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Drilling – The direction to go?

No matter the scope of works that need to be undertaken with our installations there will always be an element of pipework installation, the question of which is predominantly “how long?” rather than the installation process. Within a standard domestic installation, it is likely that the pipework would be manually installed using an excavator, the entire stretch of new pipework that needs to be installed will need to be backfilled, reinstated, and levelled upon completion.

However, this is often due to the short distances being covered and the associated cost. Whereas on larger projects where the distances are into the hundreds if not thousands of metres, then an alternative form of installation may need to be pursued.

Directional drilling

When considering our larger scale projects, we take into consideration a number of factors in order to provide the most cost-effective solution that incorporates an achievable timeframe for the works to be undertaken whilst limiting potential impact to the customer.

The other main mode for installing pipework is using directional drilling, this offers not only a speedier process for installing the drainage but also a lot less intrusive. The drilling rigs utilize launch pits to install the new pipework completely underground, this is usually done in 100-150 metre stretches, these pits will need reinstating upon completion.

Whilst there is an understandable cost implication this can easily be offset but reduction in cost for labour, materials, reinstatement.

Directional drilling – the way forward?

Not only is directional drilling ideal for the longer distances to speed up the installation process it can also be utilised for the trickier scope of works. A few of our recent projects where we have utilised a drilling rig have been for the following reasons:

  • Crossing over busy highways.
  • Long stretches of pipework installation within the road.
  • On sites where excavation works are restricted.
  • Environmentally sensitive sites.

Whilst the impact of our works will not be removed this does dramatically reduce the amount of works required to bring the site back in line with how it was prior to the works starting.

If you feel like you have a project that may require directional drilling why not give us a call on 01388 537030.

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