We‘re excited to announce that we’ll be back exhibiting at this year’s Farm Business Innovation and Holiday Park Shows. Held at Birmingham’s NEC on the 10th and 11th November, this free event will provide you with lots of fantastic ideas on how you could diversify and grow your business. With over 500 seminars and 1,000… Continue reading We are back the Farm Business Innovation and Holiday Park Shows this year!
Black-grass is every farmer’s worst nightmare. It’s one of the biggest challenges to profitable arable farming in the main wheat growing areas of the UK. Whilst there are a number of ways to tackle it, one of the most effective techniques is to go back to basics and actually focus on improving land drainage. What… Continue reading Banish black-grass with better drainage
Last week we carried out a company charity bake off in aid of #shoutourforliv and what a turnout we had! From a rainbow chocolate cake, to cookie dough brownies, to rice crispy cakes, the entries were amazing. Farmer Brian, our MD’s father, channeled his Paul Hollywood for us and did an excellent job at judging… Continue reading Cotterill’s charity bake off raises money for Asthma
We’ve been installing sewage treatment solutions for almost 30 years and have built up a reputation for the quality of our service. Here’s an example of a sewage treatment plant we installed at a lovely Grade 2 listed barn conversion. In this scenario, we needed to minimise damage to the well-maintained gardens and driveway. About… Continue reading Sewage Treatment Plant Replacement at a Barn Conversion
Soil health is ‘the ability of soil to function’. Soil is the foundation of any farm and it is essential for it to be healthy in order for your farming efforts to be worthwhile. Why is soil health important in the UK? The UK has 700 different types of soil and four million hectares are… Continue reading Guide to measuring your soil health
The UK construction sector is booming at the moment. With such a high demand for construction projects, we’re finding our customers are facing a number of key challenges: Skilled labour shortageUK employers are currently facing the worst staff shortages since the late 1990s. The increased demand for labour has been compounded by a shrinking supply.… Continue reading Top 3 issues affecting construction companies
We recently exhibited at Cereals 2021, and we had the best time! Located in the NAAC Land Drainage Hub, we were exhibiting amongst those passionate about land drainage and how important it is in the world of farming, not just for soil health but also for crop yield. Land drainage is becoming even more topical… Continue reading Land Drainage Hub success at Cereals 2021
You’ll find soakaway crates in an assortment of sizes here at Cotterill Civils – but do you know which one to choose? Knowing which size soakaway you need can be easier said than done but, relax, our team is always on hand to guide and advise you. The most common size for domestic use is… Continue reading How do I know what size my soakaway needs to be?
Exactly as its name implies, a land drain is designed to drain excess water away from domestic gardens, fields or any other grassed areas. Installing a perforated land drain pipe allows water to be collected and carried to a soakaway, water course or surface water drain – preventing the ground from becoming waterlogged. The question… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps To Install A Land Drain
As the UK has slowly opened back up after a year of lockdowns, the construction industry is seen to be at the forefront of the economic recovery and is literally booming. The knock-on effect though, has meant that some building materials are now in short supply. Here’s a quick summary of what’s been happening and… Continue reading How to get the products you need during a global building material shortage