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Central North Island's Leaders in Civil Drainage & Earthworks

Leaders in deep drainage, our experienced team employs the best engineering techniques and machinery to deliver your project. Whether you're looking for a complete drainage solution, specialist civil work, subdivisions or earthworks, we have your back.

Committed to quality, and an approved LASS supplier for local authorities, we provide Councils, project managers and consultancies with effective solutions for roading, stormwater, water and wastewater network infrastructure and have an extensive project background in civil construction, earthworks and deep drainage systems.



We specialise in large residential development subdivision schemes, where we take care of all of your project needs from start to finish, so you can get on with everything else.

We regularly undertake earthworks, roading, stormwater, water and sewer connections, concrete and drainage installation for subdivisions with up to 50 - 100 lot sections. 



We have your pump station needs sorted at Nicholls & Uttinger Civil. Our team is experienced in constructing and installing pump stations, sheet piles, precast chambers, sewage treatment systems and dewatering plants.

We regularly contract to Councils, contract leads, and civil and consultant project managers to provide resilient three waters infrastructure that will last for generations.



We cover all aspects of drain laying from constructing new PE, upgrading existing drainage, connections to Council mains, water mains installations, dewatering, subdivisional drainage and large diameter pipework.

We are a preferred contractor for deep drainage systems and excavations across the Central North Island.


Nicholls & Uttinger Civil are well resourced with an impressive array of quality machinery. Our fleet features Hitachi Zaxis 350 LCH-5G, 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, and Topcon GPS. 

If your project requires a unique piece of equipment, our team is well connected with reliable contacts, to swiftly source it.



For earthwork trimming or sculpting needs, Nicholls & Uttinger is the team you need. Our team knows how to handle a lot of earth, and are experienced in housing platforms and driveways, trimming road berms and subgrades, stormwater retention ponds, cut-to-fill earthworks, driveway crossings and any other general earth moving need. 


Skilled staff

Nicholls and Uttinger Civil can bring their experienced team of machinery operators and drainlayers to fulfill your staffing needs on site, as well as lend their expertise to your project. 

Directors Kurt Uttinger and Alister Nicholls are often seen with hands-on throughout project work, providing problem-solving technical expertise to complex problems and helping your project get back on track faster, to meet your project deadlines.

The Right Equipment

Nicholls and Uttinger Civil have a fleet of heavy machinery able to carry out a range of works and a team of skilled operators. Our fleet of modern excavators range from 13tn up to 35tn in weight and are equipped with GPS control systems to improve accuracy, efficiency, quality and safety onsite.

To deliver a safe and streamlined project, we operate with the following equipment:

  • Loaders for drainage installation and civil works.

  • Remote controlled trench rollers

  • Dewatering pumps

  • Trench shields

  • Gas detection and confined space retrieval equipment.

  • A suite of survey equipment including GPS rovers, lasers and levels.

For projects that require machinery or equipment we don't have in stock, we hold ongoing plant hire agreements with major plant hire companies to source and supply any equipment required to carry out the civil works

This may include tractors and trailers, road trucks, sheepsfoot and steel drummed rollers, watercarts and bulldozers as required.

Subcontracting Support

Nicholls and Uttinger Civil's two directors have built up a significant network of quality suppliers and subcontractors in the Central North Island throughout their 40+ combined years in the civil construction industry.

We can operate as a subcontractor, or source subcontracting to deliver the right outcome for you.


Speak to the Waikato civil construction specialists.