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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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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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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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Structural joists/ bearers to be connected to plies

Posted 1 year 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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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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Cracked up

Posted 2 years 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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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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Concrete piles

Posted 4 weeks ago

I require 7 concrete piles installed in my front yard to reinforce an existing timber retaining wall, steel is also required

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Repairing one sinking pile of the timber foundations

Posted 5 months 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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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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Repile house

Posted 7 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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Re piling

Posted 9 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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Pyes Pa road releveling

Posted 10 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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Pilling - Bellevue

Posted 5 months 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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White house

Posted 2 years ago

Level kitchen floor or possibly repiling

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Pool level

Posted 11 months ago

Level ground to put 16 foot pool.

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Pile driving needed - Steel Post

Posted 7 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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Reinstate pile footing washed out by leaking downpipe

Posted 2 years 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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Re-levelling of 45 piles on 36m2 house and deck, about 1m crawl space under

Posted 2 months ago

This is the description of job required: Re-levelling of 45 piles of a 36m house and deck (yes house is 36m2); Jack to appropriate levels from sunken piles, to replace shims with treated wood as packers where needed to make house level. Remove all old galvanised flat plates and Z nails and pile nails Install 4x Z nails per pile and 2x flat plates front and back every second pile Level external deck sagging at left side of house (just the corner of deck). Include all jacks and jacking plate...

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Repile

Posted 8 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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2 piles needed fixing

Posted 2 years 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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Piles for small building

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need approximately 18 piles set out and concreted in to ground Piles supplied

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Foundation repair

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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 7 years and started my own building company, TK Homes, at the end of 2018. We are a small team of 3 on the tools, and take on all types of work from full new builds to small jobs in sunny Tauranga and surrounding areas. I believe that remaining a small building company will ensure we can maintain a good reputation for...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supreme Site Services

Joined February 2021

Hi I have over 14 years experience in civil construction and property services from driveways,foot paths, retaining walls, fences, decks etc land and property maintenance.

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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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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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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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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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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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