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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering foundations related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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

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.

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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.

Sunken lounge

Posted 3 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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Internal wall sunk in earthquake

Posted 1 year ago

An internal wall has sunk about 20-50mm in an earthquake. It's a wooden floor with no access under the house so the floor will probably need to be pulled up for the job. I need a quote for raising the wall back up to level for insurance from someone who is also prepared to do the job once its approved.

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House re pile

Posted 7 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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We need leveling!

Posted 5 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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Piles - relevelling

Posted 5 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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Help with piles

Posted 4 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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Repiling of house

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Repile small job

Posted 3 months ago

Buyer had building inspection done on my house and a issue with a couple of piles came up.

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Securing house piles

Posted 3 years 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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Mike

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Quote required

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I have had a builders report and something to do with piles. Thank you

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Wendy Watts

Posted 6 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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Foundations - Piling

Posted 3 years ago

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

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New

Posted 4 years ago

Quote on releveling a wooden piled 3 bedroom house

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Repile house - level and raise approx 300 - 600 mm

Posted 2 years 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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Uneven floor 2

Posted 3 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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Pile driving for an amazing new home

Posted 4 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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Villa repiling

Posted 4 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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Attach house to piles

Posted 5 years ago

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

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Uneven floor

Posted 3 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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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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Wylie Carpentry

Joined October 2016

Qualified Carpenter with a strict eye for detail and quality. We wont dissapoint, available for: Decks Fences Pergolas Renovations Additions Bathrooms Kitchens +More

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus 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...

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House repiling contractors

Joined May 2021

Contact the Specialist at House Repliling Contractors. Qualified tradesman with over 25 years experience. All work completed to council specifications to give you piece of mind ..,. What makes us different we care about looking after our customers and working with you to get a great result

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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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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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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 15 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard. Proud to be a New Zealand Registered Master Builder Member

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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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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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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 and construction.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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Barclay construction

Joined December 2020

Hi, I’ve been building for 8 years in all areas of building and construction, no job is to big or to small to handle I thrive on delivering a quality job the first time, I believe in giving a responsible and competitive quote on all jobs.

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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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Artifex Carpentry Limited

Joined November 2020

Artifex is a locally owned building company servicing the Manawatu and surrounding areas. Qualified Carpenter with over 17 years experience, specialising in renovations, alterations, general repairs and maintenance.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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