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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.

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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

Read more

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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Relevel the foundations, and replace 1 piece of gib in kitchen

Posted 8 months ago

this house has anchor piles and needs a jack and pack job please. half is open garage the other half is under floor with around 600mm from dirt to bottom of joist. I shot some laser levels to see how bad the problem is, and the numbers are the distances from the laser light to the bottom of the joists. the garage area seems to be worse though and I don't have those numbers but from memory the worst drop is 65mm from the highest part. hopefully that helps you to be able to quote, I will get the...

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Timber house in need of levelling

Posted 10 months ago

Lift and repile house making it level again

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Baddeleys Beach re-pilling

Posted 4 months ago

This is a beach property at Baddeleys Beach, Matakana: over a period of time a number (approx 4) of the concrete bases that support the supports have moved, and need re placing: This isn't a huge job, it just needs the house being braced whilst the concrete bases are re-positioned and re set.

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Repiling and Lift red Beach, auckland

Posted 4 weeks ago

repiling and lift Quote required Approx costs

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Sagging Floor

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, the floor at my property has sagged at a few places. The property is 2 floored. I would like a foundation sexpert to have a look at it and quote the work needed, thank you.

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Relevel brick gate post

Posted 1 month ago

Metre high brick fence post has settled 12mm out of plumb. Automatic gate does not close properly as a result. Needs mudjacking or similar to get back in plumb. Electrical monument 700mm away. Telephone line close

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Quote Required

Posted 6 months ago

I’m likely going to need 8 piles up to about 4m deep and 400 in diameter. Looking for an idea on price

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Snell s Beach - New Build - Pile foundations

Posted 6 months ago

Kindly quote for Pile foundations for new build at Snells Beach

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Relevel the foundations,

Posted 3 weeks ago

this house has anchor piles and needs a jack and pack job please. half is open garage the other half is under floor with around 600mm from dirt to bottom of joist. I shot some laser levels to see how bad the problem is, and the numbers are the distances from the laser light to the bottom of the joists. the garage area seems to be worse though and I don't have those numbers but from memory the worst drop is 65mm from the highest part. hopefully that helps you to be able to quote, I will get the...

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126 Brightside Rd - foundation pinning

Posted 10 months ago

Hi, we have just moved a house on site at 126 Brightside Road. The house movers have said the inspector will be out Wednesday to look at the foundations and then the house will be ready to pin. I don't have a builder yet in Whangaparaoa and Im hoping somebody will be available to do the job. There will be other building work in the future with the house but this is the first job. Thanks, Lorraine

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Pole house: relevelling

Posted 5 months ago

I've got a little freestanding pole house on my property that needs minor leveling. Had a big slip and a pile of earthworks/retaining done over past 18 months and the contractor failed to re level the studio so it is now slightly off level and affecting one set of doors. As I understand it the corners could be jacked up and padded. I haven’t checked with a spiritual level one rear and one front corner needed lifting slightly

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Piles for Pool

Posted 6 months ago

I've got a stormwater drain on my property (4meters deep). If I was to put a pool in I must add piles to below this level. I'm looking for an approx cost on it. If reasonable I'll be going ahead as pools costs etc all okay

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Horse shelter

Posted 4 months ago

9 x 6 meter x 200mm posts driven 3 meters down for hore shelter foundation

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Duck Creek Repair

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our house has moved a lot with the drought we have had. We cannot open certain doors leading onto the deck (aluminium doors that are sticking). Some of the internal doors cannot close all the way as they used to . Cracks have appeared as per the attached photos.

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House Relevelling

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have noticed some cracks appearing above doors/windows and doors not closing properly. Haven't noticed any exterior cracks.

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PW Kumeu slab

Posted 9 months ago

I need a quote for a concrete slab for a 3.8M x 1.2M sign relocated from one site to another.

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House relevelling

Posted 7 months ago

need a quote from an experienced operator.

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House foundations

Posted 9 months ago

Good access to 1890’s villa about 150 sqmetres. Looking for builder who is competitive reliable, available and realistic! Thankyou

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Sheet Piling

Posted 7 months ago

Require sheet piling to be done around pool excavation. Pool size is 7.5 x 4.5 x 2m deep. Water table is approx 800mm below FGL. Looking at Vinyl or Steel Sheet pile options.. Drawings available on request.

