Why Choose Us?



Our dad had his own plant hire company so ‘it’s in the blood’, as they say. Each of us have been operating various types of machinery for over thirty years now, so with our combined vast experience we are confident of being well equipped to expertly handle any scenario which may arise during your project.


You only have to read our testimonials to see what our many satisfied clients think of our work and character.


One of the main concerns from many potential customers when contemplating getting a company to work in their garden with a mini- or micro-digger is 'will my lawn or grass be ruined afterwards?' There is usually a way to do the works though, with the minimum disruption to the grass and surrounding areas of the garden... and our testimonials are a testament to our success.


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Hydraulic Breaker

For each size of our diggers to break out concrete floors or slabs, tar driveways or rock in foundations far quicker and easier than a jackhammer/hand breaker can.

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To ensure the formation level of foundations or concrete bases etc, are dug out to the correct depth and are level. Also used to put the correct amount of concrete in foundations or garage floors etc.,

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Doubt you will see one of those on a microdigger anywhere else. We use it to quickly dig out hard clay mainly in foundations, or for tired areas of grass which need to be firstly loosened up and ready to rotivate before turfing/seeding.

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We have a large range to ensure your work is done as neatly and quickly as possible.

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Cat Scanner

To help minimize the risk of hitting underground electric cables especially when digging foundations and underground service tracks.

Efficient, Precise, Careful.

"Stewart of Edinburgh Micro Diggers completed the foundation works efficiently and precisely. He took great care in ensuring that our landscaped areas around the foundations were retained in their current condition whilst undertaking the works. We were very pleased his workmanship and would highly recommend him."

— I. Reid


Wackers - we have three different types of wackers all for different types of work (more info on Driveways Page) There are three main types of wackers:

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diesel wackers

In various sizes which all allow 150mm to be compacted in each layer and are all suitable for driveways where vehicles will run over them. Can also be used for patios, paths and under concrete slabs etc.

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petrol rammers

Petrol Rammers - which come in different sizes. The heavier ones allow 150mm layers to be compacted too and are suitable for driveways where vehicles will run over them. Can also be used for patios, paths and concrete bases etc. This type is the only one which should be used for when backfilling narrow trenches, i.e. for new underground services.

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petrol vibrating plates

These are the ones which can normally be easily lifted by two people and because they are so light, should only be used for paths, patios, to compact and even out sand under concrete floors and around newly built blockwork for foundations etc.
Unfortunately though, they are still widely used to compact driveways which will have a much greater chance of future settlement.

Call us now for a free non-obligation quote 0781 211 9208 or  0131 5162049 or contact us through the button on the right.

Why Choose Us?

Trustworthy, Hardworking, Reliable

"Extremely impressed with Stewart, did a great job in really challenging circumstances. It was a big excavation, foundations, and additional drainage - carried out during a very wet spell and involving sticky/heavy clay. Truly grim conditions, but he kept going and completed the job to a high standard and managed the changes along the way superbly. A trustworthy, hard working, reliable, and quality tradesman. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again; and would not consider using anyone else."

— Axel Thomson, Straiton, Edinburgh.

Areas We Serve

Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Biggar, Peebles, Tranent, Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick, Livingston, Bathgate, Broxburn, South Queensferry, Lanark, Carluke, Galashiels, Boness and Falkirk.

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