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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.

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

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

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Need someone to check & quote how much for repiling

Posted 2 years ago

Some parts of the flooring in the house are uneven. I need someone to take a look what happen as I suspect there is a repiling issue. If so provide a quote how much is to fix the repiling issue. The property was built in 1910's and might not have sufficient crawl space to access the subfloor.

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Tokomaru BAy

Posted 7 months ago

We are delivering a new transportable home to Tokomaru Bay, and require a price for installing a conventional timber pile foundation for a 11.5m x 6.6m building to be delivered.

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Levelling foundation

Posted 2 years ago

I have a place at Te Karaka which is sloped one whole side by maybe 4inches that needs packing I think

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House repile

Posted 1 year ago

re piling under a keith hay home located in Tokomaru bay. 85m squared home.

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Piling repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Repairs to piling of flooring with low access for 1930's house 120m square floor plan. Looking for approximate quote as pricing for investment purchase

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Sarah

Posted 1 year ago

Outside wall plus one inner row roughcast house.

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Piles

Posted 2 years ago

We need someone to repile our home - 1910 villa. Only want what needs doing, has been repiled in the past.

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Rory

Posted 1 year ago

House needs to be re levelled not much room under the house so may have to be done by removing parts of the floor maybe would have to get the builder to check

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Piling

Posted 3 years ago

hi there. piling was done >12 years ago. It's generally OK, but I think it's actually missing some piles under weight-bearing walls. I want someone to look at the piling and be able to quote for remediation

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CHeeseman Rd

Posted 2 months ago

Need levelling of centre of this 1920s villa - assume piles have sunk or wood has deteriorated. Would like this done as soon as possible. Access height is like crawl space only unfortunately.

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Repiling cottage.

Posted 2 years ago

Quote for replacing some totara piles in 1910s house,110m2 floor area in Gisborne.

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Relevelling

Posted 8 months ago

I am wanting to re-level one corner of the house where the water from the drainpipe has made the concrete pile sink a little. Just needing it to be packed.

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Rochelle

Posted 3 years ago

I have a 1920s bungalow that needs total repiling. Floor area is 120 sqmtrs. The house is low to the ground so will need to be lifted up in order to do the job. The double fireplace has been removed however the bricks on the floor are stink in place.

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Re piling - foundations

Posted 1 year ago

Re piling- foundations - whole house

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Bruce Walters

Posted 1 year ago

There is a section of an bungalow that we are looking to purchase that the piles are in need of updating. Most of the house has been redone, there is just a section at the front (50m2 ish) that has had a quick fix done but it's rubbish. Access underneath is pretty easy however its sloping so the very front is on a metre or so above the ground,

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Repling

Posted 4 years ago

My house needs to repiled. It is a large 3 bedroom two bath house in Gisborne.

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Goodwin property services

Joined May 2010

One man-and -a-van. Residential and commercial painting. Interior/exterior. Six years of satified customers in Gisborne. All work up to B.R.A.N.Z. Standard. All work has a five year guarantee

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Hexton Stoneworks

Joined September 2010

Tradional Stonecraft and Stonemasonry. Specialising in stone cladding systems, stone restoration, stone features, stone walling, fireplaces, chimneys, stonescapes, sculptural installations. Gisborne based stonemason, available for private commissions and restoration work. Quality work record with references available.

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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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Xtreme Rebuild

Joined January 2019

Hi We are foundation specialists and renovation experts in old homes. We have a dedicated team who work to meet your needs Call us today for free quotes

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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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East Coast Construction

Joined September 2014

Hi fences and di have been building for eleven years or so any, decks fences and Renovations. My brother is a draftsman so can get plans drawn up if required. I am currently doing up my own house reroofing rebuilding the deck, recladding weatherboard, and extending the house redoing bathroom and kitchen. Fixing up our sleep out too. I will need some work to finance my project. Concrete work, ret...

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PJS Builders

Joined October 2018

PJS Builders have been trading for 7 years working in all sectors of the industry. We have a wide range of skills suited for even the most challenging job.

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J civil

Joined March 2015

At J civil ltd we specialise in landscaping from front yards to back yards,side walks to carparks with over 20 years experience.We pride our selves with providing competitive quotes,completing projects on time and budget.

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Steve Candy Building

Joined June 2010

I have a staff of 12 and can do anything from fences to commercial contracts. Have completed a number of new houses and worked for architects. References available

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whitconstruction

Joined August 2016

whitconstruction In 2013 I decided to set up a foundation repair company that is different from the rest. This includes providing outstanding customer service. Being completely responsive to home owner needs providing excellent coverage, and doing all of these things at a responsible and reasonable price. I am willing to grow my company and go nationwide. With 13 years experience I have wo...

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