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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

Read more

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

Piles seem to have subsided

Posted 6 months 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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Piles repacking

Posted 7 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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House re-piling

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Flat Motueka

Posted 7 months ago

Piles have sunk under 1 bedroom flat.

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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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House Repile

Posted 1 year 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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100+year old cottage. Quotes for repiling wanted.

Posted 3 months ago

We've just purchased a small cottage on Russell St in Nelson and want to gather some quotes for repiling. We think it probably needs a full repile. 64m2 cottage, very low to the ground, so difficult to assess overall pile condition. Mix of existing piles that we can see are, stones, packed brick and a couple are wood. House is relatively level considering it's age. It's on flat land, though slopes either side, back cottage of two with a driveway to access.

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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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Corner of flat sinking

Posted 2 months ago

The front unit of two requires re levelling and several? Joists under the floors are rotten/ need bracing after a water leak. Doors inside may also need replacement once done. I would also like two 150mm holes cuts through the walls in kitchen & bath for vent fans to be installed. Older 1960 unit with crawling space underneath & concrete stucco cladding.

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Repiling at 1/1 Wainui Street Nelson

Posted 2 months ago

Buying an old cottage at 1/1 Wainui Street Nelson Would need approximate cost of repiling before I put in offer on 2nd June

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Flat Motueka #2

Posted 7 months ago

Piles have sunk under 1 bedroom flat.

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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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1920s Home Re-pile

Posted 10 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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Repiling or Re-leveling House with good crawlspace 80m2

Posted 11 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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Corner of flat sinking #2

Posted 2 months ago

The front unit of two requires re levelling and several? Joists under the floors are rotten/ need bracing after a water leak. Doors inside may also need replacement once done. I would also like two 150mm holes cuts through the walls in kitchen & bath for vent fans to be installed. Older 1960 unit with crawling space underneath & concrete stucco cladding.

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Wolfe St

Posted 1 year 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 and site access for relocatable house build

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a contractor to prepare a site and install piles for our relocatable house build. The build is in two parts: - One 50m2 building which is arriving by truck from Christchurch, completed by the end of August - A second 50m2 building being built on site in September. The job could be in two parts, or at the same time as follows: 1. The most pressing job is the 24 x 200mm diameter 2m deep piles needed around the last week of August (pending building consent) for the 50m2 rel...

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Tahunanui piles levelling

Posted 1 month ago

Level check across house and levelling to at least two pkaces

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Small floor levelling issue

Posted 2 weeks ago

Found a drop in our joists at a point load. Need access to a pneumatic lifting bag to be able to remedy.

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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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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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O'MalleyBuild

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been working in construction for 9 years and am a fully qualified builder. I have a background in high end residential new build and renovations. I am a one man band and specialise in smaller jobs .I am looking to work with local homeowners and business's with renovations and new projects. I am hardworking and incredibly reliable, and I pride myself on my attention to detail. Please do...

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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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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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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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Maintenance man nelson

Joined May 2021

Hi Adam here. I've been in the building industry for the past 12 years, building new homes and doing renovation. I am providing a a service of a one stop shop. I can do your building work, gibstoping ,painting flooring, tiles, what ever u want done. No job is to big or to small. For any job you want done around your home contact me

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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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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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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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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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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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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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JT CARPENTRY

Joined April 2021

Hi there , I have over ten years experience an offer complete carpentry services an cover all aspects of carpentry , I will work hard to meet your needs an deadlines an pride myself on providing excellent workmanship.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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