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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 [...]

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, [...]