How to keep plot foundations waterproof

by Ian Lishman

Think of foundations and your mind might only go as far as strip or pad foundations used on low-rise construction...

What should I know about surface water drainage?

by Ian Lishman

Any planning permission obtained by a housing developer for a new site includes conditions relating to managing surface water drainage....

How to prepare for drainage construction

by Ian Lishman

Drainage is one part of the groundworks  carried out on site prior to starting the above-ground construction. Whether a single...

How to achieve sustainable drainage systems

by Ian Lishman

New housing developments are required to feature adequate drainage and manage surface water. A sustainable urban drainage system, or SUDS,...

Driveway drainage solutions for housing developments

by Ian Lishman

The drainage plan for every development site is unique, being based on a variety of factors including the balance of...

Building control inspection for groundworks – what should I know?

by Ian Lishman

The schedule for Building Control inspections includes numerous stages during the groundworks. This is hardly surprising because, once elements like...

What are balancing ponds and why are they important?

by Ian Lishman

Features of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) designed for smaller development sites are not necessarily appropriate, and cannot necessarily be...

Storm sewers vs foul sewers – what is the difference?

by Ian Lishman

What is storm water and what is foul water? Storm water is simply rain and surface water. It should be...

What is the section 278 agreement process?

by Ian Lishman

Section 278 (S278) agreements, which allow developers to make alterations to public roads, can be time consuming to secure, and...

What is a groundworks package?

by Ian Lishman

The term ‘groundworks’ covers a whole suite of operations. Some are common to all construction projects, while others feature on...

What is a section 278 agreement?

by Ian Lishman

Any new housing development needs to connect into the existing public road network. That means making alterations to the network,...

New turnkey package for house builders

by Ian Lishman

Field and Civil Engineering are excited to share the news of their brand new turnkey package for national and regional...

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