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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.

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.

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Recent jobs posted

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

Fixing slightly sloping living room/kitchen floor

Posted 1 year ago

We have recently moved into our house in Onerahi, Whangarei One of the corners/sides has a slightly sloping floor. We are on wooden piles but there is quite good access under the house. We are looking for assessment then fixing as necessary.

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Sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

Our sleepout has a sloping floor and needs repiling. It’s approx 6m x 8m.

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Foundation Relevelling work

Posted 3 months ago

Builders report noted deviation in finished floor levels and recommends the original Totara be replaced with concrete piles with timber jack studs. Not all piles need replacing.

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Small house leveling in rural area

Posted 5 months ago

need to level a small house on piles which have sunk; location is Akerama. Need to find a relevel service . ... Dottie Harris good access

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Subsiding

Posted 7 months ago

Repair subsiding corner of house

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Raewyn Street

Posted 1 year ago

I would like someone to have a look under my flat to see if it needs repiling or levelling

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Garage floor leveling #2

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a free quote to level my garage floor, it isn't our biggest priority for the property currently so please show interest in the job if there are no upfront cost's as I don't want to waste anyone's time/travel/money etc The garage would range somewhere between 30-35m2 I believe and has 4 differing length walls ranging fron 4.2m shortest to 7.8m longest The concrete base is on a slope and the highest point is probably 25-30cm above the lowest. I would like a quote and adv...

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Pile quote

Posted 2 weeks ago

House on market. Agent says we have some sunk piles in kitchen and toilet we need to have this checked and rectified if necessary. Whole house does not need repiling just small part of it apparently

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Shed repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Install 8 new timer post piles under boat shed. Aprox 1.8m long x 200mm Concrete in footing.

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Re-piling of 1930s Villa

Posted 7 months ago

At this stage just after an idea of cost to re-pile a 3 bedroom, 130sqm 1930s villa. We are looking at buying the house but would like to know how much we're looking at to re-pile before we make an offer. Ideally we would like to know in the next couple of days. My understanding is that they are not rotting or anything, but the concrete footprint of the piles is too small and they're slowly sinking. Once corner of the house has sunk more than the rest - maybe 100mm, the rest of the house see...

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Garage floor leveling #3

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a free quote to level my garage floor, depending on cost we may be a little while off actioning so please show interest in the job if there are no upfront cost's as I don't want to waste anyone's time/travel/money etc The garage would range somewhere between 30-35m2 I believe and has 4 differing length walls ranging fron 4.2m shortest to 7.8m longest The concrete base is on a slope and the highest point is probably 25-30cm above the lowest. I would like a quote and ad...

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Repiling old villa

Posted 10 months ago

We have a 182sm 1910 villa that needs at least partially repiling. It's a mixture of new piles on concrete blocks and old totara which have rotted

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House onsite relocation

Posted 4 months ago

Relocate house forward on flat section. Site with good access but relocation position requires engineered design according to council. Edge of 100 year flood zone

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Ross st underpinning

Posted 9 months ago

I’ve noticed over the past few months large cracks in the gib around doors and window frames. Doors becoming hard to shut and not lining up. I believe the foundations have shifted. My house is a split level home half on piles and the other half concrete slab and I think both halves need attention. I require someone at first to come survey the house and quote for remedials. Understandably you will be paid for this time. So I can take that figure to the bank and/or insurance and get the funds req...

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Garage floor leveling

Posted 1 year ago

If required pre visit I can provide more accurate measurements but my garage is of varying lengths on all sides, and approx 30m2. The concrete base is on a slope and the highest point is probably 25-30cm above the lowest. I would like a quote and advice on what options I have moving forward to improve this as for what I would like a garage for it is pretty useless space. I work 11am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8-5 on Fridays so 8.30-10am monday to thursday or on the weekend would best sui...

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Pah Road Foundations

Posted 2 months ago

I have no idea what needs to be done but I do know there are many issues to do with unstable foundations. So I would like someone to take me through to examine the subfloor structures, detail what work will be required at all the different areas and then provide a quote on the work required.

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Underpinning

Posted 11 months ago

Corner of standalone garage has sunk due to weather conditions

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Old country cottage needing re-leveling

Posted 4 months ago

100sqm house that is uneven and sloping in places. Piles are on concrete blocks. Reasonable crawl access to most of the piles. Looking for an affordable solution that will last, and for the work to be done in the next 3 months or so. We pay on time and are easy going clients :)

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House pile inspection and remedy .

Posted 9 months ago

My house has some loose house piles that need reconcreting.

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Titoki

Posted 3 months ago

Replace some piles mainly under the kitchen and level some areas.

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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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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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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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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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Woods Waetford bricklayers Ltd

Joined November 2016

30 years experience in brick and block laying, all work carried out by time served tradesmen. City and Guilds of London Institute, most recognised trade certs in the world.

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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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Luke Chapman Builders

Joined January 2015

Hi ive been building houses for over 15 years, no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on quality and client satisfaction. Qualified, licenced and registered.

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Ash wood construction Ltd

Joined February 2019

We are a building company that take pride in our work however big or small the job. We strive to give the best service to our customers and leave them with enjoyment and satisfaction from our building.

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Betterbuild Limited

Joined April 2010

20 years in the building industry. Fully qualified build. Competitive prices. New Homes, Renovations, Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens, fences we do it all. Quality guaranteed. No hidden costs. Certified builder and lbp registured - New Homes - Alterations - Extentions - Decks - Bathrooms We do it all!

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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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Chapman Concrete

Joined September 2017

.CHAPMAN CONCRETE. Chapman concrete is a new business but has 10 years experience behind it. We are a small team that does all the smaller jobs that the big timers don't have time to do. 9pmProfessional honest reliable hard working and a eye for detail with unbeatable prices, our suppliers give us the best rates which we hand on to you to help keep pricing low! If its to do with concrete Chapman...

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Hauraki and Sons contracting

Joined July 2015

Professional Digger operator who specializes in Concrete, Site works and Landscaping projects. We can move the Earth for you! Iwi Hauraki, Owner/Operator, is a skilled operator and experienced Project Manager who is committed to the highest standards of safety and efficient service. We offer free site visits! www. ... .nz

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PGM CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined August 2016

PGM CONSTRUCTION is a building company willing to take on any size job big or small, we have no trouble with travel. We are a reliable and trustworthy company. We can take full control of your job or let you organise and work in together.We undertake all residential building work from repairing that old door to building your dream home, we also do light commercial work as well. Please don't hesit...

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