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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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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

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

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

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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.

Rotten piles need inspecting

Posted 10 months ago

We need to have someone look at and potentially repair our wooden piles under our house, it is currently being held up by replacement steel ones, photos attached, I'm not sure if this is sufficient or not.

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5 rotten totara piles

Posted 1 year ago

I need 5 or 6 totara piles replaced on one side of my house as they are rotten and causing a leveling issue. Clearance is over 500mm and it can be easily accessed as my side fence unbolt. I'm central new Plymouth, Aubrey street.

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Re-piling the whare

Posted 5 years ago

I am looking for experience in re-piling a rough cast 3 bedroom home.

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Tariki floor relevelling

Posted 9 months ago

A 1915 house; has uneven and bouncy floors. Need piles checked and possibly floor repairs, and floor levelled. Would like to stay in the house during the work if possible. I need a quote first to take to the bank; would like work to commence in March.

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Foundations for Containers

Posted 7 years ago

Wanting to locate 3 containers(my supply) on our 5ha property on Carrington Road, Koru, Taranaki. 1x 12m. 2x 6m side by side. Plan on 6 piles for 12m and 8 piles to support the 2 6m units. Height above fgl will vary from 250mm at one end to 750mm at other.

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Becks

Posted 2 years ago

Repiling the house due to cracks in walls appearing at door and window frames.

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Cross bracing driven piles

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for builder able to complete cross bracing piles under newly relocated Villa in New Plymouth. Bracing plan available on request.

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Re-piling

Posted 3 years ago

Foundation replacement on a 160m2 home

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Pile driving

Posted 8 months ago

60 piles x2.7m 175 sed.this is for house foundation

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4 Parsons Street

Posted 2 years ago

I looking at buying a house. The building report has said that many of the piles and cracked or damaged. I wanting to know if someone can check them to let me know how bad this might and be a cost of repair? I would like to know how much this would cost?

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Ring Foundation Sag

Posted 2 years ago

Lift a corner of a 2 storey house by approx 4". Corner of house has slumped owing to apparent failure of subterranean support.

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Replacing piles

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have found approx 4 piles with rotten exterior beaters. Require new piles and work

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Re-Levelling

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, we have started to notice that floor is not level in the family room. It looks like one of the house piles might have sunk into the ground. We would like to have it looked at and get quote on the scope of work required. Thanks

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Re-piling

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, just wanting to get a quote for a small duplex needing piles replaced, 2 units approximately 150sqm in total. Thanks

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Needs to fix piling of a house.

Posted 1 year ago

please give me a quote for how much it cost to fix foundation piles of a house.

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Jack and pack

Posted 1 year ago

Heritage house has a bit of sinking in 2 areas (front room and rear room) 20 Aubrey street, NP. Appears to be on concrete piles. Hoping for Jack and pack as the area has archilogical protection which may influence digging. Flat section Front accessible, rear accessible but slightly less easy as its around the back and near a fence. I will be able to show you through on Friday arvo the 3rd July as I don't live in new Plymouth.

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Relevel 94

Posted 5 months ago

Check and relevel House, quoted then done

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Tiny house

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 10m x 3.4m tiny house that needs to be piled on a flat metaled building site to make it a permanent dwelling.

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Richmond reno

Posted 3 years ago

Repiling of 100 year old Home that is sitting on slabs of rock. Half the house that was extended in the 70s has ‘proper’ piles. Plenty of access. Approx 80m2.

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House level

Posted 6 years ago

our house needs to be leveling has sunken on one side

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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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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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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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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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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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Glen Law Building ltd

Joined March 2019

Hello, We have a group of 4 keen hardworking builders. Two Qualified trades men and two apprentice workers. Friendly team that love the trade and what to do wright by the client and leave a positive lasting impression. Check out our facebook page to see more. Thank you.

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Taranaki Construction Limited

Joined May 2012

We specialise 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 pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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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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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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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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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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T S Building Taranaki LTD

Joined September 2017

hi, we hav3 been in the building industry for 15 years now, we undertake any work such as renovations, decks, fences new builds, repairs. anything building we do it. at t.s building we pride ourselves on fast efficient work with high quality, as well as sticking to the set budget.

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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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TMT Building Ltd

Joined January 2014

Hi, I am a qulified builder experienced in renovations and alterations. I can take care of the complete build for your job from getting your plans drawn up to code of compliance getting signed off and deal with all sub contractors in between.

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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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SKF Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2018

SKF Contracting was established in 2014, offering contract and construction services to business in Taranaki. Shane Flavell's qualifications in Civil along with more than twelve year’s experience across numerous construction, maintenance, structures and civil projects. Shane has a perfect blend of local network knowledge and technical expertise that equates to delivering excellent project outcom...

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