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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

Poisonous kowhai tree.

20th April 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“These guys did a fantastic job. Highly recommend.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship4
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Really great guy, highly recommended.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you for your positive review. I had an enjoyable experience working with you and would highly recommend to any tradesman as a client.”


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


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications4

“Very happy with the work completed and we would certainly be offering Tony first right of refusal on other projects that we have in mind”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks for your review Neville.
I look forward to being of service in the future.
Tony
Action for Property Ltd.”


New fencing and gate

2nd April 2017
Workmanship5
Cost4
Schedule4
Communications4

“Good working crew, very obliging, fence great. They were very tidy, took away rubbish, I would recommend them to anyone who asks”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Very happy with the job Corey did for us. Work was completed in a timely manner and at a very good price. Kept me informed of progress and what was left to do every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Corey as we will be sure to be using him again in the future.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Recent jobs posted in Wellington

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…


URGENT WAITANGI WEEKEND JOB Estimated 1 hour job (another builder has sighted it and estimates 1 hour) to trim down a wedge between a pile and bearer and refix it in place. Concreting path next week, so access to…


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…


Our house is on a hillside. At the downhill end five wooden posts about 2.5m tall do the job of piles. The top of each post is fixed to the building with two steel plates. At the bottom of each post is a concrete…


House is 1900's villa. It has very good access underneath (standing room in parts). It was re-piled in the sixties, with concrete piles tied down with wire. House is not level anymore. Would like to get a quote…