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W.J.Hatt Ltd
  "You can not beat experience"
Fox Covert Farm, Goring Heath, Reading RG8 7SL
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Foul and storm water drainage systems, sewage treatment plants and soakaways

With our extensive experience W.J.Hatt Limited has both designed and installed foul and storm water drainage systems of every size ranging from those needed by private houses to that of large schools.

We can repair and upgrade current failing systems along with repairs to blocked, collapsed, or inadequate pipework and soakaways. We can dredge blocked or overgrown drainage ditches or install underground pipes or culverts to carry the water. We can also carry out accurate drainage service location surveys including 'below ground' depth measurements along pipe runs. These allow us to locate blockages precisely when 'change of direction manholes' have not been installed or flexible pipe has been used. We can also camera drain runs to assess the condition of pipework.

The company can also carry out soakaway design and construction for existing septic tanks. We can install pumping stations and their associated pipework for untreated sewerage connections to the mains. The major advantage of these systems is that they do not rely on gravity and pipework can run for miles to reach a sewerage main where required. We can also install smaller pumping chambers for treated sewerage where gravity fed soakaways are not appropriate.

We offer a complete design and consultancy service.

Design and Consultancy

Drainage Plans (2014)

W.J.Hatt Ltd offer a complete design and consultancy service for new builds as well as renovations. Our wealth of onsite experience means that rather than having a design team and a separate installer they are one and the same. The main advantage to this process is that when the inevitable changes, additions, or difficulties occur during the installation these are resolved onsite without hold ups.

Foul Drainage

Broken drain repair (2007)

We can carry out repairs or replacements for all types of broken, damaged, or inappropriate pipework.

Foul drainage new build (2008)

We can install manholes and gully traps for both foul and waste water on new builds.

Foul Drainage New Build (2014)

We can install any configuration of drainage, tailoring systems to your requirements. All pipework is installed in conjunction with lasers to ensure that falls are exact.

Storm Drainage

Collapsed culvert (2010) #1

Collapsed culvert (2010) #2

Collapsed culvert (2010) #3

Collapsed culvert (2010) #4

We can repair, install, or upgrade underground or land drainage to provide for your needs.

Dredging choked waterways (2008)

We can dredge, enlarge, or install drainage ditches to improve flow rates and reduce risks of flooding. These open water ways often provide habitats for a huge diversity of wildlife.

Case Study:


Wherever a precast unit is needed for foul drainage, water treatment, or water harvesting systems we use Klargester's products. The link below is an example of one such job carried out in Henley.

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Further Information

W.J.Hatt ltd has always dealt with drainage problems using a pragmatic approach over our 75 years of trading. The addition of a modern materials, resources and pipes continues to make our drainage works ever more efficient. As flooding proves to be an ever more current issue in Britain, it is has become essential to ensure that ditches, culverts, and underground pipes are properly installed and maintained. Where flood prevention is concerned it is essential that above all else functionality is the driving force behind any scheme. No amount of soakaway design will cope with storm water runoff, in the same way that too small a pipe will fail to carry such large quantities of water. What is more is that drainage schemes must continue to work with as little maintenance as possible. These issues are easy to solve when money comes from a bottomless pit, but when it comes to cost effective drainage solutions, there is simply no substitute for experience.

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