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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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Piles - water damage?

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, we have some piles on the side of our house that are exposed to the elements and have been getting soaked. The house was piled about 13 years ago. Could this cause an issue with the piles rotting or being damaged? The other sides of the house have vertical wood planks on them, presumably to prevent water touching the piles. I've also noticed tiny cracks through the house, any of these cause for concern?

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Improvement works on foundation (timber posts on concrete blocks)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Property type: 2-storey freestanding house built in 1980s Foundation type: timber posts on concrete blocks supporting timber sub-flooring. Works required as per building inspection report (to be verified by foundation specialist): 1. repair foundation pile due to soil wash out 2. improve clipping and supporting 3. install hardware between posts and bearers 4. backfill subsoil at one of the concrete blocks

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Foundations Upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to improve foundations by adding some cross-bracing to existing foundations, and including some joint stiffeners/plates. Also looking to replace 2-4 piles. Rubbish under house will be cleared prior to commencing. Looking for registered builders or foundations specialists only.

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Piling Under new Proposed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, I am doing a small subdivision and currently doing a site cut to get the final ground levels. During this cut, we noticed localised soft spots and now require piles to support the foundations of the house. The engineer has sized a pile for me and I am looking for a suitable contractor to undertake this work. I have attached the pile for your information, there could be roughly 20 of these piles. Kind regards, Poornaka

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Check needed on house foundations / piling / concrete. Sunk in one corner

Posted 10 hours ago

Old house (railway cottage) sitting on a sloping section (high end at the road). Back of house is almost 2 stories. I looks like the previous owners had the downpipe at the back of the house draining into the ground right on the corner of the house, and it looks to have sunk a bit. The back half of the house has a concrete foundation and this has cracked. I have fixed the drains and it now flows away from the house. I am after the following: 1) Inspection of foundations, piles, etc. to...

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Above ground pool

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. We have a sloping backyard and want to level it slightly to put an above ground temporary pool in. It's 4.5 x 2m

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Replace pile/s under kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

We've got a bit of a bow in the Kitchen floor and need to straighten it back up. Kitchen is approx 3.5mx3 but the sinking area in the floor is quite small, hopefully not needing too many piles replaced / added Sloping site, with easy access. Overhead space at entry, and reasonable space under the kitchen.

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Partial house re-levelling

Posted 1 month ago

We are currently renovating two rooms and have found that the floor needs levelling at a corner of the house. It is an old villa with timber floors on joists and piles with good access under the house. Seeking a quote for the relevelling and hoping to have the work completed as soon as possible as it is currently holding up the renovation we are doing during lockdown. Seeking someone to come around and assess what needs doing to remedy the floor level and provide a quote and timeframe. As we are...

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Piles check and advice

Posted 5 months ago

Follow up on a builders report done regarding the condition of some piles. Provide advice and quotations for follow up services as appropriate.

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Deck Site Level

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a babcat operator with a truck to lower 100-200mm and level a 45m2 area outside my house for a deck. The job needs to be done bu the end of October.

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Relevel wooden floors in 1910 villa

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there. Looking for estimate to level floors. Reasonable access and dry, sitting on concrete piles. Arch Hill/Grey Lynn area.

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Concrit slab foundation

Posted 2 weeks ago

i need some one do my 5xattached house foundation

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Foundation design and build

Posted 4 months ago

foundation design for 2 structures - one building being relocated and a kit set. Drawings provided on request

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New Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a foundation specialist to complete all foundation works before my builder can start the prenail. I need some bridging works that requires pile driving etc.

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Quote to add additional pile underneath house

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a discussion around what is required at our home. We live in a 1920’s bungalow, which is on relatively new piles (house was dropped onsite approx 1980’s). The house leans down slightly at the front so we would like to discuss options to fix this and we wondered if this would be adding in another pile to level it.

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Foundation reinforcement

Posted 3 months ago

Our old house may need a foundation reinforcement, please see photos for details.

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Repiling

Posted 1 month ago

Need a reliable person to repile some of the woods under the house. Thanks Kunal

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Urgent - Pile need fixing - slipped

Posted 3 months ago

Discovered pile issue after noticing floor boards moving. Recently purchased property and building inspectors confirmed the pile was in place three weeks ago

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Felton Mathew St Johns Relevelling Job

Posted 1 month ago

Our company has purchased a 1960's original home to take through. Two storey. Concrete block perimeter part is level no cracks. Part of home supported on poles has dropped 1.5" over the 50 years. It appears we need to do a jack and pack. Maintenance thats been needed. Easy access. Looking for job to be done as soon as possible so refurbishment can start. This side of Xmas for sure.

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Building setout

Posted 4 months ago

construct De nail profiles / post / salvage. set out building lines / profiles / excavation works include tipping / site cut / auger according to new approved plans / piling works / concrete in piles /

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace pile/s under kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles requiring fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House levelling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relevelling and some blocking, Balmoral

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Old Villa Pilling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Repiling an external staircase

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repiling of house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck pilings and bearer #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Opinion on piling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wonky piles, sinking house?

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-piling of bungalow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

relevel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling - foundation assessment reinforcement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Releveling/packing/piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Concrete Foundation NZ

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been in the Concrete & Landscape business for more than 10 years. I specialise in Concrete driveways, house foundations, footpaths, stonewalls & landscaping.

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JJR Builders Ltd

Joined February 2018

A friendly and professional construction company. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our first priority. Contact us to learn more about our incredible staff and how they can help you! HI IM JOSE GARGALLO, OWNER OF JJR BUILDERS LTD, MY TEAM IS RE...

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Honeycomb Construction Ltd

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a qualified builder working in the industry for 10 years. Worked in commercial and residential. Building new houses and renovations to a high standard. Keen to look at any job.

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Jackson

Joined March 2016

Hi I have been in this industry for more than 15 years. I can do house foundation...walls..fence..driveway ...landscaping..or anything do with blocks n bricks. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. Im pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I also do smaller jobs from time to time.

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. Excited to bring your ideas to life ! Please also see our No Cow Boys reviews at ...... &allow-rating=1#ratings Website: ...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carparks as well as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, as well as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ...

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

A family business specialising in high quality and efficient workmanship. We specialise in residential renovations and new builds. Managing your project from concept design/consent stage right though to subcontractors, scheduling and the finished product ready for you and your family to move into. We can handle your project from concept to "turn key" As Qualified builders and a LBP with ov...

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Adams Building Company

Joined August 2020

Hi, we've have been working with renovations for the past 5 years. From small jobs to big jobs we pride ourselves on getting stuck in and completing the jobs to a high standard on budget with the clients vision in mind at all times.

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