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Excavation Experts In Auckland: Rework Your Block Of Land

Auckland rocks! Built on the Auckland volcanic field, with One Tree Hill and Mt Wellington being popular volcanic summits and Mt Eden being the highest volcanic cone in the area, earthworks projects are continually evolving to accommodate the latest trends in landscaping architecture.

Have you just bought a block and need to bulldoze the current structures before building your dream house? Are you planning on putting in a gorgeous new swimming pool for when the days are warmer? Maybe you’re removing the darn swimming pool and having the hole filled in because it’s too much work to look after.

All of these property works involve using the services of an Auckland excavation expert. From Epsom to Kingsland to Mission Bay to Lynfield, use Builderscrack to find the right man or woman for the job.

Type of works that excavation contractors do

  • General property excavation
  • Hole filling
  • Large scale landscaping
  • Earth compacting for laying house foundations
  • Soil or rock removal
  • Digging bores
  • Help build retaining walls

Machines that excavators work with

  • Diggers
  • Compactors
  • Back hoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Other heavy machinery

Qualifications that earthmovers may hold

Earthmovers and earthworks contractors will hold a licence to drive one or more machines. This includes their heavy vehicle licenses – class 2, class 3, class 4 and class 5, with tracks (T), wheels (W) and rollers (R) endorsements. Some experts have obtained a National Certificate in Civil Plant Operation (Bulk Earthmoving Level 3), though this is not necessary to work in the field.

Price of conducting earthworks

The cost of your excavation project can vary widely depending on the size of the area that needs to be worked on, what machines will be needed to do the job, the cost of soil or other material disposal (should that be involved), extra material cost if filling in landscaping, the contractor cost, as well as the cost for their offsider.

Excavation jobs may not be cheap, so ensure you have your potential contractor come around to survey your space and draw up a written quote before agreeing to anything. A good rule of thumb is to try three different earthworks professionals and then choose which one you like best from there.

Hiring a professional excavator

To hire a professional excavator, you can use Builderscrack to make the process easy and quick. Instead of hunting through classifieds or asking everyone you know for a recommendation, you can post a job up on Builderscrack and have the earthworkers apply to help you complete your project.

Things to include in an advertisement

  • A full description of the works you need done
  • The approximate square meterage of the area
  • A timeframe if it is an urgent job
  • Your suburb
  • The size of the access routes to the area (important in which machines are used)
  • A picture of the area in its current state
  • A picture of what you would like the area to look like afterwards if necessary

Recent jobs posted

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

Steps Dig Out

Posted 1 month ago

We are need couple of areas dug out for steps to go in. Areas total: 3m2 and will need to go down about 600mm. Time: We would like this done as soon as possible please

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Soil removal

Posted 1 month ago

Removal of soil from site, about 1x1x1 worth of soil.

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Excavate/Trench Telecommunication Conduit

Posted 2 months ago

Telecommunication conduit has been laid on an acute bend near the house resulting in jammed cable. Cable cant be removed for upgrade to fibre-optic. Concrete needs trench cut following conduit (approx 1.5-2mtrs) to free the conduit/cable for upgrade.

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Fou

Posted 2 months ago

Need to level out soil for the retainer wall to go up need it done this week

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Small Parking Area

Posted 2 weeks ago

to remove an area about 2.5 x 2.5 mt by about 1/2 mt high of Earth with a tree in it down to foot path level and replace with a floor of imatatation coble stones or simerler' To the rear line with a retaining block wall

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2 x large "post hole"

Posted 2 months ago

need some holes to plant a couple of trees! soil is clay.....

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Top soil removal

Posted 1 month ago

We need a contractor to remove top soil and backfill with hardfill for a 150 square meters slab foundation. Plan to start the job on Feb.

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Trench needs to be filled in.

Posted 2 months ago

The trench down the side wall of the house needs to filled in with earth. The earth is already on the property to the side. Expected timeframe 2-3 days There is no digger access so would need to be done by hand.

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Post hole digging for 16 piles for sleepout.

Posted 1 month ago

We require 16 Post Holes dug for piles for an outdoor sleepout/office in the back garden. The holes need to be dug to 900mm deep and 450mm wide. Holes will be marked out ahead of job. There is a possibility of some small areas of volcanic rock. Job needs to be completed by end of day 27th Jan. Happy for site visit if required.

