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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

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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

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

Repiling 30 piles

Posted 5 months ago

Repiling 30 piles of villa house to the current standard.

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Underpinning Concrete block house on slab

Posted 3 months ago

Foundations have dropped on one side of the house causing cracking (see photo) Require under pinning along 9m side of house and block repair.

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Secure the foundation if the house

Posted 3 days ago

Just need to make sure the foundation if the house in secure. I don't know what is really need to be done.

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Door jammed - jack and pack

Posted 1 month ago

My internal access door has jammed up. There is a 5mm crack that has opened up just above the door. I think it can be fixed with a jack and pack of 2 or 3 piles.

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I need an assessment to get a house re piled ( timber Piles)

Posted 7 months ago

timber re piles about 10 to 20 of them have to be re leveled and maybe replaced. Has good head height.

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Aotea Sea Scouts - building repiling

Posted 4 months ago

Aotea Sea Scouts own the heritage boat shed club room at 1 Orpheus Drive in Onehunga. This building is a category B heritage building in the Auckland Unitary Plan. It requires quotes to be prepared for addressing the piling issues. As a Sea Scouts group we need to seek funding for the work and need two competitive quotes to submit. We do not have funds to pay for the quotes, so need the quoting to be done on a pro-bono basis. The work requires a certain lead time while the grant application...

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Strawny

Posted 7 months ago

We would like an assessment done of our house piles (33 Fairview Rd) to establish whether we need any remidial work done. Budget wise we are not sure

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Floor cracking check foundations

Posted 3 months ago

The large tiles have suddenly cracked in one large crack right across the floor, with one half slightly lower (just a mm or so). Floors elsewhere also appear to show movement. I suspect there is an issue underneath, and want someone to crawl under the house to inspect and advise. Written advice on cause and rectification is needed, with cost estimate.

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Richardson road #2

Posted 5 months ago

building consent granted looking for builder who can do the pile foundation contact chuck o two two o nine four o five o o

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Re-piling of bungalow

Posted 2 months ago

Circa 40's bungalow requires re-piling due to sinking, sagging of concrete and timber piles. Not too bad considering the age, but looking to get the house nicely levelled again and re-piled with stronger, larger piles. Hard to get photos of the drop in the floor sorry. There is a central line through the house that has dropped (estimated) 40mm, as well as a couple of other corners that have dropped also

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Small pile fix job

Posted 7 months ago

Would suit small contractor or someone with a spare man. Work not until early November but need inspection and quote now. Insert new piles, lift floor up a bit. Repair any rotten subfloor from underneath. Kitchen floor leans down towards the corner. There is a couple of rotten piles in the corner. (And the floor joist is on a lean at that point.) Definitely at the corner of the kitchen (we have been underhouse to have a look), potentially at the corner of the bedroom. Need inspection and quote a...

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Piling

Posted 7 months 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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Quote for Piling

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for an assessment to see if my house needs leveling. If so, provide a quote.

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Repiling an external staircase

Posted 3 months ago

Our final external stairs were built over a tree stump 10 years ago. The tree stump has now rotted and our stairs have developed a lean😫.

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Releveling/packing/piles

Posted 1 week ago

We have an old house built in 1910. We have some areas of the wooden floor that need relevelling and have been told potentially a few piles that might need maintenance or replacement. Keen to get someone around for a quote.

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Pile Advice.

Posted 7 months ago

Our house, built 20 years ago, has settled and we got a piling specialist around to check the piles. He diagnosed that one of the piles needed packing and jacked the house up. Some years later we have been left with a 'lump' in our living room floor. We need advice to advise whether we should just leave it or remove some of the packing without causing further damage. There are no real time constraints and there is relatively easy access under the house

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Old wooden deck

Posted 2 months ago

Needs another wooden base to correct and level for new flooring

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Uneven floor in house - suspected piling issue

Posted 4 months ago

I've noticed that my floor is uneven and dips in a few places, most notable the kitchen and the main bedroom. I'm not sure what is causing this but wondered if one of the piles was damaged and the reason behind this.

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Villa in ponsonby Aucland

Posted 3 months ago

we are looking at piling and bracing for our villa in ponsonby auckland . We looking for quotes

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Pile

Posted 4 months ago

One pile to be replaced . Easy access from garage can send picture if you send me your mobile Phone ...

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Foundation column replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Cotswold

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small foundation relevel job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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ASACE

Joined April 2020

The ASACE is a leading engineering design consultancy which has offices in Auckland and Christchurch. We carry out designs throughout New Zealand. Highly skilled and experienced chartered engineers comprise our team. Our engineers & designers work on projects which range from small residential alterations to large multi-storeyed buildings.

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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Top builders construction

Joined December 2010

Hi We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over 14 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 12 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ours...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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Hammerod Painters

Joined March 2020

At Hammerod Painters, we are family. With our close-knit team of dedicated and seasoned professionals, we promise to deliver the utmost quality in these services: 1. Interior and exterior painting 2. Roof painting 3. Spray painting 4. Plastering 5. Tiling 6. Gibbing 7. Stopping 8. Waterproofing/Waterblasting 9. Home and Deep Cleaning Value for you: We offer our services at a Competit...

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On Key Builders

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Kia Ora

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Straightedg construction

Joined August 2015

We are a residential building company with over 20 years experience in the trade. We specialise in villa and bungalow renovations and restoration. We cover all aspects of building works, i.e New builds, bathrooms, decks, fencing, etc. any size jobs. We cover complete project management.

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KAMANO CIVIL LTD

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the Civil Contracting Industry for the last 12 Years. We are a leading provider of excavation services in Auckland and have a comprehensive range of expertise to handle, or assisting in, a wide range of services including Concrete and Asphalt for residential, commercial and the construction sector. We provide competitive quotes to work within your budget, and pride ourselves i...

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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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Industry Solutions Ltd

Joined May 2020

We have been in the construction industry for the last 20 years and have managed various projects from Full house renovations to site clearances, to new decks and fences and also demolition and asbestos removals. If you need an experienced team to help you with your contracts, thats what we do! No job is too big or small for us and always work to complete our work to a high standard.

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Ground Structures Ltd

Joined February 2020

Ground Structures Ltd is a specialist construction company based in Auckland providing services in Piling, Retaining Walls, Pole Foundations and Slip Stabilisation and General Site Works. Ground Structures Ltd has been undertaking ground retention works in Auckland since 1986 for clients including residential property owners. We can undertake small to large works and are able to undertake works...

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Trafford Masonry Ltd

Joined September 2018

Trafford Masonry Ltd specialise in Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Landscaping. Welcome to Trafford Masonry, We offer more than 20 years of experience and qualifications within the trades above and we work all over the Auckland area. Our workmanship is top quality and we believe in do it once and do it right. No job too big or too small. Trafford Masonry Ltd offer you : • Brick and Block...

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Little Digz Ltd Drainage & Construction

Joined March 2020

Little Digz is operated by an experienced registered certifying drain-layer and qualified carpenter to carry out your Drainage, Construction, Civil, Earthworks, Carpentry and Maintenance services in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and upper BOP regions.

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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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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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