Directional Drilling


Directional Drilling or Horizontal boring as it sometimes known, provides a safe installation system for pipes, ducts and cables where conventional open cut methods of underground drilling are not permitted, practical or viable. It causes no disruption to roads or rail, does not scar the landscape and works from the surface.

We own and operate the most technologically-advanced directional drilling equipment, with pullback forces ranging from 14te up to 300te, and with our years of experience are able to complete small, medium and major pipeline projects.

To see an example of our HDD Drilling in action, please click the link below


Typical directional drilling applications:
  • Steel or polythene pipes from 25mmØ – 1,200mmØ in distances from 15m – 1,500m
  • Under rivers, estuaries, roads, railways, airports, buildings, contaminated land and SSSI
  • Crossings can be for Water, Oil, Gas, Electricity, Sewerage, Chemicals, Communication Ducts and Outfalls

To find out more about our Horizontal Directional Drilling services fill in the form below.

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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
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…

AWL continue to invest in new equipment with the delivery of the first of four new vans complete with full livery.…


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