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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

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

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Repiling of Greytown home

Posted 3 years ago

I have recently purchased a large house that needs repiling. I need piles done to current building regs and leveled with correct bearers and joists put in. Some exsisting wood is reusable but some will need replacing.

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1881 property

Posted 1 year ago

Heritage 1881 timber frame house is on the wonk. Needs repiling and some timber rot repaired.

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Lift and level house

Posted 3 years ago

House about 130m2. Looking at lifting house 100 - 200 mm and re leveling to do some renovations for a new bathroom.

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Repile an old villa

Posted 5 months ago

I would like an estimate on repiling an old villa.

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Pile relevelling

Posted 4 years ago

We have one pile that has slumped due to a gradual water leak. The leak has been repaired over 3 months ago. We are now noticing slumping directly above where the leak was. We require the pile to be relevelled and packed. Reasonable access. Old 50's house

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12 piles need to be replaced and levelled

Posted 7 months ago

12 piles need to be replaced and there is 50mm subsidence in two areas , piles that need to be replaced are on one side of the house so access is good. We would like these rotten piles replaced and re levelled. Quotes welcome.

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Pile connectors (existing piles)

Posted 4 months ago

When the house was relocated (60+ years ago) it was placed on the concrete piles but not tied down. Installation of pile connectors is needed to tie to the wooden bearers. It's possible there are already holes drilled in the concrete piles to thread the wire through but this would need to be checked/confirmed. Looking to get the work completed as soon as possible.

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Repile

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for someone local who might be able to full repile our house or check to see if part of the piles can be improved. Some joists may need replacing

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Foundation

Posted 1 year ago

need a house foundation done in Featherston 143sq clearing site to completed slab

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Blocklayer required

Posted 9 years ago

existing 1 high block wall requires extension to 2.6m high (1.6 m ext) over a length of 10.3m. existing wall is built with engineer designed foundation ready for extension. currently filled with concrete up to but not spilling over the top of the blocks

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Foundation Relevelled one corner of house on flat section

Posted 2 years ago

We have a 1930's house in Greytown, Wairarapa which was moved onto the site approximately 6 years ago. In one corner it appears that the house has sunk slightly (a door won't open, floor out of level). We would like to have it leveled back up again. House is old style weather boards, standard underfloor access. Level rocky site.

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Underpinning existing concrete slab house.

Posted 4 years ago

170 square metre house requires underpinning and leveling. This was done aprox 12 years ago, poorly and needs re-visiting.

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Find Foundation Specialists in South Wairarapa

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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Garys Building Services

Joined May 2010

Hi, I have been building for 30years, with experience in building new homes, architectual home, to minor or major renorvations, on part or full contracts or labout only basis. I am always happy ro provide free quotes for all small and big jobs. My family and I live in the Wairarapa at the moment, but will be relocating to the Far North soon. As I am self employed, most of my work takes me...

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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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RJ'S Building Services Ltd

Joined May 2010

At Rjs building services we carry all aspects off building work from building your new house from the ground up to fixing small leaks. So feel free to give us a ring.

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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Dean Griggs Building & Renovations

Joined May 2010

Its not what I can say about myself, it's what my clients say about me that counts. Nev & Jill Bearsworth of Palmerston North say " We employed Dean Griggs to construct a deck to improve the approach and appearance to our front entrance. We are thrilled with the finished job and would not hesitate to recommend Dean to anyone considering employing Dean to do building type work. We we...

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Makers Fabrication

Joined September 2014

We are a bespoke prefabrication and construction company which specialise in architecturally designed houses. We have a depth of experience in the team which is made up of Project Managers, Engineers, Qualified Carpenters and 3D designers. Our aim is to provide accurate, efficient construction at a very competitive price and that all builds are project managed to ensure that they run smoothly.

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hardstone concrete

Joined June 2018

over 12 years experience in the concrete and construction industry, Specializing in all aspects of complete concrete placing services: Residential. Foundations, floor slabs, pathways, patios, driveways, garage slabs, sheds Commercial. Suspended slabs, tilt panel warehouses. Deccorative. Colored concrete, exposed aggregate,

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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MODSMART HOMES LTD

Joined November 2017

A dedicated friendly team bringing over 27 years in residential construction experience plus 3 years training ,managing and constructing modular homes , We can help you design your dream home ,sleepout or granny flat we can help with ,outdoor areas ,kitchens ,bathrooms ,decks, fences even man caves , garages and more . from design to completion ,project manageent ,LBP restricted work or labour...

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Rawson Building Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we're a small team just starting up my own company after being in the trade for the last 15 years. We do all jobs right from getting your plans or ideas to an architect, managing the consent process right through to the build and getting your Code of Compliance Certificate. We are not afraid to do dirty work like chimney removals to getting under houses to re pile. We also do new builds, exten...

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MD buildings services

Joined February 2020

I’ve been working in the building trade for a number of years gaining a range of skills to build and repair. Easy going and hard working and here to complete which ever tasks you need Look forward to helping you.

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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Ultimate builders

Joined June 2012

Hi, we've been building and renovating houses in the Wellington, Wairarapa area for 8 years, in this time we have managed and built over 20 new homes, also a lot of renovations. Specializing in leaky home reclads, we also build fences,decks,carports,roofs, we have been members of certified builders since 2006, and are LBP.

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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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