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OPC Contracting ltd

Hutt Valley
Hey all! My name is Ollie and I run and operate OPC Contracting Ltd. My team and I have great work ethic and love doing what we do best. We specialise in bulk earthworks as well as small Earth Work, down to handyman jobs. Overall, my contractors and I share well over 50 years of expertise and experience, so no task is too small or too large. My expert workers and I love getting our hands dirty and helping our customers to get the best advantage as possible. There’s nothing we can’t do,

All in civil contractors

My name is Bo Matehaere. I am passionate about what we do in the civil construction industry. I personally have been in the industry for over thirty years, so with this in mind I intend to deliver a high quality to improve the lives of our people and our community. We will be driven by fresh ideas and opportunities. I aim to do more and better for our people by continuing to invest and been as innovative as possible. All-in Civil will strive to deliver our products and services on tim


Kapiti Coast
We specialise in Excavation landscaping and Building Services. I’m a Qualified builder. We can tackle projects from Earthworks and Excavation, right through to Retaining Walls, Decking, Driveways and more! Thanks Joe
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Hutt Valley
Hi, we have been in the earthworks and drainage construction for 35 years as well as all reienstatement of all services above ground including fences, retaining walls, concrete & ashphelt driveways and paths, foundations etc. we pride ourselves on prividing quility work with above expections to meet deadlines for project completion and competive quotes to complete jobs on budget.

Prestige Earthworks

Driveways Retaining walls Fencing Concrete Trenching Demolition

D Thomas contracting Ltd

We are a small business specialising in residential earthworks/demolitions/ Foundation prep/concrete work and landscaping. with 15 years experience in all aspects of construction there is no job to big or small for us. we are dedicated to providing quality workmanship and working close with clients to achieve their goals
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Patersons Contracting Limited

Patersons Contracting has now been in the earthmoving industry for 75 years & is moving into their 4th generation. We specialise in a variety of earthworks projects, with diggers of different sizes, grader, trucks & trailers, & bulldozer we can tackle almost all jobs. We take immense pride in our work, and enjoy working closely with clients to ensure 100% job satisfaction. Attention to detail is a must, we ensure the job is completed to the highest of standards, while keeping costs within budget

DK Contracting Ltd

Hi, I have been in the 'earthmoving business' for 15+ years. I've worked for a few large companies in the Wellington region, and have now started up my own company. Although the majority of my experience is with general earthworks, I have recently started up a company in forestry and logging as well. No job is too big or small, contact me for further information and a free quote. Regards, Daniel.
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Hutt Diggers

Based in the Hutt Valley, available to assist with your truck and digger projects across the Wellington region. Specialist hydroseeding service. Specialist bollard install and maintenance service for removable, retractable and surface-mounted security bollards.

Waitoru Civil

South Wairarapa
Kia Ora, we are 3 maori boys with a combined total of 30 plus years in Drainage and Water. While we specialise in Subdivisions,New build and Civil we will never shy away from helping anyone out no matter how small or big the job may be. We pride ourselves on honesty, amazing work ethic and having fun while getting it done.

Shurima Construction

Residential Building
Hutt Valley
Qualified Builder for 7 years. Completing all job types from residential renovations to light commercial. Specialize in providing a cheaper option for families to complete smaller projects.
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Excavation Experts in Wellington

Find excavation experts in Wellington quickly and easily. Save time and get your project done right with Builderscrack.

Are you building a new house in Mt Cook? Maybe you’re completely remodelling your tiered garden in Oriental Bay and installing a new below ground swimming pool. Perhaps you’re thinking about installing a mini-replica Beehive in your front yard and need your soil compacted for the foundations.

With any earthworks that you’re thinking about doing on your property, it is in your best interests to hire an excavation expert to do the work for you. So if you live in Wellington and have a job that may require excavation services then read on.

Excavation contractors work with a wide variety of machines to help you to achieve your earthworks projects. You may think that you could just hire a small bobcat and use it to complete your earthmoving project yourself, but it is always better to leave it to the professionals: they’ve been trained on how to use various machines from backhoes to compactors and they’re covered for insurance purposes to use the machines.

Work that excavation experts can complete:

  • Soil removal
  • Hole filling
  • Boring work
  • Trenching
  • Work for retaining walls
  • Heavy duty landscaping
  • Site work including soil compacting before slab installation for a new home
  • Digging out a swimming pool area
  • Other earthworks and earthmoving projects

Machines that your tradesman may use:

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Dump trucks
  • Backhoes
  • Diggers
  • Loaders
  • Compactors
  • Skidsteers

Excavation cost considerations:

  • Soil/clay/rock disposal costs; this is usually calculated per cubic metre
  • Extra material cost if you’re building a retaining wall
  • Machine rental costs if not done by hand
  • Contractor cost per hour
  • Offsider cost per hour (most projects are at least a two person job)

Estimates of time taken to complete the job:

Generally, excavation jobs will take at least half a day to complete for a small job. If you have a large project with multiple stages or a large property, you’re looking at a timeframe of a week and up. Be sure to get time estimates from a few different tradies to see how they stack up against each other.

Remember you should receive a full written quote to look over from your trained excavator operator which will include estimates of the time, cost of materials removal and installation, machine hire and man hours required.

How to find an excavator for your job:

When placing your ad for an excavating professional in Wellington, make sure to flesh out the details of your job. Include where possible the measurements of your area/s to be worked on and what you require for them to do. Taking pictures of the area can also be helpful for the contractor to see the sort of space that they will be working with.

When you place a job on Builderscrack, the contractors will find you and bid for your job. Check their reputation on the website and don’t be afraid to ask them for other references.

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