Civil Contracting and Earthworks
in the Queenstown Lakes District

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About Base Contracting Limited


Base Contracting Ltd is a medium sized civil contracting company with 30 plus full time employees and an extensive modern fleet of Komatsu excavators, Mercedes trucks, loaders, rollers, small plant and utilities.  

We are a multi faceted contracting company undertaking large earthworks, drainage & utility services, subdivisional developments, retaining structures, rock walls, rural property development, ponds & water features, roading, demolition and high alpine re-vegetation projects.

With a well-established team of ‘can do’ contracting staff and management, Base Contracting’s experience and work portfolio is extensive. Specialising in projects within the difficult terrain and environment in the Queenstown Lakes District, Base have built a reputation on quality, safety and managing projects in challenging environments.

The Directors  - Julian Kinnaird, Murray Forward and Mike Davies - own the company and are proud to call Arrowtown their home. 

At Base Contractng we:

  • Like to work with clients in developing logical strategies and methods to achieve their desired project outcome.
  • Are proud of our brand, reputation, presentation, quality of work, customer value and our return clientele.
  • Have a strong health and safety and staff welfare focus, with a very low staff turnover.
  • Enjoy working as part of a collaborative team of locally based professionals, consultants, clients and sub contractors.

Areas of Expertise

Base Contracting’s experience and work portfolio is extensive. From preparing the ground for private homes to large subdivisions, public infrastructure projects, dairy conversions and bulk earthworks Base can scale up or down to ensure clients receive quality and value for money.