Expansive Saanich home weighing 300 tons loaded into Rock Bay


A house on the move in Saanich made its way to Rock bay early Friday morning.

Jim Connelly, estimator for the project on behalf of Nickel Bros, says they’ve moved bigger homes before but this was among the heavier ones they’ve had to deal with.

The house measures 7,000 square feet and weighs 300 tons, according to Connelly.

“There’s a lot of weight, particularly with the concrete sheer wall that’s on it which probably weighs 30 tons, just this one piece,” he said.

Part of the reason why the house is so heavy is that it isn’t the only major move it’s been through.

Connelly says the house had previously fallen victim to an earthquake prompting developers to “lock it down.”

“It was anchored so well. Apparently, there was an earthquake when they were building it, so the building is actually framed with a lot of steel. And there are a lot of concrete sheer walls, it’s 300 tons,” he told CHEK News.

Connelly adds that the house will stay in storage before being moved to its final destination sometime in September.

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