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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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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Foundation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

New job

Posted 2 months ago

To complete a house Lift from EQC last year

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Decking piling

Posted 1 week ago

Need work done underneath pine deck . An Additional x3 piles needed for spa unit.. i can supply bugle screws rapid set and piles no issue . Just need Labour..

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Pile repair

Posted 3 months ago

I have an EQC report that says tow bearers need notching and others need DPC fitting and stainless steel connecting wires.

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Jack and pack floor , replace rotten floor boards. .

Posted 3 months ago

1930,s bungalow. Jack and pack on concrete piles. Lifting carpet and removing rotten floor will give easy access to jack and pack bit of floor.

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Pile repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We have approx 12 piles that require to be jacked and packed to balance the levels in our house. These are under a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. We have an engineer report with the recommended repair plan. There are some suspect floor boards which will need replaced when the carpet is uplifted for the pile repairs. There is sub floor space however previous repairs under the lounge had an access hole cut into the floor. We also need a fire place removed down to floor level and a replacement...

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We need re-piling of tc3 land.

Posted 1 week ago

We need re-piling of tc3 land. ... Thank you

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Concrete Pile Repair or Replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Have vertical cracking in 2x Concrete piles that needs to be either repaired or replaced. Aside from the cracking the Piles still appear in good order supporting bearers and have not moved. Floor Levels are ok and all within MBIE tolerance, so no levelling required. Just want the cracks either repaired via epoxy/grouting, or if required said piles replaced with new ones. They are right by the floor access hatch, so quickly visible if you can meet for a site visit. Need to get these done ASAP.

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Bungalow relevelling

Posted 3 months ago

We have a couple of rooms at the front of the house with definite dropping in the floor. At this stage we would like to know cost and what is involved so we can factor this into our future renovations. We purchased the home 2 years ago but haven’t done anything to it yet. I don’t want to do anything until the floor level is corrected

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Floor level foundation review

Posted 1 month ago

Floor level mbie tolerance survey Cavity critter report available for review Review foundation EQ damage What would cost be for report ? Cheers

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Re Piling #2

Posted 3 months ago

In two rooms some of the piles are not supporting the flooring and have a gap of 20mm between them and the bearers above Sub floor needs some work to secure the flooring onto the piles this will involve the removal of some of the flooring

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EQC repairs - agree scope of work and build

Posted 2 months ago

Agree scope of foundation relevelling work and associated repairs with EQC, once scope agreed, manage and undertake repairs

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Braced piles

Posted 3 months ago

We need a quote and the job done . Our piles need braced and a joist under the house needs repaired. We have no idea of cost.

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375 Port Hills Rd

Posted 4 months ago

A foundation of Structurally Engineered Design requires pricing. Design includes approximately: -~50 piles ~1.7m deep -perimeter block work -engineered fill -60mm poly underslab (not included in pics) -concrete slab

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Blake Street

Posted 1 month ago

There is 6 piles that were incorrectly packed/ connected from EQC repairs, and there is other piles that need attention, 4 piles are cracked (spooling) and another 5 or so need better packers/attachment. from cavity critter report: I cant get the pdf to upload, but I can email it to you and then it should make sense. piles, ... and 69 need replacing Piles ... and 58 need repacking or just correct fixings. pile 33 looks like it could do with an new bearer. Since the photos were take...

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Foundation/floor to be looked at

Posted 1 week ago

My kitchen floor is a bit wobly and think I need the floor board lifted and the pile looked at. If you can come and look at let me know that be great

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Foundations

Posted 2 months ago

Piles need looking at . It’s a 1950s bungalow, and doors in the middle of the house are jamming. Not sure what else to say to get to 25 characters - we don’t know much about this sort of work so hard to say much

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Hansons Lane

Posted 2 days ago

Hi guys. We need people to do foundation for a block fence 100m (length) Quote for supply of reinforcing steel is also welcomed. Please add another quote if you can also do excavation.

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Deck piling

Posted 1 week ago

Need work done underneath pine deck . An Additional x3 piles needed for spa unit.. i can supply bugle screws rapid set and piles no issue . Just need Labour..

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Garage floor

Posted 1 week ago

building a double garage and needing a price for concrete foundation approximate size 10m x 8 m

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Piling packing

Posted 1 month ago

My partner and I are selling our house. One pile has some old packing on the pile and we need to get it fixed and brought upto standard before the 3rd of September. I have been in touch with one builder and he thinks it will be a easy job and only a few hours. But he is really busy at the moment. So I'm looking for quotes and if in can be down before the 3rd of September. My contact details are ... . Thanks Letetia Bentley

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 173,000 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

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

piling check for quake damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New house purchase 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

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

Ring foundation repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 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

New Bedroom en-suite foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

Braced piles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 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

Concrete pile to bearer connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 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

Remedy a building report fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom floor replacement (1st of 4)

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st December 2018

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

Repile wooden floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 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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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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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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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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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 10 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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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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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 .

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Jera Earthworks Rangiora ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi..I have been operating machinery for past 21years from civil works subdivision and farm works and so much more all over New Zealand and Australia.Can do attitude,take pride in work I achieve,driveways,drainage, foundation footpaths etc ..also have a Facebook site Jera Earthworks Rangiora to view photos of work over the years etc

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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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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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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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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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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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 12 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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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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All Good Outdoors

Joined June 2020

Hi Team. We have been in the construction/landscaping industry for the last 20 years, We have recently moved to Christchurch and are willing to start trading with any job, big or small. We are totally professional, and are committed to delivering the best of what we do, which is just about everything construction related.

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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