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

House repile/outer nib strengthen

Posted 2 years ago

Half of our houses outer concrete nib has moved due to creek wall partially failing, as far as we know our centre concrete piles are as they should be (some bending the flooring up where they are. There is a crack in the ground under the house and obvious cracks in the concrete nib around the house. The house is approx 2.5m from the creek. We have also posted a job for the creek wall work.

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Re-Piling 1950 House

Posted 1 year ago

we need to do repelling and we are looking for an experience team to do this project.

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Partial House Repile

Posted 4 months ago

Repiling required under half a house - 8 anchor piles and 20 standard piles, repack of existing concrete piles Tunneling work has been undertaken to enable access but even if you can't get to do the job for some time we need someone to have a look at it before Wednesday 29th

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Jack and Pack

Posted 1 year ago

1970's Small 90m2 house on concrete piles "suspended timber floor." The house is showing signs of being out of level, Jamming doors, wallpaper creases and minor cracking of weatherboards. I am keen to resolve this ASAP.

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Repairs to piles

Posted 9 months ago

2 or 3 piles need packing at small property in Landsdowne

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Underpinning

Posted 3 years ago

crack in exterior wall due to subsidence

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Totara Piles

Posted 3 years ago

H, I am looking at purchasing a house, the building inspection notes Totara piles and unlevel floor and doors, the house is mostly replied with concrete piles but the concrete piles have sunk. I would like an expert to have a look before 9th of January to give me a quote and professional opinion. many thanks - sorry unsure of budget Emily

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Morris Build

Posted 2 years ago

Initial setup for new build, marking out house etc, pile and concrete foundations. From the floor down to be completed. Perfect for a builder in between jobs. Need someone to start in 2 weeks.

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Driven piles 80m2

Posted 1 year ago

Approximate 80 m2 driven piles

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Repiling

Posted 2 years ago

My house needs Repiling done ASAP. It’s a three bedroom house in Masterton. It’s a freestanding house on a flat area with easy access.

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Villa repiling

Posted 4 years ago

I am looking to have a house repiled, approx 90m2

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1900 Villa to be inspected and repiled?

Posted 2 years ago

Needing an estimate on the cost of repiling the whole 60m2 house, might only be a section of it. not all

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Repiling

Posted 2 years ago

House has concrete piles, quite a few seem to be breaking.

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Piling replacement

Posted 2 years ago

Some of my piles need replacing

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Spongy floor, piles in investigation

Posted 9 months ago

Our house was repiled in 2004 but one room is bouncy/spongy to walk on so would like someone to investigate.

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Repile or relevel cottage

Posted 1 year ago

looking to repile or relevel a 1910 railway cottage in Masterton. site has good access on three sides, flat with good run off to the street so not sure of the piles current condition. we take possession early December however may be able to arrange viewing access earlier.

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Emily Mills

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, I am looking into purchasing a house which is in major need of a foundation repair(and SO many other things!). I would really appreciate a quote or even just a guestimate from someone who knows more things than I do... Could lead to actual foundation repair/other building work if I do end up purchasing the house. Happy for you to just have a look at the photos if that is enough for you to tell what is going on. ...... Cheers

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8 rimu st

Posted 1 year ago

Some piling has sunk back of house

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Small Repiling Job

Posted 1 year ago

We have 3# house piles that require repair, one has fallen over and the other 2 have dropped 50 - 80mm. The rest of the house piles appear fine but would need assessment. There is existing access under the house.

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Repiling

Posted 2 years ago

Need quote for repiling. Current foundation is concrete, house is around 90m2. Please let me know ASAP as I need to get this very quickly.

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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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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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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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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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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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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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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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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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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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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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Rawson Building Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we're a small team just starting up my own company after being in the trade for the last 15 years. We do all jobs right from getting your plans or ideas to an architect, managing the consent process right through to the build and getting your Code of Compliance Certificate. We are not afraid to do dirty work like chimney removals to getting under houses to re pile. We also do new builds, exten...

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MODSMART HOMES LTD

Joined November 2017

A dedicated friendly team bringing over 27 years in residential construction experience plus 3 years training ,managing and constructing modular homes , We can help you design your dream home ,sleepout or granny flat we can help with ,outdoor areas ,kitchens ,bathrooms ,decks, fences even man caves , garages and more . from design to completion ,project manageent ,LBP restricted work or labour...

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Garys Building Services

Joined May 2010

Hi, I have been building for 30years, with experience in building new homes, architectual home, to minor or major renorvations, on part or full contracts or labout only basis. I am always happy ro provide free quotes for all small and big jobs. My family and I live in the Wairarapa at the moment, but will be relocating to the Far North soon. As I am self employed, most of my work takes me...

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All Timber Stairs

Joined December 2009

specalist providers of stairs and handrailing.,interior and exterior that comply with N.Z. building codes. .Fast quotes. Quality work. Reasonable ... stalation service available. Can service jobs in any area

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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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buildhers limited

Joined August 2009

Self contained building machine- my love of what i do puts me ahead of the rest. Not once have i ever had to advertise for what i do... as they say good news (or good tradesmen) travel fast. Ive been putting smiles on peoples faces for over 15 years now in all parts of the country and specialise in that unique or unusual build-renovation. I do have a track record for the older houses pre 1950s...

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