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Subdivision contractor services

We’re a company that provides solutions not problems

Have you been struggling with a heavy workload and stretched resources? Finding you’ve just got too much to do and not enough time to do it?

Nicholls Earthworks & Drainage provides quality and consistency that companies can trust. Whether it’s helping you get your timeline met, or getting a project completed to the highest industry standards, we’ve got you covered.

Our partnerships matter to us

When we undertake a job - whether its as drainlayers or pump station contractors - we partner with our clients to figure out, as a team, how we can get the job done. We’ll take the time to sit down with you in order to fully understand your project goals and how we can deliver the best results together – on time and on budget.

And with quality and experience you can rely on, we’ll simultaneously relieve the pressure, and give you confidence that the project will be carried on seamlessly and efficiently by our team.

What we do

We work as subdivision contractors for both civil and commercial companies, on an array of projects throughout the Cambridge, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

The core of our work resides in large developments where we act as subdivision contractors, providing a complete and comprehensive service, with a team, machinery and hands-on experience you can trust and rely on – whatever your project.

Our specialities cover:


As drainlayers in Hamilton and other areas across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, we work with councils as subdivision contractors to provide complete drainage solutions. Our services include:

  • Water tank installations
  • All aspects of drainlaying, including the constructing, altering, repairing and extending
  • Local body wastewater work
  • Water mains installation
  • Deep drainage systems and excavation
  • Sub-divisional drainage


We’re certified earthmoving contractors in Tauranga, Hamilton and Waikato, and help companies fulfil large-scale project commitments, assisting with:

  • Trimming road subgrades
  • Trimming road berms
  • Housing platforms and driveways
  • Stormwater retention ponds
  • Cut to fill earthworks


Our subdivision contractor work is generally on large residential development schemes, where we take care of all aspects of the project, from start to finish, including:

  • Site survey
  • Excavation
  • Concreting
  • Drainage
  • Trenching
  • Installing water mains/power/gas/fibre optic cables
  • Alterations

Pump Stations

Having developed specialised experience as pump station contractors, we understand every aspect that goes into delivering a complete project. We assist councils on:

  • Constructing and installing wastewater stations
  • Installing sheet piles
  • Installing precast chambers
  • Sewage treatment systems
  • Dewatering

Quality machinery; the best in the industry

Our specialist machinery covers an impressive array of tasks, both for smaller and more substantial projects. If there happens to be an obscure piece of equipment that we need for a particular job, we use our reliable contacts to swiftly source it.

As we grow as a company, so does our fleet. Our collection currently comprises of:

  • Hitachi Zaxis 210LC-5B
  • Hitachi 130 LCN-5B
  • Komatsu Wa 100-5 (with quick hitch)
  • Ramax Remote Trench Compactor
  • Bedding Bins
  • Trench Shields
  • Dewatering equipment

A team you can count on

We know that on busy construction sites, safety is paramount. Our machinery is operated by a highly skilled team, ensuring jobs are completed safely and efficiently.

All of our team members are fully trained in the machinery that they use and are safety conscious in all that they do. Having worked on numerous large developments and subdivisions, we are familiar with on-site health and safety regulations, and guarantee to consistently follow them whilst completing work.
Both our team and our equipment cover an extensive range of project capabilities; we’re always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow.