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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

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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.

Read more

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

Cracked up

Posted 1 year ago

The foundations on one side of my house have cracked badly & given way exposing steel rods which have rusted completely through.

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Foundation repair

Posted 9 months ago

I need a quote ASAP as we are in the market for our first home, but this issue has me worried. I would like someone with a bit more knowledge and expertise to assess the job. The foundation has a large hole in the concrete wall foundation under the house, below the fire place. It is a 1950s home, there seems to of been a ceramic pipe running through the foundation wall that seems to of burst or something. It would also be good if the builder involved could assess if the floor has sunken in this...

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White house

Posted 1 year ago

Level kitchen floor or possibly repiling

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Pile driving needed - Steel Post

Posted 3 months ago

We have a quite urgent job that requires driving a steel posts between down the driveway and the retaining wall. The posts need to go in 2.3-3.3m deep. Very urgent job which needs to be done before next Wednesday.

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2 piles needed fixing

Posted 1 year ago

I am requiring a quote for fixing two piles under my house so that I can get them sorted before renovating the kitchen. Thanks.

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Reinstate pile footing washed out by leaking downpipe

Posted 1 year ago

One pile has been left hanging as rainwater from failed downpipe washed away footing. Other piles may be affected but not obvious. Need pile footing reinstated and other piles checked and repaired if needed. Preferred done ASAP or at least before winter.

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Repairing one sinking pile of the timber foundations

Posted 3 weeks ago

One of my timber foundation piles is sinking, and my property is on a slope next to water. I understand it might require geo engineering, but we just want to reduce the speed of sinking or temporarily fix the problem, because we may want to rebuild the house in more than 5 years.

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Piles and floor

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, We are wanting piles and a wooden floor (33 sqm) built to erect a garage on. The garage is 2nd hand and is in complete walls so not a huge job and if anyone is able to do all 3 jobs together for a fair price that would be ideal.

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Repile house

Posted 3 months ago

Price to repile....house is low to ground. I have no idea how much this would cost. Needing quotes

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Structural joists/ bearers to be connected to plies

Posted 8 months ago

Structural Alternations needed. Subfloor piles aren’t strapped, the way joists/bearers have been layered is outside of the standard construction practice. Licenced building practitioner proficient in piles needed to assess and remedy the strapping to all plies so there’s no possibility of movement. Quotes appreciated as not sure of cost.

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Re piling

Posted 5 months ago

Representative of The Tauranga Yoga Centre we have a number of concrete piles that are laminating looking for recommendations and quotes

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Pilling - Bellevue

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have drawings completed and approved by council for 8 piles to secure a HouseMe transportable sleepout unit (8.4m by 3m) on, and 20 piles for the deck and ramp. We are happy for just the 8 piles to be done first, so we can get the unit delivered and worry about the piles for the deck and ramp at a later date. Obviously we would like the whole project completed at the same time but understand everyone is stretched at the moment. I've attached a drawing which shows the lay out. Piles are ......

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Query lawn levelling for pool

Posted 1 year ago

i am wanting to talk to someone about levelling part of my section for my big above ground pool, get an idea of prices etc. thank you.

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House Piles/Foundation Work

Posted 2 years ago

Hi we require house piles to be installed (existing dwelling currently on skids) as soon as possible please. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time to visit and quote the job costs.

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Pyes Pa road releveling

Posted 5 months ago

Approx 100 year old farm cottage with uneven flooring. Looks to me like it may have had some work done previously as I don't think piles are the original ones. Needs levelling and maybe 5-6 of the concrete piles replaces

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Pile leveling

Posted 1 year ago

Two rows of Piles need to be leveled immediately. 9 piles on each row so 18 all up.

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Steve #7

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting someone to give me a quote to do a straight forward foundation work i have plans. It involves steel mest, starters and Steel bar, and dig out footings. Get it all ready for s inspection and concretre. Its only a garage adding on to a existing house.

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Quote for underpinning for the front of the house

Posted 1 year ago

House has dropped at front and I have been advised that underpinning would be one solution to fix it. Need a quote to see how much and what needs to be done.

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Pool level

Posted 7 months ago

Level ground to put 16 foot pool.

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Repile

Posted 4 months ago

85 square metre 80’s house Single story Apparently was built over an old sawmill site. Has been re levelled twice in the last 30 years but has moved again. Never been re piled. Easy access front property.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Tauranga

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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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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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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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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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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Colin Russ Construction Ltd

Joined June 2009

Trade Qualified Builder with 37+ years experience specializing in alterations and extensions. New Homes,Decks, Pergolas, Fencing and Timber retaining walls Tiling and Paving General Repairs Full Contract or Labour Only, Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

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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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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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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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4 the cause

Joined February 2021

Hi,I am a new company that has just started, I have over 14 years experience in civil construction, from driveways,foot paths,retaining walls,fences and any job in-between.

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TK Homes NZ Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm Tom and I've been in the residential building industry for about 6 years and started my own building company, TK Homes, at the end of 2018. I have a full time apprentice and take on all types of work from full new builds to small jobs in sunny Tauranga and surrounding areas. I have a builder and a labourer who contract to me when needed for bigger jobs. I believe that remaining a sm...

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LWD Builder

Joined June 2020

13 years experience in the building trade. Level 4 qualified carpenter LBP practitioner -carpentry - site 2 Have recently spend the last 7 yrs running jobs for one of the top high end builders in central Auckland. I am currently out on my own, priding myself on delivering attention to detail on jobs big or small to everyday people, to a level that is beyond even their expectations.

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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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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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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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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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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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