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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Re-Piling

Posted 2 years ago

The cottage is 120m2, the house may need full or partial re-piling.

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Pile repairs

Posted 2 years ago

The Far North District Council has 3 Hall projects, all of which require foundation repairs including pile replacement, bottom plate replacement and packing to re-level. All halls are about 100 tears old so have a mix of foundations including almost non existent totora piles. Locations are Kohukohu, Horeke and Oruru which is 12 km inland from Taipa Beach. All are Far North.

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Kaikohe tidy up

Posted 2 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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Otaua, Farnorth Kaikohe small building project

Posted 2 years ago

I need foundation piling put down for two portacom units to be placed onto. And then a large covered deck built that will be directly outside the units following delivery and placement of the units.

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Kris

Posted 1 year 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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Provide quote to re-pile/re-level home

Posted 3 years ago

I need someone to come check out the extent of the work and provide a quote to re-level and or re-pile the house (for free if poss). I have a 3 bedroom home, built in the 70's, so its a shoe box made of weet-bix. Around 100mtrs on a a slanting section. Budget will depend on extent of work and cost, prepared to get the money if it's within reason. Im shopping around for the best deal but willing to pay for good work.

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Relieved house

Posted 6 months 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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Mini batch

Posted 2 years ago

We want to build or buy a prebuilt self contained sleepout style unit on a section. V

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Pilles/foundations

Posted 1 year 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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Nana’s Whare

Posted 1 year 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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Shipping container foundation an septic tank

Posted 1 month 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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Location of house is 2 Perehipe Rd

Posted 3 years ago

Need a estimate for re piling an existing house - approx 60m3 old house.

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Bungalow repile

Posted 3 years ago

Replace original totara piles in a house circa 1940. Outer piles have been done. 2/3rds of house to do

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Te Kao Homestead

Posted 10 months 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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North Road piling

Posted 1 year 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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Re-pile - level House in Kerikeri

Posted 1 year 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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Re piling

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Repiling Home

Posted 1 month 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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Paihia piling job

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Quarter home repile job.

Posted 2 years ago

My 70's house is approx 100mtr sq, built on north facing slanting slope. The job is to repile the northen most piles, not the whole house, as there has been some land movement on the corner of the house/land. This is an enclosed basement type area. Appreciate quotes for the job and expertise on what would be required to get it sorted.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Far North

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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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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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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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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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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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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BSG Civil Limited

Joined April 2009

We are local contractors in Rodney and Kaipara and have over 10 years experience in both commercial and residential earth work, concrete work and retaining. We offer general earth works, site clearing, demolition, house cuts, driveways, farm races/tracks, culverts, retaining, cartage an much more. Based in Mangawahi and Warkworth we can cover the entire region. We look forward to meeting with yo...

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J&R Builders

Joined February 2019

J&R Builders are based in Coopers Beach, 30km from Kaitaia. We service Kaitaia and the wider Far North in Northland, providing residential building and construction services. We specialise in building new homes, completing large scale renovations, new build agricultural sheds, decks, pergolas and retaining walls. We are members of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association and offer guaran...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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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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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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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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