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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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Underfloor drainage foundation pile inspection

Posted 3 months ago

We bought this house in July and the pre-purchase builders inpestion highlighted maintanance needing to be done. Due to the recent very wet months I'm keen to have our foundations looked at for moisture and see if any work needs to be done with the drainage or foundation piles. The photo attached are from the builders report and contain more detail.

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Repiling naenae

Posted 7 months ago

We need some repiling done to some of the piles under our kitchen.

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Concrete footings for shipping container

Posted 7 months ago

We are planning to put a 20ft container permanently on our land and it needs concrete footings. Please quote these separately: (1) Excavate x4 holes for each corner of the 20ft container (2) Install/pour/finish x4Concrete Footings with reinforcing steel inside - square or round - not fussed

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Leath: Uneven floors

Posted 2 months ago

Weatherborad 50's house on Fergusson Drive has bowed floors throughout. We are seeking to level the floor (Jack and pack?) before doing further renovations. Structure is 124 sq metres.

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Front part of house needs leveling

Posted 5 months ago

The front of the house over hangs a pool. The over hang seems to have a level problem. The piles holding up this part of the house has a bow, which might be the problem but there could be other issues.

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Check & Fix Piling / Foundation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job is to check the foundation and piling of our house in Woburn, Lower Hutt and issues observed, if any, to be fixed as soon as possible.

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Footing under a washing machine

Posted 1 month ago

It is one story dwelling, subflooring 600mm from the ground. Whenever the washing machine is working the house is shaking. It is easy to access. I need pricing for installing a pile under the washing machine. it needs blocking between joists, ... pile with ... deep concrete pad inquired

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Ground bearing test

Posted 2 months ago

Just want to find out how far down solid ground in the property. Just looking for some pricing.

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Assess and remediate pile issues in a 1950s residential home

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, The previous owners of our home left stormwater drainage issues festering for a long time. Much of the rainwater going into the guttering was collecting around the piles of the property. These drainage issues have since been fixed but the drain layer has recommended we get the piles looked at given the significant amount of water that was repeatedly building up around the piles. Can we have someone come by and assess what work is required to get the piles in good standing? Thank...

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Old 1920 cottage piling needa

Posted 1 day ago

Need to repile kitchen and lounge areas. Already completed kitchen perimeter wall bearrer and also prepared kitchen floor to be accessible from kitchen. Also bought materials for main bearers

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Check and repair foundation & piling

Posted 2 weeks ago

We want the foundation and piling of our 1930s house to be checked and corrective actions like wedging etc. to be taken, if and where required

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House Piles - Quotation For Repair/Replace/Re-Levelling

Posted 8 months ago

We need someone to come round and assess the piles of our 1950s house as one side of the house is on a slight lean. Piles can be accessed through the crawl space under the house. FYI that we're due to have a baby any day so responses to contact requests may be delayed but we're still keen to go ahead and get things assessed ASAP.

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Relevelling/ new pile required

Posted 1 month ago

60’s 2 bedroom property on concrete piles and corner anchor piles has dropped in one corner only. Looking for cost estimates for replacement of effected piles. Ample room under the house for access

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Pile Bracing

Posted 8 months ago

Had a building inspection and the piles were measured and appear to be too high out of the ground 900mil instead of the max 600mil. The piles require bracing to be compliant. I am currently in the process of selling the property. The piles are quite new (subdivision and relocated house) and have been given code of compliance by the council. Would need a quote for the works as soon as possible to complete the house sale.

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Piling and Foundation

Posted 6 days ago

We are doing an extension to property that requires Foundation and Piling to be done. All consents are approved. Have penetrometer results, etc Total area is 70sqm (approximately). Looking for someone who can provide the quotes and is available to take up the job in coming few weeks or early next year.

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Piles quote

Posted 4 days ago

Hi There, I need someone to do a quote for Piles at a house in Manor park. Thanks, Jess

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Unlevelled floors

Posted 3 months ago

Hi There, Looking for quotes from Repiling specialists, house has got concrete piles but floors are unleveled. Thanks

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Relevelling and pack

Posted 2 months ago

One corner of house (ring) foundation has dropped due to broken drainage. Drainage is now repaired and need quote to jack and level corner and possible pack of other piles.

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EVELYN #2

Posted 5 months ago

House has dropped in places, need a quote to repile or whatever needs done to level house

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Pile Relevelling

Posted 8 months ago

Bathroom renovation has revealed that the pile in the bathroom has sunk and need to be relevelled. We purchased the house just under 1 month ago (the sunken pile was not picked up by the builder we had look through the house pre-purchase) but was pointed out to us by a different builder who turned up to do the renovation. We have not been able to move into the house yet as the bathroom was urgently in need of attention. We need the pile relevelling done ASAP so that we can proceed with the bath...

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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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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Savvy Siteworks

Joined August 2021

Here at savvy we enjoy dealing with clients and finding solutions for their problems.weather it be small retaining walls or large house site prep we will deliver.we are also equipped to deal with commercial clients.

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Linton Construction Ltd

Joined October 2021

We are Licensed Building Practitioners, specialising in residential new builds, alterations and extensions. With over 25 years experience in the industry, My team and I have the expertise and long-standing relationships to manage your project from concept to completion.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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Askew contracting ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Straight Edge Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Eagle Eye Construction

Joined January 2018

Eagle Eye Construction Ltd and Eagle Eye Decorating Ltd are family owned companies who take pride in providing quality services. From residential to commercial projects, we have the resources and experience to carry out the more complex projects while taking pride in the small details. Services include; Light Commercial, New builds, developments, renovations and extensions, landscaping , interi...

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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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