Are you looking for the best company to install a catchpit for your project?
If you’re in need of a catchpit, you might be worried about things like cost, lead time, and how long it’s going to take to install on-site (as this will impact on your ROI).
You might also be looking for a reliable company selling a reliable product, and can act as a sort of one-stop-shop to carry out everything from excavation, design and supply to installation at the end of the day.
As a specialist subcontactor who specialises entirely in prefabricated steel substructures (that are guaranteed not to leak), I thought I’d review some of the best catchpit companies out there – to give you a better idea of your options.
TIP: Want to know more about prefabricated steel? Read my recent blog: ‘What is Steel Prefabrication Below-Ground and How Does it Work?’.
A globally trusted brand with over 60 years in the business, Kingspan is first on our list.
They’re dedicated to creating sustainable building solutions, and this award-winning company have a range of tried-and-tested (plastic) products for everything from wastewater and sewage treatment plants, to fuel and oil separators (AKA catchpits), and rainwater harvesting solutions.
As an innovative company, they sell three different types of branded catchpits that are designed for easy installation – which means that unfortunately they won’t be bespoke to your project. It might be worth getting in touch with them to find out if what they sell will do the job, though.
2. Tracey Concrete
Next up, we have Tracey Concrete, selling made-to-order precast concrete catchpits. As one of the largest precast concrete companies in the UK and Ireland, they might be a good bet if you decide precast concrete is a good option for you. They can also build you a bespoke catchpit.
Using a precast company like Tracey will help you reduce installation time spent on-site (along with costs), however precast concrete may still lead to cracks and leaks over time – so it’s up to you to weigh the benefits against any disadvantages.
3. CPM Group
As the market leader in the supply, manufacture and design of concrete drainage products, CPM Group sounds like a very safe bet. Again, they’re offering bespoke precast concrete solutions that can be installed much faster on-site.
They also build and test their products within factory conditions, which is another plus. They’ve even listed some of their design options on their catchpits page, so do take a closer look and maybe get in touch with them if, again, precast seems like a good option.
4. JFC Civils
As a specialist in plastic drainage and water management solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors, you might find JFC Civils has what you need. They offer bespoke solutions that take into account water flow rates and ground conditions.
Their solutions have been used successfully for a range of different applications, so it’s definitely worth taking a look at their catchpit page and maybe even calling them up for some advice about your project.
Last but not least, there’s Naylor. With over 125 years in the construction industry, they boast an unparalleled reputation in the market for quality and service. They export their products globally, and have three main locations in the UK.
Again, they offer bespoke plastic solutions (such as catchpits and chambers) that are fabricated in an off-site facility, and they recommend giving them a call to discuss your project’s requirements. See how their quotes match up to Kingspan and JFC Civils.
Advice from a specialist subcontractor
If you’re looking for a bespoke catchpit solution, you should also consider prefabricated steel as an option. We don’t make off-the-shelf products, or keep stock of several different sizes – however, we can manufacture and supply to a project with a unique design.
As we construct in steel, people do raise concerns over the corrosion which may occur over long-term contact with water. There are two ways that risk can be mitigated:
- Using a mild steel liner with waterproof paint (10-year maintenance free) – or;
- Using stainless steel
One example of a catchpit we installed for one of our clients can be viewed as part of our Wide Lane case study, as they knew they needed a solution that’d be completely watertight and prefabricated steel was the best way they could eliminate the risk of leaks and cracking.
Thanks for reading. Hopefully this blog has given you a good idea of some of your options when looking for a catchpit company. I’d also recommend looking into our method of prefabricated steel, as it could turn out to be the most economical route in the short and long-term.
If you do want to find out more about whether a prefabricated steel substructure might be the right choice for your project, feel free to get in touch with me directly so I can give you a better idea of what’s possible.
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