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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering foundations related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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Recent jobs posted

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

Barker - concrete slab for shed

Posted 10 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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Akaroa Tubb

Posted 6 months ago

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

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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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New House Foundations

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Floor levelling

Posted 1 year ago

Uneven floors need levelling

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Kaiapoi house

Posted 1 year ago

Need a quote to relevell our floors

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New woffel slab foundation

Posted 2 years ago

Foundation for a new house as per engineers plans

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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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Repack Piles

Posted 6 days ago

Repack Piles to level floor. One row has dropped approx 15mm

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Cottage

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Holes required for house piles on an extension

Posted 6 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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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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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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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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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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House foundations

Posted 1 year ago

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

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New build Ashley Forest

Posted 2 years ago

Construction of foundation footings for new build

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Granny Flat

Posted 8 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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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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Foundation for transportable home.

Posted 3 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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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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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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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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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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Elevation Projects

Joined December 2021

Elevation Projects limited pride themselves on an extremely high quality of workmanship. We are a family based company where the director Tom is a third generation builder. We offer a wealth of knowledge that we can tailor to suit any of your building needs. Services we provide are... -Renovations -Alterations -New Homes -Decks -Landscaping -Design and consent help LBP Site Saf...

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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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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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Longsilver Construction Ltd

Joined June 2010

I am a Registered Master Builder so am able to provide all the necessary guarantees, quality of work, etc. I have 6 staff presently, a mixture of qualified carpenters, and apprentices in various stages of their apprenticeships. I have over 20 years experience in both residential and commercial. We are based in Canterbury, with yard in Amberley We cover all areas of Canterbury. References a...

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Grice Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are a small but skilled building company called Grice Construction. We have the ability to complete houses from start to finish. We are also specialised in commercial and architectural building. We possess LBP licences so you can have the assurance that the job will be completed correctly with all the necessarily documents to go with it.

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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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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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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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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DGK Builders

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building in Christchurch for 5 years. With a vast experience in large muilti unit new build dwellings and earthquake repairs. We complete all jobs on time, within budget and will accelerate programmes when required.

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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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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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