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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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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

Read more

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

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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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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Foundation work on a 1930's house

Posted 4 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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Floor repair

Posted 4 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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New House Foundations

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Kaiapoi house

Posted 4 months ago

Need a quote to relevell our floors

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Ring foundation repair / Replace / Piles fixing replacing approx 8/10

Posted 5 years ago

We just want a quote on a few things which may lead to a potential purchase of a house . We would like to see how much it would cost to get the ring foundation fixed or what ever is needed and some piles replaced or re-leveled .

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Shellz

Posted 2 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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Cottage

Posted 2 months ago

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

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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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New build Ashley Forest

Posted 1 year ago

Construction of foundation footings for new build

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Foundation build

Posted 7 years ago

C Construct a 300mm deep reinforced concrete raft over the gravel pad. The raft is to extent a minimum 500mm beyond the outside edge of the piles and the top is to be sloped 25mm from the piles to the edge. Reinforce the concrete raft with D12 at 250mm centres bothways, top and bottom. The concrete strength is to be 20MPa. D Prior to pouring the concrete raft, place ... HS treated timber piles onto the polythene. Fix a 500x500x12mm H3.1 plywood square onto the bottom of the pile wit...

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Oxford - Foundations

Posted 2 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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Foundations for Sheds in Ohoka

Posted 7 years ago

My father in law is wanting to build 2 12x12 sheds and possibly a 9x6 American Style Barn. He is looking for a contractor to do the concrete work for the shed foundations. If you think you can do the job please give him a call on ... . He is wanting to get these foundations done as soon as possible.

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Help! Honest quote for our piles in lounge.

Posted 5 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 decking

Posted 5 years ago

foundation built for container and decking.

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Floor levelling

Posted 10 months ago

Uneven floors need levelling

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House foundations

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Urgent quote for piles repair needed

Posted 4 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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Rental property

Posted 7 years ago

Earthquake repairs

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Pilings please!

Posted 5 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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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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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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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Jera Earthworks Rangiora ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi..I have been operating machinery for past 21years from civil works subdivision and farm works and so much more all over New Zealand and ... n do attitude,take pride in work I achieve,driveways,drainage, foundation footpaths etc

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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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koru construction

Joined August 2020

Hi we have been Building / Maintaining / Renovating for 35 years we can complete all your Building / Construction needs- We can Project manage on your behalf and organise all of the trades required for your job - Or Simply put up a fence or build a deck - All work is done to the highest of standards meeting New Zealand standards - We Pride ourselves on great communication through out - Clear Inv...

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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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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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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with 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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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED

Joined November 2020

Hi We have been working in the construction sector for about 5 years We specialise in general excavation work such as driveway preparation to large scale land development. Why should you choose to partner with BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED? -We have a very strong work ethic. -We are very client focused so providing excellence in all parts is key for us. -We have the expertise to carry ou...

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Swiss Build Aotearoa

Joined September 2019

Hi, Swiss Build Aotearoa is your partner for small+big renovations! And Extensions. We stand out by providing HIGH QUALITY work for AFFORDABLE prices! We have a wide range of experience, are qualified and are out there building since 19 years. In NZ as in Switzerland. We go the extra mile to do the difference for our clients! Our motivation is simple: Well working homes, warm and dry. And hap...

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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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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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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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