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Excavation Experts: Heavy Duty Earth Works In Wellington

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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Remove soil under house

Posted 4 months ago

Dig out and remove soil from under house to enable us to insulate the wall that backs onto the house. Not all “ bank” needs to be dug and removed . There is an exterior “ door “ for access See photos attached

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Chester Street

Posted 6 months ago

Driveway retaining wall has come down and dirt and debris needs to be cleared.

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Level carport floor to prepare for concrete pad

Posted 2 months ago

excavate shingle/soil floor of carport, 8m by 6m and remove 15cm of top layer.

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Small Dig out

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to get a small area of lawn dug out beside the kerb. 15m x .4m wide and dig out 80mm deep approx. Please let me know approx cost

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Section Levelling/Scraping

Posted 1 month ago

Shifting dirt and levelling over uncompleted groundwork. Probably one day max. Possibly half.

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Dig 2x post holes

Posted 2 days ago

I have dug one hole up to 30cm but it needs bit more digging 20cm and another same size hole 50cm Looking for someone who can do this job sooner. Hand digging or machine

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Excavation and retaining

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for somebody to excavate a small back yard area (roughly 3x8 metres) and build a retaining wall.

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Drilling for wooden piles

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, We need to drill about 25 holes for wooden piles to be inserted. The deepest of the holes is around 4m deep. The work needs to be completed around 18 November. Further digging for piles will be required later. I can send plans.

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9m3 of soil to load and dump

Posted 3 months ago

Have dug out soil and have it piled at end of driveway. Easy acces. Wanting someone to come and load, cart and dump it.

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Small earthmoving job

Posted 1 week ago

We need to dig into the hill at back of our property approx 2 m by 10m area to make way for a path to be built. Can fit small digger.

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Move the soil

Posted 2 months ago

I have a pile of top soil which needs to be moved around and spread across the site next to the pile. Should take only about an hour.

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Backyard deck #2

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, We have a small back yard and we are looking to build a fence. We have resources to build a fence but not to dig holes for post. We would be grateful if some one could help us dig the post with thier advanced tool. It is a rough patch but not impossible. Any leads will be appreciated. we need to dig aroun 20 holes and shouldnt take long with one of your super cool tools. Thanks

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Soil removal

Posted 6 months ago

Need 3.5-4m3 of soil removed - about 6 by 2 m2 and maybe 30cm deep. I had a bunch of agapanthas and want to get rid of the soil so they don't grow back. Access is right at the front of the section by the road - so can scoop straight into a truck or trailer.

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Lower ground level

Posted 3 months ago

I require one or two people to lower a small courtyard by up to 100mm. The surplus earth is to be added to a bin.

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Land prep for building a house

Posted 6 months ago

We have a section at Churton Park which needs earth works before building the house. This is under option and the option goes unconditional few days time. We need free quote for the earth work ASAP to secure the section. Pls call Umasha ...

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Retaining wall post holes

Posted 2 weeks ago

Require post holes dug for retaining wall Majority will be around 1500 deep for 100mm square posts around 20 holes total across 2 levels All holes will be marked out ready Flexible with timing Potential for some followup work to level section and backfill retaining wall once complete

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Hole digging and concreting

Posted 7 months ago

Need 3 holes 800mm deep dug plus piles (unknown number at this stage) for a small deck plus concreting. We have a kango available.

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Trench for Electrical Cable

Posted 3 months ago

Need a 30m trench dug 600mm deep for cabling. Needs to be done by end of November 2019.

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Earthworks for building site

Posted 4 months ago

Require earthworks to prepare section to build a house. Work includes: - Cut and fill to level land - Compact fill where house will be built - Driveway Area of the section that may require earthworks is within the red rectangle in the picture. Address is: 6 Van der Velden, Horokiwi

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Excavation for a new build in Karori

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for someone to help out with the excavations for a new build in Karori. Council inspection has been completed and we are hoping to get this work done sometime over the next few weeks. I would estimate 70 cubic m of earth to be removed. Good drive on access for machinery.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Excavate and remove ~30m3 ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Level back section for vege patch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small amount of soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Post holes for retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal from under the house and possible outside buildiing work.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trench for Electrical Cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

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Joined February 2019

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TML Earthworks LTD

Joined January 2019

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Waea Contractors Ltd

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

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Renshaw Civil Ltd

Joined August 2018

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Joined September 2009

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

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Block n Stock

Joined December 2017

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Joined December 2019

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DM Developments

Joined August 2014

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