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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

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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

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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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Adding piles and strapping piles

Posted 3 days ago

1929 house, has been historically replied with concrete and modern 125mm square h5 timber piles. Based on the builder's report, some piles need to be strapped or have wire dogs installed. And suggested adding an additional pile. Can I have an approximate cost of the work?

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Re-piling, Lyall Bay

Posted 1 month ago

We were advised that we need to replace piles for our house when builder inspected on purchase last year. House is on a sloped section and on original tōtara piles. Keen to do as soon as possible.

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House repiling

Posted 3 months ago

House needs a full repiling over summer. Having 4-5 anchor piles put in now, but whole house will need doing. Will require architect plans and building consent. Looking for a qualified piling professional with indemnity cover to manage this from start to finish preferably by March 2021.

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Carroll St piles

Posted 3 months ago

Replace 17 piles, install a steel beam, lower ground by 50cm (approx 10m3). Preliminary engineers report available, access to site reasonable.

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Quote required for re-piling

Posted 4 months ago

Property for tender on Thursday 29/10 and hoping to get an idea of what repairs would cost before making an offer as they are likely needing to be done within the first 6 months of purchase. Unfortunately the long weekend has created a bit of pressure time-wise and so it is last minute

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Undermine Pile

Posted 1 month ago

I have one pile that is ubdermine. Need to get that fix

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House levelled

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a 1929 house that needs to be levelled. The house is 100sqm. We have wooden floor boards which could be removed for easy access to piles. Piles are concrete and wire tied to wooden bearers.

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Foundation Inspection

Posted 1 month ago

We've recently moved into a property with a ring foundation and have observed some potential issues - overall doesn't look too bad but there are a few cracks, and it looks like some of the concrete has popped off in places exposing the steel underneath. I've attached some photos from our building report. We'd like to get a professional opinion from a structural engineer. If repairs or repiling is needed, we'd like to get an estimated cost for this. Please let me know if you need more info. Many...

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Quote for Repiling

Posted 3 months ago

I’m looking for someone to urgently provide a quote for repiling a property in Thorndon. Single story cottage and they are possibly original (1890s?) wooden piles. There is no access to under the house (so assuming when the work is done access would need to be through the floor). I’m looking for a quote urgently before the sale agreement goes unconditional next week. If anyone is available over the weekend or on Monday please let me know.

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Relevelling section of 1929 villa

Posted 3 months ago

Relevelling section of 1929 single story villa. One bedroom, entrance, lounge and kitchen along one side of the house needs to be jacked and packed and potentially some remedial work. Installing new kitchen.

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Project manager

Posted 2 months ago

Purchasing Pre-built Transportable unit, we need help with Council building consent for site to be able to place unit on section. We are looking at options for the foundation work ie piling, concrete slab, levelling section retaining wall. Site has been surveyed Topographical survey.

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Repair piles

Posted 3 weeks ago

Piles need repair. Preferably without taking the floor out. An assessment would be very helpful as I'm not sure what needs to be done.

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Repiling House

Posted 1 month ago

old 1920's 2 storey house, being half pile foundation and half concrete, need repiling.

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Piling inspection

Posted 1 month ago

Partially replied house but still on a lean, need someone to advise and quote for remediation work. Cheers John

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Repiling existing house - flat corner site in Karori

Posted 3 months ago

I have architectural plans to do additions and alterations to the existing house. I need to lift the house by 200mm. 3 bedroom house, on a flat corner site in Karori with very easy access. Renovation work will be starting in the new year. I have resource consent - just waiting for the building consent to come through.

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Waipapa_piling

Posted 3 months ago

foundation is concrete piles tied with about five undermined roughly around the edge of the excavated soils, install additional piles to stabilise and support those areas.

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Piles insepction

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone to inspect piles, due to issues found in building inspection; 'Foundation Type This house sits on a mixture of foundation types with the newer rear addition having a concrete slab floor. The remaining portion of the house has seen some upgrading to concrete piles however the majority of the house is still supported on the original Totara (native timber) piles. Although the timber piles above ground are sound, they will have likely rotted away below ground. It is generally...

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New piling

Posted 1 month ago

Need around 12 piles put in clear site building not there yet.

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Piles

Posted 2 months ago

We need a section of the house repiled/jacked up ,20~30 mill on our house

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Re-pilling 70 m2 villa

Posted 2 months ago

We need to re pile our house. It’s a small property - 70m2 Don’t need to start the work until the New Year. Cheers

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wiring house bearers to concrete piles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House relevel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Repiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony Relevelling #2


10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding 5 piles to foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation Inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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T Patterson builder

Joined August 2009

Straight from school and into carpentry. With 25 years in the trade and an eye for detail, you won't find anyone better. Check out some of my work at Tristan Patterson Builders on Facebook.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize 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 prid...

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Foundation Services and Construction

Joined January 2021

We have over 30 years experience in the construction of retaining solutions and foundations using a variety of techniques. We specialise in rapid delivery to a high standard of quality and can work with clients to provide design solutions. We look forward to working with you to find a solution that meets your requirements. Faster, Safer and Collaboratively.

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Redefine Renovations and Construction Ltd

Joined February 2013

Hello We are highly skilled team of carpenters and apprentices, with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. While we specialise in alterations and additions, we can help with all aspects of your project With my considerable project management skills, projects are completed efficiently, whilst ensuring the work is completed to the highest quality. We can take y...

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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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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Maitai Construction Ltd

Joined April 2012

Hi there! We're a small Wellington owned & operated company based in Johnsonville, with a qualified & licenced building team. 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 ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on bud...

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CMCC Builders Wellington

Joined September 2014

Developing relationships with clients and contractors in order to consistently produce quality work. We will go above and beyond to ensure competitive quotes and meet project deadlines with qualified tradesman. New builds, Renovations, Management and Commercial Contracting

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EasyAz Maintenance & Building Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, At EasyAz we have 15 years of backround experience to make your present building experience an easy one. Our ethos is to operate with a respect for each and evey customer, and a respect for the construction community.It is our goal to continally improve the standards of building. Fairness, reasonable pricing and good workmanship leave our clients satisfied and happy with their purchase.

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we specialised in. While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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