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TREE HOLES FRONT GARDEN

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there looking for someone to dig 5 holes for trees in front garden easy access trees approx 45 / 50 kg need holes approx 750 deep x 600 round not need to remove dirt we can do that ... so basically its just time and machine

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Remove a pile of rock from site

Posted 1 month ago

We are creating a new driveway and crossing. We already had to break through an existing rock wall and remove some of the dirt from the driveway. We now have a pile of rocks and soil that need to be removed from site from the front driveway of the house. We need a digger, driver and truck so that the rock and soil can be removed from site. This work needs to be carried out asap as the concrete layer needs to put in the driveway.

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Excavate and dig post holes for deck extension

Posted 4 weeks ago

Must dig and drill post holes 1.5 deep at 450 diameter 2 post holes are on top of stone wall Needed done urgently

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Palm stump grindings and dirt

Posted 2 weeks ago

There are about 12 cubic meters of palm stump grindings and dirt to be removed and gotten rid of. There are three photos - one showing an overview of the work, and the other two of the main piles.

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Meadowbank Pool Excavation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have fully approved council plans (snapshot attached) and a dig sheet (attached) from our pool company. Looking for quotes for the excavation and preparation work required. Note that pool area is back from the road so will require a site visit to fully assess. This is what we think we need: To excavate for the new pool. To set up & dismantle conveyor belts. For truck hire to remove excess fill. To cart to tip & tip fees (for clean fill only). To create entry for diggers = 2 x digge...

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Excavations around house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I need some excavation work done to lower the ground around the house and to lower the backyard area.

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Digger driver #2

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking a digger driver for 2 days (minimum 20hrs)job on next week. I have 1.7 ton digger at the site. How about your chargers per hour? Thanks

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Plastic Bin of Soil for removal

Posted 1 month ago

I need a recycling bin-size of soil removed from a property, together with clearout of a few bits from the garden shed by Tuesday 02 Feb please if anyone can help.

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Soil Removal

Posted 1 hour ago

Hi, I'm needing someone to remove and dispose of a mound of soil. Soil does contain rock.

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Small pile of dirt to be moved

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have about 2x2x2 mtr earth / dirt from our sewage works to be removed.

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Soil removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Remove of about 3-4 cubic meters of soil, which includes clay and some dug up soil from paving area.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Soil removal required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig a trench

Work carried out by a subcontractor

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trenching for waterproofing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Dig out and remove remains of a raised garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trench needs to be filled in.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Holes dug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Site levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Level the front lawn and remove excess soil

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dingo post hole auger required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil Removal from Property - Good Quality Onehunga Topsoil 12-15m3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

excavate berm

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sevices trench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small pile of dirt to be moved

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x large "post hole"

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bonnie Brae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Need some strong guys to move some dirt


19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rugby post erection at King's College

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Post hole digging Pt Chevalier

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove a pile of rock from site

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Mount Civil limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we are a family owned business , we provide general earthworks , driveways , house cuts , post hole drilling and all similar tasks, we try keep our quotes affordable and you can expect the job done within the deadline.

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Sprattshaping Ltd

Joined January 2021

I have been In the earth moving game for a bit over 15 years with a large skill set from machinery to metal work Fabrication with a farming background there is no Job to big or to small. Giving a positive and friendly attitude we will be happy to give advice and just touch base with your next project

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Renovation Specialist Ltd

Joined August 2019

I've been building for over 30 years and covered a lot of territory in that time from building new houses/new daycare centres, but 70% of my career has been doing renovation work on villas and bungalows, bathrooms, decks, extensions, pop tops, basement dig outs and etc. We would also look at sizeable maintenance jobs. We are very customer focus and we pride ourselves on having a satisfied custome...

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Treemendous Tree Service

Joined September 2015

At Treemendous Tree Service we have over 15 years experience in the industry. We work hard to keep our clients satisfied. Whether your hedge needs its yearly haircut, you have a site which needs clearing or you have a large or dangerous tree which needs removing. We have a trucks, Large 18 inch chippers and small chippers, stump grinders and a selection of diggers with grapples, mulchers and...

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Balustrades, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry skills, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen, bathroom & fencing suppliers. ... Modern timber & metal fencing...

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J&S Contracts

Joined October 2020

Hello We are new contractor starting up and are looking to gain a solid reputation for being fast efficient and safe. We are a hard working team with a lets get it done attitude and are up for any challenge. We have 7 years experience in the civil and drainage industry and learn more everyday.

