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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.

Rugby post erection at King's College

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I'm needing to install two sets of rugby posts at King's College and need to bore eight 450mm diameter holes to 1700mm deep. Looking for someone to get this done for me next Monday, 20 July. I'll also need help concreting them in, so if you can help with this please let me know. Thanks, Marc

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Soil and Concrete removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, Im looking for a price for some excavation work. We need approx 46 m3 soil removed from our front yard and side of house. This will create two car parking spaces at the front and level out the rest of the front yard. There is also around 12 m3 concrete to be removed (Garage walls, paths, concrete retaining wall, and a slab in the shed out back). I believe most of the concrete is not reinforced, it cuts and breaks quiet easily. We also want about 3.5 m3 metal spread around front...

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Level the front lawn and remove excess soil

Posted 2 months ago

We are needing a small digger with driver to level our front lawn and remove the excess soil. Easy to drive by and do a contactless quote in Glendowie.

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Parking platform

Posted 1 month ago

I require retaining walls and the ground to be levelled on a steep site to create a platform for two cars

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Services cable ditch & excavation

Posted 5 days ago

Need a services ditch 600-700mm deep dug from the foot path to front of the house. We also need some small excavation works done. there is a maximum width of 1000mm Good clearance above

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Site Excavation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Site excavation required for new 4 house development.

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Remove Soil

Posted 2 months ago

One pile of mainly soil to remove . It is left over from previous work . There is some broken clay tiles to be removed here too. In addition job is to dig out to level narrow area along side of house. In total approx 4-5 m3 to be removed.

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Palm TreePlanting

Posted 2 days ago

Requiring 7 holes dug in garden for planting of Palm Trees as soon as possible.

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Clay to be removed

Posted 2 months ago

I need to get about 5 loads of clay removed within the next week or so

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45m trench 600mm deep for 2 electrical pipes

Posted 2 months ago

a Quote to dig and back fill for 2 electrical pipes 45m trench 600mm deep there is 4 bends and it is along side the car park kerb

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Dig a trench

Posted 3 months ago

Dig a trench approximately 25 mts long to take a power cable to he shed 20 mts in soft lawn and 5 mts through a garden , depth 300 mil Need to save the top grass to replace once filled

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Excavation a foot foundation

Posted 2 months ago

We need a company that can excavate a foot foundation of a commercial building in South Auckland.

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Leveling the soil at the garden

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi guys - I'm looking for someone who can help me to leveling the soil in my garden over the next 2 weeks. I'd prefer someone that knows decking who can rebuild/repair the stairs in the garden area.

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Earthworks ,foundation excavation

Posted 2 months ago

Digger and truck needed for foundation excavation aprox 2 days work,also 4 *600mm diametre holes to drill 2 metres deep in foundation

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Digging down 250mm garden soil

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We are looking for someone to Remove 250mm soil from whole existing garden as we are going to buid a deck same level of concrete patio. You need to remove and supply bin to take out the soil from site. Area is approximately 50sqm . Please quote by photo that attached here

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Remove Old Planter soil

Posted 1 week ago

We have an old planter soil about 2mx1m, 0.5m height to be removed

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Excavating (by hand) and shifting to new location on site

Posted 2 months ago

Excavating below existing deck and moving soil to fill behind retaining wall nearby. Involves digging down between 300mm to 1000mm with little/no access for machinery. Approx area of 4m x 2m to dig out.

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Pool excavation and retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to get a couple of quotes to excavate for a swimming pool and move a small retaining wall. We have tricky/tight site access and have been told that a tiny digger or Bobcat will be needed and conveyor belts to get the dirt out from the back of the section to the front to then load onto a truck. Plans have just been submitted to Council by our pool builder and we'd be looking to have this work done Dec-Feb time. It would be great to have a couple of quotes, but please o...

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Trench for electrical conduit

Posted 1 week ago

we need a 9m long x 60cm deep trench dug for an electrical conduit. we've started the work, completed the line and done about 20-30cm of depth, but run out of time to complete it.

