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Your guide to Foundations in NZ

Cleaning Up After a Flood - A Homeowners Guide

Flooding is one of the many natural disasters New Zealand is prone to. Cleaning up and repairing your home after a flood is not something any of us enjoy. Quite often the damage is severe and requires professional tradespeople, as well as council permits and inspections. Then of course there is the myriad of insurance assessments to deal with as well. Often with such a big job, it’s hard to know where to start first. That’s where our homeowners guide to flood clean-up is useful. How to… (view full article)

Lifestyle Block Living Without Smells and Noises

Isn’t it always a case of the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Townies are showing increasing interest in selling up and moving to a lifestyle block. Country living offers benefits including fresh air, more space and quiet living. What could be better? Yet what we don’t consider is the unwanted smells and noises rural locations welcome newcomers with. How to Enjoy a Lifestyle Block Without the Smells and Noises Buses, sirens, car alarms and loud music. The solution to… (view full article)

Retaining Walls 101 For Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Retaining walls are often given a bad rap. Yet they are both functional assets and decorative features within our gardens. Designed to be strong enough to hold a load of soil, as well as look attractive, they increase our outdoor usable space. As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. What are Retaining Walls? The main purpose of a retaining wall is to hold back a load of soil or earth. This happens when there is a change in… (view full article)

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying An Old House

Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. While we’re drawn to older homes which are often oozing with character, they can quickly become money pits and the source of endless frustration for homeowners. So, if you are unsure if an older home is right for you, here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Here are 3 questions you need to ask before buying an old house. Are the foundations solid? It’s common for older homes to have… (view full article)

Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

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. There are many different types of foundation, such as masonry, concrete, wooden and piles. Piles are typically used where the available soils are unable to support the necessary loads with the use of… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Foundation Specialists Nationwide

We have a large family home. Would like the piles / foundations checked and a quote to relevel the floor.

I have an old villa needs a partial reptile, of one side, very dry under house

early 1920's Bungalow/Villa - needs some re piling work and quote for the job

Relevelling of wooden piles post EQ

Pile foundation for relocatable house. 2m deep drilled holes with concreted piles. 100m2 house. Plans will be provided on contact.

1920's bungalow with concrete piles (kerosene cans on some). Middle of the house has uneven floors and doors aren't square. Want it corrected before I do any kitchen renovations. Land is clay based. Property…

Need concrete piling done to bridge wastewater line under the house footing / slab. All ready to start. total number of piles 12, 450mm dia concrete pile 2.5m deep. easy excess. only contractors who can start in…

Quote on releveling a wooden piled 3 bedroom house

186 sqm house on 2.7m stud. During the Nov 2016 earthquake, a uniform crack around 4 elevations of the property was inflicted on the exterior of the stud. I am looking for a foundation specialist (with relevant…

kids room and dining area floor are leaning on a slope, we had a building inspcetion done, we were told some of the piles under the house need replacing since they are wet and rotten many thanks

Some movement has occurred in house. I would like a tradesman to visit and quote to rectify.

My town house is a 1977 build, it's 99sqm and has concrete piles that are not secured to the bearers, it has a concrete surround . Id like to get some quotes on installation of suitable seismic securing.

House need repiled . House is 100 years old .

We have an Instant Bach being delivered to our section in Wanganui and require 8 piles for it to sit on.

Looking for a builder to fix house flooring / piling issue.