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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.

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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

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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Recent jobs posted

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

Small piling repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Needs an expert to decide this. I believe it is only a small job, but an experts advice is required.

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Tyler's repile

Posted 1 year ago

We are buying a house and need a quote for how much to replace some of the piles ? It's a 1960's home on native timber piles. Some are carroting. There is also some cracking in the bearers so we need a quote for that as well. Need this done asap

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Piling for new house foundation

Posted 4 years ago

We need piling for a new foundation

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Piles for retaining walls & placement of tank

Posted 1 year ago

The foundations posts for this project all need to be placed. The retaining walls (cladding) will be done by others. The work is as follows; An additional 30000 liter tank needs to be lifted into place. The area of placement requires minor leveling prior to placement. Four posts in 600mm holes at 1.2m required for retaining wall in front of new tank. There are five poles at 1.6m deep 600m dia requiring placement for the new lean too to the garage. Four posts are required 600mm deep at...

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House Levelling

Posted 1 year ago

Just in the process of buying a house. Builders report suggests some piling work to be done to level house and associated gaps in doors etc...looking for an estimate

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Need to fix foundations

Posted 1 year ago

Have a 1960s house which may need some support work on the piles or joists. Floor tends to sink in the middle of the house. Would like it to be checked ASAP but work could be done a bit later

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Quote for Repiling Job

Posted 2 years ago

Free quote please to repile under Kitchen. 1950’s 130sqm Home. Based in Pukekohe Central.

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House piling

Posted 8 months ago

Relocatable home (3 bed, 92m2) on site at Grahams Beach and ready to be piled - building consent already approved (copy can be provided) - need to have piling done ASAP - piles will need to be supplied as originals have "gone missing"... Further option to do double garage concrete pad (and shift on the garage) and one additional home also to be piled as well but will look at these after reviewing this job first.

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Minor repiling job

Posted 1 year ago

Hi . Can anyone help me . I need 2 to 3 wooden piles replaced under house due to a water leak only 2 or 3 need replacement. The time frame is within next 6 weeks .Quotes please?

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Piles and sub-floor

Posted 3 years ago

We're going to be building a kitset home that is going through council (Waikato) right now. However, we like to get the foundations and sub-floor done by someone who knows what they're doing! The house is under 100 sqm plus a verandah and porch. We have the foundation design available. The piles will be wood encased in concrete, with two types of piles - 12 anchor piles and the rest. There are also supports for the verandah and porch roofs.

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House repiling

Posted 6 months ago

1920s house needs repiling. House will need to be lifted to be replied. Flat ground aprox 90sqm. Can send photos or arrange site visit

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Stairs and retaining posts.

Posted 9 months ago

The excavation for a set of stairs 1.8m x 3.8m. 11 posts for the stairs 600mm into ground. Excavate drill holes and set up posts and concrete in place. Access for machinery good. There is one post for the existing carport that needs to be removed. The second part of the project is the setting of 24 posts to 1.2m out from existing deck. Each post to be set 1m into ground and concreted in place. These will need to be done with Post hole borer as machinery cannot access this area. Top of...

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Lifting corner of house with existing piles

Posted 1 year ago

corner of old house needs to be lifted in line with existing floor piling may need to dig under house? as this corner is closest to the ground

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Repiling needed

Posted 2 years ago

109 year old villa has sunk in the front, so think there may be some repiling work to be done. Tenants moving out in one week so would good to have it looked at then.

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Support piles

Posted 4 years ago

I have an old villa needs a partial reptile, of one side, very dry under house

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Pole Driving

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a company to drive some poles

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Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Posted 2 years ago

Looking at putting a concrete slab under my existing carport. The ground would need to be excavated to lower the level to meet the house slab. I need a quote for the work required please.

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Foundation (including garage) deck and external cladding.

Posted 4 years ago

I am relocationg a house from Mt Rosskill to Pukekohe. Relocation work has been organised. The house is 1 level but sits on a 2.2m pile foundation that includes the garage. I need an LBP to do the foundation work, including the garage, bracings, deck and external cladding in the basement. Piling will be done by the relocators as well as bearings. Some escavations will be needed, but not much and that will be done by you. The garage has concrete floor. I have all the plans ready for you to have a...

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Re-piling

Posted 1 week ago

We have a number of Dips in our floor. A builder came to check it and looked under the house and said that some of the central row of piles have sunk a little and would need a levelling or repiling expert to come in and fix it. Need someone to do that asap so we can replace the carpet and lay some laminate flooring throughout.

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Shed Re-piling

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for pricing please: 3x timber piles replaced. 1x corner timber pile replaced. Building approx. 1600mm above ground. Also, 2x other timber piles replaced. Building approx. 1500mm above ground. Building is mainly Rimu framed. Thanks.

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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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Jup maintenance services ltd

Joined April 2011

Hi ,we have been doing renovation from last 10 year .we can do alteration ,bathroom , kitchen renovation as well as we also do work like concrete driveways. floors,fencing,retaining walls . decking .We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wishing your budget.

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

A family business specialising in high quality and efficient workmanship. We specialise in residential renovations and new builds. Managing your project from concept design/consent stage right though to subcontractors, scheduling and the finished product ready for you and your family to move into. We can handle your project from concept to "turn key" As Qualified builders and a LBP with ov...

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carparks as well as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, as well as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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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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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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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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Adams Building Company

Joined August 2020

Hi, we've have been working with renovations for the past 5 years. From small jobs to big jobs we pride ourselves on getting stuck in and completing the jobs to a high standard on budget with the clients vision in mind at all times.

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B&R Group 2020 Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are BNR Group Limited, we have been successfully maintaining interior and exterior painting and plastering services in more than 5 years. We’ve over 20 guys and working closing with Supercity, GJ garnder, tradeguy and many jobs for private residential. We would be happy to hear from you about what jobs you offer and located. We do have free quote and consults. If you are keen, pls call...

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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CJS Construction Limited

Joined August 2013

CJS Construction Limited specialise in residential extensions, renovations and new builds but will take on all aspects of residential construction. Full project management can be provided, we have a solid, reliable network of sub trades to ensure each and every job runs smoothly. A high level of workmanship is always adhered to to ensure total customer satisfaction.

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Personal Tradie

Joined December 2019

I have 20+ years experience in both Residential and Commercial and Civil construction. I have also spent 6 years as an Engineering consultant. I like to specialise in renovations using my skills to produce customers life long dreams. We pride ourselves in doing an excellent job for all clients, with natural eye for design and intuition for customers needs.

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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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Vakalahi Construction Limited

Joined December 2018

Hi, I have been building new houses, townhouses, & renovating for 20 years. While the majority of these years have been in renovating villas, and new build homes, myself and team also do smaller jobs such as decks, fences, bathrooms, kitchens etc. We are a very professional team of hardworking, ethical & reliable tradies who take pride in completing projects as agreed. Most importantly we pride...

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Concrete Foundation NZ

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been in the Concrete & Landscape business for more than 10 years. I specialise in Concrete driveways, house foundations, footpaths, stonewalls & landscaping.

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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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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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