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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

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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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Additional piles under existing deck

Posted 3 months ago

We are going to put a spa onto our current deck but believe the additional weight will require 2 extra piles to be retrofitted.f

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WOODEN FOUNDATION POST SPLIT #2

Posted 4 months ago

I have noticed over the last few weeks that a vertical post that supports one corner of part of the house has a split in it. We also have some cracking above the ranch slider near to where the post is. We need someone to look at this. As we are not sure if it’s serious and needs replacement.

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12 x Piles for cabin

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, We are looking for a price for 12 piles for a cabin . Cabin is 5550 x 3950. Site is slightly sloped. Thanks in advance

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Piles for kitset shed

Posted 9 months ago

36a Vandeleur Ave, Birkdale We're looking at putting a Vinox (Steelmates) shed in, need piles done, we'll do the floor. Either ... or ...

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Foundation Work

Posted 2 months ago

I have a small extension approx 3 x 3.5m being added to a clients house renovation and looking for a contractor to do the job.

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House pile job

Posted 1 week ago

The house is on wooden piles and moves due to season changes. I have a large number of substantial cracks in the walls and trouble with doors and windows shutting. It is a small footprint house with an upstairs. I want the house stable so I can continue with inside renovations. For now I am interested in pricing.

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Rothesay Bay Hall

Posted 3 months ago

The 1940s hall needs remedial levelling in some areas of the timber floor. The underneath is accessible, but is a crawl / crouch space.

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Raising deck post

Posted 5 months ago

We need to raise a deck post so that the deck is level again. Looks like just a single post that has dropped down.

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Pile bracing

Posted 2 months ago

bracing the piles with relocated house

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Single Storey 1915 Villa - Total Repile and Levelling

Posted 6 months ago

Total repile and levelling of an old villa. Approximately 90 piles and 10 bearers as per attached drawings and PS1. Work excludes lifting rear deck. Full design can be provided on request.

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Sylvia Road repiling 3 br unit

Posted 3 months ago

Repiling required to get true level before I do moisture barrier and new windows. Head room about 700mm.

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Level corner area of house

Posted 2 months ago

Probably jack up joists over 2 or 3 concrete pile’s which have sunk slightly in one corner of the house

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Check piles / whether releveling is required around kitchen area.

Posted 3 months ago

90sqm 1950's house on piles with good sized crawl space underfloor. Noticed some cracking / spacing opening up around the kitchen which the movement is relatively recent and believe it could be due to piles. Looking for recommendation / quote.

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WOODEN FOUNDATION POST SPLIT

Posted 6 months ago

I have noticed over the last few weeks that a vertical post that supports one corner of part of the house has a split in it. We also have some cracking above the ranch slider near to where the post is. We need someone to look at this. As we are not sure if it’s serious and needs replacement.

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Jack and Pack (I think)

Posted 8 months ago

Re-level part / half of house (circa 1970s). Drought has changed the floor a bit. Apparently not that bad (30mm?). No set timeframe but prefer asap.

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Homewood inspection

Posted 2 months ago

We need an inspection and quote for re-levelling a house that we are in the process of buying. The building inspection report showed the need for a more in depth inspection and possibly remedial work. Time is of the essence for the inspection. We need the inspection done by May 6th. This Inspection could lead to further work.

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Underpin corner of a house

Posted 3 months ago

A corner of my house is showing cracking in the block/brick work. I would like quotes to remedy this.

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Quote for levelling bedrooms & Strengthen Columns

Posted 8 months ago

Our property is a 3 bedroom, single-story house and sitting on sloped land. 2 of the bedroom's floor is sloping towards one corner of the house. There is a garage under these bedrooms. The rest of the house sitting on piles, however, these bedrooms' joists only have columns at the corner (and concrete brick underneath). I notice the ground of the column, which floors sloping towards, needs to re-level and might need to strengthen the ground as well. Also, the joists may need stronger columns. Pi...

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Pile repairing

Posted 7 months ago

House from 1980 ties is on timber piles. One side dropped down so windows are sticky and the doors are not closing. It happened in last few years. Probably, one or two piles sunk and they need adjustment/repair. The piles are about 4m high, from soil to the floor.

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Repiling

Posted 4 months ago

Approx 6 piles need replacing as a result of ground subsidence or shrinkage

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repiling #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional piling required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Jack and Pack (I think)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Corner pile needs to be straightened

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raising deck post

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new underfloor pile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Siddall Contracting

Joined July 2021

Hi. We are professional retaining wall specialists, with extensive experience across a wide range of construction areas, from foundations to footings, timber and block retaining walls to fencing.

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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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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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MAHE Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Efficient and Trustworthy. Quality Service. Renovation. Paving. New Decking. Competitive Pricing. New Fences. Concrete Laying. Cladding. Highly Skilled. Earthmoving Auckland.

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Ace Wall builders ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we’ve been building 15+ years and can build a house from start to finish as well as maintenance work . Decks, fences, landscaping we do it all give us a call for a free quote!

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ta4 construction LTD

Joined December 2015

Hello I've been in the construction business for ten years now and we specialise in quality fencing, deck, form work concreting and painting. I promise that our fast and efficient service won't let you down. We are proud of our work and what we do and we only work to provide the best. Thanks.

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Hammerod Painters

Joined March 2020

At Hammerod Painters, we are family. With our close-knit team of dedicated and seasoned professionals, we promise to deliver the utmost quality in these services: 1. Interior and Exterior Painting 2. Roof Painting 3. Spray Painting 4. Plastering 5. Tiling 6. Gibbing 7. Stopping 8. Waterproofing/Waterblasting 9. Home and Deep Cleaning 10. Chimney Cleaning Value for you: We offer our...

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CJS Construction Limited

Joined August 2013

CJS Construction Limited specialise in residential extensions, renovations and new builds but will take on all aspects of residential construction. Full project management can be provided, we have a solid, reliable network of sub trades to ensure each and every job runs smoothly. A high level of workmanship is always adhered to to ensure total customer satisfaction.

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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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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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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RepileNZ

Joined August 2016

Hi, we are Repile NZ. We specialize in underfloor repiling, underfloor insulation and moisture barrier and small construction jobs. We want to make your house a warm and safe home for you and your family.

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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White Worx Building &Maintenance ltd

Joined February 2011

Hi White Worx has been in business for 10+ years mostly doing small to large renovations on villa and bungalows in the Auckland area we also do ,reroofing,exterior works,chimney removals and everything else to do with building.White Worx also has a great range of sub contractors that work with us.We also have a good skill base of tradesmen from 1 to 30 plus years experience. Our rates are competit...

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Ziah Contract Ltd

Joined May 2017

I specialise in residential and commercial foundation work, concrete work (placing and finishing)and steel fixing. I can work as a builder, site work,paving, renovating old houses, fencing and decking. I am professional and endeavor to meet deadlines for project completion. I have 16 years experience, Cert III in Concrete placing and finishing, Precast, and Site work (completed in 2008) I provi...

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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