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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

There is subsidence around couple piles in my property due to soil shrinkage and require the piles to go down 900mm (currently 600) as advised by a geotechnical engineer. And some foundation maintenance. Immediate / End of month start.

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Pilings need investigation

Posted 2 months ago

A building inspection for the property that I am under contract for has identified that there are rusted pile to footing connections. The building is roughly 100 sqm and I need a piling professional to inspect and quote for the work.

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Build foundation for a relocatable house

Posted 1 month ago

The job is to build foundation as per approved building consent, this job include a complete build of foundations, everything as below but not limited to drill 3m wholes, piles, concrete, liaise with Auckland Council for inspections, liaise with house moving company and work with them. Please contact me and I will provide the plans

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Partial repiling of 60s wood home

Posted 2 months ago

Repair existing failed concrete wall pile and add additional piles. The existing wall pile has failed causing both vertical and horizontal movement to the wooden structure. The upper half of the house is a typical ex Titirangi bach which was originally constructed without adequate piling. The piling that has been installed has failed and requires repair and additional support. A recent extension to the home, partially underneath the original building, has provided additional support but may...

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Foundations for cabin

Posted 1 month ago

Need foundations / piles done ASAP- moving an old cabin 3.6 x6 but it needs to sit on something! Holes have already been dug 1.2 apart (think the 4 corners might need to be a bit deeper though) Job is in Piha (just past the KareKare turn off ) - with easy access We do have the wood already on site. Have an awesome hardworking labourer available if you need a hand - but need someone who knows what they are doing

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Ground subsidence means house needs relevelling

Posted 2 months ago

Levelling if possible, would prefer not to have to repile due to budget constraints but open to suggestions, 3 bedroom home with relatively good access to under the house, on a sloping section

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Repair foundations/piling

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for quotes for fixing the foundations/piles on our house. It’s a small single storey house (96m2) and from other feedback it seems like we need some piles fixed but would like to have some specialists view and quote for the work. We also have a retaining wall that needs repair so if this is something that can be done by the same team then that would be ideal. Thanks Freyja

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Tilted piles

Posted 1 month ago

A row of tall piles underneath my 1980 house are on a tilt (some ~20mm per 1m in height). I would like to get this looked at before I proceed with renovating.

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Mancave

Posted 2 months ago

When I had mancave (Shed) placed , the shed people didnt do foundations properly . now shed is sinking below deck line .Is there someone out there to help .

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Lift front

Posted 1 month ago

The front of the house is built on ground blocks on fill. Built in 1975. The face has dropped and been reshimmed several times since then. The ground has stabalised but the floor is out of level by about 100mm. Lift and repile. Probable need for a low retaining wall about a metre out from the front face of house.

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Brickwork crack repairs - Piling, portal frame, foundations, remedial works

Posted 2 months ago

Repair of settled wall at garage of existing house. The repair works involve the following installation: -New reinforced concrete piles (5) dowelled into the existing concrete strip footing -New structural steel portal frame (1) at entrance of garage -Tying of existing brickwalls (load bearing) to new steel portal frame All structural elements listed above are on a Building Consent drawing. A site inspection can be arranged with the client and project manager. The job is located in Tit...

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House repiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Early 80s brick and cedar 2 level house that has sunk in one area and needs to be lifted and repiled.

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Repiling 4 rotten pile

Posted 1 month ago

We need to redo 4 pile that have started to rot. They are located on the outside perimeter of the house. The subfloor space is around 1m.

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Installing support posts and bearers

Posted 1 month ago

We have an old 6 x 3.6m cabin we are moving onto a site in Piha but need the posts installing and new bearers along the top of the posts so that the cabin can be dropped on top with a Hiab. We need the job doing asap as the guy we had lined up pulled out and need to get the building moved There are already post holes dug and we have 10 posts @ 1200mm.

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Re-levelling of bungalow ( piles)

Posted 1 month ago

cracks in internal plaster, unlevel floor and doors/ windows jamming...think we need an expert in re-piling / 'pack and jack'...?

