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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Re-piling

Posted 2 years ago

Looking at re-piling our Home but first need a quote

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Releveling of floor in one corner of house

Posted 6 months 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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Matai Road - foundation issue

Posted 9 months 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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"House Re-Piling or ''Jack and Pack' required!

Posted 1 year 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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Urgent - Repiling 1936 Cottage

Posted 2 years ago

1936 cottage on original totara piles near the beach. It has been tested and 1.3m down to solid ground. A 1980s extension is on concrete but the rest of the house has good clearance. We understand most of the piles are good but the ones under the kitchen and laundry need replacing. We URGENTLY need quotes for (1) Partial re-piling worse affected areas (2) Full repiling & re-levelling of accessible areas. The house is on Trademe 150sqm ......

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Piling, Plumber, Demolish

Posted 1 year 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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Checking and repairing piles and levels for house on Peat

Posted 1 year 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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Re-Piling of foundations on small house

Posted 1 year 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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Sleepout cabins ground preparation

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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Coleman

Posted 3 months 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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Oh maybe a full re-piling needed..Oops missing a pile

Posted 1 year 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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Base course foundation levelling

Posted 4 months 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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Small foundation/pilling job in Peka Peka

Posted 1 year 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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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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Lockwood house adjustment

Posted 2 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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Pile packing?

Posted 2 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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Leveling floors re leveling concrete piling

Posted 3 months 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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Find Foundation Specialists in Kapiti Coast

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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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RJ'S Building Services Ltd

Joined May 2010

At Rjs building services we carry all aspects off building work from building your new house from the ground up to fixing small leaks. So feel free to give us a ring.

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at adorable rates

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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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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Concrete with Steve

Joined October 2015

Hi, I have been concreting for over 25yrs, I have been involved in all aspects of concrete and landcaping from very large commercial sites to small domestic sites. I take allot of pride in my work and always deliver on my word. If you're stuck for ideas or have a set plan, I can work with you. Free quotes so call today.

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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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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Elite Building services

Joined June 2010

Qualified carpenter with 16 years experience. Need a quality on budget 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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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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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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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 16+ years experience in the construction industry. Licensed Building Practitioners. For all your Carpentry, Site and Project Management requirements.

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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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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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

WE COVER FROM HAWKESBAY TO WELLINGTON We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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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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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 2015...

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