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A beginners guide to inspection chambers

So you know you need to install an inspection chamber but you have a few questions, such as what’s its actual purpose and what’s the difference between adoptable and non-adoptable inspection chambers. To bring you up to speed, we’ve put together this useful guide. What is an inspection chamber? An inspection chamber, which is commonly known as a manhole cover, is integral to [...]

How can farmers improve their productivity ready for Brexit?

Farmers were recently warned by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) that they need to improve their productivity ready for Brexit. But why is productivity so important now and how can you as a farmer increase your output? Cotterill Civils has the answer for you. Why do farmers need to improve their productivity ready for Brexit? With EU subsidies set to [...]

Make positive changes to your business in 2018

The recent collapse of construction giant, Carillion, understandably came as a major shock to many businesses. As the second largest construction company in the UK, it’s proven how awarding a major contract to a big player does not mean it is any more secure. It also shows the catastrophic effect mismanagement can have on a business, regardless of size. With the dawn of [...]

Helpful guide to appointing a sewage treatment installer

When it comes to getting a sewage treatment solution installed, you want someone who knows what they’re doing and has the right skills, credentials and experience to get the job done. It’s no easy task and the consequences of it going wrong can cost you a lot to put right whilst also leaving you with a smelly mess! To help you [...]

Top tips on how to pick a contractor

Installations and hiring contractors can be expensive, so it’s crucial that you make the right choice at the beginning of your project. What initially seem like the cheaper option could end up being the most expensive if the work is done incorrectly. Making the right choice At Cotterill Civils we’re passionate about what we do – protecting the environment and operating in a safe, [...]

What is Stormwater Attenuation & Why Do You Need It?

There’s no question about it – the weather is taking a turn for the worse. In recent years severe storms and flooding have become commonplace, and even if they hadn’t, winter is just around the corner – with floodwaters threatening potential long-term damage to buildings and infrastructure. So how can you protect yourself from the damage and chaos caused by [...]

Top 5 reasons to invest in land drainage

With harvest out the way and the fields once again bare, lots of our customers are currently busy installing land drainage. Investing in your land in the current economic climate may seem like the wrong thing to do but ensuring your fields are well drained could make all the difference. Our customers have reported improvements of up to 40% in [...]

A fantastic show at the RWM 2017

This year we attended the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) on 12th – 14th September. The 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. Our Focus At the event, we exhibited our new environmental solution, EnviroPad®, a better and more cost-effective way to manage oil spillages. [...]

Install of environmentally friendly foul drainage solution for Birmingham University

We’ve been installing sewage treatment solutions for almost 30 years and can install them in even the trickiest of conditions. But last year we were given an installation challenge unlike any other… The challenge Birmingham University were undertaking a project to facilitate a 10 year carbon dioxide enrichment experiment at the prestigious BIFOR experiment research facility at Mill Haft Woods. This was to demonstrate [...]