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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.

Excavation

Posted 1 month ago

excavation job needed on a property

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15 -15A SYMONDS ST ONEHUNGA

Posted 3 weeks ago

TO REMOVE HEDGE ,OLD FENCE RUBBISH ETC 33M LONG APPROX 1.00 WIDE ON LEFT OF DRIVE BETWEEN NEW BOUNDARY FENCE AND EDGE OF DRIVEWAY TO 150MM BELOW EXISTING DRIVEWAY. ALSO SEPERATE PRICE TO REMOVE TREE AT THE END 33M FROM FRONT BOUNDARY. PLE VISIT AND quote.

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Excavate and removal old hedge, fence

Posted 4 weeks ago

33 m approx x 1.00 meter wide on left of Driveway to clear and remove hedge ,old fence etc between new fence and existing driveway to 150 mm below existing conc drive.

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Small job moving dirt with dingo or bobcat

Posted 1 month ago

Need to move dirt from back property shown in photo 25 metres to front in straight line and good access

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Clear Small Site with Digger or Bobcat.

Posted 1 month ago

We have a small area approx. 10m x 3m that needs about 100mm of dirt and rubbish scraped off and taken away.

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Install 4x posts for a container placement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Level a small amount of earth on a lawn (less than 1cubic) Install 4x treated timber posts and level the tops so a container can be placed on them

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Drainage excavation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a small digger ( to fit under 2.7 ) to excavate trench.

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Small area of basement excavation and spray concrete

Posted 1 month ago

We have an area in our basement that needs excavating and then we want to spray concrete it to keep more dirt from falling down once it has been dug out.

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Landscaping - approx 30m3 to be moved (cut and fill), 15 retaining wall holes

Posted 2 months ago

It appears to be about 30 cub m of soil to be cut and placed and compacted at the downhill side. No need to remove or import any fill. 15 retaining wall post holes to be drilled - These would be 250mm or 300mm dia and 1.2m deep. The front lawn is currently grassed (mainly kikuyu grass) with very little topsoil and clay ground below. Drawing showing the existing and proposed elevations to be provided. Google maps link ...

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Digging needed for replacing drain pipe

Posted 1 week ago

1 day work required. Dig the soil down 1m around 2x2m area

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Readylawn preparation in Pt Chev, Auckland before 5th June 2021

Posted 1 month ago

Small digger and operator required to prepare for ready lawn. Approx 60 square metres, flat easy access site in Point Chevalier. Will need to scrap and remove approx 100mm of grass and soil. Must be able to complete job to professional standard and keep site tidy before 5th June 2021. Site access to lawn is approx 1.7m wide.

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Hand digging and uplift pavers

Posted 4 days ago

Hand digging and uplifting pavers. Soil to be stock piled and pavers to be stacked neatly

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Small Digger

Posted 4 days ago

Need small digger (.9 -1.9) to remove excess site material ( clay etc from drainage trenching ) Inside job. Would like done this Thursday or Friday

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Lawn leveling

Posted 1 month ago

I have an area of 12 by 8 metres of lawn that I want levelled. About 400mm of soil need to move from the highest point to lowest point (it is a gradual slope) There is an access gap of 1.4metres to get to the area. Thanks Henk

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Three post holes to be dug for shade sail posts

Posted 1 week ago

I need three post holes to be dug for shade sail posts. The holes size is 500mm diameter and 1.6m deep. Two of the holes will be immediately adjacent to a timber deck so that the post (centred in the hole) will be butting up to the deck. This may require some a portion of the hole to be under the edge of the timber deck. The third hole needs to be dug between deck joists which may be difficult to use hole borer and even with a spade may be a little awkard. Please include for disposal of exc...

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Driveway excavation

Posted 2 weeks ago

dropping existing levels 150 mm over approx 30 square metres for concrete.

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Digging

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone to do some digging around some deck framing before the deck is laid, looking for someone for tomorrow (22 June) for one to two days depending on how detailed the work is.