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House movement - concern?

Posted 1 month ago

We've got a few cracks around door frames and window tiles lifting. Is the house frame sinking while the bricks aren't? Not sure what's going on but keen for someone to take a look and see if it's cause for concern / action.

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Piles inspection free quote

Posted 2 months ago

I guess 1-2 piles of my house may need to be repair. Like somebody professional to go and inspect and give me free quote... if need repair. Free Quote required Shiv

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Foundations/Floor boards check

Posted 1 week ago

Have noticede a couple of dips and slopes in the floorboards of our house. Builders report 3 years ago pointed out nothing to be concerned about with the piles but I want to get it checked out. Whole house is carpeted but there is easy access to the underside of the house.

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Re-piling

Posted 2 months ago

Additional bracing to e siting piles

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14 Tainui Road

Posted 4 weeks ago

I'm looking to get a quote on repiling job to be done for 14 tainui road titirangi Auckland

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Site preparation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

House that Jack Built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mancave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-levelling Project

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1950s brick veneer house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles to be fixed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Foundation Specialists in Waitakere

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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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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Siddall Contracting

Joined July 2021

Hi. We are professional retaining wall specialists, with extensive experience across a wide range of construction areas, from foundations to footings, timber and block retaining walls to fencing.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Trafford Masonry Ltd

Joined September 2018

Trafford Masonry Ltd specialise in Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Landscaping. Welcome to Trafford Masonry, We offer more than 20 years of experience and qualifications within the trades above and we work all over the Auckland area. Our workmanship is top quality and we believe in do it once and do it right. No job too big or too small. Trafford Masonry Ltd offer you : • Brick and Block...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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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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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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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Ace Wall builders ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we’ve been building 15+ years and can build a house from start to finish as well as maintenance work . Decks, fences, landscaping we do it all give us a call for a free quote!

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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Hammerod Painters

Joined March 2020

At Hammerod Painters, we are family. With our close-knit team of dedicated and seasoned professionals, we promise to deliver the utmost quality in these services: 1. Interior and Exterior Painting 2. Roof Painting 3. Spray Painting 4. Plastering 5. Tiling 6. Gibbing 7. Stopping 8. Waterproofing/Waterblasting 9. Home and Deep Cleaning 10. Chimney Cleaning Value for you: We offer our...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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Solid Civil Surfaces

Joined August 2019

Hi, I do Concrete and Asphalt driveways, footpaths, crossings, pot hole repairs, carparks, curbs, drainage, steel fixing, pretty much anything to do with concrete or asphalt, I offer a full service, square metre rate for prep and pouring and for pour only, I have a fully experienced team, with a length of knowledge in the industry so if there are any questions or queries we can more then likely a...

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Jup maintenance services ltd

Joined April 2011

Hi ,we have been doing renovation from last 10 year .we can do alteration ,bathroom , kitchen renovation as well as we also do work like concrete driveways. floors,fencing,retaining walls . decking .We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wishing your budget.

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Complete Drainage&Earthworks

Joined February 2019

Complete Drainage&Earthworks is a newly started Drainage buisness with experience from unblocks/repairs up to large scale civil projects looking to undertake any and all aspects of drainage and earthmoving work. With 10 years in the industry. We are more than capable of completing the trickiest of jobs in a competitive time frame and at competitive prices. We aim to give you the best options to th...

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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R H Builders

Joined August 2010

I am a Registered and Licensed Builder having been in business since 1986. I have experience in all areas of building, particularly residential dwellings from basic single bedroom units and granny flats to multi-level architecturally designed homes. Whether your job is big or small, design and build, additions and alterations or retaining walls and decks you will be pleased with the quality and wo...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Wise Man Builders Ltd

Joined December 2018

Hi, I am an LBP builder with over 10 years experience. I specialize in new builds and renovations and I also do decks and fences as well. I work hard to meet your special requirements and go the extra mile to make sure the job gets done right and on time. I provide competitive quotes and can work within jobs on a budget.

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