Foundations and subfloors

Many villas have uneven floors and need repiling or other remedial action.

Original details

Original villas had suspended timber floors supported by piles set into the ground. These piles were made from native timber logs such as puriri or totara. Read more.

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Common problems and remedies

Repiling and levelling

Many villas have uneven floors and need to be repiled or levelled. Read more.

Inadequate foundation bracing

Many villas do not comply with modern standards for earthquake bracing of foundations. Read more.

Insufficient ground clearance

Many villas were built closer to the ground than is permitted by the current Building Code. Read more.

Insufficient subfloor ventilation

Many villas need additional subfloor ventilation. Read more.

Matching new framing to existing

New framing timber has different dimensions from existing villa framing. There are several ways to deal with the differences. Read more.