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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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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

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

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Pile foundation for house

Posted 4 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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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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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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Relocate sleepout

Posted 5 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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Piles/Bearer remediation work under existing garage site.

Posted 2 years 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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Eqc quote foundation repair

Posted 4 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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Foundation Check - Licenced Building Practitioner

Posted 2 years 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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Replace ring foundation

Posted 3 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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Rebecca Macdonald

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

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

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Habitus Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we build new houses and renovate old ones. With 10 years experience in old characters homes and architectural new builds all over auckland we have seen our fair share of challenges. While we specialise in higher end building we do enjoy going back to the basics from time to time. We pride ourselves on providing a quality product at a fair price. Working hard to ensure deadlines are met is our...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

I would like to take this time to introduce Yella Digga Ltd. We are an excavation company that has been servicing the Canterbury region for 10 years. We are a family owned and operated business. We are an experienced earthmoving company focusing on commercial and residential foundations, driveways and also dairy conversions. We can help from preparing the foundation for building your new hous...

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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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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Prorise

Joined July 2017

Hello, Before the quakes; foundations, slabs piles and floors were an area well over looked in all areas especially when they were heading "south" which was ultimately described as 'acceptable' however, we know now that is not the case and it is having an immense affect on sales and prices. We at ProRise being Christchurch based, specialise in re levelling of slabs, ring foundations, re pillin...

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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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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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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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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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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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RAS Construction Ltd

Joined August 2016

Hi, We are a family owned building company. We like to keep our crew small and efficient to give our clients individual service. We are happy to build to your requirements, from small repairs and maintenance, renovations, new homes, and light commercial buildings.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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