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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

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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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Recent jobs posted

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

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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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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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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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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Retaining and house piles

Posted 9 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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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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Crack in Ring foundation

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Piles

Posted 3 years ago

Piles .Add more piles and fix old ones

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Quote to replace totara piles

Posted 8 months ago

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

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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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Two boatsheds connected

Posted 3 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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2-3 piles to be strengthened, repaired or replaced

Posted 1 month 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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Bearer

Posted 1 year ago

Bearer under house has a pile missing

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Repile residential home

Posted 5 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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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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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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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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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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Level ground or build a base

Posted 1 month 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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Spyglass Section

Posted 9 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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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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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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Greetings!, Thanks for having a nosy through my profile, I've been working in the industry 12 years now with about have of that spent working In Germany. Hence the German company name, I take pride in my work and genuinely enjoy all aspects from my job! So let me engage with you and make everything easy and clear the whole way through the job process! I am generally a one man band no...

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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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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 -house releveling -subfloor deterioration ie: bearers, joist, flooring -full/partial re-pile -foundation inspections -brace piles & Anchor piles -pile replacement and so on… We are very professional organisation a...

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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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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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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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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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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Straight Edge Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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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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