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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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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

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

Shallow wooden pile house foundation

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a builder/company able to do a shalow wooden pile foundation. 150 piles, 85 piles are 125 square H5, 1.2m depth in 600mm concrete and the rest are 0.6 m depth in 400mm concrete. The finish floor level will be 1.4m above ground level. Full engineering foundation design done and available for pricing the job. Looking to start February. If interested

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Shed foundation

Posted 9 months ago

Need quotes for a garage foundation on TC1 land 6.2X10m. Ground work is done so, just boxing reo & concrete to consented specs. Consent still to be applied for & we are in need of pricing in advance for budget considerations.

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Lounge Floor relevelling

Posted 4 years ago

I am wanting to get a section of my house relevelled. Half of the house is on a concrete pad and the other half is on timber framing with piles I am assuming piles as I havent been able to get under the timber floor part yet. It is an older 1920s built house. The timber part has dropped up to 50 odd mm next to the concrete slab and this drop is evident mainly in the lounge. I am wanting someone to come out and see what can be done and also to provide a quote for the project. I assume a jack and...

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Family Flat

Posted 1 month ago

Looking at putting up a Family Flat 9m x 3.6m and need a quotation to put down about 12 piles. At this stage I need a budget quotation

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Level a concrete slab

Posted 1 year ago

A concrete slab to level in preparation for re paint - sunken about 2 inches- looking for a simple fix or will leave as it is.

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Uneven floor, possibly (pile) foundation or old floor

Posted 5 years ago

Foundation or floor work needed on the 95m sq 100 year old 'Stationmaster's Cottage' at 47 West Coast Rd, Sheffield. It's on piles. This rental property was restored and modernised just prior to the quakes, and is in overall good condition. Since the Darfield quake, the floor under the kitchen/laundry/bathroom (primarily behind the bathroom door) is uneven. It has not been too bad so I did not get it looked at, at the time, but I'd like to get it inspected, now, and any remedial work done. It co...

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Michael Young

Posted 2 years ago

Box and pour garage foundation

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Mid span conc. piles under diding room floor.

Posted 3 years ago

Recent building inspection shows 4 concrete piles under the dining room floor to be at an angle. Inspector advises replacing. Access from adjacent room, little room (height) under floor.

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Replacement Piles (part-cottage)

Posted 6 years ago

Repiling on South side of a small cottage, approx 6 metres length? Further piling in kitchen area (probably three new piles in kitchen). Not keen to have the cottage 'levelled' as it would be too much movement I believe. Happy to keep it where it is, but stable. Can discuss though. Number of piles on South side to be determined by contractor and written quote sought. Must be completed to current building standards. Thks.

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Flat relocation

Posted 5 years ago

request a quote for a 12 x 6m house please.

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Re-levelling 1 side of house

Posted 4 years ago

middle of south side of the house has sunk about 500mm - impacts 2-3 rooms. House is approx. 1920's think its just wear & tear not earthquake. We are near Lincoln so no earthquake category.

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Chris Lynch

Posted 1 year ago

A thin vertical crack in ring foundation wall approx 1mm wide and 250mm long. I require a PS3 compliance very for the work as the house is being sold.

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REPILING OF COTTAGE - SELWYN

Posted 7 years ago

My cottage needs repiling and probably new floor boards throughout. I think its around 85sq mtres. This is becoming more urgent now and I would like to get this job done separately before the renovation work can start (plus winter is not that far away). I'm looking for a firm that will do this work to professional specs/standards. Unsure of cost for this work so a quote would be very welcome. Thanks v much.

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Sleepout foundation

Posted 7 years ago

We need a builder who can build a wooden foundation for our sleepout as per attachment. We need this job done as soon as possible please.

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Foundation Repair

Posted 8 years ago

My house has some cracking around the foundation on one side mainly, 2 corners & drain surround from the earthquakes. Should be a small job & I have more photos I can send. Cracking appears to only be on the surface not all the way through, except for the drain surround, but I need someone to look at it. Job is in Darfield so I am hopeing to get someone local or close by.

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Foundation for home to be relocated

Posted 7 years ago

I've bought a 227m2 home from the chch red zone. I need to get a foundation down in Rolleston on TC1 land for the house to be moved onto no later than 16 December 2013.

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Inspecting & Relevelling Piles

Posted 2 years ago

1930s Bungalow - need the piles to be inspected and possibly have 2-3 to be relevelled. Also need polyethylene layer to be put down for insulation. Need to also create another access point to under the house (man hole).

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Cottage Barnes Road

Posted 6 years ago

Land is TC3 . 70 Sq m cottage on piles with slab as well. Apparently i cant upload the drawings at this stage , which doesnt help you quote the job. Apparently once you make contact with me I can then upload the drawings.

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Ring foundation repair.

Posted 4 years ago

2-3 metres of ring foundation needs repair. Grind out and epoxy fill cracks. Splash coat repair.

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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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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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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Molior Building

Joined October 2015

Hi. Molior Building have been in business for 5 years . We have a broard range of experience in residential construction. From new builds to renovations, we cover it all. All of our carpenters are LBP qualified and pride ourselves in using our knowledge to train apprentices to help bring on the next generation of carpenters. We offer a no obligation free quote and have access to structural eng...

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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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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Prorise

Joined July 2017

Hello, Before the quakes; foundations, slabs piles and floors were an area well over looked in all areas especially when they were heading "south" which was ultimately described as 'acceptable' however, we know now that is not the case and it is having an immense affect on sales and prices. We at ProRise being Christchurch based, specialise in re levelling of slabs, ring foundations, re pillin...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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