Who we are

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

The company was formed by three highly experienced and respected men from the within the trenchless construction industry; Tim Mitchell has vast experience drilling in many difficult and challenging areas in New Zealand, successfully completing some of New Zealand’s largest and most difficult HDD projects, Neil Vanner holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and he can design and build to suit any situation and project and Gary Clarke who is a partner and also has his own company Clarke Underground. With Gary’s company resources combined with those of Universal Underground no job is too big or too complex.

Universal Underground has a strong team of experienced staff that between them have many years of drilling and contracting experience. They are committed to ensuring that each client’s job is performed to the highest possible standard.

Universal Underground has two in-house mechanical engineers Shaun Henderson and Simon Young who ensure that Universal Underground’s plant and equipment is well maintained both onsite and in the workshop. Any breakdowns are responded to quickly and efficiently ensuring that less time is lost onsite. With excellent welding and manufacturing skills, job and site specific reamers and other plant can be built as required in their fully equipped workshop.