Excavations & Retaining Walls

What sets us apart with excavations and retaining walls is the diversity of our team and the scale of our plant and equipment. If you have a retaining wall or foundations, you need repairing or a section you are looking to build on, please get in touch with our friendly team of experts. Take full advantage of our expertise, get us involved in the planning and design to potentially make some real savings.
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Building & Renovations

Here at Strathclyde, we have a passion for preservation. Many of our projects have been on the hill. We truly excel at managing logistical and structural challenges. Whether you are looking to repair, modernise, extend or alter your home, we can help you throughout the entire process from the initial consultation to the building consents throughout to completion. Your project will have the best outcome if we get involved at the start to assist you through the planning and design stages.
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With the fine Christchurch climate, our gardens are incredibly important to how we live. Functionality and the flow between house and garden are at the crux of how we enjoy our living spaces. We understand how all the components of your home come together. If you want to enhance your home and make the most of your outdoor space, get in touch with our friendly team to schedule a free consultation.


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"Delivering with integrity and ingenuity, smart, efficient total-solutions for complex projects and in doing so building quality homes, in-ground structures and gardens that are made to last and enjoy."

about us

Scott Todd

Director & Construction Manager

Hi, I am Scott Todd, owner of Strathclyde. I’m extremely passionate about our business and providing an outstanding experience for our customers. Back in Scotland, I worked as a site-based Engineer on major civil and building projects, for the largest construction company in the UK. This is where I honed my skills before moving to Christchurch in 2013. Strathclyde offers a "start to finish" service, which means that you have one point of contact throughout your project.

We offer a wealth of experience in the full package from earthworks through to building and landscaping. Quality, trust and communication are paramount to how we do business. We take great pride in our work, and we are focused on providing a seamless professional experience for our customers. We do this through continual development of our systems, and always looking to further our skills and clearly understand our "why". Moving to Christchurch post-quake, I have seen a lot of substandard work and compromising working conditions.

We are committed to providing practical, common-sense solutions to challenging construction projects whilst keeping our team safe and upholding the highest quality standards. I started Strathclyde to be the change I wanted to see, and the change Christchurch needed.

Why choose us

Strathclyde offers offer a wealth of experience in the full package, from earthworks through to building and landscaping. We are committed to providing practical, common-sense solutions to challenging construction projects whilst keeping our team safe and upholding the highest quality standards.

Master Builders

We are members of the Master Builders Association, which gives you the assurance you are working with builders of a proven high standard. Our work is backed by the Master Builders’ 10-year guarantee.

Getting It Right Upfront

We will sit down with yours or our architect and engineer, depending on the requirements, and provide the practical input necessary for the right outcome. As your trusted builder we will help you to get the balance just right in regards to what you want vs what is possible vs your budget. We will mitigate risk for you and provide clearer costs.


While working on your project, we will treat your home and its surroundings with the greatest of respect. We encourage a clean, well mannered and well-presented site at all times. A clean site is a safe site.

Diverse Staff & Resources

All our building sites are overseen by one of our LBP builders, and our civil and landscaping foremen are real sharpshooters. We carry a large range of plant and equipment. We put the right person on the right tool on the right job, providing the highest level of efficiency for our clients.

Complex Sites - Nothing's Too Hard

We make the difficult easy. Technical and logistically challenging projects are both our forte and our passion. Our Civil Engineer Scott and the rest of our team thrive off this type of work, systematically working through your project from planning through construction to execution. Disclaimer: We do enjoy the simpler projects to recharge and hone our skills.

Start To Finish

Many builders and contractors only do one thing, meaning lots of handovers on projects between different parties. Our team will be on-site from breaking ground through to the finishing touches and landscaping. Handovers are therefore in-house, allowing information to travel more smoothly. We avoid the "construction Chinese whispers".

Quality Assurance

We have a comprehensive 280-point quality checklist that we methodically update throughout the build.

Pragmatic Guarantee

For your complete peace of mind, and to guarantee complete customer satisfaction, we offer our complete Pragmatic Guarantee.

  • Planning & Pricing - Scott Todd, our Company Director, will personally come to meet you to discuss your ideal project. During this initial free and no-obligation consultation, you will be given information on the following:
  • Feasibility - Is what you are planning possible? We will let you know if there are potentially better solutions worth considering.
  • Design & Consent Requirements - We will guide you through the design and consent process to ensure we get this vital stage of the project right.
  • Timeframes - We will discuss a tentative start date, project duration, risks which could cause delays, and how to mitigate these risks.
  • Costs - We will provide a detailed scope of works highlighting what is and isn't included in the contract. Wherever possible, we will offer a fixed cost to reduce the risk of budget blowouts and will advise on choosing the right materials to suit your budget.


It’s all good hearing from us, but it’s our clients that tell the real story. Read some of our testimonials below
if you would like to speak to a previous client just reach out and we will put you in touch.

Ernst & Sabine W


"About three years ago through an ad on the Builderscrack website I came in contact with Scott from TC Groundworks. Firstly he surprised me with a very competitive quote for 2 car parks. Equally pleasing was the way the whole process developed.

Communication seemed to be a top priority for TC Groundworks. I was always kept up to date with progress. Work was executed as discussed and in the end price was exactly what was promised. In the time since I have ventured into larger projects with Scott and Strathclyde as the company is called now after rebranding. We are currently repairing the fourth earthquake damaged house with him. Nothing has changed in my appreciation for the work delivered since we did the two little car parks.

Works comprised many aspects like house lifting, partial and new foundations, building, plastering, retaining walls in steep hillsides etc. Scott has a very versatile team working for him. I should mention that enforcing safety procedures is top priority at Strathclyde. Overall I am very satisfied with all aspects of the work delivered and I can highly recommend Scott and Strathclyde."


Request a FREE Consultation

Contact us today to arrange your free ‘dreams to reality’ session valued at $395 with our Director & Construction Manager Scott Todd. Scott and his team will meet with you in person to discuss all aspects of the building process and will be happy to answer all of your questions.

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Do you have a complex project you want to discuss? Get in touch with our expert team to schedule a free and no-obligation consultation.
We provide the most efficient solutions to complex projects.