Directional Drilling and Excavation


At Blackwood Trenching and Boring we specialise in all things Horizontal Directional Drilling with a focus on civil construction works. Owner operator Glen Blackwood has over 15 years experience in servicing the Gippsland region with underground boring and pipe laying for water, gas, power, sewer, telecommunications and general excavation works. We are qualified and equipped to weld up to 315mm diameter poly pipe and have extensive experience in Gas and Water Main construction and replacement throughout Gippsland.

Directional Drilling is a trenchless method of installing underground pipe, conduit and cable and is used when trenching or excavation is not practical. The drilling rig sits on the surface and drill rods are bored under paths, roads and vegetation therefore having minimal impact on the surrounding area.

Our local knowledge of underground conditions is a key factor in completing works to the highest of standards and efficiency, on time and on budget. From small jobs for asset connections through to large scale works such as gas and water main construction and replacements, our mission is to always provide the highest quality workmanship, on time and on budget.

450mm poly water Main

180mm Drill shot

Poly welding

Water and gas dual trench