About Us…

T5 Contracting is a division of Zephyr Adventures Limited, based in Springfield, Inland Canterbury, and we specialise in Creative Excavator Solutions…particularly where minimum impact on the surrounding environment is essential. We also specialise in remote locations and backcountry operation.

“…mountain bike single track – our passion and our specialty…”

What we do…

  • Mountain bike single track – concept to final product
  • Trenching work – working alongside tradespeople
  • Landscaping and other site work
  • Interior demolition and other residential work

Our team…

Scott Walker and Emma Stead are the Owner/Operators of T5 Contracting. We are mad keen mountain bikers, skiers, climbers (sometimes) and just generally love getting outdoors. We have two kids, Zoe and Oscar…both definitely keep us on our toes!

Scott has been riding and racing mountain bikes for 25+ years, is a backcountry specialist, has 10+ years carpentry experience and has a proven “track” record. Through his experience, Scott is able to take your project from concept through to delivering the final product. His building experience combined with his meticulous eye for detail ensures all projects are completed to a high standard.

IMG_0045Emma has been riding mountain bikes for 20+ years and has the business management experience to make a great team combined with Scott’s skills. She looks after all the background stuff and keeps the wheels turning in the background, so to speak, to keep T5 on track…as well as being Mum!

T5 specialises in mountain bike single track – offering complete trail solutions – trail design, construction (including structures and boardwalks to required specs), consulting and sourcing. We select our contractors on their skills to suit the situation and ensure all have the relevant experience for the project.

The beauty of our job is that we really have to ride the trails to know how they flow and where needs some trail loving…best of both worlds really!

Skills, Certifications and other bits

    • Wheels, Tracks and Rollers Licence endorsement
    • Chainsaw certified and DoC approved
    • Controlled Substances Licence for Land and Snow Operations
    • Pre-Hospital Emergency First Aid
    • Construction experience – including Residential and Boardwalks
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • GST registered

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On an aside, Scott is also a Full Cert NZMGA (New Zealand Mountain Guides Association) Winter Ski Guide with 17 winter seasons as a heli-ski guide in Queenstown under his belt, ski touring around the South Island and Japan as well as tutoring on mountain skills clinics and avalanche awareness courses in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Get in touch with us to find out more on options available to you for backcountry ski-touring and skills clinics…


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