Barnsy’s All Trade Services Ltd (BATs Ltd) was established in 2001 by owner and operator Paul ‘Barnsy’ Barnes.

Having spent 15 years working for others in the earthworks & civil construction industry, it was time to go it alone. So with only a truck, an EX58 digger, a traxcavator, a four legged companion and plenty of drive; thus were the humble beginnings of this small company.

Barnsy has over 30 years civil construction and excavation experience gained here in NZ and in Australia and he brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to every job.


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Today BATs Ltd is still a small earthworks, civil construction and drainage company with a staff of 10 personnel.

Located in Christchurch, we work alongside a number of established local builders, developers and individuals wanting to manage their own projects. 

Ongoing referral from satisfied clients has helped increase and keep our customer base and presence in Christchurch, something BATs Ltd does not take for granted.

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