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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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House Repiling

Posted 7 years ago

1927 vintage house on original totara piles needs to be re-piled. Total square area is 146 M2, although part of the house is an extension on new piles.

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Flooring

Posted 4 years ago

the floor is unstable in one area of the kitchen, and I would like to discuss how that can be stabilised. I think maybe by adding a floor joist. there is easy access to the floor once a plywood panel is removed.

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Check piles

Posted 1 year ago

House is large old single level villa (circa 1904). Piles (concrete and totara) were last checked in 2010. Floor levels have since shifted and house slopes on two sides. Time to check again and possibly adjust. Initial job is just to inspect and advise. Will then decide further restoration.

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House relevelling

Posted 2 years ago

Entire house re-level prior to reno. 1900's. Concrete pile foundations. Some photos of access attached. Disclaimer; I do not own the house, this is part of my purchasing due diligence and am after an estimate only.

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Kaiuma Section

Posted 1 year ago

Quotes required for job 30minutes from Canvastown. Building platform above 400mm for 100m2 house. Reasonably flat 3200m2 section with easy road access Services from boundary to build site. Rainwater tank and septic tank installation

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McCormick Family

Posted 3 years ago

The dwelling is an old cottage 100sq metres I’m size. It will need to be replied as the floor is uneven in places and appears to have been temporarily propped in a poor manner. Timber piles are in poor condition. There are numerous make-shift piles that are propped using different types of timber, pavers and wedges. There are areas where there are gaps between the bottom of the joist and the top of the support timber. There is also visible evidence of live borer.

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Check piles and replace/reinforce as necessary

Posted 1 year ago

100yr old renovated farm cottage in Canvastown has uneven floor and some sunken piles. May just need reinforcing. Insurance company requires a plan.

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Art studio foundation

Posted 2 months ago

piles placed into ground and insultation placed on top for the studio to be positioned on top of them.

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Repiling

Posted 4 years ago

I need a quote to re level my house in the Blenheim CBC

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Ruakaka cottage

Posted 2 years ago

1950s small Bach needing some piles relevelled

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Piles and floor build

Posted 2 years ago

I have all of the tools and timber required as this job was started and the builder injured himself so now he can’t complete it. The timber is all outside under a tarp and the room is sealed off with part of the timber purchased for the flooring. It will need new piles and a joust put in but is a fairly straight forward job for a builder. I can’t take a photo as the room is sealed. It’s is a very small sunroom.

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Piling under house - checking

Posted 2 years ago

I am wanting the piles checked under our house.

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Ewa Zielinska

Posted 2 years ago

The house is over 100 years old and it needs repiling and leveling.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Marlborough

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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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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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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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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AJW CONTRACTING AND EARTHWORKS LTD

Joined April 2018

Hi,I have been in the civil industry for many years and have decided go out on my own and start my own business. I am a very skilled excavator operator and pride myself in producing top quality work. To name a few things I can do: asphalt or concrete driveways, all aspects of civil work, landscaping,general cleanups,demolition,fencing. Very reliable and hardworking, and good at keeping to time sch...

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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Slick Construction

Joined October 2018

Hi, I’m a qualified carpenter who has recently returned from working in Canada. I do all aspects of building but am currently looking for small projects, from decks and fences through to small renovations.

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Silver Creek Constructional

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I've been building for the last 6years and operating machinery since I can remember I have just gone out on my own labouring to housing company's. I am a very passionate builder with the love of perfection. I spent my time building architectural home's for 4 years then moved into the more residential homes over the last 2 years. I'm a very work focused type of person with a wide range of...

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Isles Construction Canterbury Ltd

Joined July 2014

We're a family owned and operated commercial and residential construction company - we've operated in the Manawatu and Lower North Island for the last 40 years and have had a branch in Christchurch for the seven years. We are Registered Master Builders and LBPs. We do commercial, industrial, education, defence and residential work. We are Site Safe accredited and part of the ACC WSMP Scheme.

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CMT Group

Joined October 2019

CMT Group provides Construction Services for a range of building projects, whether for complete specialist construction projects; such as commercial buildings or school classrooms, to smaller sheds and garages, residential home builds and everything in between. A family-owned and operated company for over 20 years, CMT Group have bases in Christchurch and Blenheim to enable us to equally serve...

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SES Contracting

Joined July 2020

Specialists in excavations, concrete and foundations where no job is too big or small. We’ve set about changing the industry in which we operate, developing our own exacting standards and surrounding ourselves with individuals who share our commitment to quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.

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Robotic Inspections NZ

Joined February 2019

Our specially-designed robots go where humans cannot. They collect images and video of your foundations and subfloor area. These spaces are often tight, with health and safety issues such as mould, electric hazards and asbestos. Our reports are fundamental for repair quotes, pre-purchase inspections, and for insurance and EQC claims including failed earthquake repair work. We guarantee accurate...

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Xtreme Rebuild

Joined January 2019

Hi We are foundation specialists and renovation experts in old homes. We have a dedicated team who work to meet your needs Call us today for free quotes

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StraightUpRepiling

Joined March 2015

Straight Up Repiling, allows you to stay in your home/house whilst we releveling the floor, repairing and/or restoring the houses foundations. 100+year old villas to the new constructed house/home or building. The True Bottle Jack Repiling Specialist, For Best of the Best Floor Releveling and Repiling, 20+ years exp, on the Job experience, ( not theoritical, but practical releveling and repiling...

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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