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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

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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.

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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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

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Piling Job Glenholme, Rotorua

Posted 6 months ago

The pilings on my house need some work doing to them as the floors have shifted overtime. I would really appreciate someone having a look and giving me a quote on what needs to be done.

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Timber pile foundation (with concrete footings)

Posted 5 months ago

The job is to construct a timber pile foundation for a shed structure, including:    - measuring and marking out the positions of the piles    - drilling the holes for the piles    - placing the piles in the holes and bracing them Piles:    - 34 cantilever piles in total    - Ø150mm diameter    - SED H5    - lengths vary roughly between 2m and 3.5m Holes for concrete footings:    - Ø600mm diameter    - depth vary roughly between 1.5m and 2m We supply the piles. Site access i...

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Re-levelling

Posted 2 months ago

Part of a house needs relevelling. Owhata, Rotorua

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Winiata

Posted 5 months ago

I need repiling and joists replacing under the house.

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Foundation Piling

Posted 4 months ago

Hi There I'm in the process of subdivision. As per the Geotech report, Shallow ground improvement options described in Table 15.4 of the MBIE Guidance such as G1d (with 3 layers geogrid) (reinforced crushed gravel raft) or G2a (with 2 layers geogrid) (reinforced stabilised crust) are considered to be appropriate for the site. The nominal depth of treatment for these options is 1.2 m beneath the foundation elements. We recommend to remove the Topsoil/Fill within the footprin, over...

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Repiling

Posted 2 years ago

Repiling of areas of 2 story house, need quotes so we can get the job startef. Looking to get done asap.

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Peter calnan

Posted 1 year ago

150mm drilled hole and then drive 175 mm posts 1.5-2.0 mtrs deep for a retaining wall at least 30 posts

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Foundations/Piles

Posted 1 year ago

Need someone to check the piles underneath the house and To rectify problems of damp grounds.

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2.7m Piles

Posted 6 months ago

I require a quote (ignore my expectations of cost below)to have pile type foundations laid for a new small (70m2) cottage. The depth of the piles are 2.7m with 440mm centres. There are 27 house piles plus deck piles. My plans are currently with Lakes Council, as the site has been detached and the engineer's foundation report completed. I am hoping to be ready to start building in about 2 weeks.

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House Repiling

Posted 4 months ago

One side of the house has slumped. Need to have it leveled out. The earlier the better.

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Relevelling and repiling

Posted 5 months ago

A very old family home in the process of modernising. However I think half the house does not have foundation and over the many years the house has dropped slowly. Looking at having the house relevelled to be even with the rest and having the foundation done. Also recommended by plumber as if the house drops more could potentially affect the piping underneath. Another note there is also a concrete pillar in the centre of the house (used back in the days for a cooking oven) which is holding the c...

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House repiling

Posted 1 year ago

End flat dropping away driveway needs to be reshaped kitchen floor on big angle big job not sure what it’s worth

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Quote for repiling

Posted 2 months ago

Cracks appearing at one side of house between walls and ceiling. I am assuming repiling may be required but I would like experts to look at it and give quotes.

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11 Lee road

Posted 1 year ago

Quote and possible repiling

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Sinking Ship

Posted 1 year ago

Hi guys Do you have any experience in stinking foundations piles? We are a geothermal campsite and we are experiencing some slight stinking on a few piles on a specific building where there has been a lack of drainage over the years. If this is something you can help with please give me a call. Kind regards Kirsty

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Driven piles for relocation project

Posted 9 months ago

Need someone to construct the piles for a relocated house, in accordance with the engineer's design. Engineering specs available.

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Sinking foundation

Posted 2 years ago

Need someone to look at the foundation/piles in one of our bedrooms the floor has a wave in it.

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Back Leveling

Posted 9 months ago

I think I need fill to be placed on ground and level. Possibly a fence around an specific area?

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House unlevel

Posted 1 year ago

1920s house in rotorua with original totara piles needing replaced. House is 2 and a half bedrooms. About 40cm off ground. Has old fireplace attached also needing to be demolished. Wanting done as soon as convenient.

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Bell Road

Posted 5 months ago

Quote on adding some piles under house

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Find Foundation Specialists in Rotorua

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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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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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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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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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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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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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Rotorua Building and Landscaping Ltd

Joined January 2021

We are a diverse and skilled team of builders, Landscapers and arborists who can arrange everything for you within and around these professions. contact us for a 1 stop shop.

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Chaney Innovative Builders Ltd

Joined May 2021

Chaney Innovative Builders is a small business based in Rotorua. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds, we can also do smaller jobs from time to time. We pride ourselves in thinking outside of the box and aim to implement innovative designs bringing our clients visions to life. We make it our mission to go above and beyond for our clients and truly care about the work we do and t...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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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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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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CallaCuzzy

Joined March 2021

We have been renovating and improving existing houses for many years. We specialise in decks, weatherboard cladding, painting - interior & exterior, iron roofing, retaining walls, kitchens, getting rentals up to required tenancy standards.

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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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Building Consulting Simple

Joined January 2021

A company of constructions specialists that covers a wide range of specialty trades including, Concrete, Foundations, General Carpentry, Interior design & Fit out, Renovation and minor earthwork/landscaping/hardscaping

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