Pipe Jacking

A specialist tunnelling method for the installation of underground pipelines where minimal surface disruption is required.

Micro Tunnelling / Boring

Micro tunnelling is a versatile and reliable way to install utilities in small diameter tunnels to very tight grade tolerances.

Directional Drilling

UUL provide expert horizontal direction drilling services for the installation of utility pipelines and conduits.


Universal Underground

Directional Drilling | Pipe Jacking | Micro Tunnelling - Across New Zealand

Universal Underground Limited (UUL) is the specialist in underground utility installation in New Zealand, backed by their experienced staff and high-quality specialist equipment. Universal Underground specialises in directional drilling, pipe jacking, micro tunnelling and cable laying, our vast trenchless construction experience will be your greatest asset on your next project.

The company was established in 2006 by three highly experienced and respected men from within the trenchless construction industry; Tim Mitchell, Neil Vanner and Gary Clarke. Since its’ establishment Universal Underground  has gone on to prove itself as a company to be relied upon to achieve positive outcomes in complex and challenging installations for their clients.

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How we do it

Universal Underground can drill and install power, gas, fibre optics, water, wastewater and sewer under existing services, roads, rivers and other waterways, residential and industrial areas, bush reserves and park lands. Trenchless methods ensure less mess and rehabilitation, less public disruption, lower costs than open cut methods and an undisturbed environment.

Universal Underground trenchless methods