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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

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Excavation for garage foundation

Posted 1 month ago

Cut and remove hot mix 500mm, excavate site for new flora/ foundation 6m x 4.2m to a depth of 300mm and remove spoil from site.

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Site scrape and excavation

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Holes drilled for a posts

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone to drill a few holes for a posts on Wednesday

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Driveway digout and basecourse

Posted 2 months ago

Excavate ... ) to 300mm depth for driveway extension. Existing area is lawn (no hard surface or services present). Soil to dump. Supply and spread 200mm layer (...) of AP40. Track roll or similar to roughly compact. There is an additional existing ... stockpile of soil to remove and dump. The gate in the photo will be removed. Easy access. Potential second stage of AP20 top course and gravel topping over the entire driveway once the edges have been formed, but this can discussed after the in...

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Conduit install

Posted 2 months 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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Trench Required

Posted 1 month ago

We need a trench dug approximately 20mtrs in length to lay a storm water drainage pipe. Ground is quite tough, located at back side of house, reasonably good access.

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Install a conduit under my driveway

Posted 2 months 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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Digger to move a few boulders

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a digger to move a few boulders that weight approx. 200kg to 350kg maybe

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Site Rake

Posted 2 months ago

This is a 780sqm section of bare land which has a drop of about a metre over its length of 40 metres. It is overgrown with mostly dead weeds and grass. I'm looking for someone with a digger with a rake attachment to remove the vegetation. Would prefer it raked rather than scraped so not to alter the existing levels or land contour. This would include dumping of vegetation. Timeframe is flexible. Thank you.

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Access

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need an excavation contractor with good experience in hill work to complete the first part of a project. The work includes: Removal of 4 radiata tree stumps and dispose. Regrade and reform hillside . Excavate a cut from existing drive to property boundary. Remove from site spoil from existing windrow. Work site is steep and access is difficult. This job is on an unformed legal road. The paperwork for this part is now completed and we are keen to get started. Traffic and sediment cont...

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Trenching

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Level/Grade yard + extra soil removal.

Posted 2 months 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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Even out land

Posted 2 months 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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Soil and mulch removal beside driveway

Posted 2 months ago

Strip of garden along the drive way is higher than the drive. Would like to get that to be 80 to 100mm lower than the driveway. I already cleaned a lot of green rubbish, but not able to take care of mulch and soil. Stump removal is under way at the moment. Job can be done at anytime or day, and obviously I would like this to be done soon. Access is easy, and easy to park outside.

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Soil Scraping + New Top Soil ~150sqm

Posted 2 months ago

Approximately 150sqm of backyard requires scraping (random bits of gravel, shallow roots, waste soil) and resurfaced with fresh topsoil. Ground is otherwise level and easy access for a small excavator.

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Hill footing dig

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a digger operator with a truck to spend a day cutting some footings must be available for next weekend

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

Posted 1 month ago

This area was compacted fill, with concrete over and then pavers. I want a fernery, so that all has to go, down to plain dirt with no remaining fill. I started but need someone else now! Hard to know how long it will take - the pavers are gone, the concrete mostly broken up and a 750kg trailer-load taken away, but there are still maybe 3 more trailer-loads. Easy 10-15m paved walk from this bomb-site to trailer-parking area. Needs fit and strong person with a car and trailer (I’ll pay dump f...

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Cable/trenching

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have got a number of trenches around 6m to 30m across unsealed yard .Wanting pvc pip laid for wire to be pulled through at a latter date.back filled once laid

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Hillside excavation required for garage and foundations

Posted 2 months ago

I am planning to build a small house on a hillside section and am keen to get a quote on excavating to create a short section of driveway, room for a double garage and a small area of terracing above. To be really clear, I am not building a mansion so I am wanting to keep the excavation costs to a minimum.

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Hand digging 10cm depth trench

Posted 1 month ago

We need a water pipe buried in our garden. Only needs to be about 10cm deep but it’s about 20metres length. Should be fairly easy digging as the majority is already established garden. Needs to be hand dug because there are various plants and bulbs in the garden that need to be avoided.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 193,000 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

Parking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

bob cat driver

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 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

Foundation digout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 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

Digging out soak pit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

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

Landscaping preparation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th November 2019

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

Soil be gone

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install a conduit under my driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 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

Excavation Work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

soil removal


5th 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

Dig 6 post holes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

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

Small digger job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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All Seasons Landscaper & Gardener

Joined January 2019

Hi everyone, we have worked in civil construction and landscaping industry for over 10 years, building nice driveways and beautiful gardens for the property owners in Christchurch and wider Canterbury regions. We specialize in all aspects of residential landscaping such as driveways path and patio. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselv...

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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TBC

Joined July 2020

Hey, we've been landscaping ect for the last 10 years. While we specialise in major renovations to landscapes we also do smaller ones from time to time. No job is too big or small. We are very professional and work hard to make deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on Budget (LANDSCAPING) lawns-retaining walls ect (DRIVE WAYS)...

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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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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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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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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Daryl's Plumbing and 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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RedGoat Property

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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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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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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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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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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Dalco Civil ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi, I've been a general contractor in the Canterbury region for over 30 years and we specialise in drives, paths and patios and car parks in concrete or asphalt also the construction of decks, retaining walls, gazebos, drainage and small earth moving jobs, also onsite soil screening. Over the years we have turned our hand to just about everything with a solid reputation in our fields of work. We...

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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