The groundwork is our work.

About Us

In any property development, the most important work is the groundwork — the critical infrastructure that makes everything else possible.  

We support Canberra’s leading developers with a full range of civil contracting services. We have the scale and resources to manage the most demanding projects, as well as the expertise and experience to solve the trickiest problems.


When you need that contactor to handle all the civil components of your project, working with your team to ensure timely sequencing of works so all trades can work together safely we can offer you a fully managed team.

We have all the skills within our organisation to complete your land subdivision. We have years of experience working with local governments authorities & shires to ensure a DA compliant development. We take on a partnering focus to help mitigate your risks.

When it comes to install watermain and sewer connection to ICON standards or entrances and stormwater to TCCS design we have over 12 years of experience in getting your external services handed over to the authorities quickly and efficiently. We are fully experienced with all aspects of compliance testing, owning our own calibrated testing equipment.

Due to a wealth of knowledge we can complete your road to your required standard. Be it just a minimal cost overflow carpark, rural gravel road or a fully sealed, line marked with streetlighting road or carpark. We can also advise on and install drainage infrastructure to insure a long-lasting product.

With experienced pipe layers and pit builders we are able to complete both internal and external drainage packages. We specialized in deep excavations, fully experience in shoring and fall protection. Our team of operators pride themselves on completing excavations in tight areas adjacent to existing underground infrastructure. Our pit builders are confine space trained and being on staff always available to insure a timely project delivery

We have experience in many types of retaining wall construction such as Block work, Concrete sleeper, Stone gravity walls, Key stone walls, and Magnumstone.

We offer a wet plant hire service. We are able to supply modern equipment with experience competent operators. Our excavators have a range of attachments including Augers, rock hammers and grabs as well as a full range of buckets.

We take pride in being able to supply detailed quotations which include all materials and labour as well any possible cost saving alternatives. We also will highlight any risks and suggest mitigation methods giving the client a truly partnering service. Their success is our success.


Every member of the Littlewoods team is an experienced and highly competent tradesperson. We require all staff to obtain a General Industry Induction before starting work, and we conduct regular training and assessment.  

We’re qualified to operate a wide range of equipment, including excavators, backhoes, bobcats, loaders, rollers, and graders. We also employ certified specialists for challenging tasks such as asbestos removal and working in confined spaces.  

Previous Projects

We’ve worked on a diverse range of projects across the Canberra region. These are a few of the highlights:

  • Isabella Gardens Retirement Village (Lend Lease)
  • Reconstruction of the Discovery Trail (BWA Cotter Dam)
  • Ngunnawal Retirement Village (Lend Lease)
  • Handover rectifications in Forde Estate
  • Bus stop upgrades in Wanniassa (ACT Roads)
  • Stormwater upgrades on Belconnen Way Page (Procurement Solutions)
  • Subdivision of Mac’s Reef Road
  • Narrabundah Retirement Village (Lend Lease)