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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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Leveling of house required Papakura

Posted 3 years ago

I have a house in papakura which I am currently renovating. The floor in the kitchen does not seem level. I require someone to have a look, figure out what is wrong and quote. House is a 1960's 100 sqm weather board house. Access under house isn't to bad. Thanks.

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Under house strapping

Posted 4 years ago

We are requiring the straps under the house to be redone as most have broken and rusted. We have the strapping braces that are needed.

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New home foundation

Posted 6 months ago

Hi I need foundation to dine for two new houses on papakura . Need to start urgently . Preferred to labour only .

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Repile me

Posted 4 years ago

Have a coupe of rotten piles under a small house that need replacing.

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Re-pile

Posted 5 years ago

We have a 1925 railway cottage that is approximately 90 sqm and has been re-piled with concrete except for approximately 19 sqm at the rear of the house which still has original wooden piles and some concrete piles. Part of this 19 sqm is an addition of approximately 5.5 sqm that was built in 1996. This extension has only wooden piles but the floor is level here. The remaining 13.5 sqm is where the problem seems to be as the floor is uneven here. This area is where the bathroom and laundry a...

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Get Me Level Again.

Posted 4 years ago

The house is about 30 years old, the ground around has settled, house needs releveling.

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Repiling Small Cottage

Posted 4 years ago

My house was build in 1937, floor area 78M2.

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Relevelling playground soil

Posted 6 years ago

Would like a quote on levelling soil of children's playground. We plan to start the job on Monday 15th Dec 2014 when the centre closes.

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New Foundation

Posted 9 months ago

New dwelling to be built. Foundation required which consists Piling/bridging/ footing/ block work and concrete slab.

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Stabilise / relevel foundations

Posted 3 years ago

Pre 1900's bungalow - one end has shifted/sunk significantly, and it appears that the old totora piles have rotted from the tops of the concrete foundation blocks. Would like to stabilise and partially level that end of the house (I doubt it can be brought back to true with the budget we have, but would like to level things up at least a wee bit if that is feasible). House is on flat land, with sufficient room to crouch/crawl underneath.

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Levelling out + building area with retaining wall

Posted 6 years ago

We have a nice grass area. At this stage we use it partially for car parking. We like to convert this into a stable campervan parking AND a spot were we can place a container. The area will be approx 6x10mtr. This need to be leveled with the driveway and retained with a retaining wall so it will stay like that. + we like to have an area prepared for placing a 20ft container Would love to have a quote asap. Start of the job will be half way January 2014

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Lifting End Of Slab

Posted 5 years ago

1950's house. One end of house mostly one corner lifts up in the winter and comes down in the summer due to clay expansion, is a floating slab. Believed to have fixed big part of problem that caused expansion in clay to begin (water run off). Looking to put in footings and lift slab slightly.

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L O & H Aholelei

Posted 2 years ago

Our house needs to be re-piled because one corner of it is protruding in the ground and doors don't close properly in the house. Please provide a quote first . It's a 100 sqm wooden structure house.

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Foundation Repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Concrete block foundations, supporting timber posts. 3 x foundations undermined. Needs repair ie retaining wall hard fill and concrete. Additional bracing is required under bedroom. 1 bearer needs replacing

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Foundation assessment

Posted 5 years ago

My front door is not in alignment so carpenter could not fix it ,need someone to assess the foundation and also fixing of the deck

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Full repile & relevelling

Posted 5 years ago

We're looking to do a full repile & relevelling of our old house - it's a two storey house with about 150m2 at ground level. We have the drawings/plans which have been submitted to the Council - I can't seem to upload them here yet. Clearance under the house in most places is pretty good - 450-600mm - but gets a bit tighter at the back of the house.

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Floor releveling

Posted 4 years ago

Hi I need to replace two of the foundation posts under my house as those seem to be rotted. When replacing, probably you may have to relevel the floor as well. Depends on your quotation I will think of replacing few more Posts to get the floor even. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks.

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Foundation repairs

Posted 2 years ago

House was built in 1960. Has wooden piling with concrete cinder block with extra support. Approximate three metres of the cinder block beneath the master bedroom window is now giving way, concaving inwards at a dramatic rate, causing major cracking and gaps in cinder block wall. We require urgent repairs asap.

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12 Judge Riochardson Drive

Posted 4 years ago

Piling for Foundation and Retaining Wall

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Repiling for Papakura property.

Posted 3 years ago

I'm under contract to purchase a house and already know in advance that it will require repiling. I'd like to get an estimate of the cost of the repiling, with a view to engaging someone to carry out the repiling work, once the house is purchased. I need the person/company doing the estimate to liaise with the real estate agents for the vendor and would like to get the estimate as soon as possible.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Papakura

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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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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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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Honeycomb Construction Ltd

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a qualified builder working in the industry for 10 years. Worked in commercial and residential. Building new houses and renovations to a high standard. Keen to look at any job.

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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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MJ2U

Joined March 2020

Hi ,I been building for last two years and lot of handyman job ,I love to work together with you and with in your budget. I’m pride myself on providing competitive Quotes and then completing jobs .

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Raj Earthworks

Joined November 2019

We Do: General Earth Works, Post Holes 200,300,400,500,600mm+, Rubbish Removal, Excavation, Drilling Horizontal and Vertical, Repairs, Handyman Work.

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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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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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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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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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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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JJR Builders Ltd

Joined February 2018

A friendly and professional construction company. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our first priority. Contact us to learn more about our incredible staff and how they can help you! HI IM JOSE GARGALLO, OWNER OF JJR BUILDERS LTD, MY TEAM IS RE...

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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Big Red Property Grooming

Joined September 2020

Hi, I've been renovating and doing maintenance on my own residential and commercial properties for 20 years, I've built my own house and lapa (mancave) with jacuzzi and solar panels. I've also built residential units from foundation to finishing off with tiling, painting and decorating. At the moment I do handyman work as well as offer a pick-up and delivery service

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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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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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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