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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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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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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

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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Piles repair Hoylake

Posted 1 week ago

Repair pile Not sure if it needs repair

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Foundation repair

Posted 4 months ago

House built in 1980s with Hardie planks. Through the years, the load bearing posts have been settling as I've noticed. Now, I can see cracks of paint on the wall inside the house, nails popping out the beams, and beams separating from the walls slowly. Doors in the bathroom and the other room aren't opening and closing properly depending on the season. I'd appreciate who can repair the load bearing posts this time properly please. Was burnt 2 years ago when piles at the kitchen area had a re-...

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Re-levelling timber floor foundation DT

Posted 8 months ago

I have a 3 bedroom house with timber floor foundation. Only one of the walls is made of bricks, the other three are weatherboard. A crack on the brick wall was fixed by Mainmark. They suggested re-levelling the timber floor foundation using jack and pack repair method.

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Piling for 30sqm sleepout to be brought into the property.

Posted 4 months ago

Piling for 30sqm sleepout to be brought into the property. Just need Piling done/repiling. Thanks

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Foundation Installation of Polythene & Waterproofing

Posted 6 months ago

Hi guys WE need some quote on how much could be an acceptable range for a 90sqm 3bedroom house. We need to assess before purchasing the house as the cost of renovation might be high. Foundation Defect Installation of Polythene over subfloor soil application Waterproofing and additional drainage (Grate Drain) Here's the summary from our building report: Foundations Concrete block, supporting timber sub floor construction i.e. Rimu/pine bearers/bottom plate, joists and T&G floor...

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Piling and Slab Foundation

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for an LBP to work with us on labour only basis to do the foundation for a new house, 290sqm. Work includes site set out, building set out, erecting profiles, guide for excavation and piles, steel tieing and placement, raft foundation and eventually sign off the work. All materials will be provided. Labour and equipment will be yours. Potential for ongoing relationship and more work as we have 2 more houses in the pipeline, with 4 more having plans drawn

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House Repiling repair quote

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for quote on replacing on house pile support. As the support appears to be rotting.

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Piling

Posted 1 month ago

Helicon is currently pricing a residential development project at 8 Reiman St, New Lynn. This project required the driven piles. The following number of piles: P8- 16 piles P9) 7 piles PR) 21 piles PG) 19 piles

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Cabin

Posted 9 months ago

Foundation piles & framing required as base for 4.5m x 3.5m portable cabin on level site in Mangere Bridge.

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Repair piling

Posted 9 months ago

We need a quote for Re- pile an old house that has movement over the years causing different levels in the kitchen/passage area

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House cracking

Posted 10 months ago

It looks like I may need underpinning with a unit just purchased. It is brick veneer and concrete slab built in 1979. Some of the doors don't close properly and bathroom tiles are cracking. As this property has just been purchased, I do not know if this is an old problem, or ongoing one.

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Foundation

Posted 2 months ago

2 houses attachment, 302 square meters to do foundation

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Pile foundation and subfloor framing

Posted 6 months ago

Remedial work for foundation and subfloor framing. Builders who got team and complete the job on time can contact us

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House extension foundation

Posted 3 months ago

Need foundation approxmeatly for 20 m2 house extension

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Repiling prior to renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Residential property. Timber piles in concrete. Prior to renovating we need some work done on one section of the piles where a previous bad extension has sunk away. Need done ASAP.

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Underpinning 90s concrete raft house

Posted 11 months ago

Concrete slab settled at one end needs underpinning to lift.

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24 Bell rd

Posted 2 weeks ago

concrete slab for single car garage 4.5 x 6.5m

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Foundation footings new build

Posted 4 months ago

We looking for labour only foundation footing, profiling, lbw, mesh work, boxing and boxing removal. We have digger onsite ready also blocklayer and can arrange backfill. Must have lpb

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Creaky floor in 1950's bungalow needs fixing urgently

Posted 3 months ago

Ground level bungalow was extended 12 years ago but it seems foundation/support was not done correctly. Grout between tiles cracking and strange noise when walking over. Access below is available. This is quite urgent as the house will have to be offered for sale asap. Total creaky area about 10m2.

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NZS3604 timber foundation

Posted 8 months ago

To lay a NZS3604 timber foundation, on a slope terrain

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Solid Civil Surfaces

Joined August 2019

Hi, I do Concrete and Asphalt driveways, footpaths, crossings, pot hole repairs, carparks, curbs, drainage, steel fixing, pretty much anything to do with concrete or asphalt, I offer a full service, square metre rate for prep and pouring and for pour only, I have a fully experienced team, with a length of knowledge in the industry so if there are any questions or queries we can more then likely a...

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Red Timber Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Patrick director of Red Timber Construction Limited. We are a new company with over eight years of experience in the team. We are currently building new builds, and done couple of renovation and extensions. We also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completin...

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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Hi there, my names Oliver. I've been in the swimming pool construction industry for over 25 years. New builds and refurbishing your old tired pool back to brand new & cool! Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Oliver G ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Andrew Fennell Building Services

Joined November 2013

I'm a (former) licensed builder specialising in structural alterations, renovations and additions to, and construction of new homes. As an experienced project manager both in the UK and NZ, I understand all aspects of residential construction and only work with competent, reliable and trustworthy sub contractors and employees. I have the tools, knowledge and experience to get all undertakings comp...

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MAHE Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Efficient and Trustworthy. Quality Service. Renovation. Paving. New Decking. Competitive Pricing. New Fences. Concrete Laying. Cladding. Highly Skilled. Earthmoving Auckland.

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Hekson Construction Ltd

Joined November 2016

I GIVE 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL JOBS. I also give affordable rates depending on the job. I have been building for over 10 years. This gives me the opportunity to show you all the work that I do. I am also available to provide free quotation. No job is too small, no job is too big. I'm affordable, fast, neat, absolutely reliable and easy to communicate with. I provide top quality work at the be...

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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Honeycomb Construction Ltd

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a qualified builder working in the industry for 10 years. Worked in commercial and residential. Building new houses and renovations to a high standard. Keen to look at any job.

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

A family business specialising in high quality and efficient workmanship. We specialise in residential renovations and new builds. Managing your project from concept design/consent stage right though to subcontractors, scheduling and the finished product ready for you and your family to move into. We can handle your project from concept to "turn key" As Qualified builders and a LBP with ov...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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Jup maintenance services ltd

Joined April 2011

Hi ,we have been doing renovation from last 10 year .we can do alteration ,bathroom , kitchen renovation as well as we also do work like concrete driveways. floors,fencing,retaining walls . decking .We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wishing your budget.

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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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Leo Contractors Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, I am a qualified BCITO professional builder/carpenter who has been in the industry for more than 5 years. I do both commercial and residential. I take pride in my quality and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I always put the client's needs first. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. You will not be disappointed.

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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