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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

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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

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

House re pile

Posted 5 years ago

Hello, my house is in need of a re pile due to sitting on original piles as well as bricks & whatever else has been thrown under there. It looks like it has dropped a considerable amount in places, so much so that someone has put a floor above the floor in the lounge to keep the floor flat I'm guessing. It has had a lean too extension built in the early 80's on a concrete slab which has also sank due to plumbing issues & very sloppy ground. Can this all be lifted & maybe a wood floor put wher...

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Mike

Posted 2 years ago

I'm looking for a quote to repack or replace any stuffed piles.

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Securing house piles

Posted 1 year ago

Large turn-of-the-century 2 storey country villa. 10 mins from Feilding. Building report said it's been repiled in the past and that's all good, but it recommends we attach the piles to the house for earthquake purposes. It's a tight fit underneath in some places.

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Repiling of house

Posted 1 year ago

My house is aprox 100 years old and needs re-piling

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Villa repiling

Posted 3 years ago

Hey, we have an old villa that needs part of it repiled before we can start on our planned renovations. Space under floor is limited but there is an area that floor boards can be pulled up to access underfloor. Located Kimbolton.

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Piles - relevelling

Posted 4 years ago

I have a 100 year old villa and while it does have concrete piles the floor has become sloping and I've been told the wedges need adjusting? I am really struggling to find anyone who is able to assist with rectifying this problem.

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Repile house - level and raise approx 300 - 600 mm

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. I am investigating repiling and raising approx 300 to 600mm our home due to regular localised flooding. I believe the home has suffered a bit of cracking and sinking. I The home is on a standard wood piles and the bearers are between 300 and 450 from ground level at present. Approx 165sq/m. The building was half built in the 1950's and and half in 1980's. The home is on a ruraI/farm section with very good accessibility. I prefer to only use businesses that are they connected with our loca...

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Wendy Watts

Posted 4 years ago

house approx 90sq not sure of measure... meter/feet. it's a small 3 bedroom ex state style house on concrete tiles. received flood damage in recent floods along with 4 neighbours who are potentially also looking at raising their houses.

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New

Posted 2 years ago

Quote on releveling a wooden piled 3 bedroom house

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Sunken lounge

Posted 2 years ago

One corner of the lounge in a rental property drops away. I would like a quote to get it fixed

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Uneven floor

Posted 2 years ago

One corner of the lounge in a rental property drops away. I would like a quote to get it fixed

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Help with piles

Posted 3 years ago

I need advice regarding the condition of the piles of our old villa. One part of the front of the villa is not level and definitely slopes lower.

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Pile driving for an amazing new home

Posted 2 years ago

we are building a new house, have had engineering firm (Silvester Clark) carry out testing and we need the piles driven. Please email/call me for the plans/drawings from Silvester Clark. We are ready to go when you are !

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Foundations - Piling

Posted 1 year ago

We have a rental property that has developed a sinking in one corner probably due to an old tree.

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We need leveling!

Posted 4 years ago

Just really looking for a quote at this stage and some idea of what is involved. Was told it was repelled in 1992 but not sure that was the case as in parts the house is pretty bad. But it is a 100 year old plus Villa so understans it's limitations.

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Attach house to piles

Posted 4 years ago

House needs fastening to original concrete piles. Currently just sitting on piles without actually being attached.

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Uneven floor 2

Posted 2 years ago

One corner of the lounge in a rental property drops away. I would like a quote to get it fixed

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Find Foundation Specialists in Manawatu

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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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Advanced Solutions Group

Joined April 2020

ADVANCED SOLUTIONS GROUP has multiple divisions handling all aspects of the construction proses from start to finish. We will also look after you when all the work is done, from handling the maintenance and care of your property to seeing the landscaping and concrete work is at its best. Our divisions are : Project management, Building, Handyman, Concrete, Landscaping, Civil and earthmoving...

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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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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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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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AS Building Ltd

Joined November 2016

A.S. Building Ltd - Palmerston North Builders offering a wide range of building related services and catering to the Manawatu region. We are certified builders with backgrounds in carpentry, landscaping and renovations. Although we are qualified and capable of any scope of jobs; from full house builds and extensions, to replacing door hinges and installing smoke alarms, we decided we would foc...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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ONCORE MANAWATU

Joined April 2020

Home Maintenance in Palmerston North Oncore’s Palmerston North team is happy to support you with any and all property maintenance and repair work you need! Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From...

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 15 years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes press...

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building 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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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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