We Create Space

Who We Are

Founded in 1992 with the goal of providing cost effective solution focused demolition for our clients throughout New Zealand.

Based in Christchurch, Southern Demolition is the leading supplier of demolition services, rejuvenated timber, and crushed concrete in the city, and the South Island. Southern Demolition and Salvage Ltd is a family owned and operated company, which believes collaboration and teamwork are essential to achieving any project.

We invest in our people to help them achieve their goals. This reflects in their passion for the industry our people and rewards our client with quality outcomes for their projects.

Our Experiences

Over our years of history we have handled a wide range of contracts throughout New Zealand. Projects as diverse as; stripping the fire damaged Christchurch Waste Water treatment Plant, to demolishing the old Palmerston North Hospital.

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Cost-effective solutions to complex projects

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. We have an extensive fleet of demolition machinery. Our equipment ranges from 12 to 105 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.

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As founding members of the New Zealand and Asbestos Association of New Zealand and Canterbury Safety Charter we have helped shape the demolition industry for the last 31 years.

Our many years of experience and continuous investment in innovation allows us to be the leading South Island service provider for Demolition, Deconstruction, Recycling, Asbestos Abatement and Land Remediation. Our capacity allows us to deliver projects from residential to large scale industrial projects. Our experience, innovation and capacity allows us to tackle the most challenging projects to create space for your future.

Residential demolition

Residential Demolition

Commercial demolition work

Commercial Demolition

Industrial demolition work

Industrial Demolition

Infrastructure demolition work


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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 include:

  • Manchester Courts
  • Canterbury Breweries
  • Countdown Ferrymead
  • St Martin’s New World
  • Lane Walker Rudkin
  • Mackenzie and Willis
  • University of Canterbury Engineering & Gym Buildings
  • His Lordship’s / Mexican Café building (Lichfield Street)
  • Christchurch Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Talley’s Fairton
  • Riccarton Park Raceway Grand National Stand

We are members & hold qualifications of

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