Leaders in trenchless installation

We offer quality, cost effective, environmentally-friendly solutions



Install, repair or renew utilities without excavating

Innovative underground technology ensures we can install, repair or renew utilities – ducts and cables using equipment and techniques that minimise or eliminate the need for excavation. We offer professional, environmentally friendly services in directional drilling for small businesses, large corporates, utility providers, local authorities and homeowners.

Modern specialist construction equipment

We have modern specialist construction equipment including directional drills, mud separation plants, hydro-excavators, de-watering equipment, excavators 1.5 to 35-ton, and pipe jacking rigs. Our equipment is serviced, maintained with multiple units capable of installing larger diameter pipes, and additional support machinery for most situations.  

Dedicated to environmental preservation

We pride ourselves on our commitment to keeping environmental impact to a minimum; to ensure day to day life within the vicinity of the project can continue as normal, while reducing the earth movement. Constant focus on reduction of our environmental footprint.

Do you need to install utilities on a tight jobsite?

We have the ideal compact rig with the right amount of thrust and pull-back for shallow installations of cable, fibre, and water systems up to 46m in length beneath roads, driveways, footpaths, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles. 

Our Services in the North Island

We're proud to have been part of some large-scale infrastructure projects spanning the North Island. We Service Auckland, Waikato, BOP, Wellington and most places inbetween.

Trenchless Technology ensures we can install, repair or renew utilities – ducts and cables using equipment and techniques that minimise or eliminate the need for excavation.

Environmental protection is a main company objective. We recycle our drilling mud where possible to reduce waste, while maintaining constant awareness and mitigation of pollution.

Health & Safety

At the core of providing you with the best quality, most cost effective drilling solution is our commitment to protect the health & safety of all within or affected by our daily work activities.  We operate to high health and safety standards and best practice guidelines, with skilled and trained teams working to robust processes.  We constantly review our processes and activities as part of our drive for continual improvement, within all areas of the business.

Smythe Construction NZ | Specialist construction and drilling experts.
Servicing Auckland, Waikato, BOP & Wellington.

Smythe Contractors

Breaking new ground everyday by redefining how utility contracts are delivered in New Zealand

Guarantee from failure

Whatever your project we will achieve it completely with a guarantee from failure.

We never walk away from a job

We persevere to achieve the success of the project.

Quality installation to last


Experience & expertise

We've been in this business since 1952.

Quality installation for the best result

Call us to discuss your specialist requirements – our experience in initial design & installation ensures we provide the best solution.

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