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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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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New Piles and garage moved onto concrete foundation

Posted 1 year ago

Need piles done for relocated house. I have architect report for new piles but awaiting BC so far at day 17 of consent. Also need relocated garage moved onto concrete foundation when done, garage is on temp piles on site. Needing quotes for both jobs please.

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Sloping floor

Posted 8 months ago

My floor has a slope to it. I am almost at completion for a new kitchen install however this sloping is halting that. I need advice and costings to help relevel my home.

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Foundation piles for relocatable building

Posted 3 years ago

I need to have foundations/piles lay for a relocatable home on my property.

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Re-piling Quotation

Posted 1 year ago

Initially I need a quotation of how much it will cost to re pile a house

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Inspect/measure concrete foundation for level

Posted 1 year ago

I am in the process of buying a property. My offer has been accepted as of ... . The building has stucco over concrete walls and has a concrete foundation. My builder's report has found repaired cracks in interior walls and believes the concrete foundation may be split, possibly due to the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake. I would like to know if the foundation is in fact damaged and if so, is it likely to need repairing or will it be safe to live in. I would ideally like to get this done this coming w...

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Subsidence to residential house

Posted 1 year ago

corner of house has some subsidence that has worsened with drought this year. Hinuera stone house on concrete pad. Some cracks appearing so need repointing done as well

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Pile Driving fo Relocatable Building

Posted 4 years ago

We are buying some land in Wainui and were looking for an indicative price to drive some piles into the ground for a 12x7m relocatable classrom. The report says the piles would need to go in 10-15m because of the location of the land. Geotech report available on request.

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Possible foundation issues

Posted 1 year ago

Recently (a few months now) we have noticed a crack in the brick cladding of our house. Also there is a noticeable drop in floor level at the other end of the house. We are wanting someone to have a look to see how bad our issues may be and quote for fixing the problems.

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House Pile Maintenance (12 piles need replacing )

Posted 5 years ago

We've just had an engineer out and have been informed that a section of our house needs about 12 piles replacing as they are in poor condition.

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Foundation Design

Posted 6 years ago

We are in a bit of a catch 22 situation at present.  We really need to get a good idea of a total build cost so we can see if what we can borrow is enough for a build. We don't want to be locked into a specific design yet until we get some idea of foundation cost which we need to add to the to the initial costing stage. If we go ahead we will need a fixed price contract to apply for a loan.  Our borrowings are quite high already so we will have a fairly limited capacity for a loan. The engin...

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Michele pearson-garcia

Posted 3 years ago

URGENT-NEED THE FOLLOWING DONE BEFORE MOVE IN ON 14TH JULY FOR: Curb levelling Removal of a step Prep remaining L shape driveway for concrete or gravel

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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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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Ardern Building and Carpentry Limited

Joined January 2015

Hello, I've been working in the building trade for 17 years completing a wide range of projects. Renovation projects large and small have made up the majority of my career. Working as a one man band I am able to team up with other like minded tradies and carpenters to tackle the bigger jobs.

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MTF Building Limited

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Geotest Group Limited

Joined June 2019

Geotest Group Ltd has decades of experience in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering in NZ , we have since expanded our service areas including Auckland wide, Christchurch , Hamilton, Waikato and Rotorua . We provide services to house owners, investors, local councils, civil contractors, developers, Architects and Structural Engineers.

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RepileNZ

Joined August 2016

Hi, we are Repile NZ. We specialize in underfloor repiling, underfloor insulation and moisture barrier and small construction jobs. We want to make your house a warm and safe home for you and your family.

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates Handyman Services ltd. We specialise in roof leak repair repair, Chimney takedowns, Cladding, weatherboards & Soffit repair and renewal. Gutter & Downpipe cleaning, repair and installation. Detergent Softbroom & Pressure washing Houses & buildings. Mosstreating of roofs & path/driveways. General Handyman Services. Happy to help anytime. Regards Steve Slater.

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Building Consulting Simple

Joined January 2021

A company of constructions specialists that covers a wide range of specialty trades including, Concrete, Foundations, General Carpentry, Interior design & Fit out, Renovation and minor earthwork/landscaping/hardscaping

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Tim's contracting

Joined November 2020

Hi guys Tims contracting has been in the building industry for some years know and pride myself in quality workmanship ,productivity ,to best practice building guide lines , the services i offer are Fencing Wooden /Balustrades /Colour panel /Chain Link security /Rural farm/or what have you ,i also do repairs on fencing ,too of any nature Gates I also can build wooden gates to your likin...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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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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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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