What we do...

Find out more about our Trenchless Contracting Services


Guided Auger Boring

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


Directional Drilling

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


Timber Headings

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


Auger Boring

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


HDD Rock Drilling

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


Pipe Ramming

The UK's Trenchless 'No-Dig' Contractor


Who We Are Established in 1984, Allen Watson provides Trenchless Services installing Water, Gas and Electricity to groundwork contractors and building firms across the UK. Find out more here. FIND OUT MORE
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. FIND OUT MORE

About Us – Trenchless Drilling Contractors

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 more than 30 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

AWL are the market leader horizontal directional drilling company 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.

  • excavation of the trench, removal of spoil and temporary support of other services.

  • Laying and jointing the existing pipe.

  • Refilling the trench and compacting the selected spoil or filling material.

  • Restoring above ground infrastructure.

  • Reducing the project carbon foot print against installation by traditional open cut methods. ,


Our Clients

As a directional drilling 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.



Allen Watson Limited

Offices at:
- Horsham, West Sussex
- Harlow, Essex
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire

01403 790772

Case Studies

Wessex Water Engineers site visit
Allen Watson Limited latest project was visited by Wessex Water Engineers to witness the installation of DN225 Naylor Denlok VC pipes by guided Auger boring

Press release - Allen Watson Acquisition
Trenchless contracting services added to The Cappagh Group's technical capabilities following Allen Watson Limited acquisition.

Drive Shaft under construction
Allen Watson Limited are currently on a Southern Water project titled Ebbsfleet green, Swanscombe subcontract works which requires the installation of pipelines.

Social Media

Allen Watson complete another deep pipe installation for a prestigious housing development on the banks of the rive… https://t.co/54WUphtQUe

AWL continue to invest in new equipment with the delivery of the first of four new vans complete with full livery.… https://t.co/wYU8AEy4rh


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