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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.

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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

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

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

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Foundation Check - Licenced Building Practitioner

Posted 1 year ago

Licenced Building Practitioner required for under house pile and supporting infrastructure check and quote for costs - this is to complement a home inspection that has been carried out to a property that requires more investigation to piles/bearer packing etc.

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Nirvana and Murray

Posted 1 year ago

Foundation (piling), build a three-bedroom house with a garage or carport

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New house

Posted 2 years ago

Trying to decide between a piled foundation and a concrete slab. New build in Diamond Harbour, Christchurch. I would like to use the concrete slab as thermal mass to store warmth, if possible but want to see the costs vs the cost of pile (proposed by our builder).

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Rebecca Macdonald

Posted 1 year ago

Birdlings flat house. 115sqm. Uneven, bouncy floors. Need the piles re adjusted. A quote will be required. Registered Builder.

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Relocate sleepout

Posted 4 years ago

Hi I have a 10m2 relocatable sleepout at Little River which has as foundations posts. I have a section in Birdlings Flat and I want to relocate the sleep out to the section before selling my house in Little River. So the job would be to reset foundations at Birdlings flat and I also need to get it transported. many thanks

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Port view villa foundations

Posted 4 years ago

The piles of our 160m2 villa need attention, they are Totora and some have deteriorated. We would like to have some visit to assist how many need to be replied and how much work is needed to relevel the villa.

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Piles/Bearer remediation work under existing garage site.

Posted 1 year ago

Hi - I'm looking for a quote to fix a broken bearer and piles under an existing garage site - red arrow indicates most damaged section (excuse the photos, shout and i can take more)

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Pile foundation for house

Posted 3 years ago

Hi there we looking to find someone who would be interested in doing our pile foundation for our house

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Replace ring foundation

Posted 2 years ago

Hi team I have an earthquake damages 1925 timber house on ring foundation in Lyttelton Looking for someone who can: Replace approx 46 lm of ring foundation Re level house Plastering and installation of vents on new replacement ring foundation Removal and replacement (with strand board) of 95,2 of flooring and subfloor framing to allow access area due to insufficient crawl space Replace of all stone piles Replacement of longer piles at south side including bracing Engineerings PS 1-4 R...

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Eqc quote foundation repair

Posted 3 years ago

looking for a quotes for some eqc repair work house requires re levelling a foundation crack repairing , some doors replacing and allowances made for consequential damages and a few other jobs I have a scope of works from an engineer

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Find Foundation Specialists in Banks Peninsula

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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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, have been a builder for the last 10 years. I am a qualified carpenter and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with carpentry and always done to the highest of quality.

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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Speedbloc foundations

Joined September 2010

Hi,I am a builder of 30yrs experience,We have worked on new housing and renovation work.I have many years experience at house releveling and piling.We also specialise in concrete foundations and floors thru out Canterbury and West coast.We are a family bussiness involing our 2 sons as well.Thankyou for the opportunity.

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Artwork homes Ltd

Joined January 2021

We a a small building company that take pride in all our work, no matter the size. Dion and I have 23 years building experience between us and are happy to help where needed.

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Rise Residential Limited

Joined May 2010

Rise Residential Ltd - high-quality builders in Christchurch. We are an owner-operated based company that specializes in all forms of residential construction including renovations, new builds, and property maintenance. Ben, the director, is a Licensed Building Practitioner. This guarantees his building skills and knowledge of the NZ building code are current, comprehensive and up-to-date. Rise...

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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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Molior Building

Joined October 2015

Hi. Molior Building have been in business for 5 years . We have a broard range of experience in residential construction. From new builds to renovations, we cover it all. All of our carpenters are LBP qualified and pride ourselves in using our knowledge to train apprentices to help bring on the next generation of carpenters. We offer a no obligation free quote and have access to structural eng...

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Styles Civil Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi All, We cover all your outdoor and underfloor needs , Literally all your needs!! Our quality and pride in our work is second to none and ensure our clients are 100% happy upon completion. I hope to talk soon for your free no obligation quote!!!

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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Nick Campbell Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

Specialising in smaller cladding jobs (aswell as full houses), deckings, and new builds. I'm a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner who takes pride in his work. Nick Campbell Builders Limited has built new houses ranging from 100sq-400sq, basic boxes through to architectural two storeys town houses. ... ...

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless . Thanks Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43...

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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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. ...

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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