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Soil removal only

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a 5tonne digger on-site with an operator doing a house cut for a renovation and I am looking for a 6 wheeler that can cart about 4 loads out. The soil is at the top of a short drive with pretty easy access and the digger driver can load the truck straight away with minimal wait time. The reason I wanted a 6 wheeler is just to move it a bit quicker and it’s probably the biggest you could get in the property. Could you please send me a fixed price on what you would charge a load to get rid...

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Rock Breaking

Posted 2 months ago

I have job for a Rock Breaker on my property

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22ALDTRENCH

Posted 2 weeks ago

Service trench required approx. 25m by .600 depth plus some leveling-easy access flat site

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 200,000 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 area of basement excavation and spray concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

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

Bonnie Brae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

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

Rock Breaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2021

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

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

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

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

Soil removal required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

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

2 x large "post hole"

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 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

Need some strong guys to move some dirt


19th June 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

Soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clear Small Site with Digger or Bobcat.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shallow trench to be hand dug.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th March 2021

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

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

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MAHE Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Efficient and Trustworthy. Quality Service. Renovation. Paving. New Decking. Competitive Pricing. New Fences. Concrete Laying. Cladding. Highly Skilled. Earthmoving Auckland.

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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. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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Mohi Te Whatu Fencing Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi my name is Mohi, I have been building Timber Fences & Retaining walls for the past 16 years, servicing both Auckland & Waikato Regions . I specialize in Fencing/Retaining repairs & new installations, nothing too small or big. I can provide the very best quality build, on time, every time. If you are looking for a professional & experienced builder who is attentive to your needs and des...

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SFT civil limited

Joined March 2021

Hi, we’ve been contracting for over 8 years specialised in concreting, building, fencing and excavation work. 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. We specialise in major concreting ,fencing and excavation work, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. Send us a mess...

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Copapa Construction

Joined February 2020

Kia ora! Copapa Construction (CC) is a new business lead by James & Adrian set up in Auckland to meet the demands of new work in the area. With over 25 years experience in all facets of construction, landscaping and building our kaupapa (purpose) is to offer high quality work at an affordable price for everyday people. CC ... ...

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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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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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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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DOUGLAS DRAINAGE LTD

Joined August 2009

Hi, I can offer 28 years of experience at ground works and drainage. My business has evolved over the years to cater for the constant changing aspects that we encounter. I have a wide range of standard and specialist equipment which affords me to approach a job from different perspectives. My main truck is fully stocked with fittings and- with CCTV and cable location, concrete cutting and ro...

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ST Construction

Joined May 2020

Hi, I'm an experienced builder who has been building homes for 10+ years. My team and I specialise in residential renovations, from small or large extensions, bathroom and kitchen renovations, decks and retaining walls. If you'd like to spruce your whole home, we can help. We pride ourselves on our quality of craftsmanship, we don't take shortcuts and will stick to deadlines and budget.

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Hi Spec Installation and Maintenance Limited

Joined May 2019

Hi there valued customer, Over the years I have been installing a wide variety of timber floors in many applications. These range from huge sports floors to the domestic household areas, including industrial and residential. Experienced in solid, engineered, laminate and the new stone/vinyl planks my knowledge and craftsmanship on floors is second to none. My son is a fully qualified engineer...

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Warren Gabb Certified Drainlayer

Joined November 2016

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.certifying drainlayer with30 years experience in drainlaying and excavation Certifying drain layer 33 years experience.. P e welding ticket

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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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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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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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Pasley Park Ltd

Joined November 2011

We cover all aspects of Landscaping from Design, Consultancy to Construction. We also cover farm & lifestyle projects based on sustainable organic principles. Established in 1984 we have many years under our belt working in all sorts of situations (both public & private projects) delivering a quality product on time & within budget. No job too big or small.

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Dynamic Pipeworks

Joined May 2021

I'm Scott with 10 years experience in the construction industry and being a Certified Drainlayer I can perform just about any task you wish. Diggers no problem Drainage no problem Drain repairs no problem Driveway renos or repairs no problem. Call now and let me help you.

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Harrington Contractors

Joined July 2019

Drainage is our specialty - cover all aspects of drainage and we are PDGB registered. We also take on a vast variety of other works from landscaping to earthworks No job too small or too big

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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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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