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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.

Floor sagging on 1 side of house

Posted 5 months ago

My floor is sagging on the one side of the house and I would like some quotations to get the piles levelled again.

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House Relevelling

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Relevel brick gate post

Posted 7 months 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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Helensville Railway Station

Posted 1 month 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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Relevel the foundations,

Posted 6 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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Relevelling

Posted 4 months ago

Checking piles and relevelling in part of the house. Need to be completed before end of August

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Check Piling on House

Posted 5 months ago

I have a house where a certain corner of the house has cracked gib around the walls and ceiling and suspect something is wrong with one or more piles of the foundation

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

Posted 1 month 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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Part piles & joists

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Concrete pad 6.5x4m

Posted 1 day 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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Katie Shailes

Posted 10 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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Repiling house

Posted 5 months ago

We need about 20% of the house lifted, dropped about 7cm. House build in 1985. Need quotes please.

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Awaroa Road

Posted 2 weeks 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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Floor sagging on 1 side of house #2

Posted 3 days 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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Sagging Floor

Posted 9 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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Relevelling a small cottage ASAP

Posted 1 month 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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Old home needs some foundation work

Posted 2 months 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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Pile Driving in Kaukapakapa

Posted 3 months 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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Repiling and Lift red Beach, auckland

Posted 6 months ago

repiling and lift Quote required Approx costs

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Duck Creek Repair

Posted 7 months 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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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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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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ajkchippie

Joined August 2020

Hi, i have had a range of experience in building kitchens, boat building, cabinetry and recently extended my experience to building houses. I have built my own home and worked on a number of residential projects, apartments as well as exterior projects such as decks, fencing and retaining walls. Call me for a quote. Aaron

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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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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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Jackson

Joined March 2016

Hi I have been in this industry for more than 15 years. I can do house foundation...walls..fence..driveway ...landscaping..or anything do with blocks n bricks. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. Im pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I also do smaller jobs from time to time.

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DownRight Construction Limited

Joined January 2017

Certified and Licensed Residential Construction Company. Based on the North Shore of Auckland specialising in most things Residential. We work all over North shore, Central Auckland, west Auckland and Rodney Areas. We are Experienced, Reliable, and trust worthy Carpenters with an eye for detail who pride ourselves on Quality workmanship thats built to last and at a fair Price. Have confid...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Ziah Contract Ltd

Joined May 2017

I specialise in residential and commercial foundation work, concrete work (placing and finishing)and steel fixing. I can work as a builder, site work,paving, renovating old houses, fencing and decking. I am professional and endeavor to meet deadlines for project completion. I have 16 years experience, Cert III in Concrete placing and finishing, Precast, and Site work (completed in 2008) I provi...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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M J Ryan Contracting

Joined November 2020

Hi, I am a licensed builder with 10+ years experience. I specialize in new builds and major renovations but also do smaller jobs i.e decks, fences, retaining walls etc. I have an eye for detail and pride myself on workmanship. The job will be done right and to a high standard.

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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West Coast Contractors

Joined July 2018

Specialising in earthworks, excavations, and associated site works. Providing a range of services from basement dig-outs to site clean ups, equipped with the resources to assist on any projects that involve earthmoving and digging. Offering free onsite quotes anywhere in the greater Auckland area. We pride ourselves in completing your job on time and on budget.

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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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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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GOKIMS LIMITED BUILDING SOLUTION

Joined April 2018

Hi, my name is Jin from Gokims Limited Building Solutions I specialize in new builds, cladding, renovations and maintenance. I am always keen for contract works and also to make business relationships with other companies at the moment. I look forward to hear from you. Thanks

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