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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

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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

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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.

New build Ashley Forest

Posted 1 year ago

Construction of foundation footings for new build

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Oxford - Foundations

Posted 3 years ago

We are planning a move of a californian bungalow to Oxford of approx 115m2 in Mid to late July 2018. We have spoken to council and they have confirmed that the soil on the section is consider good ground (it is within the central township) and it doesn't fall under any earthquake areas. House is very close to a square with a couple of features like bay window and porch that push the square out a metre or so. look to pop it on wooden piles. Site access is very good as it is on the...

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Granny Flat

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I would like a quote to have a concrete or pile foundation to put a granny flat on / cabin 5.1 x 7M. Trade me listing ...... Thanks Mark

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Kaiapoi house

Posted 1 year ago

Need a quote to relevell our floors

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Floor repair

Posted 5 years ago

90sqm house needs flooring strengthened (on piles and plenty of room underneath house) and levelled so carpet can be laid and internals painted. New aluminium backdoor has tilted slightly (in earthquakes) so needs relevelling

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House foundations

Posted 9 months ago

Needing a builder to have a look and quote for fixing foundations.

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Holes required for house piles on an extension

Posted 2 months ago

We need 8. X. 350 x 900 mm holes and 8 x ... for an extension 7.4 x 6 m Situating in north loburn

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Foundation for transportable home.

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, I'm planning a new build on a rural section near Oxford. It will be a 90sqm transportable home and I would require foundation piles for that. I am seeking a quote please.

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Pilings please!

Posted 6 years ago

My 100msq 1940's, single story, weatherboard family home needs new piles. Please quote as soon as possible; unfortunately this is not an insurance or EQC cost covered job. (Having said that I do have some eqc repairs which also need addressing, such as epoxy in the ring foundations etc etc!). Location is Rangiora, North Canterbury - happy to work around your schedule, but need super reasonable rates!!

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Floor levelling

Posted 1 year ago

Uneven floors need levelling

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Barker - concrete slab for shed

Posted 6 months ago

We have a 5 bay shed. 2 of the bays will have a concrete slab. 6m deep by 7.2 wide. 100mm thickness

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Urgent quote for piles repair needed

Posted 5 years ago

Hi, we are out in Kaiapoi and in urgent need of a quote to fix 6 piles in our 100 year old villa. Any chance you can do a quote for us tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday afternoon after 3.30pm or Saturday morning please? Thanks, Filia.

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Shellz

Posted 3 years ago

I am under offer so time is of the essence and i have found underfloor problems missed/ "argued as not" by eqc..i need a quote so i know what i need to do for my incoming buyer to get home insurance. I have a report from an underfloor inspection company completed last week. I need to know what NEEDS to be done, how and when it can and at what cost.

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New decking

Posted 6 years ago

foundation built for container and decking.

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Help! Honest quote for our piles in lounge.

Posted 6 years ago

Hi, we would you you to come and quote us for the hump in our lounge - it's had Fletchers out to look at it and they said its a jack and pack. I believe they said its 6 piles in our lounge. The hump is actually where old/new extension meet (concrete wall I believe). (Sorry about the photos - they don't really show anything. Hard to show you the hump in the lounge).

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New woffel slab foundation

Posted 1 year ago

Foundation for a new house as per engineers plans

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Akaroa Tubb

Posted 2 months ago

Foundation and piling - concrete foundation required - have plans and includes piles etc

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New House Foundations

Posted 8 months ago

Lay waffle foundations for new house on level section. approximately 250m2

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Cottage

Posted 10 months ago

110 yr Double bricked cottage that needs repiling along with complete make ever. electrics, new kitchen, bathroom.

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Foundation work on a 1930's house

Posted 5 years ago

We require the foundations of our 1930's home to be checked and required work done. If possible to also sought out a few lumps in the floor, movement in the floor, and in places where the floor creaks.

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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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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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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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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Blackboard Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Blackboard Building provides residential building and carpentry services to Christchurch. Whether it is a new build, planned renovation, bathroom do-over or simple home maintenance job. We have over 14 years experience, are covered by liability insurance and, of course, we are qualified ... being Licensed Building Practitioner registered in both Carpentry and Site One along with holding the Nati...

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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Prorise

Joined July 2017

Hello, Before the quakes; foundations, slabs piles and floors were an area well over looked in all areas especially when they were heading "south" which was ultimately described as 'acceptable' however, we know now that is not the case and it is having an immense affect on sales and prices. We at ProRise being Christchurch based, specialise in re levelling of slabs, ring foundations, re pillin...

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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