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

Wolfe St

Posted 9 months ago

State house with one slumping corner - approx 30-50mm drop, by eye. Foundations are concrete wall type that isn't very deep in ground. The corner of the house in question is the only area affected (some windows and ranch sliders above aren't square) and the house is 2 stories above that area. Seeking quotes to re-level these foundations. Cheers

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2 Elliott Street

Posted 2 years ago

Repile and level 1914 villa

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Piles repacking

Posted 3 months ago

I have a number of piles that are not sharing much load and with packers deteriorated or poorly installed. I would like to get someone to access the piles, replace the packers to load the piles evenly and secure them in place. I am not expecting the floors to be levelled.

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Two extra support for slipped beams

Posted 2 years ago

House nearly 40 years old. Two slipped beams have caused particle board flooring to sink. The job would be to install supports for the beams to stop further slippage Most work would be done in garage so easy access. Not sure sure foundation re-levelling is the best description for the job.

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Flat Motueka

Posted 2 months ago

Piles have sunk under 1 bedroom flat.

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House Repile

Posted 8 months ago

We are about to buy a house but have been informed from building report that the piles are rotten at the base. Looking to get some quotes for this work to get done.

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Repiling a house

Posted 1 year ago

1930s 3 bedroom home that is sinking in the middle.

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Repiling

Posted 5 years ago

House is 100 years old, needing repiling. Approx 200sqm. Flat section. First part of work leading into renovation and remodelling of bathroom and kitchen/living areas. House appears solid with reasonable building inspection.

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Piles seem to have subsided

Posted 1 month ago

Quote to fix as floor is not level. Not sure how you would get under unit as very low to ground.

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Re Piling- Help!

Posted 3 years ago

Re piling 1930's bungalow. 90 sq m (plus lean to) 2/3 of house good crawl access.

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House re-piling

Posted 9 months ago

House has a room that needs to level up the floor.

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Repiling or Re-leveling House with good crawlspace 80m2

Posted 6 months ago

Some foundations on one end of house are visibly crooked with one clearly bulging. Need a quote to find out the extent of work and costs. House is approx 80m2

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Pile check and replace if needed

Posted 5 years ago

We bought an old villa 2 years ago and before we start any renovations we want the foundations to be as strong as possible. The builders report we got on the house initially indicated a couple of piles may need replacing down the track. Interested in a quote for any piles deemed in need of replacement.

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Foundation fix

Posted 4 years ago

i would like to be able to get my older 4 bedroom villa releveled . not sure if it will need to be a full lift or it can be just packed and releveled

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Re-level Piles on Bay-window and lounge at front of 1915 Villa

Posted 5 years ago

Re-level existing concrete piles on Bay-window and lounge at front of 1915 Villa. Easy, level access. Gardens will be cleared.

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Re-piling quotation and pre-purchase inspection

Posted 3 years ago

Assessment and quotation for costs of re-piling and a pre-purchase inspection of same property

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Flat Motueka #2

Posted 2 months ago

Piles have sunk under 1 bedroom flat.

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1920s Home Re-pile

Posted 6 months ago

1920s home has slumped floor in centre of house, has some original Totara piles that need to be replaced.

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Raise piles

Posted 2 years ago

Two of the concrete piles under my house have sunk a few millimetres. The vinyl flooring on the floor above has become wrinkled because the floor has dropped. I would like to have the piles adjusted to the correct height. There is easy access under the house with a doorway about a metre or more high.

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Re levelling

Posted 1 year ago

House is not levelled, has a bump in hallway which caused cracks in walls/ceilings all over. It has been releveled a few years ago, not sure why it is not leveled now. I want to buy the house and need indication on costs / quote. Deadline sale ends November 19th so need quote this week.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Nelson

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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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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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chris Shuttleworth Building Services

Joined November 2013

I have been working and living in Christchurch for almost 6 years helping with the rebuild. I am EQC registered and have repaired many quake damaged homes. No job is too big or too small. Wither it be earthquake related repairs or home improvements, I have acquired knowledge and experience from over 20 years in the building business. I can guarantee you good, quality workmanship at affordable rat...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Total Builders

Joined July 2013

We are a building company in Christchurch with more than 20 years building experience in Christchurch and Canterbury. We can meet every customers needs from house maintenance to light commercial work. Renovations and extensions are our specialty as well as new house builds all build by skilled, licenced tradesmen. Need a deck? we also have a team ready to construct the deck of your dreams. For a c...

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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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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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