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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.

Utility Pole Installation

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone who can organise and install a wooden SED or ugly pole at an empty building site that will be used to mount a small construction time lapse camera. pole can be recycled. Height should be at least 5m above ground. Should be installed preferably in the next 2 weeks

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Fill in / remove pool and concrete in preparation for lawn

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we have a large pool taking up most of our outdoor space, it is surrounded by concrete. We would like to put in more lawn area and remove the pool, and some of the concrete around it. There is also a concrete wall, which can partially be removed now if it makes access easier. We are looking for earth moving and landscape specialists (not a general builder) who have done jobs just like this before with reviews we can match up to verify. It is possible to get a small digger up our l...

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Earthmoving & excavation

Posted 1 month ago

site cuts, driveways, building demolition

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Soil removal

Posted 2 months ago

A small area about 5 x 3 metres maximum from a unit so I can start a garden.Soil is rubbish and poor quality.No weeds on the site just awful hard soil.

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Dig out 1m of dirt for retaining

Posted 2 months ago

Want 1.5m wide by 6.5 m dig out and knock over old concrete retaining wall. To be dug down to Match existing level of current concrete pad as we want to widen our car port. Best to come have a look and advise

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Prep and lay concrete pad 36m2

Posted 1 month ago

Prep and lay 36m pad for garage

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Villa reno - under house excavation for new subfloor unit and garage

Posted 3 months ago

Excavation for new under house garage and rentable unit, please contact if interested for detailed plans thanks

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Sevices trench

Posted 1 month ago

I need an underground services trench dug approximately 38m down the future driveway. There may be some small rock otherwise the soil is soft. Would like this done within 2 or 3 weeks time

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(job for today) Back Fill, Plate behind Wall & Level material in car park

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for Keen hard working crew (Using PPE) to successfully complete job The Scope involves Back Fill, Plate Compact Retaining Wall & Level material ( job to be done today 16th of December until the 17th December lunch time to complete the works)

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Remove raised garden soil

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to return a couple of raised gardens to lawn. We have removed all the vegetation and left is two soil mounds that need to be scrapped back and the soil removed from the site. The two areas are shown in the photos Job is to scrape back soil and roots to a level ready for topsoil to come in There are a couple of large rocks at one end which will come out relatively easily. Two larger tree stumps that may require a bit of work. Rest should scrape back pretty simply. Cheers

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Foot path dug

Posted 4 weeks ago

Want to get a small digger in and dig out a path which wil later be concreted We are in meadowbank would only be an hour job or 2

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Estimate for pool excavation

Posted 2 months ago

Just looking for a per m3 rate for digging and dumping for a pool excavation in Grey Lynn. Access is limited to a digger 2m wide max. The pool is approx 12.5m l x 2.5m w x 2m deep. Cheers

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Trenching 300mm deep and about 25 meters long

Posted 3 months ago

I'm needing to dig a reasonably shallow trench to install water mains from the water meters to the house. It's about 23 meters long and I will only need about 300-400mm deep trench. It needs to be dug by hand as there are some obstractions around and will not allow any space for any diggers. Look forward to your communication. Regards, Vic

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Post hole boring

Posted 2 months ago

8only 200mm x 1600mm deep post holes along inside of fence line. 1.5m wide access between fence and existing raised garden. easy access to job.

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New build

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I have around 60m3 soil and rock to be excavated and disposed from ellerslie panmure highway. Looking for quotation Would be really appreciated if someone takes the contract not by hourly

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Excavation, removal of hard rocks and dig holes for posts

Posted 2 months ago

Excavation, removal of hard rocks (You might need to break them too) and dig holes for posts. Come and see first and then quote please. Would like to get this done ASAP.

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Backyard scrape

Posted 1 month ago

We need a small digger to scrape the lawn on our backyard to remove any bumps and holes in the area and level all out ( grass has been sprayed to dry out).

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Dig out around basement

Posted 4 weeks ago

I have a concrete block basement that is leaking water through the blocks and up through the concrete floor. I need to dig out around the basement to seal the blocks. Two sides of the house. Restricted access.

