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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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Sinking Foundation

Posted 2 years ago

Please can someone help me with possible sinking Foundation issue? Kind regards

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Exposed Aggregate Deck

Posted 9 years ago

We are building a new house in Otatara and looking for some pricing for an exposed aggregate deck. The deck will be approx 140 SQm. You would need to prepare the area, lay the concrete, finish etc. Also we may be looking to do the entrance area which would require around 100SQM of Exposed Aggregate. There may also be an opportunity to do a driveway in some sort of chip seal type surface

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Curio Bay - driven piles

Posted 1 year ago

Site requires driven piles. Geotech report available.

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Quote needed for underpinning/subsidence/foundation assessment

Posted 1 year ago

Hi Builders, property in Appleby, Invercargill. Have had a building inspection completed and advised by both the builder and a bricklayer that we need to get a foundations/subsidence expert to take a look at the cracks in the foundation. We need to know how big of an issue and what the cost is for repairs to the foundation. Please see 4x photos from the building report for reference.

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Lauren

Posted 6 years ago

Check the foundation of the house and quote for repair. Have noticed a slight shift in the floor in our main bedroom

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Relevel house piles

Posted 1 month ago

Inspection of piles and quote for work that needs completed.

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House jack and piling

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I have a property in Kingswell, Invercargill that needs Piling and foundation works. House is fully vacant so am wanting a quote on repairs.

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House foundation

Posted 3 months ago

80sqm foundation on level land, to be laid for kitset home. Stormwater drain pipe 1.5m under ground diagonally across section. Both concrete and pile option costs wanted.

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Re piling of house

Posted 2 years ago

Re pile 1800s house located in Bluff. Has around 400mm clearance and requires all piles to be replaced..

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Releveling piled wooden home

Posted 1 year ago

Hi am after someone to level and repile one side of my 70sqm house. Unfortunately due to pour drainage my house has started to sink on one side. After someone to come have a look give me a quote and hopefully do the work!

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Repiling leveling

Posted 1 year ago

I have an old wooden weather board house and unfortunately the back corner of my house has started to sink, so I'm looking for a reliable builder to give me a quote to do the job and hopefully get the work done.

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Re-plie existing house

Posted 1 year ago

A few undermined piles concrete & timber will need to also be re-levelled

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House Relevelling

Posted 6 months ago

The house is a ring beam with concrete piles. Needs Relevelling by jack and packing the piles and possible ring beam. Possible notching the bearers. looking for someone with experience doing this. I have not taken the levels. It does not have to get back to zero but just taking out the worst parts so that to eye it is all good. The condition of the bearers and piles are pretty good.

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Sunken pile #2

Posted 1 year ago

need to ascertain why an approximate 1200mm circle of earth around a house pile has sunk about a foot & a half. All other piles seem unaffected.

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Invercargill

Posted 3 years ago

Putting in an offer on a property in Invercargill and agent says floor is sloping, we are unable to visit the property want a qualified builder to assess and then do work if the numbers work

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House releveling

Posted 4 years ago

House falls away to 1 side. Need a quote to make level again as want to renovate in future.

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House foundation #2

Posted 3 months ago

80sqm foundation on level land, to be laid for kitset home. Stormwater drain pipe 1.5m under ground diagonally across section. Both concrete and pile option costs wanted.

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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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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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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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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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Two Trax Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hello! Big and small jobs undertaken, hard landscaping, tiles, pavers, mono blocks, turf, bark, we can do earthworks, lawn prep, we can also trench, auger holes in soil and hard surfaces like concrete, build retaining walls with bobcats, machine built rock walls, we have experience in repiling and foundations, happy to quote, customer service is number one!! We cover a large area from Invercargill...

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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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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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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