Author - Jess Cope

We are now officially an Accredited Constructionline Supplier

We are proud to announce that we are officially an accredited Constructionline member, now featured on the Constructionline list of accredited suppliers. What is Constructionline? Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors company information. Importantly, this membership is the only one of its kind that is endorsed by the Office of Government Commerce. In short, Constructionline helps buyers [...]

Increase in old drainage systems failing

Just like you can’t help but notice the number of new potholes that have appeared on our roads recently, we’ve seen a real surge in land drainage systems failing. So what’s been happening? Reports from the drainage community Twitter is a great way to keep up-to-date with the UK land drainage and farming community and it has been inundated with images of wet fields [...]

Large galvanised steel water tank used to irrigate golf course

If you’re looking for a large Galvanised Steel Water Tank and you don’t want the hassle of installing it yourself, we can help. We supply and install a large range of Galvanised Steel Water Tanks to suit your specific needs. Our installation service provides you with the peace of mind that your tank is installed right. Here’s an example of an installation job [...]

Cotterill Civils Exhibiting at RWM 2017

As leading environmental specialists, we will be attending this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) on the 12th to 14th of September 2017. The RWM exhibition connects innovators and influencers with businesses, public sector bodies, governments and not for profits to deliver solutions that are both environmentally sound and profitable. The Unveiling This year we will be unveiling our new ‘Stormwater Attenuation’ range. [...]

‘Off Mains’ Drainage: What are your options?

Over a million properties across rural areas of the UK cannot connect to the main sewerage infrastructure. If you’re one of these properties, you may be wondering what options are available to you when it comes to renewing your foul drainage. To help you understand which solution would best suit your needs, we’ve outlined what each option would involve in [...]

Stormwater Attenuation: The construction industry’s answer to flooding

With the recent government announcement of £500bn investment in new infrastructure, particularly in the transport, telecoms, flood defence and housing sectors, Stormwater Attenuation is becoming more and more prevalent within the construction industry. Why do I need Stormwater Attenuation? Attenuation is the process of water retention on site and slowly releasing it in a controlled discharge to a surface water or [...]

The best strategy for banishing black grass & maximising yields

Black grass is an unwanted but familiar sight on many arable farms across the UK. It is one of the most prolific weeds in England, with 63%* of farmers stating they have issues with the plant. Although there isn’t a miracle answer to your black grass problem, we can shed light on the best strategies for decreasing black grass [...]

The Cotterills Group are now ISO accredited

We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Management System certificate. This is for the provision of goods and services in the agriculture and construction sectors, reflecting our excellent commitment to our customers. We care about our customers Customer care is paramount to what we do. We want to make our customers happy so that you come [...]

A History of Land Drainage Machines

The installation of land drainage has been going on in the UK for centuries. It has played an important part in improving crop yields for farmers and making waterlogged land usable for the construction sector. Digging agricultural drainage ditches many years ago was a mammoth task. Back then they were largely excavating and laying clay pipe by hand – not an [...]

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