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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.

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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

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

Leveling of house required Papakura

Posted 4 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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New Foundation

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Concrete Slap levelling

Posted 4 weeks ago

Require levelling on an old house concrete slab. Roughly 50-60 sqm

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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 1 year 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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Foundation repairs

Posted 3 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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Foundation Repairs

Posted 3 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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Repiling Small Cottage

Posted 4 years ago

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

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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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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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12 Judge Riochardson Drive

Posted 5 years ago

Piling for Foundation and Retaining Wall

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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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Repair of piles to level floor

Posted 1 week ago

there is a bedroom and bathroom where the piles have fallen quite a bit. Owner needing a cost to repair.

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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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Floor releveling

Posted 5 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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Lifting End Of Slab

Posted 6 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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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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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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Re-pile

Posted 6 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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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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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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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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On Key Builders

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified & licensed builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Ki...

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Andrew Fennell Building Services

Joined November 2013

I'm a (former) licensed builder specialising in structural alterations, renovations and additions to, and construction of new homes. As an experienced project manager both in the UK and NZ, I understand all aspects of residential construction and only work with competent, reliable and trustworthy sub contractors and employees. I have the tools, knowledge and experience to get all undertakings comp...

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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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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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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Riggas Paving & Earthworks Ltd

Joined June 2016

Hi there, We are a paving and excavation company that has been operating in the Auckland area for over 14 years. We do all aspects of landscaping, retaining walls, paving, patios and driveways. We also do earthworks site preparation, drilling holes, digging trenches and all earth-moving. We can supply base aggregates and remove spoil off-site in our trucks. We supply and install artificial gra...

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Hamu Construction

Joined October 2020

Hi I have been working in the construction industry for the past 23 years as a Civil Site Engineer/ Surveyor, building concrete structures, Retaining walls, Land surveying, drainage and othercivil construction works. We have decided to take on smaller private jobs from time to time. We have hands-on experience in Paving, concrete works and Kerbing as well. We pride ourselves on providing free pr...

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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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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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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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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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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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Trafford Masonry Ltd

Joined September 2018

Trafford Masonry Ltd specialise in Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Landscaping. Welcome to Trafford Masonry, We offer more than 20 years of experience and qualifications within the trades above and we work all over the Auckland area. Our workmanship is top quality and we believe in do it once and do it right. No job too big or too small. Trafford Masonry Ltd offer you : • Brick and Block...

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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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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Hi there, my names Oliver. I've been in the swimming pool construction industry for over 25 years. New builds and refurbishing your old tired pool back to brand new & cool! Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Oliver G ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Refined Building Solutions

Joined May 2017

Making Your Dream a Reality .No job too big or too small . When you choose Refined Building Solutions you are choosing an expert building job from start to finish. With New Zealand trained and licenced builders you can be sure of high-quality workmanship delivered . Our team are experienced in all types of residential building work, from new home builds , renovations , landscaping , maintenance w...

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NAS Building Co

Joined October 2020

Gidday, my name is Toni I have been building new homes, renovating, gardening, painting and everything under the sun for over 20 years. While I specialise in many sectors of construction, we also provide service in landscape and jobs outside of home. We are very professional and work extra hard to meet project deadlines and provide exquisite performances. We provide ourselves on providing competi...

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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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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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