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Excavation requiring digger and truck

Posted 3 months ago

Removal of 6m driveway, 12m vegetation, 36m soil and general tidy of section with digger and truck

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Minor Site levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

Handy With A shovel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

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

Sevices trench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 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

Bonnie Brae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Trenching for waterproofing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Atkinson trench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2019

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 required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 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

Car park re surfacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need some strong guys to move some dirt


19th June 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

Post hole digging Pt Chevalier

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

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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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

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Outdoor Living Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2011

Hi,I've been in the landscape,Horticulture field for 25 years.I trained at the Auckland Botanic Gardens and hold NZQA Qualfications in landscape and horticulture.I have vast experience in landscape design,construction and maintenance.We are passionate about landscapeing and pride ourselves on giving outstanding quality and service.

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Baines Earthworks

Joined August 2018

Hi, as the owner/operator Ive been working around diggers and earthworks, civil construction and drainage for the last 8 years. I enjoy working outdoors and being hands on. I specialise in all aspects of digger work, from general earthworks, site clearing and basic landscaping to trenching and demolition of concrete driveways. We also do garden retaining walls, decking restoration, garden clearing...

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Deo Chand

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been doing excavation works for past 10years Things I have done like Trenching Landscaping Leveling sites Redoing the driveway and footpaths including laying of materials concrete Footing Retaining wall

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MSC Diggerscape limited

Joined June 2020

Many years of experience in earthworks and landscaping. Have small truck and digger. Can do all aspects of earthworks. Cut outs , trenches, drilling holes from .250 up too .500, can also do driveway prep work for concretein. Inthe landscaping department I can do fences , retaining walls, brick work , paving , planting , mulching, hedges planting and trimming.

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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TL Builders

Joined August 2014

Hi, I have recently started my own small business. I am a registered and certified builder working within the industry for 12 years. We are a group of hard working and professional men and aim to provide competitive quotes and complete jobs within budgets. We pride ourselves on paying attention to the finer detail while being efficient with time.

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King'S Handyman services

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name iskingy I work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. Services i provide: -Door installation & repairs -locksmith replace lock -Shed Installation -Window latch & security lock -Mount a TV -Mount a Dryer -Washing line installation -Demolition -Fence -Gib Fixing -Painting -Gutter cleaning I aim on to providing compet...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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Wards Build Reno And Demos

Joined October 2020

Hi there we specialise in abit of everything preferably small to medium jobs ie cladding, gib fixing, small building jobs, retaining walls, fencing, demo of old small buildings and paths, removal of waste pretty much just ask and well probably be able to help for the right price. Can also help fellow tradies with there job if you need a hand.

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Independent Earthmoving

Joined November 2019

I established Independent Earthmoving Limited in 2017 after returning from the mines in Perth. This experience in the mines had given me vast experience in operating most machines onsite and has given me many years experience prior to forming my company. Through the knowledge gained over numerous retaining walls, driveway cuts and pool dig-outs I believe our expertise and best method/site pra...

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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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Mohi Te Whatu Fencing Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi, my name is Mohi, I have been building Timber Fences/Gates & Retaining walls for the past 14 years, servicing both Auckland & Hamilton. I specialize in new and rebuilds, nothing too small or big. I can provide the very best quality build, on time, every time. If you are looking for a professional fencer who is attentive to your needs and design, then look no further. Competitive pricing O...

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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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michael

Joined November 2016

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 20 years i specialize in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialize in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licensed waterproofer

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E N Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2020

I am Eloni Navuni ,Director of EN Contracting we do any job of Drilling for Gas,Water,electrical or Telecommunications,Excavation & Earthmoving. If you need excavation you are at the right place. We will deliver a professional, reliable and affordable excavation service. Show us what you want to achieve, and we can offer advice along with a free quote. Our excavation services include everything...

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