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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

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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.

Read more

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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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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Piling for new house foundation

Posted 3 years ago

We need piling for a new foundation

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House repiling

Posted 2 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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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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Stairs and retaining posts.

Posted 5 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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House piling

Posted 4 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 10 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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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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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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Piles for retaining walls & placement of tank

Posted 8 months 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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Tyler's repile

Posted 8 months 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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Repile Pukekohe

Posted 4 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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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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House Levelling

Posted 11 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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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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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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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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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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Pole Driving

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a company to drive some poles

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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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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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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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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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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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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Hi there, my names Oliver. I've been in the swimming pool construction industry for over 25 years. New builds and refurbishing your old tired pool back to brand new & cool! Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Oliver G ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell 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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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Brett,Logan & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Brett joined the team after returning from his tim...

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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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Trafford Masonry Ltd

Joined September 2018

Trafford Masonry Ltd specialise in Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Landscaping. Welcome to Trafford Masonry, We offer more than 20 years of experience and qualifications within the trades above and we work all over the Auckland area. Our workmanship is top quality and we believe in do it once and do it right. No job too big or too small. Trafford Masonry Ltd offer you : • Brick and Block...

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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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Andrew Fennell Building Services

Joined November 2013

I'm a (former) licensed builder specialising in structural alterations, renovations and additions to, and construction of new homes. As an experienced project manager both in the UK and NZ, I understand all aspects of residential construction and only work with competent, reliable and trustworthy sub contractors and employees. I have the tools, knowledge and experience to get all undertakings comp...

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Tupou Contracting Services Limited

Joined March 2018

We do concrete/metal driveways and footpaths, timber/brick fencing, pavings, all stone works, trenching, land contouring, site clearing and preparation, retaining wall, stump removal and basic landscaping.

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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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Refined Building Solutions

Joined May 2017

Making Your Dream a Reality .No job too big or too small . When you choose Refined Building Solutions you are choosing an expert building job from start to finish. With New Zealand trained and licenced builders you can be sure of high-quality workmanship delivered . Our team are experienced in all types of residential building work, from new home builds , renovations , landscaping , maintenance w...

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Siddall Contracting

Joined July 2021

Hi. We are professional retaining wall specialists, with extensive experience across a wide range of construction areas, from foundations to footings, timber and block retaining walls to fencing.

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MAHE Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Efficient and Trustworthy. Quality Service. Renovation. Paving. New Decking. Competitive Pricing. New Fences. Concrete Laying. Cladding. Highly Skilled. Earthmoving Auckland.

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NAS Building Co

Joined October 2020

Gidday, my name is Toni I have been building new homes, renovating, gardening, painting and everything under the sun for over 20 years. While I specialise in many sectors of construction, we also provide service in landscape and jobs outside of home. We are very professional and work extra hard to meet project deadlines and provide exquisite performances. We provide ourselves on providing competi...

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Ace Wall builders ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we’ve been building 15+ years and can build a house from start to finish as well as maintenance work . Decks, fences, landscaping we do it all give us a call for a free quote!

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Hamu Construction

Joined October 2020

Hi I have been working in the construction industry for the past 23 years as a Civil Site Engineer/ Surveyor, building concrete structures, Retaining walls, Land surveying, drainage and othercivil construction works. We have decided to take on smaller private jobs from time to time. We have hands-on experience in Paving, concrete works and Kerbing as well. We pride ourselves on providing free pr...

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