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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

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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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Cottage re-level

Posted 2 months 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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Ring foundation and piles

Posted 2 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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Pile Footing x 20

Posted 1 month 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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Foundation check

Posted 3 months 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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House Pile - Jack and Pack 8 No Piles

Posted 6 days 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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Relevelling a AS is Where is house

Posted 2 months 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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Foundation lift re level/sub floor/pile repair

Posted 3 months ago

Foundation lift re level/sub floor/pile repair

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Middleton

Posted 6 months ago

Repair cracks in foundation

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Foundation Works

Posted 6 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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2 piles to be lowered

Posted 5 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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Replace one wedge pile

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Riverlaw Tce

Posted 1 day ago

Jack house level replace or fix entire ring foundation.

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Leveling a 1920's cottage

Posted 3 weeks 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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Two Piles and footings required

Posted 4 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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Floor relevelling

Posted 2 weeks 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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Papanui Small Piling Repair

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Partial levelling burwood

Posted 2 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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Slab Relevelling

Posted 4 months 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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One corner pile to be replaced / minor floor relevelling

Posted 2 months 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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Replacement of 4 piles

Posted 1 month 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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Recent foundations reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 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

repair floor piles per EQC scope

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th 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

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

Braced piles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd 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

Minor Underfloor Pile Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 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

Quick jack and pack

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 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

Ring foundation repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

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

Ring foundations cosmetic repair EQC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

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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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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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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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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Blackboard Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Blackboard Building provides residential building and carpentry services to Christchurch. Whether it is a new build, planned renovation, bathroom do-over or simple home maintenance job. We have over 14 years experience, are covered by liability insurance and, of course, we are qualified ... being Licensed Building Practitioner registered in both Carpentry and Site One along with holding the Nati...

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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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Francis Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Here to make it as simple as possible and keep you inform throughout the process. From big jobs to small, we would love to work for you! Primarily builders but have a range of skills that extend beyond that! LBP accredited.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TBC

Joined July 2020

Hey, we've been landscaping ect for the last 10 years. While we specialise in major renovations to landscapes we also do smaller ones from time to time. No job is too big or small. We are very professional and work hard to make deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on Budget (LANDSCAPING) lawns-retaining walls ect (DRIVE WAYS)...

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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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Trad Construction

Joined December 2017

Hi, We are a team of 3 experienced carpenters with over 20 years experience in the building industry. We do all types of building work from new builds to renovations, no job is too big or small. We are an honest, reliable and hard working team.

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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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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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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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