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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Have You Considered the Advantages of Directional Drilling Services?

Troy Medina

Do you need to get a utilities pipe or cable across a river or through a crowded housing estate? Often, when you want to lay a pipe or a cable you simply dig a trench for the length of the pipe and insert the pipe before covering the pipe and filling in the trench. That works well when the route of the pipe is unobstructed, but if there are natural or man-made obstructions in the way, then it becomes impractical. You could plot a long circuitous route around the obstruction that may increase the costs substantially or even be impossible to achieve. A better solution is to bring in a company offering directional drilling services.

Why directional drilling is the right solution

If it isn't possible to go around an obstruction then the best solution is to go under it and that is where directional drilling services can help. Instead of digging a trench from one end of your pipe run to the other, with directional drilling services you can simply dig a hole at one end and then drill horizontally under the ground until you have reached the destination. The drill can then be used to pull the pipe or duct through the entire length of the hole. In addition to avoiding obstacles, there are plenty of other advantages to this approach. Here are just two of them.

Reduced environmental impact

When you lay a pipe using the trench method, it is inevitable that you cause a degree of disturbance to the environment. You open up the whole length of the pipe run and this means tearing up whatever is on the surface. You may legally be given permission to lay the pipe but that doesn't mean that you don't cause damage to trees or grass that happen to be along the route that you are digging. You may even cause damage that disrupts the natural ecosystem for years to come. All of this can be avoided if you drill under the ground rather than tearing it up.

Reduced mess

Perhaps you don't have anything of environmental importance along the route you are digging, but that doesn't mean that you can dig in that area without consequences. Creating trenches nearly always leads to large amounts of debris that can take time to clean up. When you use directional drilling services to achieve your purposes most of the mess is avoided. Instead of a long messy trench, any disruption is minimised and restricted to the two ends of the pipeline.

To learn more, contact a directional drilling service today.