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Removal of 3 cub mts Lose soil and 2 small trees

Posted 2 weeks ago

To cut down and remove two trees each trunk no bigger than 15cms dia and to remove by barrel a total of 3 cub mts of clean fill soil along a path 20 mts distance to the nearest location a waste bin could be located.

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Remove excess soil

Posted 3 months ago

In the middle of landscaping, soil was moved into a heap to build a retainer wall. when soil was moved around discovered a lot more soil then expected and now need urgent excess soil removed tomorrow. A small excavator and large truck should do the job to take soil to dump, might be a little more than half a days work.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small and Simple Earthworks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Garden removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th October 2018

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

Holes dug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal - Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pool project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2018

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

Handy With A shovel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hole Digger!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2018

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

Soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavate soil due to water leak


3rd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Digging drain and reinforcing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th August 2018

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

Car park re surfacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

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

Level Grey Lynn back yard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Atkinson trench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Tony Landscapes

Joined February 2020

We are a landscaping and gardening maintenance company, for the last 3 years we have worked on several commercial and residential landscapes, we specialize in instant lawns, planting, decks, pergola, fencing and any outdoor space, we also have diggers.

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Little Digz Ltd Drainage & Construction

Joined March 2020

Little Digz is operated by an experienced registered certifying drain-layer and qualified carpenter to carry out your Drainage, Construction, Civil, Earthworks, Carpentry and Maintenance services in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and upper BOP regions.

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Blumin Luvley Garden Care

Joined March 2015

Hi there, I have a landscaping and garden care business based in central Auckland. Specialize garden makeovers, design - with my son Patrick who has a degree in landscape design - maintenance, new gardens, ready-for-sale upgrades, fences, and decks. We have great plant knowledge and offer free advice to suit your garden taste and site suitability. From the Mt Albert area, we offer free quotations...

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PipeLine Contrax

Joined September 2019

Hi, have been operating Excavators for 7years , we specialise in Service trenching, Slab/Driveway prep, Footings aswell as site cuts and section leveling. We are very professional and hold our workmanship to a high standard.

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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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Forde Contracting Ltd

Joined October 2016

With over 30 Years in earthmoving experience, we are professionals in our field. No job is too big or small to undertake, we can either operate on a set price or on a cost effective hourly rate basis, the choice is yours. We pride ourselves on doing the job right first time to the clients satisfaction.

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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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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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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Regards Norm Noakes M.D

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Marks Maintenance

Joined January 2016

Loads of odd jobs that never get done? Meet Mark. No job is too big or too small. Just give him a call. He will tackle any sort of job, including:Section Clearing, Lawns & Edges, Hedge cutting, Water blasting, Painting, Cleaning, Small building repairs. One off jobs or regular maintenance - we're here to help. Mark will swing by to give you a quote within 24 hours of your call:

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DrainSmart

Joined February 2019

DrainSmart specialise in residential, civil and commercial developments. We have qualified and registered drainlayers who service the wider Auckland region. We also do earthworks, plumbing, concrete and ashphalt work. We are trusted, professionals who deliver quality and take pride in what we do.

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Allpower Services Limited

Joined December 2016

civil work and utility instalation for over 20 years dranage also from small to large jobs landscaping soil removal we pretty much do anything couple of good guys efficent workers get in touch for a quoute support your local nz owend and operated bisness

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 19 years i specialise in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialise 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 & licenced waterproofer

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Handy King

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for a small company in the Earthmoving industry as a excavator, I also work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. I Specialize in installing Doors, locks, window locks, fence, Retaining wall, TV/dryer wall mounting, Gib fixing, retractable awning & sail installation, Gutter cleaning, demolition, odd jobs and many more. I...

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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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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Tobin Demolition & Contracting

Joined June 2019

A Multidisciplinary Demolition Contractor ready to carry out your next House Demolition, Commercial Mechanical Demolition or Concrete Removal. Tobin Demolition & Contracting looks to utilise the expertise gained from working in the toughest city for demolition and combining that with the New Zealand can do attitude. We are able to provide bespoke Demolition & Contracting projects in a safe and...

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Baines Contracting

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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