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Katie Shailes

Posted 4 months ago

We have a house built on poles one story high. Some of those poles seem to be black. They are approx 30 years old now. Looking for just an estimate for how much it would cost to lower the house to 1m off the ground with new foundations. Thanks

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Find Foundation Specialists in Rodney

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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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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R M C BUILDERS LTD

Joined April 2015

Hi iv'e been building for a high end residential company for over 6 years. Just started my own company. I have just done four projects over the last year including 2x reno's 1x shop fit out and maintance. I have trade cert and i'm an a LBP

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Shoreline builders

Joined March 2016

Shoreline Builders offers its customers quality workmanship and will work with you every step of the way ensuring your vision comes to life. From small building projects to large scale jobs Shoreline Builders offer a honest and professional service. With a wealth of experience across varying levels of work Shoreline Builders builds with passion and finishes with pride. Call us today.

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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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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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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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Hammerod Painters

Joined March 2020

At Hammerod Painters, we are family. With our close-knit team of dedicated and seasoned professionals, we promise to deliver the upmost quality in these services: 1. Interior and exterior painting 2. Roof painting 3. Spray painting 4. Plastering 5. Tiling 6. Water blasting 7. Gibbing Value for you: We offer our services at a Competitive Price with Fast Turnaround Time.

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just contact Darren

Joined October 2014

Hi. We do everything property fix, build or maintain both inside and outside of your property. From the 'small' jobs, the 'too hard' jobs, the 'outside the box' and 'problem-solving' type jobs, to small building and renovation projects. We are highly skilled in finish carpentry and can help you finish the last stage of your building projects faster i.e. installation of skirting, doors and doo...

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REEF VIEW CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined July 2017

We've been building new homes and renovating old ones for the last 10years. We deal with all aspects of carpentry big or small. Our team is trade qualified & LBP registered, insuring 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing it on a budget.

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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our service includes landscaping., concrete , demolition , fencing , turf , Gib , insulation , home repairs , renovation . www.leianacontractors.co.nz

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Tanekaha Civil & Earthworks Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi there this is Zion Karikari from TANEKAHA CIVIL & EARTHWORKS LTD I am available for any work you might have for a brand new 5 ton BOBCAT DIGGER with all buckets for all jobs we specialize in as listed below Site clearing Housecuts Footings Drilling Drainage Trenching Footpaths Driveways and more Please note, this excavator is fitted with full rubber tracks Operator has Construc...

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Latanoa contractor limited

Joined January 2020

Hi this is my knew business trying to improve step by step by doing great work along with my fellow that I have to build up to improve my small business to a better contractor one day.i hope we can deal for any qoutes cause this is my first time to applying for this job thanks u so much.and hope u can help me to improve my small businesses.i can only provide some of labor hire to run this small bu...

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PL Construction & Drainage Ltd

Joined August 2018

Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Drainlayer , quality assurance. We take pride in delivering a very high standard of work and deliver on time. We specialise in construction and drainage

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ASACE

Joined April 2020

The ASACE is a leading engineering design consultancy which has offices in Auckland and Christchurch. We carry out designs throughout New Zealand. Highly skilled and experienced chartered engineers comprise our team. Our engineers & designers work on projects which range from small residential alterations to large multi-storeyed buildings.

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DrainSmart

Joined February 2019

DrainSmart specialise in residential, civil and commercial developments. We have qualified and registered drainlayers who service the wider Auckland region. We also do earthworks, plumbing, concrete and ashphalt work. We are trusted, professionals who deliver quality and take pride in what we do.

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Straightedg construction

Joined August 2015

We are a residential building company with over 20 years experience in the trade. We specialise in villa and bungalow renovations and restoration. We cover all aspects of building works, i.e New builds, bathrooms, decks, fencing, etc. any size jobs. We cover complete project management.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author; therefore, I can design and sign off jobs in Auckland. I provide structural design, seismic assessme...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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