About Us: LevelMaster Adjustable Stumps

Stronger, Easier and Faster.

An Australian owned company, Levelmaster improves the time and cost of levelling a house. When the ground moves you need to go back in and adjust the levels otherwise you get cracks in your walls, and doors won’t move properly. The traditional way to do this requires special equipment, is slower and more expensive. LevelMaster products have an in built retainer nut which means you can basically level a whole house with a single spanner.

REBLOCKING AND RESTUMPING ALWAYS ADJUSTABLE.

House restumping, reblocking or new stumps, piers or posts.

Used on stumped buildings LevelMaster is a patented product that is stronger, easier and faster than using traditional stumps. The installation speed and ease of adjustment also reduces total onsite labour and installation costs.

We specialise in two kinds of stumping:

Weld on: Whilst uncommon some companies prefer the connector to be welded onto the top of the SHS stump. These companies have in-house fabricators or they use an external welding/fabrication company. Levelmaster do pre-fabricate house stumps including the weld on connectors.

Screw on: The more popular method is to tek screw the connector on top of the SHS stump. With no heat applied, the screw on connections do not disturb the galforce coating nor the strength ratings. Engineers will specify the uplift requirements, each tek screw can render 10KN of uplift force hence the 4 or 8 screw options deliver 40KN and 80KN of uplift respectively.

Why choose LevelMaster for your next project?

  1. Easy to Adjust
    Traditional methods of house stumping and house reblocking require heavy hydraulic jacks, packers, lifters and complicated machinery. Whereas one person with three simple tools can easily adjust LevelMaster house stumps.
  2. Quality and Durability
    Exposure to the elements leads to a higher chance of wear and rust which was common on traditional house stumps. LevelMaster’s covered stumps on the other hand have a much lower risk for moisture ingress. LevelMaster’s achieves a superior life expectancy by fully hot dip galvanising our stump tops.
  3. Fast results
    In the past, traditional house stumping or reblocking can take up to 3 weeks to completely level a house. LevelMaster tools can get your house level in less than half of the traditional time.
  4. Save on labour
    Other stumping methods can be costly to install, as they require specialist tradesmen with high ongoing costs. LevelMaster on the other hand is quick and simple to install saving on labour costs.
  5. Height matters
    The maximum legal height for repacking to level with traditional re-stumping/ house levelling is 50mm.  Level Master’s galvanised house stumps have a max height adjustment of 120mm due to their unique design.
  6. Pre-fabrication
    LevelMaster accurately prefabricates all products eliminating the need for an onsite fabricator like traditional methods of stumping. LevelMaster also fully galvanises all products.

Originally Peters Machining was a highly specialised machine shop that fabricated metal work items such as house stumps, stair stringers and bracing sets. The Market being serviced was Toowoomba and Brisbane House Stumps. This traditional and poorly designed method was followed much the same as many fabrication shops used to do in the 60’s – 90’s. LevelMaster took a different approach by creating detailed engineering and design works completed within Australian Structural Steel codes. This is a first for Australian steel house stumps. LevelMaster has form 15 and 16 certification for stumps and bracing which makes it easier for your building to be certified when complete. A loyal and long term customer assisted in developing the ultimate solution for the adjusting of house foundation systems.

A qualified Engineer with a background in Structural Steel Fabrication, to QBSA standards has since acquired Levelmaster. The new staff bring in excess of 30 years experience with structural steel installations. These skills and experience undoubtedly strengthen Levelmasters expansion nationally to service all in Australia. The Victorian customers have welcomed LevelMaster with open arms to assist with their house reblocking requirements.

LevelMaster’s products deliver the philosophy of do it once and do it right for all Builders and Handymen. The ability to adjust the stumps readily and easily (one Spanner) is a key feature of the design. Stair stringers can also be easily levelled with Levelmasters adjustable stair stringer base. LevelMaster is a distributor for a high quality water level meter called the Nivcomp Digital Level Tool. This German device ensures mm accuracy when setting levels

INTERESTING HISTORICAL TEST RESULTS OF OLD DESIGNS PERFORMED BY INDEPENDENT STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS.

The old style of adjustable stump evolved from the traditional method of welding a piece of box section to the top of some SHS then drilling holes through. This significantly weakened that section and therefore the entire stump. The reason is the seam is not designed for lateral shear forces. SHS on it’s side is not intended nor milled to perform as a structural component. The forces applied to that part of the stump are first to fail, in a large range, when placed in the hydraulic test benches. The numerous failures were due to boilermakers handing down the old design and not using properly certified drawings. Today, Australian home owners are still widely experiencing these failures and problems.

LevelMaster Team

Our team continuously dedicates itself to professional service in the building supply industry and together we will continue to provide more years of experience and great customer service

Our Vision

To be Australia’s leading supplier in the house stump/pier, house blocking and all other buildings which require adjustable solutions.

Our Aim

To supply the most cost effective, well designed and consistent foundation systems and products.
To provide efficient, professional & consistent service to all our customers at all times.

Call our team for any questions or further information you may require . “If we don’t have it we will know where to source it for you.”

Regards
The LevelMaster Team