About Us: LevelMaster Adjustable Stumps

Stronger, Easier and Faster.

We’re an Australian owned company and we’re improving the way houses are levelled. If you think of houses that are built on stumps, when the ground moves or settles, you need to go back in and adjust the levels, so you don’t get cracks in your walls and make sure doors open and close properly. The traditional way to do this is expensive, takes a lot of time and requires special equipment. With our LevelMaster products have an integrated retainer nut system 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.

LevelMaster is a patented and trademarked product used on stumped buildings, predominantly houses. It is stronger, easier and faster than using traditional stumps and it eliminates the need for boilermakers in the workshop or on site. The installation speed and easy adjustment also reduces total onsite labour and installation costs.

We specialise in two kinds of stumping:

Weld on: These are used by companies that prefer to welding to the top of the square hollow section stump whether they have in-house welders/fabricators or use they an external welding/fabrication company.

Screw on: The most popular product which is tek screwed to the top of the square hollow section stump. The tek screw process does not disturb the galforce coating as no heat is applied and the strength ratings are more than adequate for Australian conditions. Engineers will specify the uplift requirements and each tek screw can render 10KN of uplift force hence the standard 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. One person with three simple tools can easily adjust LevelMaster house stumps.
  2. Quality and Durability
    Most traditional house stumps are exposed and have a high chance of wear and rust. LevelMaster’s covered stumps on the other hand have a much lower risk or for moisture ingress. LevelMaster’s stump tops are fully hot dip galvanised after fabrication hence a superior life expectancy.
  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 and house reblocking is 50mm.  Level Master’s galvanized house stumps have a max height of 120mm of adjustment due to their unique design.
  6. Pre-fabrication
    LevelMaster’s products are all prefabricated, not only can you rely on their accuracy and consistency, LevelMaster standard components are all fully galvanised and ready to be shipped.

Peters machining was a highly specialized machine shop which also fabricated metal work items such as house stumps, steel stair stringers and post to post, pier to pier, and hose stump to house stump bracing sets.

The Market being serviced was traditionally Toowoomba House Stumps and Brisbane House Stumps. This traditional method was followed much the same as many fabrication workshops used to do in the 60’s through to the 90’s which is a poorly designed option for adjustment of house stumps.  In conjunction with the machining skills and thinking outside the normal paradigm Levelmaster was trialed, engineering designed and finally developed. Levelmaster took a different approach and had detailed engineering and design works completed to comply with Australian Structural Steel codes and is a first for Australian steel house stumps. Levelmaster has patented the designs, has form 15 and form 16 certification for stumps and bracing so making it easier for your building to be certified when complete. A loyal and long term customers assisted with the development work to the point where they had developed the ultimate solution for the house foundation systems where buildings are raised or lowered to compensate for the inevitable soil movement. House re-stumping, relocation and raising is a growing industry in Australia as our homes age and the weather patterns are becoming more extreme. Soil will always expand and contract for a variety of reasons hence the requirement is for adjustable house stumps.

LevelMasters product delivers the philosophy of do it once and does it right for all Builders, Handymen and decking specialists. The ability to adjust the stumps readily and easily (one Spanner) is a key added feature of the adjustable stump top design. Having a product that is completely hot dip galvanised after manufacturing is also a stand out feature of the LevelMaster adjustable house stump. LevelMaster has also launched the adjustable bases for steel stair stringers so you can also make adjustments when required to your stairs. The stair stingers can also be fitted with adjustable brackets when required. LevelMaster is also the distributor for a digital water level meter which is a German made high quality measuring device for mm accuracy when setting levels.

Levelmaster has since been purchased by a Qualified Engineer who has a background in Structural Steel Fabrication to QBSA standards. With the new staff with excess of 30 years of structural steel installations these skills and experience strengthen Levelmaster as the company expands nationally to service all customers in Australian cities with their house stump requirements. The Victorian customers have welcomed LevelMasters with open arm to assist with their house reblocking requirements. House reblocking is progressed from timber to concrete and now to steel adjustable house reblocking stumps.

Levelmaster is also developing new solutions for their customers to ensure we are constantly leading the way in improving buildings for Australians.

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

The old style of the adjustable stump evolved from the traditional method of welding a piece of box section to the top of some SHS then holes are drilled through significantly weakening the section. The engineering failures and problems with that old method are many and widely spread and experienced by home owners around Australia. The reason is the seam is not designed for lateral shear forces. The SHS turned on its side is not intended for nor manufactured in the steel mill to perform adequately as a structural component when not used in its designed orientation. The forces applied to that part of the stump are first to fail when placed in the hydraulic test benches with a large range of failure. The historical designs were not based on properly certified drawings and have been handed down from boilermaker to boilermaker hence the case of the failures.

LevelMaster Team

We are a team dedicated to professional service and supply to the public and the building industry . Together we provide many years of professional experience in the building and customer service industry.

Our Vision

The Vision of LevelMaster is to be Australia’s leading supplier in the house stump, house pier, house blocking industry 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