Land Drainage

Top 5 Fun Uses of Our Pipes

Most people use our pipes for drainage purposes but you’d be surprised at the number of different uses it has. Here’s just a few fun examples of how our HDPE twinwall and galvanised steel has been put to use by our customers: 1. Assault courses In the last few years demand for our HDPE twinwall pipe for use on assault courses has increased [...]

New change in legislation could positively impact your business

Currently, weddings have to take place under solid structures, meaning marriages in gardens, on farms and under marquees are prohibited, but this could all change. Soon the 180 year old law that stops people marrying outside could be overturned, as it already is in Scotland. With the cost of weddings rising, the average wedding now costs over £30,000, with an [...]

Top tips for Mole Draining

After an exceptionally hot summer, this winter is set to be the coldest and harshest in a decade (according to long-range forecasters). But how will your land drainage system fare if we get a lot of rain? If you’re looking to prevent water-logged fields, now’s the ideal time to ensure your field-drainage system is in tip top condition. A very effective way to ensure this is by undertaking [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]