Our construction division is a market leader in developments and projects of local significance. We invest in the best people, systems and equipment to ensure your next project gets delivered.


CORDE are specialists in all aspects of earthmoving. We handle bulk earthworks from subdivisions, roading projects to minor earthworks on commercial civil projects. Certified to several ISO qualifications, fully monitored using GPS guided equipment & quality control systems, all the contracts are delivered to the highest international standards.

Because we are local experts – we understand ground conditions and the different soil types in and around Canterbury, carrying out compaction testing as required. We run several ADT 6×6 dumpers ensuring we can perform in all seasons, weather and ground conditions.


Our fleet includes GPS machine guided 30 & 40 tonne excavators, dozers and graders create an efficient setup. Working to levels, steep batters and lean grades is never an issue we can’t solve. We pride ourselves on great project management and a quality finished product you can trust.


At CORDE we have the unique ability to operate multiple crews across the South Island, working independently carrying vast experience in all facets. From large scale drainage works with complex installations to commercial dwellings, we have the capabilities to take on any challenge that needs a quality solution. 

Through out the South Island, we have constructed 
a multitude of drainage works such as: 

New reticulation for subdivision developments

Renewals and upgrades of stormwater, sewer, residential and rural water reticulation schemes

Irrigation and stock water reticulation

Pump station construction

Treatment pond construction

Dewatering and trench support work


One of our main strengths is in the development and construction of modern sub-divisions. We are proud of the new communities we have helped establish throughout the South Island. Our vast range of quality machinery enables us to get the job done on time, and our specialist experience ensures a quality outcome for every project. 


Ngai Tahu, Te Whariki, Lincoln
Charles Upham Retirement Village
Windsorcare Village, Christchurch


CORDE’s dedication to continued diversification of its plant, people and systems attributes to our civil construction success. We are known for our highly skilled people and our technically advanced plant, ensuring we are at the forefront of South Island Civil Construction. CORDE have proven experience across a broad range of civil disciplines. Get in touch today to discuss your next project – it’s never too early to start well!

Providing Civil Solutions such as:

Superstructure renewals

Guard railing

Retaining structures

Concrete structures

Timber structures

Ground rehabilitation

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