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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

House inspection and report

19th February 2015
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Simon was very responsive, on time and professional. No workmanship to comment on as this was a builder's report on a house I did not end up purchasing, but the report was thorough and well presented. He also forwarded contacts for other professional services and they were also responsive and professional.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Tree pruning

15th August 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Wonderful job, thank you very much!”


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Really appreciated the advice from Colin on the house we were looking at buying. His honest, straightforward and communicative assessment helped us make a difficult decision, and we also appreciated his overall professionalism and obvious skills in assessing the foundations of the house we were looking at.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Remove arch

10th October 2015
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Great job, really professional service thanks! A”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“On time and on budget. Very tidy and efficient. Would definitely recommend.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Mixed fencing

12th July 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“The workmen came when they said they would, finished the job to our complete satisfaction, and cleaned up after themselves. A pleasure to work with.”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

Recent jobs posted in Wellington

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…


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…