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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

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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

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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.

Need to fix foundations

Posted 10 months 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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Piling for new house foundation

Posted 3 years ago

We need piling for a new foundation

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Piles and sub-floor

Posted 2 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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Piles for retaining walls & placement of tank

Posted 2 weeks 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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Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Posted 1 year 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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Shed Re-piling

Posted 10 months 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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Support piles

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Small piling repairs

Posted 1 year 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 3 weeks 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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Dougies house

Posted 3 years ago

Need too level the flooring on my housez about 8 meters from east to west straight thru the house. House built in 1940. Will need to dig a trench . Only 200 mm high at that part of the house. Have been quoted 5-8 tho. Less than 50mm needed.

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Repile Pukekohe

Posted 3 years ago

Hi there I am looking for registered tradesmen who can obtain council sign off for either a full/partial repile on my property . I have a limited budget and happy to offer the work to the right company that has references to prove their work history .I would like this work completed asap and only want to deal with tradesmen who legitimately want the work and are committed to completing the work in a timely manner .

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Repile

Posted 3 years ago

Hi There I am wanting a quote to repile my property which is approx 92 years old and roughly 177 m2 four bedroom bungalow. The piles on the house are original and need replacing .I have a limited budget so will need the quote to be accurate . thanks Rob

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Foundation (including garage) deck and external cladding.

Posted 3 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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Piles & Bearers

Posted 3 years ago

I need additional piles and bearers placed between the existing bearer lines to reduce the joist spans and stop the bouncing flooring. The existing joists are at the max span. Height under house 0.6 to 1.2m to u/side flooring.

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Quote for Repiling Job

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Repiling needed

Posted 1 year 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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Minor repiling job

Posted 2 months 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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Lifting corner of house with existing piles

Posted 5 months 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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Pole Driving

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a company to drive some poles

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House Levelling

Posted 3 months 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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Recent foundations reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Minor repiling job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor repiling job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab under my existing carport.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repiling needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Proffitt construction ltd

Joined March 2019

Proffitt construction has the skill-set to do New builds, renovations, reclads, re-roof, extentions, sleep outs, fences and decks, . Me and my crew are highly skilled and hard working, I am honest and great when it comes to communication and having a eye for detail is key. Choose me I'm better than all the rest!!!! :)

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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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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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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West Coast Contractors

Joined July 2018

Specialising in earthworks, excavations, and associated site works. Providing a range of services from basement dig-outs to site clean ups, equipped with the resources to assist on any projects that involve earthmoving and digging. Offering free onsite quotes anywhere in the greater Auckland area. We pride ourselves in completing your job on time and on budget.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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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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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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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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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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Shire Geotechnics ltd

Joined March 2018

Shire Geotechnics provides a wide range of civil engineering services, including geotechnical ground testing and reporting suitable to support the building consent process, timber pole retaining wall design, assessment of building settlements, landslide hazard assessments and geotechnical site inspections for construction work.

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Ziah Contract Ltd

Joined May 2017

I specialise in residential and commercial foundation work, concrete work (placing and finishing)and steel fixing. I can work as a builder, site work,paving, renovating old houses, fencing and decking. I am professional and endeavor to meet deadlines for project completion. I have 16 years experience, Cert III in Concrete placing and finishing, Precast, and Site work (completed in 2008) I provi...

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Jackson

Joined March 2016

Hi I have been in this industry for more than 15 years. I can do house foundation...walls..fence..driveway ...landscaping..or anything do with blocks n bricks. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. Im pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I also do smaller jobs from time to time.

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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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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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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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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Residential/non-residential concrete floors, walls, footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS please copy & paste below address for a taste of services we can offer, cheers. ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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ajkchippie

Joined August 2020

Hi, i have had a range of experience in building kitchens, boat building, cabinetry and recently extended my experience to building houses. I have built my own home and worked on a number of residential projects, apartments as well as exterior projects such as decks, fencing and retaining walls. Call me for a quote. Aaron

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