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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

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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

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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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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Foundation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Piles and floor build

Posted 19 hours ago

I have all of the tools and timber required as this job was started and the builder injured himself so now he can’t complete it. The timber is all outside under a tarp and the room is sealed off with part of the timber purchased for the flooring. It will need new piles and a joust put in but is a fairly straight forward job for a builder. I can’t take a photo as the room is sealed. It’s is a very small sunroom.

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Replace piles and bearers

Posted 1 day ago

I need some bearers replaced at the front of my house. The house is close to the ground with the joists about 300-400 mm off dirt at the end that needs bearer replaced. The bearers are rotten for about 1 m max on each bearer. Bearers sitting on old concrete piles. Floor would probably need to be taken up to replace the bearers then put back down. Front of house is about 12m long possibly 8-9 bearers and piles. Do you need photos if so let me know of what and I can provide. Unsure of the c...

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Piles and floor

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, We are wanting piles and a wooden floor (33 sqm) built to erect a garage on. The garage is 2nd hand and is in complete walls so not a huge job and if anyone is able to do all 3 jobs together for a fair price that would be ideal.

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Pile stabilising

Posted 4 days ago

Attaching piles to concrete blocks in order to earthquake proof and stabilise in the case of movement. 1920's bungalow

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McAllan

Posted 5 days ago

Level and pile 60sqm cottage , floor has been taken up for easy access Looking to do sometime in September

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CHeeseman Rd

Posted 5 days ago

Need levelling of centre of this 1920s villa - assume piles have sunk or wood has deteriorated. Would like this done as soon as possible. Access height is like crawl space only unfortunately.

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Repiling under the kitchen.

Posted 5 days ago

Replacing rotten piles under the kitchen at my mum"s house so she can renovate the kitchen. I get to do the leg work. The house is around 110yrs old and is in pretty good condition except for underneath the kitchen. Time frame: Not too sure on that one but I would say asap.

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Deck pilings

Posted 5 days ago

I need four piles dug, aligned and concreted in. That will allow me to complete the deck extension by adding the bearers and joists. Best to quote on labour and materials. The picture shows the existing deck and piles, the new piles will be approx 1.5m out from the existing ones in shot.

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Mary Williams

Posted 6 days ago

I have cracks appearing in my stairwell. 4 of the front pils are concreted in but the dirt around it is coming away.

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Hop level

Posted 6 days ago

Level kitchen and laundry, replace a few piles.

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126 Brightside Rd - foundation pinning

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we have just moved a house on site at 126 Brightside Road. The house movers have said the inspector will be out Wednesday to look at the foundations and then the house will be ready to pin. I don't have a builder yet in Whangaparaoa and Im hoping somebody will be available to do the job. There will be other building work in the future with the house but this is the first job. Thanks, Lorraine

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Redo piles under house

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to see if we need our home repiled or just some piles fixed.

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Pile needs work

Posted 1 week ago

We have an issue with one of our piles and it has caused one of the beams at the front of our house to sag. Hopefully the pictures show what I mean. Getting to the pile should be relatively straight-forward because underneath our house has been cleared out to create a decent sized area.

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1900 Villa to be inspected and repiled?

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing an estimate on the cost of repiling the whole 60m2 house, might only be a section of it. not all

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Floor releveling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Floor in open plan kitchen dining lounge need releveling possibly new piles and replaced floor in some areas.

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Re piling of house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Re pile 1800s house located in Bluff. Has around 400mm clearance and requires all piles to be replaced..

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Timber house in need of levelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lift and repile house making it level again

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Foundation fixing x 1

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have one of our foundation piles needing repairing / replacing.

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162 Mahoe st

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pre purchase inspection on piling / subsidence. Builders report mentioned movement in home. Looking for a professional opinion. Home goes unconditional on the ... . Specifically around the dining area.

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House renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pillars checked and strengthen or replaced

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Pile needs work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

replace ring foundation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cotswold

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ring foundation repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aukett

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout cabins ground preparation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ring foundations cosmetic repair EQC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storm Water Bridging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Repile wooden floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring house bearers to concrete piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Repiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lift and repairs required for bedroom foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Our house needs re-leveling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House piles 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bayview repile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom floor replacement (1st of 4)

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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