Reblocking & restumping services in Melbourne

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What is Reblocking / Restumping?

Restumping or reblocking a house is a crucial step to consider when renovating or maintaining an older property. It involves replacing the existing stumps or blocks that support the foundation with new, durable concrete or steel stumps. This process ensures the structural integrity and longevity of your home.

When is Restumping neccessary?

Most houses with timber stumps have a lifespan ranging from 15 to 50 years, depending on factors such as soil conditions, timber quality, drainage, and potential termite damage.

Restumping becomes necessary when these timber stumps deteriorate, causing issues to the house, such as:

  • Sloping or uneven floors
  • Bouncy or loose floors
  • Extensive moisture in the foundation
  • Cracked walls, tiles, or plasterwork
  • Doors and windows that jam and don’t close properly
  • Decay in the timber stumps

Inspecting Your House

Before undertaking a restumping project, it’s essential to have your home inspected by a licensed professional from Able Reblocking.

Our experts, who are fully licensed and registered with the Building Practitioners Board, will conduct a thorough evaluation, checking for signs of stump decay, moisture issues, and structural damage. This inspection will determine if restumping is required and provide recommendations for the best course of action.

As a proud member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBAV), we offer a ten-year guarantee on our work and carry Contract Works and Public Liability Insurance of $10,000,000 for your peace of mind.

Our restumping services comply with the Building Act 1993, Part 3 – Building Permits, ensuring a smooth and compliant process.

Restumping Costs

The cost of restumping can vary depending on factors such as the property’s size, age, accessibility, and the number of stumps required. At Able Reblocking, we provide competitive pricing and handle all necessary building permits to ensure a smooth and compliant process. Our experienced team will ensure the structural integrity of your home with reliable and high-quality reblocking solutions. For expert advice and professional restumping services in Melbourne, give Able Reblocking a call on 0418 329 309 or get in touch via our contact form.
FAQS

There are several signs that may indicate the need for reblocking or restumping, including sloping or uneven floors, cracks in tiles or plasterwork, doors that jam or fail to close properly, decaying timber stumps, and bouncy or loose floors. Additionally, if your home was constructed prior to 1970 or if you notice extensive moisture in the foundation, it is advisable to consider reblocking or restumping.

The cost of restumping a house can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and age of the property, as well as the extent of damage to the existing foundation. For a standard three-bedroom house, the cost typically starts at approximately $12,000, excluding the cost of materials and any additional repairs required due to foundation damage.

Yes, Able Reblocking Specialists provides a ten-year guarantee on all restumping work they undertake and complete.

Reblocking should be the first step in the renovation process, as restumping the house after renovations may compromise the level and potentially damage any new renovations.

Reblocking and restumping refer to the process of replacing the old blocks or stumps in the foundation with new concrete stumps. Underpinning, on the other hand, involves digging under the strip footing and supporting it with a larger concrete pad, increasing the area of support. A house may require one or multiple underpinning pins.

In most cases, Able Reblocking Specialists can complete the reblocking works within 5 to 10 days.

In most cases, it is not necessary to vacate the property during the reblocking process. However, if there is insufficient height under the subfloor, the floors may need to be removed to provide a minimum clearance of 400mm. In such cases, the home would need to be vacant, and furniture removal would be required.

Able Reblocking Specialists takes care of obtaining the necessary plans and building permits on your behalf.

The extent of the mess can vary depending on the specific property and the type of plaster used. While some houses may only require painting, others may need replastering. Able Reblocking Specialists strives to minimize plaster damage during the restumping process.

If there is a clearance of 400mm or more underneath the house, there is no need to remove the floorboards. However, if the clearance is less than 400mm, the floorboards will need to be removed to gain access. If the floorboards are in good condition, Able Reblocking Specialists can offer a service to relay them.

Able Reblocking Specialists utilises high-quality concrete and steel stumps to replace the deteriorating wooden stumps in the foundation.