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Excavation Experts In Christchurch: Can You Dig It?

Christchurch, with its Maori heritage, and home to the Canterbury Crusaders, is home to a chillier climate in New Zealand than the other cities, but it is nonetheless a happening place.

Excavation has been a hot profession over the last few years in Christchurch. Excavator operators have helped transform the city centre of Christchurch from a crumbled mess to a workable space to rebuild on once again.

Earthmoving machine operators or Kaiwhakamahi Wakapana Oneone can help transform your space with their expertise, so read on to find out how they can help you build your dream property.

Tasks for Excavation Experts:

  • Major earthworks on your property
  • Building retaining walls
  • Compacting of soil before slab laying
  • Major landscaping projects
  • Excavation works
  • Hole filling
  • Trench digging Soil removal

Excavators may use a variety of equipment to fulfil your needs including excavators, bulldozers, compactors, graders, diggers, back hoes, loaders and other large machinery.

They may require extensive site access, and the cost of using an earthmoving professional may vary depending on whether they on their own equipment or hire it from another company.

Qualifications

People that perform excavation services with machinery will hold a licence for that particular piece of equipment. This may include heavy vehicle licences from class 2 to class 5, with tracks, wheels or rollers. The operator may also have completed their National Certificate in Civil Plant Operation in Bulk Earthmoving Level 3. You can ask your tradie all the details of their qualifications.

Cost of works

Large scale earthworks jobs will attract a large cost, due mainly to the cost of the equipment used in the project. If you have a project that can be done by a small machine, or by hand the cost will decrease significantly.

The cost will involve the machine operation cost, machine hire, labour costs, material cost if building a retaining wall, as well as the cost to remove any debris from your property. The cost of removing debris will usually be charged depending on the type of material to be removed (e.g. rock, soil, clay) and the cubic meterage of the debris.

Ensure that you receive written quotes from any potential hires after they have surveyed your property but before going ahead with the project.

Putting up the advertisement seeking earth works professionals

Include a description of what you want to achieve from your project. If you don’t know the technical terms, that’s ok, the contractor should be able to talk you through what is needed. Measure out the area to be worked on, and if it involves depth, that too. Stipulate whether you need any removal of waste from your property and put in a picture of the current state of the area to give them an idea of what will be involved.

If you have time constraints then make sure to outline this in the description, and if you have any pictures of what you would like the end result to look like include them too.

Recent jobs posted

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

Bobcat and Operator Required - 1 days work

Posted 2 months ago

I need a bobcat and operator to move soil/clay that is stockpiled on neighbouring section to be placed and track rolled to build up ground level around 2 sides of the house. Ideally on or close to Friday 23rd July I would estimate 6 - 8 hours work - but am unsure exactly. Access is pretty straight forward - some care will be needed with some sloping ground. Happy to meet on site to show the job.

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Scraping and resurfacing

Posted 2 months ago

220 sqm flat section with good access requires scraping (70-100 mm) then resurfacing with topsoil (level/grade).

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Fisher ave soil removal

Posted 2 months ago

Either pickup only of apx 40 cube of clean soil, or excavate 272m2 @ 150mm deep and dispose of soil. I would like a price for both options

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Crawl space excavation

Posted 2 months ago

The crawl space needs to be about 30 centimeters deeper.

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Relocate existing playground from Bishopdale to Yaldhurst #2

Posted 2 months ago

Relocate existing playground from Bishopdale to Yaldhurst. All posts are to be removed from the ground not cut off at ground level. Posts are buried approximately 600mm in the ground with a small concrete footing around each post. Approximate playground area: 13m by 7m. Remove all steel part equipment. Lift the posts (as per square base) by digger without breaking the concrete. Mark and auger the post location at new location. Potentially insert artificial grass on ground first. Transport play...

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Driveway scrap and ground prep

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to have the driveway scraped and prepped (ready to be boxed and concreted).

