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Based in Christchurch, Southern Demolition is the leading supplier of demolition services and rejuvenated timber products in the city and throughout the South Island. Over our nearly 20-year professional history we have handled a wide range of contracts throughout New Zealand – a range of demolition projects as diverse as stripping the Pukeuri freezing works after fire damage to demolishing the old Palmerston North Hospital.
With our wide range of complex and specialised plant and machinery, Southern Demolition is able to deliver cost-effective solutions for the most complicated demolition projects. It has one of the most up to date fleets within the demolition industry. Our equipment ranges from 12 to 45 tonne excavators, and includes three high-reach diggers and a full concrete crushing plant. The depth of our resources and expertise enables us to handle difficult and unforeseen challenges, such as those posed by the devastating Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. We undertook emergency work in the intermediate aftermath of these events, and are now continuing to play a crucial role in the region’s recovery and rebuild.  

Today's environmental concerns mean demolition projects should be managed with the aim of recycling as much of the building material as possible. Southern Demolition has a commitment to preserving the environment and has invested in significant amounts of equipment that is designed to reduce the amount of waste that reaches the landfill. Our careful recycling and re-machining makes many varieties of rare native and exotic timber available for the ever-expanding restoration market.


Our reputation continues to generate demand for our services, with many of our major contracts having been acquired through the recommendation of leading names in the construction and civil industries. With the high level of skill and experience of our personnel, Southern Demolition has the confidence to take on large projects knowing that the job will be done correctly, safely and on time.

Large demolition projects we have completed recently include:
  • Manchester Courts
  • Demolition of the old stands for the new Christchurch Stadium
  • Canterbury Breweries
  • Countdown Ferrymead
  • St Martin’s New World
  • Lane Walker Rudkin
  • MFL Building (corner of Colombo and Glocester Streets)
  • Mackenzie and Willis
  • Go Kart track, Moorhouse Avenue
  • University of Canterbury Engineering Building
  • Blackwell Holden
  • His Lordship’s / Mexican Café building (Lichfield Street)

Southern Demolition is a member of the New Zealand Demolition Contractors Association.

Contact us today to discuss your demolition requirements.