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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.

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

Part piles & joists

Posted 1 year ago

Concrete piles in old part house subsided & some joists need replacing

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CAbin

Posted 3 weeks ago

i have a 5.1m x 3m shed to be assembled and i need suitable piles the cabin comes with floor joists etc so looking at wooden pile and h.3.2 ply as the sub floor. the site doesn't necessarily have access for large machinery, but maybe a small bob cat can be accommodated. Looking for some to drill and supply and lay the piles

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Concrete pad 6.5x4m

Posted 9 months ago

Concrete pad 100mm thick / 25MPA / Reinforced. Looking for quotes including excavating and without. The soil will be reused onsite. Thanks

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Floor sagging on 1 side of house #2

Posted 9 months ago

My floor is sagging on the one side of the house and I would like some quotations to get the floor levelled again. I don't think it can be done from the outside and suspect the carpet and floor needs to be removed from the inside. I would also like to then get that part insulated while the floor is out.

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Relevelling a small cottage ASAP

Posted 11 months ago

We have a 1950's 90m2 rectangular house (approximately 70 concrete block and wood piles) that needs to be relevelled before some building work is completed in the house. The cottage was moved onto the property in approximately the 1960s or 70s. There is no brick chimney and easy access to both the house and under the house. We had expected the job to be completed this weekend for the builder who is lined up to work on the house asap but the job has fallen through. We don't think this is too big...

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Repile foundation and subfloor joist replace

Posted 6 months ago

relocated minor dwelling needs re-piling some sub floor joist to be replaced

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Repiling

Posted 7 months ago

House has moved off piles, needs to be lifted and repiled.

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House repiling

Posted 1 month ago

Floors are sloped and uneven, previous owners tried to fix it by the looks of it but did a budget job so wanting to get it done properly. Have attached some photos of the current situation under the house. Thanks

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Piles / Strapping

Posted 2 months ago

I need one pile installed and concreted in to 600 deep under the house and 6 piles fixed with correct strapping / bracing . This was missed out when the original work was done .

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Helensville Railway Station

Posted 10 months ago

We are a Charitable Trust and owners of the 1881 heritage Helensville Railway Station. We have been advised that due to some water accemulation under the building some wooden piles have rotted and need replacement. See our web site www. ... .nz to see the build ing.

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Pile Driving in Kaukapakapa

Posted 1 year ago

We need some 175 SEDs driven minimum 4m. 1.5ton hammer needed. There will be a small site scrape and level up the site with gap 40 too. Good access, simple little job. Just waiting for an amendment to be approved in council then we'll be ready to go.

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Mera Road job

Posted 3 months ago

Pilings need to be re-leveled at the front of the house. There is drop of about 2cm. Quote needed please.

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Floor is very uneven and bouncy in places.

Posted 6 months ago

Leveling of floor or repiling if necessary. 90m house around 27 piles. House is very close to creek soil very damp.

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Concrete bloack wall needs repair

Posted 3 months ago

It appears that the concrete block wall is sinking and we are looking for business that can injected foam underneath the wall to raise the wall up

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Awaroa Road

Posted 10 months ago

Our house I believe was built in the 1950s, weatherboard. After living in the house for the past 6 years it has started shaking as trucks and buses go by. We would love to have someone come and assess the situation and let us know what we need to do to rectify this issue.

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Phil

Posted 1 month ago

Timber Piles x12 Range in Diameter- up to 425mm Several up yo 3.5meters depth

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Bracing

Posted 2 months ago

Connections from bearers to piles need to be LBP. Some bracing.

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Foundation/pile inspection of granny flat and costing to make right

Posted 10 months ago

Subsequent to building inspection recommendation to inspect and give professional advice on a guest cottage which is on a property we are viewing to possibly buy. Costing quote required if re piling and remedial work required with a view to doing the job should we be successful in getting property with a move in date of February 2021. Wanting inspection and quote asap. We did not fill in costing as entirely dependent on works required.

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Quote on repiling and rebracing

Posted 4 months ago

We have a conditional offer on a house in Stanmore Bay and have had a builders inspection done. From the builders report: "The foundations appear to be the existing foundations from when the home was first constructed or moved to site, the foundations are concrete block with timber jack stud supports and minimal bracing. The foundations have moved and settled over time and are leaning in areas and some foundation movement is excessive. this has caused the floor to move and become out of le...

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Old home needs some foundation work

Posted 1 year ago

I am under offer on an old 120m2 cottage. This property has uneven floors throughout. Not too sure whether this is can be resolved with minor works or a complete re-levelling, nor I am aware of the current condition of the timber piles themselves. Hoping to meet with someone on site this Sunday afternoon to review and get an idea of cost and scale of the work.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Rodney

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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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MJ2U

Joined March 2020

Hi ,I been building for last two years and lot of handyman job ,I love to work together with you and with in your budget. I’m pride myself on providing competitive Quotes and then completing jobs .

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Shire Geotechnics ltd

Joined March 2018

Shire Geotechnics provides a wide range of civil engineering services, including geotechnical ground testing and reporting suitable to support the building consent process, timber pole retaining wall design, assessment of building settlements, landslide hazard assessments and geotechnical site inspections for construction work.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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CJS Construction Limited

Joined August 2013

CJS Construction Limited specialise in residential extensions, renovations and new builds but will take on all aspects of residential construction. Full project management can be provided, we have a solid, reliable network of sub trades to ensure each and every job runs smoothly. A high level of workmanship is always adhered to to ensure total customer satisfaction.

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Geotest Group Limited

Joined June 2019

Geotest Group Ltd has decades of experience in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering in NZ , we have since expanded our service areas including Auckland wide, Christchurch , Hamilton, Waikato and Rotorua . We provide services to house owners, investors, local councils, civil contractors, developers, Architects and Structural Engineers.

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Axis Construction

Joined July 2021

Hi We are a relatively new company although we have been in the building industry for quite some time. We specialize in decks, fencing and other minor alterations. We aim to keep you involved in the process as much as you want to be. If you want to jump in and get your hands dirty thats great or just tell us what you want and leave the rest to us. No job to big or to small. We pride ourselves o...

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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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New Tech Builders

Joined January 2013

Hi, We have been building new houses, renovation character homes and Re-Clads for the last 22years. We have been in Auckland for the last 19years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. While we specialise in major renovations reclads and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for proj...

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DanDaBuilder

Joined November 2019

Hi, i have been in residential and commercial builds for about 8 years or so. 5years experience in wet and dry concrete works including, footings, beams, columns, precast panels, in short anything concrete. Also have 2 - 3 years timber works and finishing works. I'm a professional in everything I do and always find ways to improve my work ethic and efficiency. always work hard, always take pride,...

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Maungawhau Build Co

Joined October 2014

Hi, we’re a friendly, agile & talented building company. We specialise in renovations with an eye for detail & design: bespoke residential build projects, fit outs, landscaping structures… whatever you’re hoping to achieve.

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B&R Group 2020 Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are BNR Group Limited, we have been successfully maintaining interior and exterior painting and plastering services in more than 5 years. We’ve over 20 guys and working closing with Supercity, GJ garnder, tradeguy and many jobs for private residential. We would be happy to hear from you about what jobs you offer and located. We do have free quote and consults. If you are keen, pls call...

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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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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RepileNZ

Joined August 2016

Hi, we are Repile NZ. We specialize in underfloor repiling, underfloor insulation and moisture barrier and small construction jobs. We want to make your house a warm and safe home for you and your family.

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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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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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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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