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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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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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Family Flat

Posted 5 months 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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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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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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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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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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Michael Young

Posted 2 years ago

Box and pour garage foundation

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Flat relocation

Posted 6 years ago

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

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Cottage Barnes Road

Posted 7 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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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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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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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 1 year 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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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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Releveling

Posted 1 month ago

We need a jack and pack we have slopping floor levels

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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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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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Foundation for home to be relocated

Posted 8 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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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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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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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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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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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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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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Elevation Projects

Joined December 2021

Elevation Projects limited pride themselves on an extremely high quality of workmanship. We are a family based company where the director Tom is a third generation builder. We offer a wealth of knowledge that we can tailor to suit any of your building needs. Services we provide are... -Renovations -Alterations -New Homes -Decks -Landscaping -Design and consent help LBP Site Saf...

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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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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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Grice Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are a small but skilled building company called Grice Construction. We have the ability to complete houses from start to finish. We are also specialised in commercial and architectural building. We possess LBP licences so you can have the assurance that the job will be completed correctly with all the necessarily documents to go with it.

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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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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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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DGK Builders

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building in Christchurch for 5 years. With a vast experience in large muilti unit new build dwellings and earthquake repairs. We complete all jobs on time, within budget and will accelerate programmes when required.

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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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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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RAS Construction Ltd

Joined August 2016

Hi, We are a family owned building company. We like to keep our crew small and efficient to give our clients individual service. We are happy to build to your requirements, from small repairs and maintenance, renovations, new homes, and light commercial buildings.

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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, I am a qualified carpenter of 10+ years experience and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with building and always done to the highest of quality.

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