Welcome to ACT Horizontal & Directional Boring

ACT Horizontal & Directional Boring is a Canberra based company specialising in horizontal directional drilling (HDD). We provide services throughout the ACT and NSW for Civil Contractors, Government, Local Councils and Network Providers. We are a family owned and operated company with over 40 years experience, 20 of which are dedicated to the directional drilling industry.

Run by Dave Sturzaker and Paul Engel, ACTHDB began operations with just one Directional Drill and now has a fleet of machines equipped to carry out a wide range of installations, from a small private water supply to the installation of main utility lines.

Our services include the installation of: Electrical, Water and Gas utilities, Telecommunications, Irrigation and Plumbing. With major clients such as: ACTEW WaterCivil Contractors, Network Providers and surrounding Councils. We also provide services to all local ElectriciansPlumbers and everyday householders.

View our HDD fleet In addition to directional drilling, we also operate several excavators ranging from 1.3 to 8 ton, capable of handling most excavation projects including zero swing excavators suitable for restricted work sites. If your job requires something bigger, ACTHDB can access an excavator to suit your needs through one of our many supporting contractors. We also have an extensive range of bucket sizes and various attachments to suit different applications, such as the auger attachment, capable of vertical drilling to a depth of 2m and 150mm to 600mm in diameter.