Earthmoving & Civil Construction

Moving mountains for our clients

Taylors provide the full range of civil works including drainage works, land contouring, dam and pond building. We work on major, complex projects and smaller-scale projects.

Taylors undertakes a broad range of work, including anything from the subdivision consenting process and start up, earthworks, and environmental protection through to civil construction, drainage, and roading.

We look at all of the risks involved with a project, whether it is a lump sum contract, or a measure and value contract. We can work in several different ways with clients to find a process and solution that works for them. We also manage the quality and health and safety aspects of the projects we are involved in.

Award-Winning Services

Many of our projects have received industry awards, including the Seafield Terrace project in Nelson and our work on the Waimea Community Dam. Longstanding clients include the Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Central Plains Water, Canterbury Waste Services, and NZTA (Waka Kotahi).

In addition to our core group of engineers we have an in-house surveying team and in-house project managers. This means we give our clients the peace of mind that a project will be managed appropriately from beginning to end.

Earthmoving & Civil Construction Equipment

Taylors Contracting is known as an industry leader in terms of early adoption and use of innovative technology. We are able to work with precision using our GPS and drone technology. This allows us to build projects to design.

Major Projects Completed

Major projects undertaken from Christchurch include the Southern Motorway, Western Belfast bypass, Christchurch Northern Corridor, Tekapō Canals, and Central Plains Irrigation Scheme.

We are also providing earthworks services for the Kate Valley Landfill, the biggest landfill in the South Island. Current major projects undertaken from our Brightwater headquarters include the Waimea Community Dam.


We work around the South Island and in the lower North Island but are open to considering work in other locations. Our offices are in Brightwater, near Nelson and in Christchurch.


Taylors' Earthmoving & Civil Construction

Examples of our Earthmoving & Civil Construction Work