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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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Lifting and Repiling a Small, New Home

Posted 2 years ago

I need my home raised onto 2m piles, so we can use the area under the house for storage and parking. It is currently on short piles. The house is about 14m x 7m. Existing landscaping can be redone.

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Relocated House Piles & Re-Instatement

Posted 3 years ago

I am resiting a 1950s ex-airforce house to our section and will need a builder available to get the pile locations confirmed for pile driver and then house re-siting. Also some repair work on the roof after the shift.

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Relevelling

Posted 1 year ago

Approximately a 35m2 section of my house has dropped and needs to be ‘jacked and stacked’ or re-piled to get level again. I require a quote for the job and commencement asap please.

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Re-leveling of House on Piles

Posted 1 year ago

We have a house on Pete that needs the piles cut to lower the house currently sitting over 1 Meter above the ground, we have to add stairs to the deck every year, wanting to get this done to stop the cold draft under the house and to eliminate height.House is a 4 bedroom house I am after quotes at the present. We would like this done before July if possible,

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Relocated House, Foundations etc

Posted 1 month ago

We have had a house relocated to Rotowaro Rd, Huntly and the building is on temporary piles. It was meant to be put onto permanent piles at the end of January but we have been informed by the contracted company that they will not be completing this for at least 6 weeks. We do not want to wait this long because the house is on an exposed site rated as high wind zone. The house needs piles, bearer upgrade and if possible joists and tying down. We would like this job done as soon as possible b...

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Tenfoot Road - House re-leveling/ repiling

Posted 1 year ago

Large 6 bedroom 2 bathroom house built in 1940's with 1980's extension. Native timber and chip-board flooring. - The house needs to be re-levelled as it has been built on peat. the foundations are on concrete piles however.

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Our house needs re-leveling

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, Our foundation needs some work with re-leveling and attachment of piles to the house. - 1940s house - concrete piles - 90m2

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Repile engineering/arcatect paperwork

Posted 1 year ago

I need to repile my house as they are rotting i need the nessesary engineering paperwork to submit to council i also want to do some renovation work next year in the bathroom and i want to drop the floor to finish tile with the wood flooring i am going to do the work myself and the piles will need to be done a few at a time to work from one end to the other i also think i need to replace the joist bearers so rhat will need to be added to the work to be done the site has a slope from about 200mm...

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Lifting our home up! Not moving it. Quote please

Posted 2 years ago

Hi we have a home that we want quoted for lifting up about 30cm or 40cm. It’s approx 200m2 home

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Tony 10 Westgate relevel

Posted 2 years ago

Price needed to relevel small 2brm house on existing concrete piles at 10 Westgate Street Ngaruawahia please. House size 70m2 See photos

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Pod home

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there We are at 26 Bates Road, phone ... We are looking for an estimate for pile foundation for a 60 sq m container home on a flat easy access section – estimated to need 32 piles, the 4 pods will be staying approximately 600 mm above ground . Kind regards Shailesh

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Leveling of wooden floor

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, would you be interested in providing us with a quote to level our wooden floor? The house is an older 60's home on piles. There is crawl space underneath but not enough to go on hands and knees. There is one area that needs attention. This is right below a support stud that holds up much of the concrete tiled roof. This has slowly sunk over the last 15 years or so. It looks like it needs to be lifted by 10 - 20 mm around the piles below the roof support stud. Then gradually less as the floor...

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Repile exist house

Posted 1 year ago

repile exist house move up level as it uneven and too low position

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Re-leveling

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking at purchasing our first home and the one we are looking at needs re leveling. It’s a house just under 80 sm in Ngaruawahia. The house has crawl space underneath and it’s sitting on concrete blocks. We would like a quote as the cost of the leveling will decide whether we purchase it or not.

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Piles!

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to get a quote for 3-4 piles to be replaced. Old 1910s home. Need doing Thursday 19th

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Anchoring

Posted 3 years ago

Relocated villa 3 bedrooms 121.3 sqm(one piece move) has just been placed on piles and needs to be anchoring with Z nails and brackets

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A unit to be relocated

Posted 3 years ago

I need 10 driven piles to be put in

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Piles laid for shipping container approximately 4-6

Posted 2 years ago

I needs some piles laid for a 40ft container to be positioned on, x6.

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House adjust piling

Posted 1 year ago

I believe the front corner of house needs lifting and packed maybe up to 20mm. Iv no idea what the cost would be but if any would like to look and quote would be great. Access underneath is good.

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Piles

Posted 1 year ago

We need our house to be re-leveled - putting spacers on the piles. House is roughly 170 square metres with about 20-25 piles. We do not have a specific time frame that the job needs to be started by. Picture attached is an example of one of the cupboards that won’t close due to the piles.

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Find Foundation Specialists in Waikato

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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Hardies House & Garden

Joined February 2017

We started this company because we love what we do! Hardies House and Garden have all your landscaping, construction and property maintenance needs covered with the convenience of only having to deal with one company and invoice to pay.We have a reliable team ready for all manner of maintenance and repairs, in and around your house and garden. We perform our work in the most efficient way u...

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ART Earthworx & Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, We are business based in Central Waikato. Specializing in Sand Pads, Farm Work, Drainage, Gravel Driveways, Farm Races, General Excavation, Demolition work, Landscaping Prep and Commercial work, Truck Cartage and Supplier of materials (Sand , Metal, Topsoil etc.), with experienced operators. We are happy to come and give you a free quote and talk to you about your needs and wants. We pride...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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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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Monster Earthworks

Joined March 2018

We are competitively priced and can get to your job quicker than most. We have the right machines & know how to get your job done right. We always strive for customer satisfaction - no job too small! House, shed & feed pads, driveways, patios, farm work, soak holes, drilling, landscape contouring, section clearing, drainage trenching, footings. You name it Our range of machines can tackle mo...

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A1 Building & Maintenance

Joined April 2008

We are a small but versatile ... mber of MASTER BUILDERS and are licenced practitioners. We work in all areas of the building industry including: ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS-We specialize in this area having been doing it for 28 years. SHOP FIT OUTS-We are proud to have been a part of building bars and restaurants through out Sky City Casino including Zone Bar/Rebo Restaurant and Vue Bar and the la...

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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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Hekson Construction Ltd

Joined November 2016

I GIVE 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL JOBS. I also give affordable rates depending on the job. i have been building for over 10 years. This gives me the opportunity to show you all the work that I do. I am also available to provide free quotation. No job is too small, no job is too big. I'm affordable, fast, neat, absolutely reliable and easy to communicate with. I provide top quality work at the be...

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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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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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Weinbox Builders

Joined November 2013

Licenced Building Practition­er with 15 years building and 11 years joinery experience­. Which means I provide a proffessional and prompt service with a high standard of finish. If you don't have the time or know how, we can take the stress, fear, and worry out of your project. So you can do things you want to do and enjoy life.

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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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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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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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