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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

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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Re-leveling

Posted 3 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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Lifting our home up! Not moving it. Quote please

Posted 3 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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Paid Inspection for Quote-Pre-Purchase

Posted 3 months ago

I need an inspection of the wooden Pilings under a 1930s house in Huntly. I need to know what work needs to be done in what time frame, with an estimation of cost for repair. This is for pre-purchase of a house, the relevant inspection details and costs will be used for negotiations. As this will not result in immediate work, I will pay for the cost to do this and am not expecting a "Free Quote". I will need this done ASAP as my due diligence period expires at the end of next week. The sooner...

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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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Piles!

Posted 10 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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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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Relocated House, Foundations etc

Posted 8 months 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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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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Lifting and Repiling a Small, New Home

Posted 3 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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QTE & check house piles

Posted 1 month ago

Some of floor is a bit bendy. Want to get the foundation checked.

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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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Piles

Posted 2 years 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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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 of House on Piles

Posted 2 years 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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Relevelling

Posted 2 years 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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Tony 10 Westgate relevel

Posted 3 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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Repile engineering/arcatect paperwork

Posted 2 years 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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Corner building foundation

Posted 3 months ago

Sleep-out concrete foundation was laid without a corner- building overhang. Vertical support post is rotted out and hanging unsupported over an empty hole. Need to cut post, pour new concrete footing and brace with steel bracket and extend post. Corner of building should be sealed off from the interior room. Easy access.

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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 laid for shipping container approximately 4-6

Posted 3 years ago

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

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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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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, Brett,Logan & 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. Brett joined the team after returning from his tim...

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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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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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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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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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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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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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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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Virtuebuild

Joined April 2020

Hi , Contact Virtuebuild for all your renovation / new home needs, our team have experience in difficult renovations requiring a high level of skill and management , I have 25yrs experience in the building industry. Virtuebuild are registered Master build members . we have a list of happy clients for you to talk to. If you require a quote or simply some guidance (free of Charge )as t...

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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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A C BUILD LTD

Joined March 2017

A C Building ltd have been building new homes and renovating existing homes in the Hamilton and greater Waikato region for the last 6 years and having 12 years experience in the building industry. While we specialize in Major Renovations/Additions and new home builds we also do smaller jobs. "No Job is too BIG or to small". We are very professional and our work is to the highest of standards, we...

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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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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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Centre Line Construction

Joined June 2020

Professional & Quality workmanship Locally owned business, we specialize in Renovations / Alteration / Decks / Fences / Repairs / Maintenance / New Builds & Labour only www. ... /in/robmapu We also provided Inspections & Assessments With 10 years experience inspecting Earthquake damaged properties Health Homes Assessments for rental properties Builders Report Building the future, Res...

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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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Ellis Building Limited

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a licensed builder who has a passion and gets great satisfaction from completing work to a high standard. Most of my experience is in renovations however I have completed some new builds. I am focused and diligent on the task at hand. I pride myself on good communication and personal skills.

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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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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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