Demolition at Taggart

Taggart’s can offer a dynamic solution-based deconstruction and demolition package for both heavy commercial and multi-storey buildings through to single-storey residential demolitions.

We have been involved in the demolition industry for 65 years, and our current management team has over 20 years industry experience, that includes qualifications in Advanced Trade Construction and this knowledge provides a detailed understanding of the deconstruction process which is invaluable for dealing with complex projects.


Recently completed demolition projects include:


  • The full soft strip of the Lancaster Park stadiums, The Tui Stand - Lancaster Park, multi-storey separation  

  • The Crossing Building which is a heritage building and the demolition of multiple buildings across a 2.5 ha site in Durham Street to make way for the New World complex.


We take the opportunity to explore all environmental and recycling options when working with our clients to assist with keeping overall costs down and reduce the impact on the environment to reduce the volume of material being deposited into landfills.

These initiatives have been recognised through the company being awarded the Civil Contractors NZ – Canterbury branch - Environmental Award for 2017 & 2018 and NZDAA - Demolition Best Practice Project under $1M


Our Demolition Services include:


  • Technical advice and planning, including demolition engineering for detailed high reach demolition and cut and crane methodologies.


  • Heavy commercial and industrial demolition.


  • Heavy commercial foundation removal, including rock breaking.


  • Onsite crushing, processing concrete to grades between AP65 & AP100


  • Multi-storey demolition, including high reach excavator and cut & crane options


  • Basement demolition and removal, including sheet piling, dewatering and backfilling.


  • Residential demolition.


  • Technical hillside demolition, including limited access and geotechnical constants.


  • Commercial soft strip - manual and machine-based.


  • Asbestos removal and disposal


  • Salvage


  • Decommissioning of electrical, telephone, data, high-pressure water, stormwater and sewer services