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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.

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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

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Foundation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

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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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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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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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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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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Foundation Design

Posted 5 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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Subsidence to residential house

Posted 6 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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Michele pearson-garcia

Posted 2 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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New Piles and garage moved onto concrete foundation

Posted 5 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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House Pile Maintenance (12 piles need replacing )

Posted 4 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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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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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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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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Capital G Construction

Joined July 2019

Qualified and professional building company with a friendly team. We aim to make your dreams become a reality. There are no jobs too big or small, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Capital G Construction

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ASbuilders

Joined February 2019

We are a local company, with local people here at ASbuilders. Covering everything from new builds, alterations, additions, demolition, drive ways, foot paths and retaining walls and many more. We pride ourselves in meeting deadlines and producing work of the highest standards, understanding how costly building work can be, we do our very best to give cost effective quotes, we work with you in help...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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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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ACF Creatives

Joined November 2020

A hardworking young man who has been working since the age of 13. Started out gardening/landscaping but expanded this by doing general handyman work. After college spent 5 years as a property manager for one of the largest landowners in the UK, one of the skills I learned was Arboriculture, which I took on as a career change and worked at for 5 years ending here in NZ where I am now working toward...

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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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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