it has to be lifted because it has sat where it is for 3 years and the wheels have sank into the ground a little. I would be greatful for any contact.

Please send a PM if possible.

philralli Fri 30-Sep-16 09:34:45

Hi AllIWant85

Could you crane a pizza oven over my 3 story house?!

Pleased to hear,



Dianag111 Sun 21-May-17 16:48:15

I need a static mobile home lifted over our house and into the back garden by about 60ft and there by cables at the front of the house. Anyone know if that's possible and how much? It's for my daughter and 2 yr old grandaughter to stay in.

tray14 Tue 18-Jul-17 16:30:16

HI all i need a static caravan moved over my side enterence anyone out there can help me please

Dianag111 Tue 18-Jul-17 22:11:49

I had a mobile home around 5tons, craned over our house three weeks ago. It cost just over £3000. Plus £298 for BT to take a phone line down for one hour for the 150ton crane to be able to do this. We only needed a 100ton crane but the 150 ton crane was the only one available on the day so was only charged for the crane size we needed. No one else would do it and this was the only company willing to and they were very professional and very good. The company we used are called liftec and a guy called Richard plus his helper and the crane driver did it. It's quite an involved affair!

Dianag111 Tue 18-Jul-17 22:13:36

Joansigh, Jack it up. The wheels aren't meant to have contact with the ground when static.

SnickersWasAHorse Tue 18-Jul-17 22:20:11


Berty1305 Tue 05-Sep-17 08:52:14

Morning All, could anyone give me AllIWants contact details please. Urgent need to rehouse Grandma in a comfy place of her own. Thank you.

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