About Us

Civil Services HB Ltd is a small, dynamic, civil engineering & surveying business and consultancy, successfully operating since 1995. Located in the sunny Hawke's Bay, servicing jobs locally, in the central North Island, and South Pacific.

Civil Services HB Ltd specialises in civil engineering design, surveying (topographical, construction setout), quality assurance compaction testing and verification, as-built survey and drawings, project and contract management, geotechnical site investigations, subdivision design and consents, earthworks and building deformation and settlement monitoring, underground service location.


Civil Services HB Ltd was established in 1995 by Niels Nikolaison, with Perry Smith and Elwyn Smith later joining as directors. With 50+ collective years of experience in engineering, project management and surveying locally and throughout New Zealand.
We specialise in engineering surveying, complex quantity calculations, setting out construction
works, as built surveying and drawings, earthworks deformation/settlement monitoring, ground investigation and site
compaction testing.

Utilising a range of modern survey equipment including reflectorless total stations, GPS, normal

and precision levels and soil testing including nuclear densometers, shear gauges, Scala

penetrometers, swedish weight sounding, Benkelman beams and Clegg Impact hammers; we can

offer our clients a comprehensive earthworks quality assurance and control package.

We utilise 12dmodel engineering and surveying software, and have become very proficient with it, since the New Zealand release 16 years ago.

Civil Services (HB) Ltd has an excellent understanding of NZ Standards, Local Authorities and NZTA

policies and procedures, with up to date NZTA/TNZ specifications, publications and manuals where