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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 [...]

Harvesting rainwater from a rooftop

Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater

This year has been one of mildest winters on record. It’s also been one of the driest with the UK receiving 76% of its average seasonal rainfall*. But now is the perfect time to harvest rainwater ready for the summer ahead. Here’s just a few reasons why you should start collecting rainwater:  It’s free You’ve heard the expression “money doesn’t grow on trees” [...]

Why is land drainage so important to UK farmers?

The importance of land drainage to the UK farming sector has never been so high. With commodity prices remaining low and the added uncertainty around what Brexit could bring, the focus now needs to be on controlling input costs and maximising yield and quality. Good land drainage facilitates all three:Reducing input costs Maximising yields Maximising qualityIt all starts from the soil up If [...]

New homes will impact demand for stormwater attenuation systems

Flood management and the control of stormwater is becoming an increasing issue for builders and developers as the construction sector continues to boom with new supermarkets, large industrial buildings and housing estates being built. The UK Government also recently set a target of a million new homes across the UK by 2020 and with a rush to build these homes [...]

Is your septic tank affected by the latest regulations?

Did you know that you may need to replace or upgrade your septic tank? New regulations recently came into force that could affect you. How do the regulations affect you? These regulations state that if you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water, such as a river or a stream, you will need to replace or upgrade [...]