Who We Are

Established in 1984, Allen Watson part of the Cappagh Group of Companies provides Trenchless Services installing Water, Gas and Electricity to groundwork, civil engineering contractors and building firms across the UK.

Our Sectors

From Rail, Oil and Gas to Water, Sewage and Electrical Telecoms, we are extremely proud of the work we do. View our sectors here.

About Us

Welcome to Allen Watson – a leader in a wide range of no-dig services and Solutions, including Guided Auger Boring, Directional Drilling, Rock Drilling, Timber Headings, Pipe Bursting, Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming.


With almost 40 years’ experience in no-dig Drilling Services, we have successfully completed thousands of projects throughout the UK – and developed an unrivalled reputation for delivering cost-effective installations first time. Find out how we can provide the right solution for your scheme by getting in touch. With offices in West Sussex, South Yorkshire and Essex, we have trenchless drilling teams on-hand to help wherever you are in the country.

Market Leader

Allen Watson Limited are the market leader within the UK. Pipelines manufactured from most materials can be installed with diameters from 25 mm to diameters up to 1,200 mm in distances from 15 m to 1,500 m under rivers, estuaries, roads, railways, airports, buildings, underground utilities, contaminated land and SSSI.


Guided Auger Boring
Horizontal Directional Drilling
Timber Heading
Pipe Bursting
Auger Boring
Shaft / Pit Construction
Pipe Ramming
Reducing the project carbon foot print against installation by traditional open cut methods.

Our Clients

As a specialist No-Dig company, we are proud to have worked with some of the biggest names in the UK Construction and Civil Engineering sectors, rail, gas industry and the utility industry in general, providing the right equipment for the job no matter the location, terrain or environment.

Crossrail, London – Case Study

As a RISQS accredited supplier, we have worked on countless projects on Britain’s Rail Network, including the £14.8bn Crossrail scheme in Central London. We are proud to be part of this long-running scheme, one of Europe’s biggest civil construction projects.

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