Dating back to Millennium, and not just used in war films, this method is without question tried, tested and the only solution to certain situations.
Our highly skilled mining teams manually excavate a tunnel supported by timber sets from a single shaft where we can install sewer pipes, cable or duct when access is limited, or in many instances, not even possible at one end.
Timber Headings are like no other system and often used for making final connections onto mains services below ground without any need for a shaft.
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Installation of 660mmOD steel sleeve using GAB.155v Guided Auger boring equipment under a railway track at Botley, Southampton at a depth of 12m deep.
Mitcham - Timber Heading
Allen Watson Timber Heading crew were tasked with installing a heading for a sewer connection of 150mmØ Vitrified Clay drainage pipe for a length of 18m.
Installation of 219mmØ steel pipeline beneath Railway & Bridgewater and Taunton Canal near Creech St Michael, Somerset via Horizontal Directional Drilling.