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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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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.

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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 1910 villa flat section

Posted 11 months ago

Re-piling some areas (not floor levelling). Work to be carried out by accessing the sub-floor from underneath (small space) - not through floors. January - March 2021.

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Repiling

Posted 4 months ago

Looking at repiling on a roughly 1920's Villa style home, fairly good access for majority of piles.

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Piles, bearers and joists for 6x4 cabin

Posted 3 months ago

Labour only. Construct piles for a 24m2 light weight kitset cabin and set up 3x bearers 4m long. Assemble joists 6mx4m (approx) for level base on which owner can assemble kitset cabin. By end September. Materials provided by owner on site.

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Levelling, re-piling and bearer replacement of 64sqm home

Posted 3 months ago

This bach with a couple of extensions needs its floors levelled, some piles need replacement and there's rot in some bearers at one end. There's more work needing done ultimately but right now we need the place secure and level.

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Replacement of old house piling

Posted 4 days ago

The property is flat with no crawl space. The lounge and 3 bedrooms need the flooring redone.

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Repiling of kitchen area prior to kitchen renovations

Posted 5 months ago

I would like to get a quote to repile my kitchen prior to getting a new kitchen put in

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Re piling

Posted 8 months ago

Have been told house needs piles. Like a quote on cost, when it could be done. Could quote be less if homeowner assists as a labourer? Looking at only doing a few posts a fortnight depending on cost with homeowner helping

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Assess and fix crack in foundation

Posted 2 months ago

Double story villa has concrete foundation with a horizontal crack and want it fixed before putting home on the market for sale

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Re-piling / re-leveling quote

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, Looking to get a quote for some re-piling / releveling work. Our house is an old villa. It has had partial re-piling work done, but looks to be slumped in some areas of the house. The access underneath the house is not great. Kind regards, Claudia

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Re-piling- Dunedin

Posted 9 months ago

Old rough cast house built in very early 1900's needing re-piled, floor boards replaced and any rotten floor joists replaced in the living, dining and bedroom aprox 45sqm in total. Need to gain access through floor boards. Needing around 20-30 piles. Hoping to be able to complete in April or around this time.

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1930's Rough Cast - Jack and pack piles

Posted 1 month ago

Floor dropped in front Section, Access through Floor

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4 square

Posted 7 months ago

Repair foundations to make house leval

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Assess/Repair Piling on Weatherboard Crib at Aramoana

Posted 10 months ago

I need somebody to assess the piling at our weatherboard crib at Aramoana and quote to repair. At the moment several different parts of the floor are very spongey and in need of lifting and piling/repiling. The crib is approximately 100 years old and in reasonable condition for its age but pretty sad in some parts.

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110sqm - In a bad state

Posted 10 months ago

I am looking at repiling a 110sqm 100 year old home. I would say most if not all of the piles need to be done. Access looks easy enough. There may be some bearers to replace too (haven't gotten under it). I have no idea what to expect price wise as i have never had this done before. I would love to meet you at the property on Wednesday 3rd Feb. Thanks

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House repiling

Posted 10 months ago

Old 1900s weatherboard house needing repiling and levelling. Approx 140sqm. Most piles and rotten and need replaced. House is single story at three different levels on sloping section. Piles are approximately 50mm off correct level in some places.

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Abbotsford House repiling

Posted 1 month ago

I urgently require a price to have a house repiled

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Piling and groundwork

Posted 6 months ago

Piles for a 13.55 x 6.77 pre built Lockwood home. Ground work to support delivery vehicle

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Repiling - Dunedin

Posted 10 months ago

Have a house which is a mix of 1920s and 1970s construction. The 1920s side of the house floors have sagged along one side. Soil is dry but sandy and access would need to be through floor boards.

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1900s villa - partial repiling

Posted 7 months ago

We have an early 1900s villa in Opoho. The property has been renovated to a high standard but there are some areas of the sub-floor where more piles would be beneficial and some piles need replacing. We do not expect the floor levelled. Inspection and quote required. Work to be undertaken asap.

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Bearer replacement

Posted 6 months ago

I have two bearers needing replacement. The bearers are level, they are just cracked and old. They sit on concrete piles. Easy access under house.

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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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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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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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Clearwater Builds

Joined May 2020

Hi, i have recently decided to go out on my own after completing my building apprenticeship. I specialise in decking, fencing, home renovations and odd jobs that need doing around the house. I am an efficient worker and ensure that the job is finished to a very high standard at a suitable rate.

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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Brokebackbuilders ltd

Joined October 2017

Anything building undertaken. $50 hour charge up plus materials Qualified builder. 30% up front on quoted jobs Registered licensed builder. 40% on progression All sub trades available. 30% on completion $100 site visit non refundable.

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Woodfort Construction

Joined November 2020

Hi ... We specialise in everything from Maintenance and small Renovations, to new home builds. We have a very experienced crew with a broad range of skills and experience. We also have out own earth moving equipment suitable for smaller projects...perfect for those landscaping projects.

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping

Joined April 2016

Mike and Jenny here from M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping ltd. We are proud to offer experience in all things concrete. Both residential and commercial. From concrete driveways, patio’s, paths, house slabs and more. We have an awesome friendly professional team that are ready to rock and roll when it concrete time!

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Dunedin Naturally

Joined August 2009

Small to medium renovation jobs, Bathroom renovations, demolition, rubbish removal, Deck & Fence building,Property maintenance and repairs,, House pre-sale makeovers. -Trade Qualified Builder with experience in multipule areas of building and renovation.

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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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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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Two Trax Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hello! Big and small jobs undertaken, hard landscaping, tiles, pavers, mono blocks, turf, bark, we can do earthworks, lawn prep, we can also trench, auger holes in soil and hard surfaces like concrete, build retaining walls with bobcats, machine built rock walls, we have experience in repiling and foundations, happy to quote, customer service is number one!! We cover a large area from Invercargill...

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