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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering foundations related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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Repiling and level the floor

Posted 3 weeks ago

The house is on a flat land. Some areas (one area is about 30 sqm, another area is about 10 sqm) of the floor are unlevelled. Need a licensed and experienced people to do repiling to level the floor and the house. Thanks

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Quote for piles work (unsure of the extent of damage

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for someone to come and inspect and quote to repair piles at a property that is coming to the market, The quote will be required for the sale, and depending on cost, the vendor may go ahead with the repair. Looking for someone who can do this quote for no more than $150 + GST.

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Foundation restrentghning

Posted 4 months ago

Foundation restrengthening required. The job is required around foundation columns of a property in Tawa , wellington. The soil around the foundation piles was excavated to build a den/room but it never took place. Please see pictures of the foundation columns/piles to get an idea of job. The space has easy access no scrolling under the floor is required . It's as high as Garage height, entrance through garage shutter. Tradesperson need to be qualified/ registered to do such work along with l...

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Foundation Piling for Tiny House

Posted 2 days ago

I bought a prefab tiny house from a manufacturer in Auckland, and it is under construction. The tiny house needs to be placed on a pile foundation on my property. The site plan includes the foundation, deck, and stairs are already completed by an architectural designer and the council has approved this plan. I need a builder to install the pile foundation on my property sometime in December or January. The foundation is an eight timber piles supported foundation. If the builder can do the dec...

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Repiling or Advice

Posted 1 month ago

Kia ora ~ hoping to get some repiling done before starting any major jobs on our recent purchase. Any advice or help would be appreciated.

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Piling and sub floor - shovel ready

Posted 3 months ago

Single story house. Engineering drawings and construction plan available. Job is to replace existing undermined piles (16). Remove 3 existing piles. Install 2 steel beams. Current subfloor headroom is approx 1.7m. Floor area approx 12 square m, need to excavate a further 300mm to increase headroom to 2.0m. Have consent from council. available for immediate start.

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Undermined pile

Posted 1 month ago

One pile is undermined. There may be additional work which needs to be done also.

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Potentially undermined pile and slot-drain installation

Posted 1 month ago

Subfloor may have an undermined pile. Would like a man experienced builder to let us know if there are any issues which need to be addressed and what the options are. In addition would like a slot drain put into the front of the house to prevent water pooling against the wall.

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Foundation work

Posted 2 months ago

2 storey house, concrete ground floor. Part of our house has settled and prelimnary engineer advice says it needs to be underpinned. We want to see who has experience with micro piles or injection grouting. Also want to understand your availability as looking to sell our house. Thanks Martin

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Urgent quotation for piling, drainage, moisture, cladding and wiring work.

Posted 3 months ago

We are in the process of buying a home and need work done quickly on some inspection of foundations and piling repairs, some downpipe drainage corrections and repairs, minor cladding renovations and a bay window insection and possible renovation due to moisture problems.

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Pile repairing

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Just need a pile rapaied as one has started to crumble(cement). Quote would be appreciated. Thanks

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Cabin foundation

Posted 1 week ago

Need someone to lay a cabin kit set foundation of approximately 7mx3.6m

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Replacement of Bearer

Posted 2 months ago

Replacement of rotten bearer (approx 4m) under external wall of 1910 house. Bearer is supported on concrete piles and is also providing support for a deck. There is good underfloor access.

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Quote to repair damage to piles

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to quote and complete job at a property coming to market. Quote first (happy to pay) then work once approved.

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FOUNDATION TREATMENT AND CORRECTION OF CONCRETE STRIP FOOTINGS

Posted 2 months ago

Re-support and correct sections of concrete strip footing, to re-level the affected structure to as near as reasonably practical to level.

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Repiling job

Posted 1 week ago

My 100 year old house needs new piles. I have the architects drawings and building consent. All I need now is a good, reliable repiling specialist to do the job. No specific deadline, but the sooner the better.

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Repiling releveling one side of old house

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 1910’s house that needs some repiling / releveling on the southern side.

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101 Sefton St - localised foundation stabilisation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Halting and remediating what's currently causing superficial interior cracking of plasterwork. I can supply a building inspection report and a penetrometer testing report.

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Initial assessment of piles

Posted 1 month ago

We are after an initial assessment of our house's piles. Information in the vendor's builder's report from when we purchased the property suggests some repiling work may be required (original totara piles that should be upgraded; newer piling work that has not been completed to a high standard i.e. concrete piles not deep enough - see photo for inspection comments) . We're interested to know how urgent, and how extensive, any repiling work is. There are also floor level issues, and while tha...

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Replace corner piles under house

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to get a quote on replacing the piles under one corner of our house. We bought the house about 9 months ago. After next door built a retaining wall and removed a tree, one corner of our house has dropped slightly. We would like to get a quote to repair the piles on this side of the house. Our building inspector told us the piles were originally place too close to the bank but at the time they seemed ok. Since the building started next door there has been some damage to our house.

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Recent foundations reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Balcony Relevelling #2


10th December 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 Inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Ring Foundation Underpinning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Foundation Specialists in Wellington

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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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Walter Millar

Joined May 2007

Hi there i am a fully qualified tradesman, with 25 years experience in all aspects of building - mainly in the domestic setting. Over this time we have completed many projects of varying sizes from new housing, major extensions and additions, down to some much smaller work - repairs, maintenance etc.

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Savvy Siteworks

Joined August 2021

Here at savvy we enjoy dealing with clients and finding solutions for their problems.weather it be small retaining walls or large house site prep we will deliver.we are also equipped to deal with commercial clients.

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Linton Construction Ltd

Joined October 2021

We are Licensed Building Practitioners, specialising in residential new builds, alterations and extensions. With over 25 years experience in the industry, My team and I have the expertise and long-standing relationships to manage your project from concept to completion.

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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PGL Design &Build

Joined August 2009

qualified designer builder with 20 yrs experience competant in all facets of construction- residential commercial shopfitting .as well as this i am aqualified intreior/furniture designer specialising in unique one off creations

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Uplift Repiling and Renovation

Joined May 2021

Our company are a small crew of family guys. We are fast, honest and thorough in our work. We have 16years of experience in releveling, repiling, underpinning and renovations to new builds. We are licensed And insured and have amazing references from large corporations like Tainui Group Holdings to retirees from Dunedin to Monganui. Waikato based, but are preferred in many cities in NZ. I also hav...

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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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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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Askew contracting ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Straight Edge Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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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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Eagle Eye Construction

Joined January 2018

Eagle Eye Construction Ltd and Eagle Eye Decorating Ltd are family owned companies who take pride in providing quality services. From residential to commercial projects, we have the resources and experience to carry out the more complex projects while taking pride in the small details. Services include; Light Commercial, New builds, developments, renovations and extensions, landscaping , interi...

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