Client Services

There is no typical client. There is no typical job.

We offer services ranging from simple execution – right through to full Engineering Procurement Contractor Management  - and everything in between.

Every job is custom designed. Bring us your job – or bring us your idea. We will sit down and offer the safest, most economical method of completion.

That is our promise to you.

Horizontal Auguring/Auger Boring

A method for installing pipes and cable ducts wherein the pipe fully supports the ground during the boring process. Continuous auger flights contained within a steel pipe are cutting while the pipe is being simultaneously pushed. The ground is supported by the pipe, and the process is minimally invasive.

The auger flights convey the spoils back to the work pit for collection and disposal.

We can install product or casing pipes from 600 mm (24") minimum to 1850 mm (75") maximum over distances from 5 m (20 ft) to 130 m (420 ft) in length. They are used in instances where conventional open cut methods are not practical; economically or environmentally viable.

Pipe Ramming

A pneumatic hammer is used to push steel casings through the ground. It is a system in which auguring is not feasible – I E - sands and cobbles.

The work area for Pipe ramming is confined to the entry and exit points, leaving the balance of the ground undisturbed.

When the desired length is achieved, the spoils inside of the pipe is removed by auguring, compressed air or water.

It will not generate slurry. Ideal for working in changeable ground conditions or embankments. Dry installation method.

Guided Boring

A steered method generally used for the precise installation of gravity pipes. It is especially efficient in areas where accuracy and minimal settlement are required.

Once the entry and exit pits are constructed – a pilot bore is driven to line and level – using a theodolite and digital camera to obtain real time monitoring . When the pilot bore is complete, a reaming head and auguring tubes are inserted, following the pilot bore and widening the opening to the desired diameter.

Guided Boring Machines are becoming increasingly sophisticated in order to deal with underground congestion in major metropolitan areas.

Pipe Jacking

Powerful hydraulic jacks are used to push specially designed pipes behind a shield at the same time as excavation is taking place and advancing within the shield. Generally referred to as micro tunnelling in smaller diameter's – pipes up to 3000 mm (10 ft) can be inserted with a high degree of accuracy.

The jacking frame can work in conjunction with range of mechanical and remote control excavation systems.

Precise positioning of the guide rails within the thrust pit and additional surveying equipment can be used for shorter pipe jacking lengths – while longer lengths generally use a sophisticated steerable system.