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Excavations and landscaping

Posted 1 month ago

We need leveling, excavations and landscaping at our new built house site in Richmond Hill, Sumner , Christchurch.

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600 deep post holes

Posted 1 month ago

Need post holes dug for posts at new house 8 holes required at 600 depth started but require help to finish

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Ilam 4.4 Cube Soil Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am looking for someone to excavate down and remove approximately 4.4 cubic metres of soil from a property in Ilam. Please refer to the attached plans and photos. The job will have to be completed before Monday 9 August, if possible. The current soil areas in the plan are going to be poured in concrete. Will need to excavate down 200mm below the driveway height to prepare for cap40 to be laid and compacted by another contractor. Would suit someone with a tipper truck or small excavato...

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Spoil Removal

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, We have just completed a house relevel and we have some spoil to remove. Is that something you do – the house is in Parklands? There is about 18cbm of soil/sand and 2cbm of concrete rubble? Regards Simon

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Tree stump/root and soil removal

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to remove the remainder of tree stumps/roots and scrap back some soil in preparation for a fence and remove the excess soil/roots. Area is approx 30m2, just under 14m along the street front. Please note the tree stumps seen in the photos will be ground down within the next two days. Will update photos once this has happened.

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Remove soil from part of open section

Posted 1 month ago

Need approximately 14-18m^2 of soil removed from a section to get rid of one area that is up to 200mm higher than the rest of the section. I have surveyed point so know how much topsoil needs to be removed. Access to the site is easy from the street so no issues having a truck close to where digging needs to happen.

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Trenching for Power Cable - EV Charging

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to install a caravan plug or EV charger in/on our carport (ideally near the fence)- its a few metres from the house - one possibility is getting through/under the small concrete path, then through dirt the rest of the way or maybe easier to go through concrete? Happy for any possible solutions to get charger to fence, or carport pole. (We are having solar power installed and can have the inverted installed on the house wall next to carport if that helps at all). (We don't really w...

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Baker Street

Posted 1 week ago

Area roughly 7m x 4.5m needed to be dug out to 250ml, easy digging as it be virtually all sand.

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Trench needed around double garage

Posted 3 months ago

I have a garage that's flooding during heavy rain I am thinking about digging a trench from 3 sides (2 sides + back). Each side is about 6m in length The trench should be 30cm in width and 20 cm in depth noting that 2 sides currently contains soil while the 3rd side is currently tiles that needs to be removed The trench is required to be filled with Gravel

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Small, but urgent drain cleaning job

Posted 3 months ago

Help, my newly planted native trees are drowning because I forgot to clean out a short part of a farm drain. It is about 30m of drain, mainly vegetation (grass) and leaves that need to be pulled out of the drain and deposited alongside the drain. I would expect it do be all done within under an hour by a small excavator. All-weather truck or trailer access right to the drain. I hope that somebody can help me out with this tomorrow (Saturday)? Two of the images show the drowning seedling, the oth...

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Quote to remove approx 20m3 hardfill - access issues

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. we'd like some quotes for removing approx 20m3 of hardfill, dumping included, from our property, in preparation for a new retaining wall to be build. Small equipment will be required as access for large trucks is impractical.

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Excavation for retaining wall

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking forward to excavating the footing of a retaining wall in one of our projects. We need: - Digger + Truck and operator Please provide day rates for digger, truck and operator.

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Garage excavation

Posted 2 months ago

I need to dig a garage on the side of my 1920s house, the house will be propped before the start of the earth moving job. There will be : digging 288 m3, which includes removal 213m3, topsoil reused locally directly after digging it: 25m3, soil stored locally for drain refill 50m3 easy access for trucks

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Driveway excavation

Posted 2 months ago

We have a driveway around 10 to 12 meters long by probably 3 meters we need ripped up and taken away. We will be putting shingle down so just a quote for ripping it up and dumping the waste please

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 203,000 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


5th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Digging up and removing compacted fill, concrete - down to dirt

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small digger job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New home foundation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavate and take away soil

