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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering foundations related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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

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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

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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.

Pile connections

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a house full of concrete piles correctly connected and fixed where needed. Subpar repair previously done. Approx 30 piles

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New foundations and connection to services TC3 land

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking at buying a transportable home of about 55 sqm and putting it on TC3 land in North New Brighton. I have no idea how much it would cost to put down suitable foundations and connect it up to services. Would be good to get a ballpark quote, with something more detailed if we go further with this project.

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Levelling 100sq home

Posted 3 weeks ago

Quotes for levelling 100 mtr square home. As soon as possible. Details will be disclosed onsite.

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Floor relevelling

Posted 4 months ago

I want relevel the floor, its a old house, and few others odds jobs, replacing a vanity and replacing one window

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Partial levelling burwood

Posted 6 months ago

partial ring foundation relevelled after incorrect repair and piles packed out. Then once leveled completion of appropriate documentation and PS4 for full completion to gain comprehensive insurance for my home

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Building consent and foundations to make a relocatable dwelling, permanent

Posted 2 months ago

My partner and I have recently purchased a unit in North New Brighton for my 73 year old father. The unit on the property needs to be made ‘permanent’. It was granted a temporary resource consent (as emergency housing) which ended this month. The unit is 5-6 years old, and is a 1 bedroom (portacom type) portable building (48 sq metres). It is currently still sitting on its original trailer! The wheels were immobilized as it was secured in place on the property. We were told it should li...

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James pile

Posted 4 months ago

Install a charge pile. In custmers park car.

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Jack and Pack

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes for a jack and pack - Two sets of engineers (private and insurers) have confirmed this strategy is appropriate for this house, but the original owners took the payout instead of doing the work. As a guideline would be looking for 6 piles to be jacked and packed. Additional info: - House is in Papanui - There is reasonable clearance under the house (there is underfloor insulation) - Not hugely worried about remediation of floors afterwards, as am looking to re-carpet on...

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House Pile - Jack and Pack 8 No Piles

Posted 4 months ago

Our three bedroom, ... ’s standalone house was damaged in the 2011 EQ. The damage was minor and was under the $15k cap for repairs. The house currently has no insurance as the repairs were not completed and the insurance was not renewed. For the house to be insured again, the house will require a producer statement and evidence of the repairs. There was a minor damage to the piles. The EQC report from 2011 reads “Floor has moved less than 100mm” Jack and pack piles for 8 No piles is required....

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Core Hole Drilling

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking forward to having a contractor to core hole drill concrete slabs with 300mm wide circular cuttings. Please provide a price per hole.

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Ring foundation and piles

Posted 6 months ago

Hi looking for some prices for the below LBP work... 3 x small cracks for grind out / epoxy nipple injection 2 x piles replace (springy floor) Good access all work in around same area . Cheers

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Riverlaw Tce

Posted 4 months ago

Jack house level replace or fix entire ring foundation.

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Pile Footing x 20

Posted 5 months ago

Seeking a price from a contractor for x20 pile footings for a project in St Martins, Christchruch. Four piles at the front end of each gravel raft to hold balcony posts.

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Floor Levelling Compound

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a house up the hill in Sumner in need of some floor levelling compound on the ground floor and on the second floor. We'll supply the materials, just need someone who's used the product before

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Engineers report for foundation design

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello! We have a sloping section we need an engineer to design the foundations for. We would need this done relatively quickly (within 2 weeks). We have a geotech report for the section and full build plans for the proposed house, which we can provide through email if you make contact. Thanks in advance!

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Replacement of 4 piles

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, The scope of works from 2011 stated 4 piles need to be replaced. This however was not done by the owner at the time upon insurance settlement. We would like to get these replaced. Timeframe - to be completed over next 4 months Location - Halswell House - built in the 70s Greatest variation to floor level is +26mm. Please let me know what other information you would require.

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Leveling a 1920's cottage

Posted 5 months ago

We have a 90m2 wooden cottage in Pine Ave South Brighton. It has had some repiling done under EQC but historically damaged piles were left resulting in an uneven floor. We need to get this done and welcome quotes from interested parties.

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Sunken ring foundation

Posted 1 month ago

The covered entry to my home has some unrepaired eqc damage. The house is on RMD land and i plan on having it removed from the site in the distant future. I'm looking for qoutes and advice on the best way to have this repaired.

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Re level house

Posted 2 months ago

118mm out concrete pad relevel and sign off

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Fix squeaky and bouncy floor boards

Posted 2 months ago

Have some squeaky tongue and groove floorboards that need fixing along with a some bouncy floorboards that need repairing. Would like to get it done reasonably soon if possible. The house is about 60 years old, but in good condition.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

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

repair floor piles per EQC scope

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

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

Remedy a building report fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 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

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

Minor Underfloor Pile Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

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

Repair Piles and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Foundation Specialists in Christchurch

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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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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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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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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Grice Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are a small but skilled building company called Grice Construction. We have the ability to complete houses from start to finish. We are also specialised in commercial and architectural building. We possess LBP licences so you can have the assurance that the job will be completed correctly with all the necessarily documents to go with it.

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Geotest Group Limited

Joined June 2019

Geotest Group Ltd has decades of experience in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering in NZ , we have since expanded our service areas including Auckland wide, Christchurch , Hamilton, Waikato and Rotorua . We provide services to house owners, investors, local councils, civil contractors, developers, Architects and Structural Engineers.

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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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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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 HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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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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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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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 . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . 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 ....

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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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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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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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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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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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