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

Replacing piles

Posted 1 year ago

We have at 1930s built house. Have noticed cracking to the walls etc. I believe we need a builder to assess the situation

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Repiling

Posted 5 months ago

Need the whole house repiled.

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Greymouth - Relevelling/Piling 1931 Bungalow

Posted 6 months ago

We have just purchased a 120m2 bungalow in central Greymouth. The piles have been replaced but the floor through the centre of the house is still quite uneven. Looking for a tradesperson to relevel the place please. Relatively easy access under the house and immediate start preferred.

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Re-piling

Posted 4 months ago

I have a ... s style bungalow that needs a full replacement of piles. Ground under house is dry ground is a mixture of rocks and dirt. Piles currently are old native. Would like a quote to see how much it would cost please. Some are worse than others. The front is listing along with the left side and rear of the property.

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Piling

Posted 3 months ago

re-piling ... s/m house, good room under floor easy access level section , some have been done in the past some haven't . i want the house back to level,

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House repile and re level

Posted 3 months ago

Majority of piles need replacing looking to do all at once.

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Replace piles and level house

Posted 1 year ago

90 -100sqm house on flat land in town. Need piles replaced and the house releveled.

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Pile upgrade

Posted 8 years ago

Repair to piles of older house in Moana.

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Piling #2

Posted 1 week ago

re-piling ... s/m house, good room under floor easy access level section , some have been done in the past some haven't .

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Container foundation

Posted 3 years ago

I have two 20 foot shipping containers. I have some timber piles .I have 8 holes already dug for piles to go in .I need someone to set the piles in the holes ready for concrete in the right place then concrete them in cut to the right ... ntainers need to be parallel and both the same height.also need a small concrete pad boxed and layed approx 2mtrs square

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Repile 1930 weather board house

Posted 2 months ago

1930’s weather board house. 210 square metres. Needs relevel and repile. Start time asap. Flat section. Vehicle access three sides. Looking for quotes.

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Piling repair

Posted 4 years ago

We need a repair job on the piles of our 3 bed 1 bath home in Greymouth, West Coast. They're wooden piles (although there is concrete slab for approx 6 feet at the front of the house), and some have shifted to the point they are no longer touching the house. We'd rather not re-pile the entire house and would like to know if a repair is even possible.

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Repile or lift and build under

Posted 4 years ago

I am considering buying a house in Rununga near Greymouth. Floors throughout the house are a bit of a rollercoaster with a few bouncy bits. The floor in the laundry has rotted through and I can see some stuffed bearers. The floors are timber and appear to be in good condition in the rest of the house as do the walls and roof. The house is about 150sqm. Bungalow style. What would be a reasonable cost to repile? How much extra would it be to lift the house and put garage underneath? The laundry co...

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Find Foundation Specialists in Grey

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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Retaining Canterbury Ltd

Joined August 2017

Retaining Canterbury is a family owned business, born out of a passion for landscape construction and a desire to make homes and properties the most enjoyable spaces they can be. Our client’s experience is of utmost importance to us. We are as careful about the service we provide as we are about the quality of our workmanship and the outcomes we deliver. That means listening and working with you t...

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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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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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StraightUpRepiling

Joined March 2015

Straight Up Repiling, allows you to stay in your home/house whilst we releveling the floor, repairing and/or restoring the houses foundations. 100+year old villas to the new constructed house/home or building. The True Bottle Jack Repiling Specialist, For Best of the Best Floor Releveling and Repiling, 20+ years exp, on the Job experience, ( not theoritical, but practical releveling and repiling...

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Rock Tops

Joined March 2010

I own Rock Tops granite bench top company. I have 25 years experience in the building trade both here and 15 years as a project manager in New York. I have been dealing with architects and interior designers on multi million dollar projects in and around Manhattan and I bring that knowledge and experience to New Zealand.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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