Work carried out by a subcontractor

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bob cat driver

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a conduit under my driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavation, prep ,pour driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden trenching ( narrow trench)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Foundation digout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trenching for Power Cable - EV Charging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavation Work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blenheim Rd

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Digging out soak pit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bobcat and Operator Required - 1 days work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Narrow digger to clear soil on sloping site

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

scraping and resurfacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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McArtney Drainage

Joined July 2021

McArtney Drainage is a local Canterbury family business which is owned and operated by Tom McArtney and Mikaela Edwards Tom is fully certified and also a CCC approved drainlayer with over 10 years experience in all areas of drainage including residential, commercial, wastewater treatment and stormwater tanks. Contact today for a free quote

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Anything earthworks

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been working with landscaping and earthworks for over 8 years and have a very diverse skill set that will help with your sites requirements. We do it all from asphalt and decorative concrete to site scrapes and lawns. I pride myself on working to a very high standard and making sure the customer gets the results they are after. No job is too big, small or difficult

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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McDonald Contracting

Joined June 2020

McDonald Contracting has been known for quality services and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. We do all forms of landscaping including decks, pergolas, fences and even artificial grass. We do renovations and you can be assured the job will done to a hig...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Distinctive property Maintenance

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a property maintenance company with a difference. specialising in the bigger tasks outdoors. We offer advice on minor works,alterations and upgrades to get the most out of your property, followed through with the completion of the work. Whether its a tidy up prior to sale, general maintenance or an outstanding project yet to be completed As a diverse small company whos main goal...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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Allclear Excavations

Joined May 2015

Hello my name is Darren and I am a small excavation business with years of experience working in the Christchurch region . We are a company that offers competitive pricing and strives for 100% customer satisfaction. Call to talk to one of our friendly, expert team members for your free, no obligation quote on ... , OUR SERVICES INCLUDE * Digging Footings * Level and shaping s...

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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Custom6

Joined February 2020

Custom6 have a wide range of trade services available - bricklaying/block laying concrete placing, commercial cleans and site dig outs We have vision and a - Anything can be done attitude! We specialise in any thing masonry from bbq areas and feature ponds/walls - to custom design letter box and pools. I have also completed a lot of repair work, grind out, repoints with colour match, commerc...

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Jera Earthworks ltd

Joined July 2019

Jera Earthworks Ltd Operating past five years around Canterbury and further,Owner/Manager Shelton has been in the game for better part of 22 years. Civil works,Subdivision,driveways,trenching,drainage,demolition,farm works,Gas pipe lining,Bulk Earthworks around Australia all over New Zealand,the list goes on..Jera Earthworks Ltd is upto date with NZ Health & Safety policies,Site Safe,Employees are...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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pete's bricklaying

Joined March 2016

Hi i'm an experienced bricklayer who works to a high standard. Most of my work is bricking new build house's which i enjoy. And i also have experience in repairing earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch. I can get the job done to a high standard for a competitive price.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Demoltion, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -Demolition -Earth-moving -Driveways -Tree/shrub clearing -New lawns - ready lawn/hydro seed -Concrete placing -Retaining walls -Hole augering/boring - 300mm/450mm/600mm/900mm -Foundations -Landscaping -Demolition -Lifestyle block related wor...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in bringing tired looking sections to life and maintaining them to a very high standard. From construction to section maintenance and everything in between. Get your section looking it’s best with a free quote from Podium Landscapes & Gardens Ltd. > Ready Lawn turfing > Mowing > Hedge trimming > Line trimming > Tree pruning > Irrigation installs > Barking > Stones > Edg...

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Areatech Ltd

Joined May 2021

Full service at your service. We have been around in the construction industry here in Canterbury for over 10 years now, with many projects completed from simple single-day jobs to entire subdivisions. We offer a project delivery service where Nick will be your point of contact from the get-go. We offer great rates, exceptional finishes and stand by our work. We want to make lasting relationships...

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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