A brief but exciting history of trenchless techniques in the UK (or the launch...

By now pretty much everyone in the water industry knows all about horizontal directional drilling (HDD), or at least thinks they do. According to David Furlong though, there is still a lot of misinformation...

Pulling a winning solution out of the bag

A deceptively simple piece of trenchless technology is making waves over both the Channel and the pond. HELEN COMPSON finds out more. America has seen the light, so much so that innovative pipe-pulling firm Kobus...

Pipe Bursting: Keys to Success

There is no doubt that there are many contractors well-versed in the pipe bursting technique. Even so, Mark Maxwell, Trenchless Application Specialist at HammerHead Trenchless, said that he still sometimes runs across a contractor...

HammerHead® Mole® Piercing Tools from HammerHead Trenchless

Piercing tools are ideal for installing utilities under existing landscapes and/or structures. These pneumatic-powered tools create a compact hole that allows contractors to install underground gas, water, cable, irrigation, fiber or electrical lines under...

Going underground

Matthew Izzard (Chairman, UKSTT) Although some techniques, such as pipe jacking, have been around for many years, trenchless (or No Dig) technologies really started to develop about 30 years ago, largely in response to a...

Is trenchless pipe pulling the most environmentally sound way to repair and replace lead...

Simon Drain, managing director of UK utility supplier Kobus Services Ltd, shares how innovative pipe pulling technologies are being successfully deployed in the United States to not only repair and replace old lead utility...

Hammer straight through with Geonex hammer drilling

Geonex hammer drilling is a trenchless method which provides clear benefits for the water industry, producing a guaranteed slope, no matter what the geological conditions you come across. The slope is guaranteed even if you...

Sanivar UK and Danaher & Walsh APS announce new partnership

Sanivar UK and Danaher & Walsh APS have announced a partnership to bring the ground-breaking SaniTube and SaniLine trenchless pipe lining systems to the UK market.  With over one million metres of Sanivar products successfully...

Could the drainage industry benefit from wider use of Trenchless Technology?

By Glenn Cartledge, (MD of Source One Environmental) Trenchless pipeline repair techniques are widely used in the UK and have been available – tried and tested – now for decades.  In fact, the United Kingdom...

Self-repairing cities Trenchless technology of the future

Maintaining the underground water infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing the industry, especially given the pressure to deliver more without passing the cost onto the customer. Pinpointing exactly what is going on...