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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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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

Read more

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

Kaikohe tidy up

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, I have relocated house in Kaikohe and it is already on foundation, looking to get base locked, some stairs and general tidy up inside out for minor tear & wear.

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North Road piling

Posted 2 years ago

Hello. This house is on a sloped section. A new retaining wall has just been constructed. Some foundation settling has occurred e.g the rear ranchslider has a 10mm gap at the top when closed. Im hoping some jacking and packing will sort that out now the slope is stable. Im not local but access can be easily arranged through the managing agent in Kaikohe. Please contact me for further info

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Foundation levelling hokianga

Posted 10 months ago

We need a qualified person to asses and advise next steps on a concreted pad subsidance

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Relieved house

Posted 1 year ago

Check hose level, replace adjust piles as required. Need timeline for job completion and quote. Do we have to shift out during this process . Other things like bathroom remodel to be done, and spouting replaced. Pipes to be buried. Should I wait for reveling to be done first?

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House pile repair

Posted 8 months ago

1928 home that needs some piling repairs. Access reasonable 2m at rear down to 1m at front of house.

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Repiling and Level

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a pilier to repile our property, will require joists and bearers to be replaced. Also consideration to lift the house a couple of feet higher also. The property is in Umawera just a 10 minute drive from Mangamuka. The property is approximately is approximately 100sqm, on timber piles and of timber construction with unimpeded access around the whole house.

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House piling needed

Posted 6 months ago

We purchased this property 1yr ago, we questioned the slope in the flooring and we’re giving a pathetic answer. The house is single storey built about 1927 .

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Foundation / piling / releveling house required

Posted 3 months ago

House floor sloping, uneven, cracks in most interior walls (small corner cracks). Door gaps uneven. A couple horizontal cracks in outside brick wall where the house starts to slope. House attached to garage which is completely concrete foundation, garage is mostly ok, just one end of the house appears to be sinking. House foundation is concrete perimeter with piles. Exterior weatherboard slightly bowing in some places. Need quotes / advice how to fix.

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Shipping container foundation an septic tank

Posted 1 year ago

this job is in Matawaia which is about 20min drive north west of Moerewa 1. to put in 8 x posts 0.4m above the ground so my 40ft shipping container cabin can sit on top of it. 2. to install a standard size septic tank connected to a 6m box leach drain. box leach drain to be covered with geotech material. box leach drain to have metal underneath, around and over it, before covering with soil. Things will be set up so septic tank can be connected to the cabin when it arrives.

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Repiling Home

Posted 1 year ago

Need to repile home. Some piles are sinking and or rotting away. Doors are not closing properly, you can see a slat in one side of the house. Its more noticeable now. Need a quote to get this fixed. Once quote done we can look at timeframe. Home is at 39 Raihara Street, Kaikohe.

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Pilles/foundations

Posted 2 years ago

I need piles/foundations placed for a small cabin, 8/8 meters, the site is on a slight incline and there is no power at the site. the ground is packed sand, I need the job done as soon as possible so I can start building the cabin.

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Repiling/relevelling

Posted 3 months ago

1940s style bungalow three bedroom house on elevated site, with tiles /tongue and groove flooring. In need of repiling- I think ? Cracks in corners of rooms, unlevel floors (ball rolling) wallpaper moving/sagging in corners of rooms. Gaps in lower and upper skirting. 66 Pukepoto Road, Kaitaia Contact Shar on ... or email ... . Would like a quote so I can increase my mortgage to complete the work. Would like to have it completed prior to Christmas. Prefer locals or those close t...

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Re piling

Posted 2 years ago

House needs repiling would like a quote ...cracks are appearing floor is uneven

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Repiling our house

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need to repile home. Some piles are sinking and or rotting away. Doors are not closing properly, you can see a slat in one side of the house. Its more noticeable now. Need a quote to get this fixed. Once quote done we can look at timeframe. Our house is on a farm 20km out of kaikohe so easy access.

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Nana’s Whare

Posted 2 years ago

The house needs to be partially replied as one end of house has dropped. I have a report from the FNDC who came and inspected the premises with photographs. Will gladly send these once contact is made. Am looking at before winter settles in as my nana is 90 years old.Thanks

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Piling for self contained cabin

Posted 6 months ago

Require a quote for piling of a 8m x2.7m cabin on sloped section. Would need to be done before October.

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Te Kao Homestead

Posted 1 year ago

Repiling: 3604 timber piles 300 x ... depth House needs lifting up to install piles then put back down again. House is 60m2

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Re-pile - level House in Kerikeri

Posted 2 years ago

80sqm house and approx 1/3 of the house will need to be re piled and leveled. Piles have been previously packed but not done correctly.

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Kris

Posted 2 years ago

We need a registered builder to do the following: Battering, piling (12 x posts set in concrete) and trenches x 2 (19m approx).

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Paihia piling job

Posted 2 years ago

Old batch with intended future renovation. Suspect remedial work and is required.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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Ash wood construction Ltd

Joined February 2019

We are a building company that take pride in our work however big or small the job. We strive to give the best service to our customers and leave them with enjoyment and satisfaction from our building.

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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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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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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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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Luke Chapman Builders

Joined January 2015

Hi ive been building houses for over 15 years, no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on quality and client satisfaction. Qualified, licenced and registered.

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PGM CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined August 2016

PGM CONSTRUCTION is a building company willing to take on any size job big or small, we have no trouble with travel. We are a reliable and trustworthy company. We can take full control of your job or let you organise and work in together.We undertake all residential building work from repairing that old door to building your dream home, we also do light commercial work as well. Please don't hesit...

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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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Woods Waetford bricklayers Ltd

Joined November 2016

30 years experience in brick and block laying, all work carried out by time served tradesmen. City and Guilds of London Institute, most recognised trade certs in the world.

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Chapman Concrete

Joined September 2017

.CHAPMAN CONCRETE. Chapman concrete is a new business but has 10 years experience behind it. We are a small team that does all the smaller jobs that the big timers don't have time to do. 9pmProfessional honest reliable hard working and a eye for detail with unbeatable prices, our suppliers give us the best rates which we hand on to you to help keep pricing low! If its to do with concrete Chapman...

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Eastside Builders Ltd

Joined January 2011

As a Licenced Building Practitioner with experience in New Homes & Renovations etc. and also extensive experience in retaining walls and concrete work. Our area covers from Kerikeri South to the Far North. We have a very friendly team and are willing to spend time discussing and advising you on your project.

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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