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Why is land drainage so important (infographic)

The demand for land drainage is at its highest in twenty years as old clay systems fail, extreme rainfall is more common and farmers are under increased pressure to be more productive. Post-harvest is also one of the busiest times for land drainage as farmers take full advantage of their fields being bare. As one of the leading suppliers of land drainage [...]

We are now officially an Achilles accredited supplier

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been audited by supply chain solutions specialist Achilles and have passed with flying colours. This means we are now an Achilles BuildingConfidence approved supplier for the UK construction industry. The Achilles Building Confidence service is a supplier accreditation service for the UK construction industry.  In short, Achilles makes doing business easier for everyone by creating a single process where [...]

Heatwave drives sales of water storage tanks

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the demand for our plastic HDPE water storage tanks more than double due to the continued heatwave. And with the Met Office reporting that temperatures are likely to stay above average until October, we’re not expecting to see a slowdown in sales anytime soon. Record demand for rainwater harvesting solutions This summer we’ve seen record temperatures across the UK with many comparing [...]

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 [...]

What can your farm or business do to conserve water ready for a drought?

With the first hosepipe ban of the summer introduced in England today and a warning from environmental specialists that water shortages will become more common in the future, we will all need to do more to conserve water. United Utilities announced the first hosepipe ban for England today, following the recent hosepipe ban in Northern Ireland and what is believed [...]

Top tips for installing a culvert pipe

If you’re thinking of installing a culvert pipe across a watercourse to enable a vehicle to safely drive across it, here’s some useful tips on the things you should consider. What is a culvert pipe? A culvert is an economical and effective way of passing a running water course under a physical obstacle such as a roadway, railway, hill or even [...]

Installation of stormwater attenuation solution at Bournville RFC

Stormwater management has become an increasing issue for developers. With every new development, they now need to ensure they have systems in place to control the quantity of runoff and water quality. We’re one of the UK’s leading specialists when it comes to managing stormwater. We can design and install a stormwater attenuation solution to meet your specific needs and budget. Here’s an example of a [...]

Top 5 tips for maintaining land drainage

This year’s extreme weather has highlighted the importance of ensuring your land drainage system works well. After all, having a well drained field can make the difference to whether you produce a good or bad crop. Keeping on top of the maintenance of your land drainage system is vital to its longevity. Here’s our top tips on land drainage maintenance: 1. Check water course is clear [...]

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 [...]