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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Repair foundations and walls

Posted 1 week ago

foundation are sinking at front corner of the house and the windows and walls are damaged and needing replacing or repair

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2 Elliott Street

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repile and level 1914 villa

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Wonky wooden floor needs leveling

Posted 1 week ago

We want to do renovations but can't do it without getting the house and floor straight first. Half of the house/floor is fine, the other half needs the piles lifted and packed. Very easy access and it's nice and dry under there. Keen to get this job done asap, so we can get into other work. House is roughly 140sq. Anything else you need to know just get in touch

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Pilles/foundations

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need piles/foundations placed for a small cabin, 8/8 meters, the site is on a slight incline and there is no power at the site. the ground is packed sand, I need the job done as soon as possible so I can start building the cabin.

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Mamaku - half house re-pile

Posted 1 week ago

1910 Cottage in Mamaku. Half of the house needs to be re-piled and finished. Total floor space is approx 120m2. Not easy to access, but there is crawl space, as house is on sloping section. House does require additional work, looking to up grade kitchen, bathroom etc. Would like to get the entire job quoted and then happy to have things done over time, starting with piles.

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Checking and repairing piles and levels for house on Peat

Posted 1 week ago

I wish to make some house alterations and need the house re-levelled before we can move forward. The house is 2 story and has sloping and uneven floors currently. I can meet with someone on most Monday's

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Repiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

My house needs Repiling done ASAP. It’s a three bedroom house in Masterton. It’s a freestanding house on a flat area with easy access.

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Repile 82m2 villa.

Posted 1 week ago

Repile 82m2 two bedroom home. Access is flat, although below road. No fireplace. Internal floor will be removed before by owners.

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Ruakaka cottage

Posted 2 weeks ago

1950s small Bach needing some piles relevelled

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Remedial - bracing under house

Posted 3 days ago

We need a remedial job done within the next few days. It is to complete an historical CCC on a repiling job on a villa which was done in 2001. The house is due to be auctioned at the end of next week. Two things need to be done: 1. a central brace replaced - one half of the existing brace does not exist. 2. Braces on corners have used coach screws which are acceptable but the 50x50mm washes were not installed in 2001. Required as per 2001 plan. This needs to be done on the four braces and...

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11 Boundary Road - Timber Pile Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Replace a timber pile which shows evidence of rotting.

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Relevel floors - two storey house

Posted 1 week ago

Releveling of ground floor where floor has slumped as well as first floor, where flooring has come away from floor joists. Need to lift carpet, assess scope of work and make repairs.

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8 Rammed piles

Posted 1 week ago

I need about 8 rammed piles for an extension to be about 1.8 meters depth for an extension - I have the engineer report for this to get a quote properly

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Foundation eqc repair

Posted 5 days ago

I'd like quotes please for EQC foundation repair - I believe there is only one foundation on a very small (90m2 house including internal garage) house.

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Potential timber pile repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there I would like to have the piles in my kitchen checked out and potentially replaced - the floor is quite squeaky - it is fairly urgent as we are selling the house - thanks so much

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Investigate and quote for piles

Posted 2 weeks ago

At least some of the original 1930s piles under the middle part of the house need replacing.

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Villa revamp

Posted 1 week ago

House leveling and outside boards replaced. Plastering and painting.

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Reconfigure piling with I beam

Posted 2 weeks ago

Some missing piles under rear of house. Correct by replacing piles with structural steel I beams. Space under house used as workshop. Piles missing when we purchased house. Gives us a chance to create more space under house.

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Repiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need quote for repiling. Current foundation is concrete, house is around 90m2. Please let me know ASAP as I need to get this very quickly.

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Underpin sinking foundation

Posted 6 days ago

Front room of house is sinking, now had drainage done need to look at repiling or underpinning. We have drawings and engineer’s report. We’ll need this done as sion as possible, before winter as we need to put a new roof on the house as well.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Re pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 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

Replacing piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New house purchase 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bayview repile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabin pilings-Leah

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2018

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

small foundation relevel job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Part Repile

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling two rooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

piling check for quake damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Securing house piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 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

Wanganui Central Floor leveling and full Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 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

Bedroom floor replacement (1st of 4)

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st December 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

foundation piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th 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

Piles for Container

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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