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Your guide to Foundations in Wellington

House Foundations - The pros & cons of 3 different types

When you’re building a house you start from the ground up, with the foundations. There are 3 types of foundations to choose from depending on the type of home you are building and where you’re building it. A proper foundation does more than just hold a house up. It keeps out moisture, insulates against cold weather and resists movement of the earth around it. One more thing: It should last forever. When you’re building a new home, consult with your builder and other design professionals to… (view full article)

Reviews of Wellington Foundation Specialists

Front paving

12th June 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Excellent trades person. Very helpful. Highly recommended.”

Reply: “It's pleasure and thank you.

Cheers”


AnneNZ

2nd March 2017
Workmanship5
Cost3
Schedule5
Communications5

“Great job. Completed much quicker than I expected because of gap in Bob''s schedule. Would highly recommend this builder.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule4
Communications5

“They have done the best work I have seen in new Zealand with reason price. I will keep them in mind will be call them up in the future.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


New Roof

29th May 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Highly recommend. Very professional, attention to detail and made the whole reroofing process stress free.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship4
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Corey was prompt with visiting our site and quoting. Communicated very well throughout the job. Neat and tidy work and all completed as expected with final costs as quoted. Definitely recommend considering him for your jobs.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“The scaffolding was erected as per great communications with Sam on time for the specified purpose... Nice job. Great person to deal with.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

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1930s Totora piles need replaced under our house. Would like a quote to repile as per detail provided. Quote for replacement of 29 to 30 Piles. Works would need to start and finish between Monday the 14th of August &…


I have a wooden villa in Brooklyn Wellington, made in 1910. It has been repiled previously, but there are a couple of areas where the floor is bouncy and this has got worse in the last 9 years. Looking under the…


Hi there we have some piles that are close to an excavation that was done prior to us buying the house and we have been told that we should fix this. Can someone provide me a quote with what it would cost and when they…


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I have a 150 year old cottage that requires re-piling and extensive floor reframing. The site has poor access.


I need to re pile the majority of my house. A central section was completed some time in the past but a lot of the house has not be done and is sub standard. There is minimal clearance in parts although some floors can…


Replacement of timber piles in sub floor area. One of the builders report recommendations when we bought the property was to replace some timber piles. Looking for an indication of cost. Maybe further remediation…


There is a crack in the concrete foundation of the house and one of the piles. This was noted on a building report when the house was purchased (see photos). There is possibly some levelling needed in that corner as…


There is a crack in the concrete foundation of the house and one of the piles. This was noted on a building report when the house was purchased (see photos). There is possibly some levelling needed in that corner as…


I recently removed some bricks that were hard against some lower weatherboards. Once the bricks were removed it uncovered some rotten weatherboards that need replaced. I also want the piles in this area to be…


110 yr old single story house on flat. 2 old totara piles and or joists need reinforcing in lounge. Refer to picture: See area directly next to bar stools to the left. Can possibly go through tiles at the edge of…


Replacing qty 4 like piles with like. Digging down 1.2m to 1.5 in small cavity. May have to go through floor. If you do, please include repairs in your quote. Also reinforcing a cross-beam as per design. House is…


Our carport (for 2 cars) is under a residential unit. The foundations supporting the unit are badly degraded. Two of the four concrete foundations are badly cracked and crumbling. A chunk has dropped off one…


Repile existing 107 sqm weatherboard house. 1929 house on Totara stumps requires leveling and repiling.


Older house - 1920's railway cottage, concrete piles. House has developed a bit of movement in the floorboards have identified 2 bearers with tiny gap between pile. Might just need packing . Another concrete pile is…