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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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Earth-moving in Wellington

Posted 4 days ago

earth-moving job in Wellington

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Small excavation job

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting a approx 5 metres of concrete path broken up and earth below, approx 3 cubes excavated. All excavated material can be left onsite incl. concrete.

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Arcus

Posted 3 months ago

Front section excavation and leveling in preparation for house relocation, piling etc. surface area approx ... surface scraping to max depth 1.2m. Quotes required w/ copy of standard contract conditions and inclusive of removal of soil to landfill, landfill fees etc., expected start time and expected time to completion.

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Earthwork, retaining and fencing

Posted 6 months ago

Earth work, fencing and retaining wall

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Excavator work to trench 80m

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just thought I would see if anyone has a few days free to dig a trench with a 1-1.5T excavator. Must be one that is small but can take an auger attachment for a 350-450mm diameter hole. Hoping to find someone who is available before xmas. Trench is 100m long and the section has a slight incline in places. Based in Miramar

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Farnham St excavation

Posted 5 months ago

Looking to have works priced for a house site. Estimated 300+ cubic meters. To site mark out/

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Excavation- Back Yard

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I am looking for excavation services to get my back yard cleared up i.e., removing the mud. it's a quite bit of area, so as a start keen to get a site inspection done and get a quote. Access area to back yard is slightly more than a metre, so only a small digger can pass through unless other means of lift and drop can be used. Please see pictures of West & North side of the backyard. Look forward to hear from you. Thanks, Amit

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Junior Labourer Needed

Posted 6 months ago

We have a small amount of dirt to remove from beside our house, under the deck, so that we can apply waterproofing compound. This job would take about 4 hours one Saturday morning and you'll be working alongside the home owner and one other. The work is weather dependant, i.e. we won't be doing this in the rain. The dirt will be stored onsite and we may ask you back to put the earth back beside the house, at a future date. Please only indicate your interest if you can work on a Saturday morning.

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Soil digging and removal

Posted 4 months ago

Approx. 20 m3 of soils to be removed (including a couple of stumps). Work has been started by us and needs completing. If interested you can also do the concreting once this job is done. if you are up for the challenge get in touch with us. Thanks!

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Cut for retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Require a quote to cut banking for retaining wall

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Backyard Hill Clear up

Posted 3 months ago

We have a backyard hill that needs digging and clear up. Want to get sooner than later. Happy to talk and organise a visit or send photos if you are keen. Can discuss costs if you are keen for the job. Preet

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RetainingWallBackfill

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, Need a digger to back fill a small retaining wall (1.6m high on the curb) with 3.5m3 of drainage metal which is sitting on driveway next to retaining wall. and then to dump approx. 1.5m3 of top course on the retaining group. couple of hours needed from someone who is willing to do the job. Newlands area, house is on main road. Willing to pay $200

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Soil Excavation Between Garage and Bank.

Posted 2 months ago

There is a gap between my garage (masonry block wall) and the bank at the edge of my property. Over the years soil and small rocks have fallen down and filled in the gap between the block wall and bank. It has filled up 2.5-3.0m deep. The gap is only 0.5-0.6m wide. The access is not good, so I am looking at options for how to remove all the soil/rocks. Manual labor using hand tools is one option (which I have already done some of). I will not lie, it was a shit job, and my motivation to d...

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Pooling of water underneath the house

Posted 1 month ago

I had a blocked drain underneath the house. The drain had been unblocked however it's leaving a large pooling of water underneath the house. The plumber wasn't sure if it was sewage water and suggested it's best to treat it as sewage water. I have contacted a number of companies including Dawson, but there is no one can take the job. If you can do the job, please contact me on ... .

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Finish off a trench!

Posted 1 month ago

I’ve 1/2 completed a trench to house a power cable. Needs to be at a depth of at least 450cm. See the picture for detail. I’d estimate up to 4 hours work to complete. Rocky soil on a bank.

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Lawn coring and drainage

Posted 2 months ago

using lawn coring and trenching machines on alwn and spreading lawn soil

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Earthwork and drainage

Posted 2 months ago

Need to do some earthwork for 5 days excavation...

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Earthworks reconcreting repiling

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking to get work done at my house for basement, reconcreting around property, retaining wall back fill and dirt removal in basement to prepare site for repiling and drainage laying. It's a confined area and is big job. Only serious companies interested for job should contact. Can wait for the right company to start work.

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Labourers (2)

Posted 1 month ago

Remove built-up debris to widen and deepen a drainage trench around part of the base of house to meet building requirements. Work involved - approx 6m long, 20cm deep and 20cm wide. Experience with a kanga hammer is necessary to carefully loosen soil and small rock . This is manual work as the space around the base is narrow at the back an underneath of the house but there is sufficient space to do the work. We see this as a two-person job. The trench will then need to be filled with pe...

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Soil removal

Posted 3 months ago

Require 3 cubic metres of soil removed off site. Soil currently on driveway, some in bags that are about .5m3. No excavation required.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small excavation job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prepare area for 10m2 shed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Excavation for concrete slab for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Make a track with a digger

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig 2x post holes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Removal of material after a slip

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Post Hole Dig

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Don's Digging


4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Levelling 25m2 section at front of house


18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Labourers (2)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pooling of water underneath the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Finish off a trench!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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Savvy Siteworks

Joined August 2021

Here at savvy we enjoy dealing with clients and finding solutions for their problems.weather it be small retaining walls or large house site prep we will deliver.we are also equipped to deal with commercial clients.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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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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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Jt Trenching limited

Joined July 2019

Hi, our small family business have been in general construction (concrete ,asphalt and excavation) providing quality ground works for over 15 years . We are small but effective and have no problem taking on any task big or small. We provide free and competitive quotes and understand how important it is to deliver quality customer service, workmanship and meet deadlines.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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Z White

Joined April 2016

Hi I have been in the industry for 30yrs I provide very reasonable free quotes. Work hard at keeping to our time frames. Honest and reliable. Have Public Liability Insurance.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Block n Stock

Joined December 2017

We specialise in lifestyle block fencing which involves a variety of work with all different kinds of fences. We also build residential wooden fences. We are available to mend, repair, build or replace all kinds of wooden gates. We also do digger and truck work. All kinds of land scaping from section clearance, tidy up, pile digging and retainer walls.

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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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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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MAK Civil ltd

Joined August 2020

MAK Civil is able to complete all concreting andAsphalting work both big and small. With a highly experienced team quality is always guaranteed. MAK Civil is able to provide a no obligation quote.

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DK Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

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...

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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Askew contracting ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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R&R Glazing

Joined March 2019

Hi We are wholesaler of glass,splash back,mirrors and that is why our prices will be competitive.We have skilled and experienced glazier who are have to look at your job We do price match guarantee work.If you show us quote of someone else then we will beat it by 10%

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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