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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.

Even out land

Posted 1 day ago

Council land out the front of our house is all uneven. We have kids that love to play and they keep falling over due to the undulation in the ground. Wondering if there is someone who does work for the council that can come out and fix it. Dealing with CCC is currently in the too hard basket. any help / advice / costs for me to fix it would be appreciated. I would guess its about 50-100sqm that needs to be made "flat"

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Levelling lawn and scraping drive way (residential)

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a contractor to price levelling a lawn (approx 120m2) and scraping edges and centre of concrete strip driveway. Excess soil to be removed. Call to view and quote.

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Area to be compacted with shingle added

Posted 1 month ago

We have two areas, one is approx 144m2 and the other is 27m2 (this is one bay of a hay barn) that we would like to have compacted and shingle compacted on top. No idea of cost so price indication I have added is not valid.

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Site Scrape

Posted 3 months ago

Price to Site scrape entire site at 93 Nursery Rd

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Hillsite granite to chip and excavate

Posted 3 months ago

Hi We have a site underway in Mt Pleasant where we require about 8-10m2 of granite rock to be chipped away and removed. It is a day job asap next week and then some backfilling of aggregate onto a block retainer the week after Thanks

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Power trench to be dug, filled & compacted. Approx 7 1/2 mtrs

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. I need a trench from my house to my garage to be dug across my lawn for my new electrical cable, filled in and compacted. I already have the electrical cable. The trench is approx 7 1/2 mtres. This section is clear of drains. It is a back section, no fences with easy drive-on access.( Prompt payment). Thanks.

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Conduit install

Posted 1 week ago

Two jobs. 1. Installing a conduit under a 4m driveway. Do not want to cut into the drive so looking for a way to get irrigation and low voltage garden lights across to the other side. 2. Trench and install conduit for electrical and fiber for a new subdivision. Total run ~30m One job will be prior to the other ~1 month difference. Thanks

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Site tidy up and prep

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there We have a site that I'd like a quote to tidy up as per the plan on Victoria Street, Surfacing work (13mm chip finish) or chip seal, line mark, and garden bed areas. Also potentially have more sites that need upgrading as well. Thanks

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Level/Grade yard + extra soil removal.

Posted 2 days ago

We require our back yard to be levelled and graded with a slight slope away from the house, the yard is approx 38m2. We are prepping for a deck and after digging the post holes have realized our initial site scape has left the ground a bit too high. Access with heavy machinery into the back yard is limited because of some concrete that is already in place. Since holes for the deck posts have already been dug it would be preferable if these weren't filled back in during the grading. We also have...

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Trenching

Posted 2 weeks ago

Dig whole 350 deep by 450 wide going underneath a fence.

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St Martins Earthworks

Posted 3 weeks ago

Look for a site clearance over 1,900 sqm in St martins, has been partially cleared, but has some tree stumps and other vegetation still to move. Ideally need 5T or 12T digger, or smaller if someone wants to potter.

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Mailbox removal + Installation

Posted 1 month ago

We have an old mailbox that we would like removed and replaced with a new one. Images of the existing mailbox along with the new post below. It will need to be concreted into place.

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Small digger job

Posted 2 months ago

Excavate small area in front yard and dump soil

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Install a conduit under my driveway

Posted 5 days ago

I need a conduit installed under a 4m concrete driveway. I would prefer not to cut into the drive so looking for a way to get irrigation and low voltage garden lights across to the other side. I believe a Grundormat or similar tool would work for this.

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Site scrape and excavation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there I require a quote for site scrape and then new house foundations

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Small Job

Posted 1 month ago

I just need some soil/clay shifted urgently and looking for a digger (min 5 ton) with truck for a few hours (on hourly rate), preferably just after this weekend. I need to shift a bit of the clay, then strip that bit of topsoil showing in the middle of the image and dump it 50m away. We then need to excavate some of the clay/silt to widen access for concrete truck.

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Bulk fill supply

Posted 4 weeks ago

Clean bulk fill supply and delivery required for garden, area of approx 12m x 3m 0.5m. Preference for clay or unscreened soil. Access off private lane, will required 2.5T dumper. Preference for delivery 1 - 5 Feb.

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Small excavation job

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Just need my front section and street verge dug out to be ready for top soil. It is just of average size and I would like it if the old grassy soil was taken away. Please get in touch if you are interested. Thank you very much

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Taking around 7m3 of clay soil away

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, Have about 5-7m3 of unused soil needing to be removed. Thanks

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Level out front yard, digger/bobcat driver needed.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for a price/quote for someone who can level out our front yard with a digger/bobcat so we can then re-grass it. Take out all the bumps and get it flat. Its an L shape, I have cleared out the gardens and will be clearing out a side path too. Its right beside our driveway, good access. About 120sqrs 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.

Excavation hard/mixed fill from garden space

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Foundation digout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil be gone

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavator/Digger and person

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vacant Section levelling in preparation for sewing in grass

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

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

Dig 6 post holes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

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

Blenheim Rd

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

soil removal


5th September 2020

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

Parking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Small digger job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Site works - excavation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Garden trenching ( narrow trench)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

bob cat driver

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping preparation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage and driveway contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Asphalt and chip seal driveways - Entranceways - Footpaths

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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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A B Contracting Nelson limited

Joined February 2021

For All your Contracting needs contact A B Contracting Nelson Ltd for a competitive quote today, We offer a range of services including *Drainage *Watermain *Driveway&Footpath prep *Kerb Prep *Landscaping *Retaining walls/Terramesh *Earthworks A B Contracting pride themselves in delivering a fast on time and on budget service,with a high quality finish you would expect to see out of a t...

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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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Versatile Asphalt & Concrete LTD

Joined July 2016

Hi there, we specialise in Asphalt & Concrete work. With over 13 years experience in Concrete & Asphalt reinstating repairs. We specialise in a whole variety of civil works to cater for our customers needs. Need that pothole repaired? ... Or that cracked hard in your driveway? ... Please don't hesitate, and call us today for a free On-site, no Obligation quote. Quality Concrete & Asphalt layin...

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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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BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED

Joined November 2020

Hi We are tight knit team of 3 with about 15 years experience combined in the construction sector We specialise in general excavation work such as footpath and driveway preparation and landscaping to large scale land development. We also have a newly qualified builder who has recently jumped on board to tackle any of your building and renovation needs. Why should you choose to partner...

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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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Goodfellas

Joined August 2020

For your house and property we can offer the following services with our expert team of Wiseguys... Painting Plastering Gib fixing and stopping Property Maintenance Roof Painting Earth Works Water Blasting Civil Engineering Kerbing and Asphalt Demolition We tackle it all at Goodfellas Contracting. We work for the customer and aim for total satisfaction at a competitive rate. No...

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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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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 . 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 . Thanks Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43...

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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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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, As an owner/operator of Supreme Services, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Landscaping - excavation and site clearance & levelling, retaining walls, paving, decking, pergolas and verandahs, fencing, garden and lawn installations. I also install Shadesails either attached to or independent of your home or building. I provide property maintenance services & tree work inclu...

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Asia Pacific Subcontracting Ltd

Joined September 2020

Currently here in New Zealand we have over 60 Trades / Specialist people working, across Civil, Construction, and Engineering. On top of this our short term solutions offer labourers, hammer hands, drivers and machine operators etc.

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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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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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