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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 [...]

Inspection Chambers – What are your options?

An inspection chamber is an integral part of your underground drainage system. The chamber provides easy access for tests and inspections, as well as cleaning and clearing. For some people, choosing an inspection chamber is a daunting concept, however, this needn’t be the case. At Cotterill Civils we are always on hand to provide you with any relevant information that [...]

How to Choose the Right Ducting for your Application?

If you need to run a cable underground to carry power, motorway communications, lighting or utilities, it is imperative that it is run inside a duct. This is to enable you and others to easily identify and access it when needed, whilst also protecting it from damage. But with a plethora of ducting available in different colours and material, selecting [...]

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 [...]

Importance Of Water Tanks - Cotterill Civils

Importance of Water Tanks

Whether you need a water tank to harvest rainwater or to fight fire, we can help. We stock a wide range of potable and non-potable water tanks here at Cotterill Civils. Our tanks are ideal for domestic, industrial and agricultural applications, providing you with a suitable storage solution for water and chemicals. We supply both plastic HDPE water tanks and [...]

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 [...]

A Beginners Guide to Sewage Treatment Plants

If your property is not able to connect to the mains sewerage infrastructure, your most cost effective and environmentally friendly “off mains” option is a packaged sewage treatment plant. In simple terms, a sewage treatment plant is a below ground vessel which treats the incoming effluent to an environmentally acceptable quality. This treated water can be legally discharged 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 [...]