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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering foundations related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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Recent jobs posted

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

11 Lee road

Posted 2 years ago

Quote and possible repiling

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Back Leveling

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Re-levelling

Posted 6 months ago

Part of a house needs relevelling. Owhata, Rotorua

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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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Sinking Ship

Posted 2 years 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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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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Driven piles for relocation project

Posted 1 year 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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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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2.7m Piles

Posted 10 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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Foundation Piling

Posted 8 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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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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Quote for repiling

Posted 6 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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House Repiling

Posted 8 months ago

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

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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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Bell Road

Posted 10 months ago

Quote on adding some piles under house

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Relevelling and repiling

Posted 9 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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Winiata

Posted 9 months ago

I need repiling and joists replacing under the house.

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Timber pile foundation (with concrete footings)

Posted 9 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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Peter calnan

Posted 2 years 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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Piling Job Glenholme, Rotorua

Posted 10 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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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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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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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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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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MTF Building Limited

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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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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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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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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Ardern Building and Carpentry Limited

Joined January 2015

Hello, I've been working in the building trade for 17 years completing a wide range of projects. Renovation projects large and small have made up the majority of my career. Working as a one man band I am able to team up with other like minded tradies and carpenters to tackle the bigger jobs.

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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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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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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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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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates Handyman Services ltd. We specialise in roof leak repair repair, Chimney takedowns, Cladding, weatherboards & Soffit repair and renewal. Gutter & Downpipe cleaning, repair and installation. Detergent Softbroom & Pressure washing Houses & buildings. Mosstreating of roofs & path/driveways. General Handyman Services. Happy to help anytime. Regards Steve Slater.

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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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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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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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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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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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