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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

Read more

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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.

Re-piling house

Posted 4 years ago

I have a rental property in Thames which needs to be completely re-piled. Probably wanting to do it in the next 6 months. 3 bedroom 100 year old house. Can you help?

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Repiling house in coromandel township

Posted 7 years ago

approx 135 years old kauri on block.Access underneath.Possibly partially repiled.Looking for quote.Address 145 Hauraki road Coromandel township.Owner is in auckland....

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100 m2 repiling of Thames Coast villa with underfloor access

Posted 4 years ago

We have an old villa on the Thames Coast that we would like re-piled. We want the floor to be level, with long-term secure foundations for future house renovations. The piles are currently puriri logs set atop concrete blocks (see photo). The floor area is approximately 100 m2. The floor is not sloping or bouncing, so we expect the floor levelling would be minor. Access is good - estimated 0.5 to 1.5 m under-floor space. We have a tenant in the house at the moment, so the job would have to be...

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McGregor

Posted 5 months ago

Repiling/releveling of 100 year old bungalow in Thames, good height access under house. Central fireplace and floor slopes away from here. House area needing work approximately 130m2. Borer damage present, getting house treated in 2 weeks, unsure how many piles would need replacement due to damage. Would like done as soon as possible please.

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Bronwyn

Posted 6 years ago

We have laid plastic damp proof membrane on the ground under our house. Do we need to seal it around all the piles?

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Underfloor piles

Posted 3 years ago

Need joists tied to bearers under an old house to give structural integrity. House is low to ground so difficult accessibility. Sorry this job on hold now because we need an engineers plan.

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House repiling

Posted 2 years ago

windows and door are out of alignment and will not close. plaster cracks in walls. think we need repiling work to be done. we would like this to be done prior to summer 2019. most misalignment is on the middle (living) level of the house

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Batch repile and lift

Posted 4 years ago

lift and repile 1 bed batch

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Tepula Tepou

Posted 4 years ago

I need my section to be levelled and possible retaining wall and to have topsoil for grass before batch is placed on the section. I need a quote? Photo was too large to send on here,, can you email me and I will email photo to show the section. Thank you, Tepula

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Repiling

Posted 5 years ago

Villa-era cottage in Thames, about 109 square metres on flat section. Maximum underfloor height would be about half a metre. There is a fireplace near the middle of the house, and the floor slopes down from there. There is a fibrolite extension at the rear of the house. I need the foundations leveled and repiled.

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House needs repiling

Posted 1 month ago

House has sagged on sides, needs jacking up and repiling ASAP. Looking for quotes.

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Repile Master Suite floor

Posted 3 years ago

Our Master Suite in our 2 story villa has sloping floors. We need an expert to come and check and repair / lift / replace piles as required to level the floor.

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Re-pile Villa

Posted 3 years ago

our Villa needs re-piling. it was built in the late 1800,s and is a grade 2 listed building

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Pile stability

Posted 7 months ago

1960s 50 sq ft cottage on thames coast, building inspection pre purchase -- some of the piles need to be fixed, leaning forward. good clearance and access. Need this to be quoted urgently before the unconditional date of the purchase agreement, which is 26th Feb.

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Foundation inspection and report

Posted 2 months ago

We are purchasing a property at 434 Tararu road, Thames. It is due to go unconditional tomorrow. The builders report, received yesterday, has suggested there could be issues with the piling under the deck and house, and also cracking in some floor joists, and recommends a foundation secialist examines the property.

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Repiling

Posted 4 years ago

part off house to be replied

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Small repiling job

Posted 7 years ago

Thames ( old house )

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Put foundation in -

Posted 2 months ago

Looking at getting a quote for how much it would be to get a foundation-piling in for a 30sqm house. This is located in Cooks Beach

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Find Foundation Specialists in Coromandel

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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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RepileNZ

Joined August 2016

Hi, we are Repile NZ. We specialize in underfloor repiling, underfloor insulation and moisture barrier and small construction jobs. We want to make your house a warm and safe home for you and your family.

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Virtuebuild

Joined April 2020

Hi , Contact Virtuebuild for all your renovation / new home needs, our team have experience in difficult renovations requiring a high level of skill and management , I have 25yrs experience in the building industry. Virtuebuild are registered Master build members . we have a list of happy clients for you to talk to. If you require a quote or simply some guidance (free of Charge )as t...

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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C & M Civil Earthwork LTD

Joined January 2020

C&M Civil Earthworks Ltd is a family owned and operated business. With 26 years experience in farm earthworks to large scale civil projects, we're ready to take on your earthwork requirements. Services: Building site excavation Drainage Lawn prep Driveway/road establishment Retaining walls/Fencing Concrete prep Residential & commercial Construction work Digger & tip truck hire

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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Centre Line Construction

Joined June 2020

Professional & Quality workmanship Locally owned business, we specialize in Renovations / Alteration / Decks / Fences / Repairs / Maintenance / New Builds & Labour only www. ... /in/robmapu We also provided Inspections & Assessments With 10 years experience inspecting Earthquake damaged properties Health Homes Assessments for rental properties Builders Report Building the future, Res...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Access Foundations LTD

Joined March 2015

We have 14 years experience in foundations, underpinning and repairing of all foundation faults, we will work to get all jobs completed in a timely and competent manner. We undertake all council applications where needed and work effectively to meet all deadlines whilst keeping the client informed along the way.

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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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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Renovation Station

Joined June 2015

I am a licensed building practitioner living on the Thames Coast. I am also a certified builder. I am experienced in new builds, renovations, bathrooms, decks, fences and garages.

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Waikato Developments Limited

Joined July 2015

Specialising in residential building we aim to get your job done quickly and efficiently. We cater for big jobs and small and can do anything from New Homes and alterations to fences, decks and retaining walls. For all your building requirements give us a call.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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