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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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Pile Foundation {new build}

Posted 17 hours ago

Pile foundation for a new build. 31 piles in total. Looking for a contractor to dig, stand/level and concrete piles in place. Pile holes will need to be around 500mm dia. and 1-1.5m deep. The site is slopping. Ground is soft. Pile length will very. {longest being around 3m}. We will supply the piles. Job wont start till early next year{sometime in Feb}. Time frame - 3 to 5 days.

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Re levelling

Posted 1 day ago

House is not levelled, has a bump in hallway which caused cracks in walls/ceilings all over. It has been releveled a few years ago, not sure why it is not leveled now. I want to buy the house and need indication on costs / quote. Deadline sale ends November 19th so need quote this week.

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Rotten wooden piles in foundation

Posted 2 days ago

Rotten wooden piles under the house (built in the 80s), can access from under the house.possibly 2-3piles.

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1910 Home Repile

Posted 2 days ago

Full repile on 1910 villa, home has an extension which has concrete foundation so some trenching will likely be required. Wanting done as soon as possible so we can begin renovations on ceilings and electrics.

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New foundation piles to be done with portable equipment

Posted 4 days ago

I need a 10m x10m deck on a hillside section in ngauranga. There is only access via stairs so you would need pile drilling equipment you could carry onto site Please text ... for any questions

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Under house 2m pile digging

Posted 4 days ago

Restricted height area. 2.3m clearance and less with the hill gradient. Can be dug out. 5x 2m holes for a cage pile/post system. Need urgent quotes. Birkenhead.

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Steep section with no drive on access

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there I need a 10m x10m ground prepared with piles joists and bearers to fit a small 10m2 cabin and deck on. It’s a steep hillside section with walk up access. The 10x10 area is fairly flat and will need 1m it much less piles protruding from the ground

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Underpinning and retaining wall

Posted 6 days ago

Initially i need to know if there is anyone in Whanganui who does underpinning. The property is on a steep slope on Bastia Hill and I need the whole front of the house underpinned, and subsequently a 23m retaining wall built.

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Snell s Beach - New Build - Pile foundations

Posted 6 days ago

Kindly quote for Pile foundations for new build at Snells Beach

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Piles for Pool

Posted 1 week ago

I've got a stormwater drain on my property (4meters deep). If I was to put a pool in I must add piles to below this level. I'm looking for an approx cost on it. If reasonable I'll be going ahead as pools costs etc all okay

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Piha project

Posted 1 week ago

We have resource consent and engineer drawings for a proposed container home in Piha on a steep site. We are looking for a quote for 15 x 200mm sed piles ( 3 metre depth) for container home and approximately 40 metres of 2.5 metre high timber retaining . Looking to start Feb / March 2020.

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Check house piling

Posted 1 week ago

Hello - I have a 2 flat rental property in Miramar. It is a weatherboard house built circa 1920's. We requested a quote to replace the flooring in the kitchen and the installer said the floor is unlevel and we need to rectify. I am wanting to get the whole house checked and floor relevelled where required. Can someone inspect and advise what is required and quote cost of works.

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Balcony Relevelling #2

Posted 1 week ago

Maintenance & repair job re-levelling a small non-structural balcony where one of the struts holding it up has gradually subsided. This has produced a small slope on the balcony with the railing having moved just over an inch from the house. The supporting strut needs to be re-levelled to level the balcony. Would be fantastic if the job could be done before Christmas -but any time over the Summer would also work.

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Part end house sinking

Posted 1 week ago

Get a free quote and then get it fixed... Considering other renovations

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Rangiahua Bach

Posted 1 week ago

Guidance with putting in sono tube footings for a 5x8 Bach

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Re leveling a piled house

Posted 1 week ago

92m2 house needs leveling. We have an engineering report and target levels. We will need a ps4 on completion. It is a small house with good access under floor. Target levels attached

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Piling

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a 3 x quotes from different companies to re-pile my house. It was built in the 1950's and is a do-up house.

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Piling Job

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I need some piles to be fixed under the house on a newly acquired investment property. In one corner of the house, there is a marginal slide downwards inside the house. Having gone underneath the house it appears that some of the posts have shifted. This needs to be looked at & fixed. I would require someone to come around and provide a quote at the earliest. I would appreciate a response only if you are able to commence the job early next week. Thanks, Yusuf.

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Foundation repair

Posted 1 week ago

Foundations have been removed and need to be put back to bring the building back to original state.

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Concrete pile to bearer connection

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need 100m2 house concrete piles fixed to bearers.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 148,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repair Piles and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new underfloor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding 5 piles to foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation column replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

126 Brightside Rd - foundation pinning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Check - Licenced Building Practitioner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Investigate/repair cause of house getting out of level

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pile needs work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repile wooden floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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