Apes Services

Explore our Residential & Commercial Contracting Services

Learn more about the services we provide to commercial entities and residential homeowners across New Zealand. Choose Apes Contracting for quality workmanship and a friendly team with decades of collective experience.

Big jobs, quick jobs, smaller jobs — we’ve got you covered

We’re your ‘Goldilocks’ contractor: just right. We are not ‘too big’ for residential jobs and not ‘too small’ to take on significant commercial projects, safely and efficiently.

Road side piping tunnel excavated below the main road

Commercial Solutions

We assist New Zealand’s leading contractors to deliver timely and on-budget completions for new and upgraded infrastructure projects spanning civil construction, roading and more.

Digger situated on a hillside excavating earth

Residential Solutions

It’s your home, now make it your castle. Get a cost-effective upgrade for that cracked old driveway, or protect your investments with a robust retaining wall, or let our experts safely handle your demolition needs.

Our Services

If you can’t see what you’re looking for listed here, send us a message with some information about your requirement — we can provide a tailored solution.

Apes Contracting prioritises safety and compliance with the New Zealand Building Code and modern environmental standards.

Landscaping Services

Transform your garden into beautiful outdoor spaces where your family will love to spend time entertaining and enjoying life outdoors. We’ll work closely with you to realise your vision and ensure your unique style shines through.

  • Initial consultation to define vision
  • Development of landscaping designs
  • Site preparation
  • Soil quality improvement
  • Paths, patios, decks and more
  • Maintenance planning
  • Planting of trees, shrubs and bushes
Landscaping services showing a cleared section with gravel foundations

Driveways: Concrete & Asphalt

Whether you have a driveway that’s cracked, uneven or just a bit tired-looking, or you simply want to upgrade your home’s visual appeal, Apes Contracting will deliver a hassle-free solution in asphalt or concrete.

  • Site preparation
  • Materials selection and mix optimisation
  • Drainage planning and excavation
  • Asphalt layering 
  • Concrete pouring, curing and finishing 
  • Final inspection to ensure an incredible finished product
Newly laid driveway for a residential section showing bitumen

Retaining Walls

Protect your property against erosion and maximise the livability of your outdoor spaces with a long-lasting and expertly constructed retaining wall made from timber, stone or concrete. We can also work with engineers to ensure compliance on larger wall projects.

  • Wall design and approval
  • Sourcing of materials
  • Foundation works
  • Groundwater drainage solutions
  • Construction to specifications
Retaining wall under construction with wooden sleepers and framing against an excavated hillside

Civil Construction Services

We enhance public infrastructure with our civil construction expertise, which covers a broad variety of capabilities, including:

  • Cycleway construction
  • Commercial car parks
  • Roading upgrades
  • Traffic light installation & upgrades
  • Intersection improvements
Excavated pathway showing commercial civil construction services

Residential & Commercial Demolition

Our experienced team can bring down structures big and small with care, efficiency and above all, safety. All demolition works are carried out in strict accordance with NZ safety and environmental standards.

  • Demolition planning and execution
  • Segregation of materials
  • Site clearance
  • Responsible disposal of all waste materials
Excavator demolition removing sections of a residential house


We work closely with clients to design and install foundations that strengthen your property, with longevity and seismic strength front and centre. 

  • Ribraft foundations
  • Ring foundations
  • Piles
Foundation construction showing a newly excavated section for a build

Concrete Services

Highly versatile and customisable, concrete is a popular choice for Kiwis seeking an elegant look for everything from patios to garden paths and driveways.

  • Optimal mix design
  • Formwork setup
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Pouring, curing and finishing of concrete
  • Final inspection and testing
Residential driveway showing new concrete finish

Asphalt Services

Enhance your home’s visual appeal and add value with an asphalt driveway or footpath built to withstand the rigours of our frosty winters and scorching summer sun.

  • Residential driveways, footpaths and more
  • Public infrastructure upgrades
  • Cost-effective, rapid and durable paving solution 
  • Layered application for smooth, high-quality finish
Freshly laid asphalt driveway


We have a variety of earthmoving equipment from 2 tonne up to 20 tonne and skilled operators to handle any commercial or residential project. Our earthmoving services can include:

  • Bulk earthworks for contractors of all sizes
  • Site assessments and surveys
  • Detailed excavation planning
  • Trenching for utilities and drainage
  • Hillside excavations
  • Site scraps for the proper and safe removal of all scrap material
Earthworks showing excavated hillside section in tiered levels

Our Resources

All works are carried out by highly qualified and experienced operators equipped with heavy duty tools to ensure a quick and tidy job. See the table below for an overview of our fleet.

Fleet ItemSizes
Excavators2-20 Tonne
Bobcat Diggers2-5 Tonne
Tip Trucks3, 8 & 12 Tonne
Water CartsVarious
Demolition Breaker-
Excavator AttachmentsVarious
Apes Contracting digger working on road infrastructure
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