Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kijlstra’s precast CSOs lead the way


As ever, time is money in the civil engineering industry and anything which can deliver high quality results in double-quick time is worth investigating. Hence in the specialised business of storm drainage and flood attenuation – currently a rare growth area in the industry – engineers and contractors are catching on to the considerable advantages… Read More

Kijlstra precast units speed Kingsnorth development

Precast concrete headwalls by specialist manufacturer Kijlstra have helped civil engineering contractor Volker Fitzpatrick minimise costs and reduce construction times on a business park development in Kent. The Kingsnorth Commercial Park, a 115 acre greenfield site on the Isle of Grain, is being developed by property firm Goodman to provide up to 2 million sq… Read More

A no-brainer for drains

Surface water drainage is not the most visible element of a new road scheme – after all, it’s almost entirely underground. But it is vitally important to any road and it’s one of the first priorities before work starts on the carriageway. At Costain’s £59 million Harbour Way contract (the final phase of Neath Port… Read More

Cost effective solutions from Kijlstra

Kijlstra, one of Europe’s biggest manufactures of off-site precast drainage products, is helping to provide significant cost reductions on a major water infrastructure project in the regency town of Royal Leamington Spa. Kijlstra is supplying CSO structures and river outfalls together with large valve chambers to framework sewerage contractor NMCNomenca, who are constructing a strategic… Read More

Kijlstra leaves the competition high and dry on flood alleviation scheme

For some people, the widespread floods of summer 2007 were a foretaste of the kind of natural disaster that results from man-made climate change. For many in the water industry, it was also a stark reminder of how urgently we need to upgrade our water infrastructure. One of those areas worst hit by the 2007… Read More

Kijlstra precast tank helps housebuilder go with the flow

Pre-cast units from specialist manufacturer Kijlstra have helped to speed up the installation of a large concrete attenuation tank at a new housing development in Scotland. Groundworks contractor Mulholland Contracts installed the 31 m long, 8.65 m wide and 0.88 m deep underground tank in just four days, allowing other construction works to get started… Read More