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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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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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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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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

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

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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Inspect House Piles

Posted 1 day ago

Need an assessment of house piles and quote for remedial work required. Quote needed ASAP.

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New piles to be added - house to be levelled

Posted 1 day ago

Our house needs to be levelled as the middle part has sunk over time. Its a 1950s house. Its been like this for many years but we are told 2 or 3 extra piles need to be added plus extra spacing to be added in a few existing piles.

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EQC repairs - agree scope of work and build

Posted 2 days ago

Agree scope of foundation relevelling work and associated repairs with EQC, once scope agreed, manage and undertake repairs

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Piling work

Posted 3 days ago

I have some sloping floors in my house and want to find out the extent of the repiling work that needs to be done before doing any other renos.

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Shed upgrade piling

Posted 4 days ago

The shed is an old shed ans some foundation required to be changed. Quote and fix. Photos on request. I can do some videos and site visit when required.

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2 Bowers road

Posted 4 days ago

... 's bungalow needs repiling

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Pooks road

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, we need 100meters long retaining wall by railway, and 280 driven piles for 16 lots foundation, most piles are 12meters deep, total foundation piles are 1800metersl. We are looking for experienced and high efficient contractor who charge by per meter Rates , we will purchase the piles . Many thanks ! Please Text ...

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House re-levelling / pilings

Posted 5 days ago

There is about a 10cm level difference from the front door to the far left passage. There is cracking on the outside of the house (back & front) as well as in nearly all rooms inside. We have been told it is either due to trees close to our boundary wall with overgrown roots or the drought taking the moisture out of the soil, thereby causing structural movement. We have however noticed an improvement (can use the front door again) since it started raining again. We would ideally like a quote...

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Repiling 1910 villa

Posted 5 days ago

Hello - we are shopping around for an estimate on repiling our 140sqm home that appears to have existing original wooden piles. Access easier on some sides than others. It appears the perimeter is the most affected. Access to property is by walking from the street.

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Repiling assessment

Posted 6 days ago

I am looking to get my house assessed for its piles/foundations and get quotes for repiling, releveling and earthquake strengthening.

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Level house

Posted 6 days ago

I need work done to level the house. Then there is the internal fixing jib and painting.

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Repile an old villa

Posted 1 week ago

I would like an estimate on repiling an old villa.

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New job

Posted 1 week ago

To complete a house Lift from EQC last year

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House Repiling/releveling

Posted 1 week ago

House is dipping a little on one side. It is split level. A 1950s house that has been added to. The floor area is 105 square metres. Comprises timbre post and concrete foundations. 1950s house, front house just below road.

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Repiling leveling

Posted 1 week ago

I have an old wooden weather board house and unfortunately the back corner of my house has started to sink, so I'm looking for a reliable builder to give me a quote to do the job and hopefully get the work done.

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Piling

Posted 1 week ago

Floor sloping slightly in the bedroom and would like a quote to level the piling please.

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Floor sagging on 1 side of house

Posted 1 week ago

My floor is sagging on the one side of the house and I would like some quotations to get the piles levelled again.

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Foundations

Posted 1 week ago

Piles need looking at . It’s a 1950s bungalow, and doors in the middle of the house are jamming. Not sure what else to say to get to 25 characters - we don’t know much about this sort of work so hard to say much

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Pile_20

Posted 1 week ago

house pile a section for a relocation

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Kaiapoi house

Posted 1 week ago

Need a quote to relevell our floors

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Recent foundations reviews

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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

Replace one house corner pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick jack and pack

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chris Lynch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Tenfoot Road - House re-leveling/ repiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

41 Carrington Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

piles for small building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Releveling of floor in one corner of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony Relevelling #2


10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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