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Fernz Gas & Plumbing Specialist

Joined January 2019

Fernz Gas and Plumbing Specialist have a “Certified” Plumber and Gas-Fitter and also carry out IQP Backflow Testing operating Auckland-wide. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, you are in more than capable hands. Our work is guaranteed and done as per NZ standards and with a great understanding of the codes and regulations of the industry. Quotes provided for major jobs prior to c...

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Optimal Drainage & Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

I have been in the drainage and contracting game for over 7 years. I am a qualified drainlayer and hold full class 1,2,4 and my wheels tracks and rollers licenses. Have just recently started my own business. I’m keen,determined,motivated,career driven,honest,hard-working. I have a lot of experience in laying private drains to public connections on the new houses and for house Reno’s and also drain...

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Baxter and Partners

Joined June 2009

Baxter and Partners is made up of Baxter. Who is a 5 year old Bishon Poodle. My son William and me. Allan Ludlow Many of my clients will say that I will provide them with a solution rather than another headache. I always look at a job on the basis that if it were my property how would I look at this, Where is the solution? If you are looking for a solution rather than a headache, I would hope t...

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Quick Fix Handyman

Joined April 2019

Odd jobs piling up around the house? Or selling your house or renovating it. We can do it all Install, maintain, repair, clean and paint to a finish. Hire a handyman to get it all fixed or maintained. Free Quotes on, whether it's ; Computer repairs, Furniture repair, Appliance, TV HiFi setup installation, Fix & Maintenance, TV Antenna and Dish (Diagnostic, Installation & Repair) Plumbin...

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Mastrovich & Hargreaves Contractors Limited

Joined October 2019

WHAT? Residential earthworks operations such as (but not limited to); Drain clearing Driveway Preps Excavation for all Rural , Residential or House Services (Sewer, Water, Power , Telephone , Stormwater, Gas) Hedge and Tree Removal Ponds Stump Removal Section Clearing Swimming Pool Excavations Excess Soil / Broken Concrete / Green waste Removal and Dumping. We offe...

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Vita Civil

Joined February 2020

Small business specialist in all excavation work. If you think you are gonna need a digger for your job, then let the expert help you get your job done, professionally, safely, with in budget and quality. Our service include: earthwork, drainage, driveways and path, slabs, retainer wall, ducting, footing and more.

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Franklin Mini Dig

Joined August 2020

Small professional business focusing on small to medium size earthworks projects. Clean and tidy operator that is health and Safety conscious, takes pride in turning up on time and working with the customer to achieve the customers desired end state.

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Stevens Plumbing Services Ltd

Joined January 2011

Stevens Plumbing Services Ltd is a well established multi trade company that caters for all new and regular maintenance work for plumbing, roofing, drainage, water filtration, leak detection drain un-blocking and much much more With our team of licensed and certifying plumbers, drain layers and roofers there is no job too big or too small. Many of our regular clients, commercial and reside...

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Pink Beluga Civil Ltd

Joined July 2020

Residential and commercial earthmoving company. With decades of experience behind us no job too big or too small. Driveways, retaining walls, house cuts, concrete, pool excavation and more. We pride ourselves on delivering a top quality reasonably priced product.

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Ravoravo Civil Ltd

Joined February 2021

We have experience in various types of construction projects such as road works, housing sites, and water projects. We also hire out trucks with qualified drivers. We're happy to help with civil work, metal work, digger work, and truck supply. If you need trucks, we offer 6 wheelers, 8 wheelers, and trailers: All of our trucks have safety locks and hand brake alarms.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Baines Earthworks

Joined August 2018

Baines Earthworks is a family run business focused on delivering small to medium scale earthworks projects to a high standard. We specialise in all aspects of digger work, from general earthworks, deck and retaining wall cut outs, post hole drilling, tight or restricted access excavations, site clearing and basic landscaping to trenching and demolition of concrete driveways. We also do garden ret...

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Ground Structures Ltd

Joined February 2020

Ground Structures Ltd is a specialist construction company based in Auckland providing services in Piling, Retaining Walls, Pole Foundations and Slip Stabilisation and General Site Works. Ground Structures Ltd has been undertaking ground retention works in Auckland since 1986 for clients including residential property owners. We can undertake small to large works and are able to undertake works...

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estate landscapes

Joined May 2016

HI i been landscaping and handyman for 16 years . And pride myself on professional work with a on time on budget . i am happy to provide free and competitive quotes. I have spent 12 years as a greenkeeper . experience in hard and soft landscape , paving , section clearing , and odd jobs around the house .

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