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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, meaning the foundations are the first job undertaken. We take a look at three different types of foundations... There are 3 types of foundations to choose from. You choices depend on the type of home you are building and where you

Read more

Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

Read more

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Hargest Cres - Pack Piling

Posted 1 day ago

House has dropped on left rear side of property, its been suggested that a pack and pile will remedy, entry through floor.

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Hansons Lane

Posted 2 days ago

Hi guys. We need people to do foundation for a block fence 100m (length) Quote for supply of reinforcing steel is also welcomed. Please add another quote if you can also do excavation.

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Piles to be fixed

Posted 2 days ago

Previous owner has excavated some of the earth near piles under house. House is still all level. Due to the earth being removed from around the base of a few piles under this home, their ability to remain structurally stable has become questionable. These piles require some form of reinforcement to maintain their stability. Pictures showing dimensions added.

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Remedy Piles-Repile/ Relevel

Posted 3 days ago

It appears that on one corner of the house is not perfectly level. I need it investigated and remedied before going ahead with a bathroom makeover. House built 1990s Reasonably good access and underfloor headroom in that area.

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Foundation repairs

Posted 4 days ago

Would like a veiwing with a professional please

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Piles redone on 1910 Villa

Posted 5 days ago

Hi needing piles on 123sqm villa redone.

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House jack and piling

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, I have a property in Kingswell, Invercargill that needs Piling and foundation works. House is fully vacant so am wanting a quote on repairs.

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Re level house on piles

Posted 6 days ago

Good afternoon, I'm looking for someone to re level my house. Over time the house has sunk slightly on one corner so am looking for someone to re level the whole house if needed. The house is a wooden 1940's house on concrete and wooden piles There is good access to under the house and have spoken to a builder already ( who was unfortunately too busy to do the job ) who explained it was quite straight forward what needs doing.

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Minor repiling job

Posted 6 days ago

Hi . Can anyone help me . I need 2 to 3 wooden piles replaced under house due to a water leak only 2 or 3 need replacement. The time frame is within next 6 weeks .Quotes please?

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Foundation for 3 houses: involves block wall/ waffle/ some pilings

Posted 6 days ago

Hello, we are building 3 new homes along Ellerslie-Panmure Highway and would like to engage FOUNDATION builder for the 3 homes. Public drainage job should start in 2-3 weeks time which will take a further 2-3 weeks before foundation and plumbings laying starts. Contact me for the plans for you to quote on. If you have other expertise beyond this request, feel free to let us know. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Quote to check foundation and house drainage issues

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there! We are interested in purchasing a property, however after a building inspection we have been advised that there is possible issues with the foundations/drain run off (due to a slope in the terrain). We need to check the below: - Water is tracking into foundation crawl space with damp foundation subsoil and high water marks on timber piles sighted, requires further investigation/repair. - Signs of rot sighted on some areas of timber foundation perimeter, requires repair/repla...

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House piles

Posted 1 week ago

I want to get qoute,around 15 piles damaged,has to be repair or replace

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Levelling 31

Posted 1 week ago

Old villa, replied in 70s with concrete piles, needs levelling

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Garage floor

Posted 1 week ago

building a double garage and needing a price for concrete foundation approximate size 10m x 8 m

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Foundation piling

Posted 1 week ago

Timber pile foundations required for 2 x wooden cabins dimensions are 5x10m & 8x10m Currently sitting on concrete blocks

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Remedy Piles-Releveling

Posted 1 week ago

It appears that on one corner of my house is not perfectly level. I need it investigated and remedied before going ahead with a bathroom makeover. House built 1990s Reasonable underfloor headroom in that area.

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Cross bracing driven piles

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for builder able to complete cross bracing piles under newly relocated Villa in New Plymouth. Bracing plan available on request.

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Raewyn Street

Posted 1 week ago

I would like someone to have a look under my flat to see if it needs repiling or levelling

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We need re-piling of tc3 land.

Posted 1 week ago

We need re-piling of tc3 land. ... Thank you

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Foundation/floor to be looked at

Posted 1 week ago

My kitchen floor is a bit wobly and think I need the floor board lifted and the pile looked at. If you can come and look at let me know that be great

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

new foundations

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Opinion on piling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling packing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Braced piles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House that Jack Built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wonky piles, sinking house?

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 Bridge Street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-piling of bungalow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck pilings and bearer #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair floor piles per EQC scope

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling an external staircase

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Releveling/packing/piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House relevel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2-3 piles need repair from earthquakes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retro fit piles and fix/replace bearer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling old homested

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repile Riccarton

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Corner pile needs to be straightened

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remedy a building report fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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