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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.

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

Repiling house

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our current home is a 1930's house that requires repiling as it seems to have moved on one side. We would like the work done asap.

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Builder to build foundations for tiny house

Posted 2 months ago

Hi We are wanting to place a tiny house on our current section. We are looking for a builder to setup the foundations so we can place the tiny home onto. We need this done as soon as possible.

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Underpining1 end of Ring, Re-piling 1 Pile, Replacing 1 Bearer

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am looking at Underpining one corner of my house , and Re-piling one pile and replacing one split bearer.

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House needs levelling or repiling

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, two storey townhouse on piles with a garage attached (on a concrete slab). Noticing movement mainly in downstairs floor of the house - no longer level. Needs some stabilising I think. Has in the past had plumbing leaks and the water from heavy rain pools under one corner of the house before draining. Would like a quote to ascertain the issue and repair please.

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2-3 piles to be strengthened, repaired or replaced

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, We recently bought a house that was built in the early 70's and the building report stated that two piles had been compromised and this appears to be due to the previous owner removing soil around the piles concrete base. We'd like a quote regarding the piles needing to be strengthened, repaired or replaced, and if the quote is reasonable and the technical is certified, we'd like to book the repairs as soon as possible. See images attached which includes the comments from the building...

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Mechanical fixings in foundation piles

Posted 2 years ago

We need mechanical fixings in one of our foundation piles to ensure there is no movement in seismic activity. Access is only through our house so someone will need to be at home to allow you in. Because of this, one of us will need to arrange time off work if during regular working hours, so some advanced warning of availability to arrange this is appreciated.

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Quote to replace totara piles

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone experienced to assess and quote replacement of totara piles

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Retaining and house piles

Posted 1 year ago

approximately 30, 200 SED in 450mm diameter augered hole 2.0m deep, encased in 25MPa concrete. Approximately 2, 250 SED pile in 450mm diameter augered hole 2.0m deep encase in 25MPa concrete approximately 4, 400x400x300mm deep concrete footings under lintel support approximately 22, 300 SED pole, SED at bottom, H5 treated 1000mm cc. 2 degree slope. poles centered in hole 17MPa concrete infill. 2.7m down, and 2.5m above ground in essence this is the heart/ bulk of what we need done...

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Concrete pile check and underpinning

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, downstairs room is not level - just needing someone to check piles and underpin as needed. cheers.

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Conservatory Settlement

Posted 4 months ago

The conservatory has settled and dropped 40-60mm requiring lifting and adjusted support. Inquiries are open for quotes.

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40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes for retaining wall

Posted 2 years ago

40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes. I would like 40 posts placed & concreted into pre-augered holes. I will use these to build a series of retaining walls. All will be <1.5m so no LBP or inspection required for this work. Post holds are 350mm diameter, augered to depth of approx. 1.0m. Pea-gravel is available on-site to bed posts & reduce hole depth to ~0.9m. Sufficient 125mm x 125mm posts will be supplied, mostly of 1.5 - 1.8m length. I would like the posts to be...

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Crack in Ring foundation

Posted 9 months ago

Crack review and price based on photos. Crack is approximately 2 metres long. Internal and External shots attached.

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Repiling and levelling of old vila in Ranui

Posted 2 years ago

Assessment, replacement of remaining original piling and levelling of the house.

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Spyglass Section

Posted 1 year ago

House foundation costs on a sloping site. Maybe split level. Nothing huge. About 130m2 and below. For a 2/3 bed house with garage.

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Bearer

Posted 1 year ago

Bearer under house has a pile missing

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Repile residential home

Posted 9 months ago

Hi. I'm after a quote for a foundation repile job (one side of house). Location is Plimmerton. There's some urgency with getting this quote. Peter

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Piling fix, two undermined piles

Posted 2 months ago

A recent builders report on our home flagged two "undermined" piles - we'd want someone to take a closer look at the issue and advise what needs to happen here, and quote for some options for a fix. The report recommended either replacing the piles or installing a small retaining wall, our preference is whatever is more affordable! We'd love to move quick on this if possible. Thank you!

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Remedial work on concrete piles in Porirua East

Posted 2 years ago

We are buying a place in Porirua East and the builder's report said: Remedial attention required on some of the concrete piles in the subfloor area. The ground has been cut away very close to the piles in these areas, replacement required, a Licensed Building Practitioner is required to carry out this work. We need a quote for the work by the end of this week. Then we'd need the work done after we settle on the house on 20 December. I think we'd have until the end of January to get it done. So...

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Level ground or build a base

Posted 5 months ago

Looking to install a water tank to my down pipe for gardens or drinking water if needed. I need either the ground to be made level or a suitable base that can hold 200 litres of water. Happy to send photos etc, I’m not really sure what I’m looking at.

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Repair pilings/foundations

Posted 1 year ago

House 180 sqm built 1960. Erosion under some concrete footings, some timber will need replacing. Steel/rusty showing through some concrete. Efflorescence present in foundation wall. There is cracking to the ring foundation. This appears to be related to settlement of the foundations. Totara piles used, may need to be replaced as probable rotting below ground. Many/all pile to bearer fastenings nee to be replaced. Contour of ground mild to moderate slope. Please see below photos which include bui...

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Find Foundation Specialists in Porirua

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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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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Savvy Siteworks

Joined August 2021

Here at savvy we enjoy dealing with clients and finding solutions for their problems.weather it be small retaining walls or large house site prep we will deliver.we are also equipped to deal with commercial clients.

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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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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Redefine Renovations and Construction Ltd

Joined February 2013

Hello We are highly skilled team of carpenters and apprentices, with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. While we specialise in alterations and additions, we can help with all aspects of your project With my considerable project management skills, projects are completed efficiently, whilst ensuring the work is completed to the highest quality. We can take y...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize 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 prid...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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Askew contracting ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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Linton Construction Ltd

Joined October 2021

We are Licensed Building Practitioners, specialising in residential new builds, alterations and extensions. With over 25 years experience in the industry, My team and I have the expertise and long-standing relationships to manage your project from concept to completion.

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Coast Builders

Joined November 2019

We are a small team of local Licensed Building Practitioners who are passionate about residential property. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we are able to deliver you a superior service. Being licensed under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme and qualified through the Building and Construction Training Organisation, you can trust we have the skills and knowledge t...

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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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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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