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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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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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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

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

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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Pile Driving fo Relocatable Building

Posted 3 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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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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Foundation piles for relocatable building

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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Sloping floor

Posted 4 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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New Piles and garage moved onto concrete foundation

Posted 10 months 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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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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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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Subsidence to residential house

Posted 11 months 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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Find Foundation Specialists in Whakatane

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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Rotorua Building and Landscaping Ltd

Joined January 2021

We are a diverse and skilled team of builders, Landscapers and arborists who can arrange everything for you within and around these professions. contact us for a 1 stop shop.

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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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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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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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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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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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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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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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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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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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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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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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