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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.

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

Read more

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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Recent jobs posted

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

Cement for carport

Posted 1 day ago

I would like to get a quote to have a approx 3 x 9 meter cement slab for a carport. Next to the garage.

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Tony Horsfall

Posted 4 days ago

House has historical settling by 30mm on south side.Needs lifting to restore.

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Securing piling and putting in flashing

Posted 4 days ago

Timber Packers to be secured to concrete piles with galvanised steel wire ties, with holes being drilled through the piles with no holes. Bottom edge of metal wall cladding to be cut back sufficiently so that a 0.55mm Colorsteel flashing can be installed behind the bottom edge of the cladding to the timber framed walls and extended out over the top of the perimeter foundation walls, with a 5 degree minimum cross fall, over a tapered timber plate. (this is to prevent water going into the sub...

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Repiling a small house in Raetihi

Posted 4 days ago

I am after a quote for a small repiling job in Raetihi. House is approx 6m x 9m timber and weatherboard box that already needs repiling, re-cladding, re-lining and everything else. There is good access to the house, but poor clearance (approx 200 x 300mm) underneath. House is very old (circa 1915) and quite dilapidated. I may have to just knock it down, but would much rather repile and renovate. Looks like Totara piles, house has a lot of subsidence with some very sloping floors. There is a conc...

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Repiling needed

Posted 6 days ago

109 year old villa has sunk in the front, so think there may be some repiling work to be done. Tenants moving out in one week so would good to have it looked at then.

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Re Piling in Palmerston North

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone who can do re piling. The house got brick cladding and need someone who can change/replace/fix piles and level the floor.

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Relevel room in a villa next to brick fireplace

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I've got a 100 year old villa that needs the floor in it relevelled. It's the classic case of the front room falling from the point the fireplace in the next room is at.

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Earthquake repair

Posted 1 week ago

The house is on piles with NO ring foundation.Single story.Flat section.Built about 1985.The work requires replacement of some piles and jack and pack mainly.4 piles need to be lowered.Detailed survey plans are available.Must be signed off by a registered engineer on completion.

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Evaluate pilings

Posted 1 week ago

Our house has a bit of a slope and we want to check pilings are OK and obtain quote for repairs if required

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Piles

Posted 1 week ago

We need our house to be re-leveled - putting spacers on the piles. House is roughly 170 square metres with about 20-25 piles. We do not have a specific time frame that the job needs to be started by. Picture attached is an example of one of the cupboards that won’t close due to the piles.

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Piles

Posted 1 week ago

Am wanting piles installed as per plans for building consent. Anchor piles to 2.7m deep all other piles to 1.2m deep. 16 piles in total. This will need to be inspected by council also. Once prefab building has been lifted into place we are also wanting some steps built

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Cabin

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 3x7m cabin that will be craned into piles. The cabin will need to be viewed in NP and the piles done in Stratford, a licenced builder is preferred.

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Grant #3

Posted 1 week ago

For someone to check for levelling of the one bedroon flat we have at the back of our place and quote and would be after 2 or 3 quotes Thanks

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Grant #2

Posted 1 week ago

Looking at the levels of a one bedroom at the back of our property

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4 Parsons Street

Posted 1 week ago

I looking at buying a house. The building report has said that many of the piles and cracked or damaged. I wanting to know if someone can check them to let me know how bad this might and be a cost of repair? I would like to know how much this would cost?

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Piles for deck

Posted 1 week ago

We have building consent for a deck at the rear of our house. However because of a Council sewerage and storm water pipe that cross beneath the deck, 12 piles need to go down 1.5 metres. Flat and easy access. Soil is classic Wellington clay/rock. Thanks Michael

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Piles for house

Posted 2 weeks ago

My house is on a lean. Some of the piles need re doing. Also maybe a support beam? Not sure really. Would like it done in the next few weeks if possible.

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The floor is uneven

Posted 2 weeks ago

House is 100 years old but was re-located approx. 35 years ago. Floor has definate slope. Need someone who knows all about these things to come have a look and quote because it absolutely needs to be the first thing we do before renovating!

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Relevelling timber framed house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old villa needs relevelling. Timber framed building, timber weatherboard. Single level on short piles. Around 140m2. Ideally to be done ASAP.

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40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes for retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes. I would like 40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes. I will use these to build a series of retaining walls. All will be <1.5m so no LBP or inspection required for this work. Post holds are 350mm diameter, augered to depth of approx. 1.0m. Pea-gravel is available on-site to bed posts & reduce hole depth to ~0.9m. Sufficient 125mm x 125mm posts will be supplied, mostly of 1.5 - 1.8m length. I would like the posts to be...

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Replacing piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

piling check for quake damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New house purchase 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

L O & H Aholelei

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for Pod

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for Container

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

foundation piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-piling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundations/piling/levelling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling Inspection

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I've got piles (that need replacing)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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