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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

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.

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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.

Site preparation

Posted 1 month ago

Move 3 mtr x 2 mtr Shed to new site and prepare a level site for installation of 10,000 water tank. Foundations for new woodshed ready. Once removed & re sited, an area of approx 2.2 sq mtr needs a level surface for the installation of the tank. Needs to be ready early in the New Year.

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2 Bowers road

Posted 4 months ago

... 's bungalow needs repiling

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Garden shed

Posted 2 months ago

need 6-9 piles set in ground ready for a kitset shed

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1950s brick veneer house

Posted 3 months ago

I have an engineers placement of piles and pile details, but am just looking to get an idea of how much the job will be to complete. Involves 15 underpins along one side of perimeter footings. 1.5-2m deep holes at 400mm diameter.

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Pile_20

Posted 5 months ago

house pile a section for a relocation

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Foundation for steel garage/shed

Posted 1 month ago

Need a steel garage to be installed size 6x3.86x2.37M. Which will require foundation. Any one expert who can help us on budget

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New House foundation

Posted 1 month ago

Building a new house and looking for foundation guys

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Additional underfloor support required

Posted 5 months ago

We are adding around 1000Kgs to a small footprint in our Lounge on a timber floor and want to add additional support, access is easy and there is a water vapour barrier and room to work, although not standing height.

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Relevelling

Posted 2 months ago

House needs to be relevelled - floor has become uneven & doors are sticking

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Castle Heights

Posted 4 days ago

I have a triangular concrete patio area with an aluminium and glass conservatory sitting on top. The concrete has cracked in the middle and both sides have dropped approximately 100mm causing the conservatory to pull away from the unit. Both corners of the slab need to be lifted and somehow propped up. Patio sits above ground level with a small 300mm retaining wall around it. Not much access for machinery however.

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Repile foundations

Posted 2 months ago

Half the house is on blocks and half is on timber piles. The part on timber piles is no longer level and needs repiling. Easy access under the house with about 800mm clearance at lowest point. Most of it is more like 1200mm clearance or better. Please contact me to visit site and go over specifications. You'll need to be capable of handling the building consent process.

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Unlevel house and rot

Posted 4 months ago

We have one side of our house 1970s has had water get into the foundations and rot has occurred on the frame. We have pylon style foundations and eyeing them up a couple don't look straight. This has come up on a building report when selling the house. I'm after a report and quote to repair

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House that Jack Built

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a specialist in reveling concrete pile homes. Our house has definitely sunk in certain areas and we would love to get it sorted out before undertaking renovations. The house is roughly 90m2 and is on concrete pipes with timber sub floor.

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Pooks road

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, we need 100meters long retaining wall by railway, and 280 driven piles for 16 lots foundation, most piles are 12meters deep, total foundation piles are 1800metersl. We are looking for experienced and high efficient contractor who charge by per meter Rates , we will purchase the piles . Many thanks ! Please Text ...

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Water accumulation around 2 foundations pile

Posted 3 months ago

2 corner piles on a 1985 (aprox) build house have water accumulating around them. Looks like the ground might have settled a bit over time and would need to rework a proper slope and Fixing of the damp proof membrane.

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Fix foundation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fix rotten timber. Probably caused by water damage. The living room is sinking a bit at one side.

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Re-piling - plans

Posted 3 months ago

Our house may need to be re-piled. we need a structural engineer to assess and provide the initial plans.

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Piles to be quoted & replaced

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I'm looking for an LPB to inspect/quote & complete remedial work on several piles under a 1960s house in West Auckland.

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Piles to be fixed

Posted 2 months ago

Previous owner has excavated some of the earth near piles under house. House is still all level. Due to the earth being removed from around the base of a few piles under this home, their ability to remain structurally stable has become questionable. These piles require some form of reinforcement to maintain their stability. Pictures showing dimensions added.

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Quote to check foundation and house drainage issues

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there! We are interested in purchasing a property, however after a building inspection we have been advised that there is possible issues with the foundations/drain run off (due to a slope in the terrain). We need to check the below: - Water is tracking into foundation crawl space with damp foundation subsoil and high water marks on timber piles sighted, requires further investigation/repair. - Signs of rot sighted on some areas of timber foundation perimeter, requires repair/repla...

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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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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Leo Contractors Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, I am a qualified BCITO professional builder/carpenter who has been in the industry for more than 5 years. I do both commercial and residential. I take pride in my quality and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I always put the client's needs first. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. You will not be disappointed.

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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TBC Group

Joined December 2010

Hi We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over 14 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 12 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ours...

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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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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GOKIMS LIMITED BUILDING SOLUTION

Joined April 2018

Hi, my name is Jin from Gokims Limited Building Solutions I specialize in new builds, cladding, renovations and maintenance. I am always keen for contract works and also to make business relationships with other companies at the moment. I look forward to hear from you. Thanks

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On Key Builders

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Kia Ora

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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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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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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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Shoreline builders

Joined March 2016

Shoreline Builders offers its customers quality workmanship and will work with you every step of the way ensuring your vision comes to life. From small building projects to large scale jobs Shoreline Builders offer a honest and professional service. With a wealth of experience across varying levels of work Shoreline Builders builds with passion and finishes with pride. Call us today.

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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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Shire Geotechnics ltd

Joined March 2018

Shire Geotechnics provides a wide range of civil engineering services, including geotechnical ground testing and reporting suitable to support the building consent process, timber pole retaining wall design, assessment of building settlements, landslide hazard assessments and geotechnical site inspections for construction work.

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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