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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.

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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

Read more

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

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Leveling floors re leveling concrete piling

Posted 1 year ago

Hi we have concrete piles that have sunk and we need levelling for a residential house. We have geotechnical report and the piles can be packed. We have a report with all house levels and ideally want the chimney removed.

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Oh maybe a full re-piling needed..Oops missing a pile

Posted 2 years ago

After speaking with a certified person, it sounds like - altho my house piles were consented way back in early80s- they may need full replacement. I had been told I need one additonal/new pile put in, and a number of piles in need of metal ties to secure them. (See attached). But sounds like it's more extensive than that. It's an 87m2 wooden box in Paekakari -.so its sandy. Please give me an approx cost. Tho after a precise quote by Monday as I am sorting finance to get it done

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Releveling of floor in one corner of house

Posted 1 year ago

I have a property that needs to have the floor re-leveled in one corner. It is an 80s style home (pretty much an 80sqm box with a small extension added on (this is the trouble area). It is piled and is off the ground by about 600mm so has reasonably good access.

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"House Re-Piling or ''Jack and Pack' required!

Posted 2 years ago

We have a house in Paraparaumu Kapiti which was originally built in the 40's. It is on clay and currently is in need of re-piling. We have a builder available to assist with any rotten beams etc but would like to get a quote for this piling work to be completed asap as it is holding up additional renovation work.

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Foundation/Relevelling/Piles

Posted 2 years ago

1950’s house built on top of a sandy hill is now 60-70mm out of level. Access is via walkway up a hill (no driveway access). It appears that the property may need relevelling or repiling. Photos available

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Level Kitchen Floor-Piles

Posted 2 years ago

Looking at getting a new kitchen and I need some piles looked at to help level the kitchen floor. The area would be about 3-4m long.

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Re-Piling of foundations on small house

Posted 2 years ago

Have some re-piling needing done; mainly SE and NE corners of old 1950s bach... a little bit of subsidence on that side; need a quote and idea of work involved; possibly a work-around solution to keep the place standing; looking to do total rebuild in 18 months time (if not sooner).

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Small foundation/pilling job in Peka Peka

Posted 2 years ago

Registered builder needed to set 8 wooden piles on a level site for small transportable sleep out, engineered plans supplied. Late March completion

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Sleepout cabins ground preparation

Posted 2 years ago

piles/ base course for 2 interconnecting sleepout kit set cabin 21.4 square metres approx. No plumbing work to be done. These are Trade Tested cabins, haven't bought them yet but need area prepared

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Couple Piles not happy - Quote to fix please !

Posted 4 months ago

Hi - We seem to have a couple loose under house piles, couple metres in towards center of house under the hallway. 50 yr old house, looking for a quote to fix please, thank you

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Checking and repairing piles and levels for house on Peat

Posted 2 years ago

I wish to make some house alterations and need the house re-levelled before we can move forward. The house is 2 story and has sloping and uneven floors currently. I can meet with someone on most Monday's

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Repiling of a sunken pile

Posted 4 months ago

need a qualified repiler = for a pile to be driven via hand,to replace sunken pile.Soil tested around the pile to 1800 deep. flat,easy access

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Piling, Plumber, Demolish

Posted 2 years ago

Needing a quote for correcting piling, 70msq property. Location Otaki. Can email further details from builders report. Also quote for plumbing shower leak - not sure of source. And quote for demolishing a small lean-to/sunroom (can provide photo as indication of size). 3 quotes in total. Thanks

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Base course foundation levelling

Posted 1 year ago

Need 1.3 m3 of base course moved from trailer to level the 6m x 4m ultility shed foundation site. Planks for wheelbarrow required from path to site. Approx 3 hours work.

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Matai Road - foundation issue

Posted 1 year ago

Quote to fix the corner of the house foundations. This is to support a tender to buy the property. Quote required asap. Work to be done in early 2020

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Level Kitchen Floor-Piles 2

Posted 2 years ago

Looking at getting a new kitchen and I need some piles looked at to help level the kitchen floor. The area would be about 3-4m long.

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Pile packing?

Posted 3 years ago

A small home (80m2) in Paraparaumu (on sand?) has some slight subsidence to the central piles on one side of the house. It's likely a couple of the piles will need packing. Is this worthwhile (knowing the lay of the land) and how much would this likely cost?

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Re-piling 2

Posted 2 years ago

Our Kitchen floor is un-level and we need some piles re done under one of the walls. The wall that the piles are under is less then 3ms long.

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Lockwood house adjustment

Posted 3 years ago

Lockwood house from 1957 on a sanddune. The foundation is a concrete wall under the outside walls from the house and concrete piles in the middle under the house. The concrete wall has a vertical crack on each long side. One corner of the house needs relevelling.

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Coleman

Posted 1 year ago

House had an addition about 30 years ago. Addition piles appear to have sunk 15-20 mm. Involves about 8 piles. Haven't got worse over past 20 years. Easy access. Keen to get a quote to level it before redecorating.

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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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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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Foundation Services and Construction

Joined January 2021

We have over 30 years experience in the construction of retaining solutions and foundations using a variety of techniques. We specialise in rapid delivery to a high standard of quality and can work with clients to provide design solutions. We look forward to working with you to find a solution that meets your requirements. Faster, Safer and Collaboratively.

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Problem solving company

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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Alpha cooperated

Joined February 2020

Hi I’ve been in the trade industry for over 5 years have been perfecting my expertise as a builder for the last 4 years. I have a vast range in all work from fences to new builds and so on. I pride myself on being organised and getting the job done to a very high standard. It’s a must that I always communicate with the client as I am there for you. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

Gellatly Builders LTD Based in Lower Hutt Wellington Qualified Carpenter and Licence Building Practitioner 22 years building experience New home builds and renovations

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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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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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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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hardstone concrete

Joined June 2018

over 12 years experience in the concrete and construction industry, Specializing in all aspects of complete concrete placing services: Residential. Foundations, floor slabs, pathways, patios, driveways, garage slabs, sheds Commercial. Suspended slabs, tilt panel warehouses. Deccorative. Colored concrete, exposed aggregate,

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Elite Building services

Joined June 2010

Qualified carpenter with 18 years experience. Need a quality, on budget and on time builder? Brent at Elite Building Services can take care of any project, be it a kitchen or bathroom makeover, tiling, re piling, renovations/extensions or a complete house build. I will give you a comprehensive quote at a competitive price, also offering project managment services and building consultation...

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we specialised in. While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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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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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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