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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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House Foundations - The Pros & Cons of 3 Different Types

Posted 04/03/15

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Crack in Ring foundation

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Remedial work on concrete piles in Porirua East

Posted 1 year 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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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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Partial Repile

Posted 3 years ago

Pile replacement for old cottage. Access is ok, about 12 piles need doing, ie some have already been replaced.

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Mechanical fixings in foundation piles

Posted 1 year 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 4 months ago

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

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House needs levelling or repiling

Posted 1 year 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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Retaining and house piles

Posted 5 months 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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Piles

Posted 3 years ago

Piles .Add more piles and fix old ones

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Spyglass Section

Posted 6 months 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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Repair pilings/foundations

Posted 9 months 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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6 piles

Posted 2 years ago

Boatshed at onepoto needs 6 old telephone poles (i have) driven a few meters into the ground to create mooring piles.

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Piling specialist required!

Posted 2 years ago

Need a piling specialist or structural engineer to survey the potentially undermined piles of the house that I have recently purchased

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Repile residential home

Posted 1 month 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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Repiling and levelling of old vila in Ranui

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Two boatsheds connected

Posted 2 years ago

We have two boatsheds in Onepoto, Porirua. We have had the piles put in but need the supporting beams added to the piles and the building.

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Bearer

Posted 1 year ago

Bearer under house has a pile missing

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Uneven floor

Posted 2 years ago

Our floor is unlevel in some parts of our house. We just want those parts to be fixed

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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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Fix piles on porch and front of house

Posted 3 years ago

Our house requires repairs/ replacement (?) of piles along the front of the house and under the front porch.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we specialised in. While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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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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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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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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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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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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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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TAP Construction

Joined July 2014

We specialises in small subdivisions and new builds. If you have been thinking about subdividing your large section and building on your new title we are the people to see. We can take care of everything from the subdivision process right through to Code Compliance. We also renovate old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progres...

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Wellington House Repiling Ltd

Joined March 2019

We are a locally owned and operated business whom specialise in residential concrete and timber foundation piles. Some elements that stem from this are: -bouncy or uneven floors -subfloor deterioration -full/partial re-pile -foundation inspections -brace piles & Anchor piles -pile replacement and so on… We are very professional organisation and pride ourselves on quality workmanship. LBP q...

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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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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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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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Alpha cooperated

Joined February 2020

Hi I’ve been in the trade industry for over 5 years have been perfecting my expertise as a builder for the last 4 years. I have a vast range in all work from fences to new builds and so on. I pride myself on being organised and getting the job done to a very high standard. It’s a must that I always communicate with the client as I am there for you. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

Gellatly Builders LTD Based in Lower Hutt Wellington Qualified Carpenter and Licence Building Practitioner 22 years building experience New home builds and renovations

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

20 years experience. Design. Custom bespoke solid timber furniture. House Renovations. Restorations. Interior fit out. Re fit. Cabinetry and kitchen installation. Path ways. Interior design. Artistic advice. We do it all. Text or call ...

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