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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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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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Replacement of floor pile

Posted 3 months ago

We own a 1950s wood frame 90m2 home that is on the market. A buyer has done a Builder's Report, and the builder recommended replacing one of the floor piles (refer photos). The pile is over packed and unfastened. As part of the conditions of sale & purchase, we would need the pile replaced prior to 27 November 2020. I have attached photos of the other piles to help provide an idea of the floor space and what we are working with. A ground vapor barrier is installed, so you won't need to be cr...

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Foundation check

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need my foundations checked (concrete) to make sure they are sound and have no damage. Trying to sell a house and don't have sign offs due to the previous owner using his own trades man.

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Foundation lift re level/sub floor/pile repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Foundation lift re level/sub floor/pile repair

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Piles need tieing

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there - We are selling our house and before settlement (27 November) we need to have our piles tied. We are looking for a couple of quotes from builders who can do this prior to settlement. Unsure what the cost will be.

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EQC Repairs to Piles and Ring Foundation

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, my EQC claim was reopened and has been resettled. The engineer's report says that the ring foundation needs to be epoxied and that there are 10 piles across the kitchen/dining and two bedrooms. It includes taking up the floors- repacking the piles- putting new flooring down. I have the scope and the engineer's report. It is highly unlikely that EQC will pay out further (unless once the floors come up- more damage is obvious) so I am just looking to get the work done on the scope- properly w...

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Two Piles and footings required

Posted 2 months ago

I'm removing a couple of walls in a rental. The engineer has specified that two new pile footings are required for bracing. These are NOT small footings: - The first one is 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.0m - The second one is 0.65 x 0.65 x 1.0m See attached graphic The holes need to be inspected prior to pouring concrete. One floor is currently up, and the other will be up for access shortly. Therefore, both footing sites will be 3/4 accessible from above.

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2 piles to be lowered

Posted 2 months ago

I require 2 piles in our kitchen to be lowered as they have popped up. This needs to be done before 21st December.

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3x pile replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Hi team, builders report has identified 3x Piles that ideally need replacing as they are out of plumb (as per photo). Seeking estimate for works, or also alternative possible solution (if there is one) before we purchase. Thanks in advance, James

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Middleton

Posted 3 months ago

Repair cracks in foundation

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Replace one wedge pile

Posted 2 weeks ago

Please see photo. Replace one wooden wedge to make building code compliant.

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Need a quote and report for eqc claim

Posted 3 months ago

Hi we are wanting to get a quote and report for eqc so we can complete a claim. We believe due to the earthquakes our house foundation has gone lopsided in the front which has cause abit of moisture damage and we cant insulate the house below as the house is lower in the front. If we could get the help of someone who knows their stuff we can go right ahead of things with you and get the ball rolling

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New pile

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of precast concrete pile to support bearers.

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Foundation repair

Posted 3 months ago

I think one of the piles under the house needs re- piling as it’s a bit spongy when you step on it

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Cottage re-level

Posted 2 days ago

We have a 65m2 cottage that has pretty uneven floors. We are looking for a cost effect solution to even it out. The house is currently empty so you can get a good sense of the floors.

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Slab Relevelling

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking forward to having our project relevelled to achieve the MBIE Guidelines as per floor plan below. Concrete slab and the lightweight cladding.

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Papanui Small Piling Repair

Posted 1 month ago

Approximately 3m x 3m piling investigation and repair replace The building is a 1 level bungalow

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Relevelling a AS is Where is house

Posted 1 week ago

thinking of buying a As is where is house in Rochdale street, chhristchurch . Would like to get a quote to relevel the house. trademe listing number ... ...... ?bof=xBxNDWcw

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One corner pile to be replaced / minor floor relevelling

Posted 1 week ago

I have a small job - I need the pile fixed or floor relevelled at the corner of my house, where I currently have a sunroom. This room is due to be converted into a kitchen space and the floor is currently not level. It really does seem minor as the floor has a slope. Access underneath may be tight.

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Foundation Works

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking forward to having a subcontractor for our relevelling projects. You will be dealing with different types of foundation (Types B and C)

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Quake damaged relevel

Posted 4 months ago

Footings and slab on grade need relevel. Large 2 story house.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Minor Underfloor Pile Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Braced piles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repile Riccarton

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2-3 piles need repair from earthquakes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Piles and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 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

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remedy a building report fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

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

repair floor piles per EQC scope

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

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

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick jack and pack

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piling packing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lift and repairs required for bedroom foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 piles to be lowered

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of floor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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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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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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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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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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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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Longsilver Construction Ltd

Joined June 2010

I am a Registered Master Builder so am able to provide all the necessary guarantees, quality of work, etc. I have 6 staff presently, a mixture of qualified carpenters, and apprentices in various stages of their apprenticeships. I have over 20 years experience in both residential and commercial. We are based in Canterbury, with yard in Amberley We cover all areas of Canterbury. References a...

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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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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St Joseph Carpentry

Joined February 2021

Specializing in alterations, renovations and extensions, we also do small carpentry jobs from time to time. A background in architectural new builds and restoration of heritage Canterbury homesteads. •Renovations •Extensions •New builds •Decks and Fences •Landscaping

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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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Paul Hussey Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialise in Fencing, Decks, Barns, and Renovations I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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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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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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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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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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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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