We have worked with some great clients over the years. Check out what some of our customers have to say about Drilcorp.








Drilcorp carried out some site investigation works on the Harbour Extension project in Aberdeen on a site close to Nigg Bay. Dragados contracted Drilcorp to carry out open hole drilling to rockhead using a track mounted rotary rig and air mist flush medium. Coring to a depth of 27m.

“A pleasure to work with – incredibly helpful. We will absolutely engage for our future requirements.”






Drilcorp recently worked with Safelane Global on a project in Southampton to drill boreholes for a site investigation for some new apartments on the dock.

“Always a great service, very helpful, understanding of our last minute changes and always friendly and professional both in the office and the site staff.”


We have worked closely with Drilcorp on many projects over the years.

We have always found the company to be highly professional, with staff who are both extremely knowledgeable and competent.

We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

A Particular mention to Ken McCarthy  and Adrian Pearson for working in adverse weather conditions.

Just wanted to send you an email to thank Drilcrop for completing the CCTV survey works at Aviemore without indecent and to the satisfaction of both Amey our client Scottish Water. This was a highly sensitive site due to previous works undertaken and the potential for water quality issues.

The whole site team have done an excellent job in some adverse weather conditions, so well done!

Ross Young BSc (Hons)

Project Manager | Utilities | Major Projects Water

Dynasafe BACTEC Limited are the UK’s leading UXO risk mitigation specialists. A key UXO risk mitigation activity ahead of construction works commencing is the undertaking of intrusive magnetometer surveys to ensure the ground is free from UXO ahead of piling, excavations or other intrusive groundwork. Dynasafe BACTEC Limited  (DBL) has a fleet of intrusive survey rigs and in peak demand times DBL uses trusted partner companies to support and deliver these works.

DBL have worked with Drilcorp of Seaham on a significant number of projects during 2017. These projects have required competent professional drillers supported by DBL’s EOD engineers and Surveyors to ensure high quality, safe surveys are carried out ahead of groundworks. Based on the successes of these projects DBL look forward to continuing to work with Drilcorp in 2018 and further developing this successful partnership.




The Job:

Drilcorp recently worked with the Environment Agency on the following project in Berwick.


The identifiable objectives of the work were

  • Borehole depth to be increased to the base of the sandstone unit which is anticipated to be a maximum of 10m.
  • The borehole currently has a 4 inch/ 100mm plastic casing which ideally would remain intact upon completion.

When discussing these works with Steve & Michael from Drilcorp they were both helpful and professional

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The Job:

December 2017

To carry out a CCTV Survey of the pit head at Hatfield Colliery in Doncaster to check the internal structure.

Client Comments:

We were Very pleased with both the level of service and the detail provided by the camera survey. Had a couple of technical issues on site, but all dealt with swiftly by the engineer. We would be pleased to use Drilcorp for similar work in the future.



Thank you for the great work your boys did for us at Penrith.  We were very impressed with their professionalism and enthusiasm.

We have made payment today and we would be very happy to call on your services again in the future.

Chris Vallings

Grout Inspection Specialists Limited


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The Job:

Installing a two person household with a domestic Borehole to provide potable water with filtration system to reduce iron, manganese, hardness and bacteria.

Client Comments

I would like to give your employees an extremely high score in their approach to work carried out, they were commendable

They were very polite courteous and smiled, so they must be happy in their work

Mike has kept me up to date so I am grateful for his correspondence

Most of all Barry, what a great guy. He left this evening after connecting us to our water supply.  He just got on with what needed to be done with no hassle and  he often has worked out of hours and weekends which is valuable time he could have spent with his family

He then thoroughly explained how all the system works which I have recorded for future reference. Your employees are a credit to your company

We are absolutely delighted. It’s been a long haul to ensure we have fit drinking water and our supply meets all the expected levels.  So thank you

Thank you for your consistent attention we are extremely grateful.

Your guys have been marvellous they have such pleasant disposition they have worked hard to ensure a successful result.

Happy client

Stephanie Jeffers

Halfway House

Great Ayton



Provision of Water Supply to Loaning House

Drilcorp were contracted to carry out some work for our client Len Gettings Loaning house.

The work involved supplying Mr Gettings with a private water supply at his property. The borehole was constructed to a depth of 60m through a sandstone formation.  A PVC screen was installed and a gravel pack surrounded that.  Our engineering crew attended site once the drilling works were completed and installed a Grundfos SQE pump to a depth of 41m.  Water samples were taken to the lab for analysis. when the results were returned to Drilcorp we noted that there were failures in the water quality of Iron, Manganese and a high hardness count.  A bespoke filtration system was designed around the water quality and Mr Gettings flow requirements. This was installed into one of the rooms in his home and further water samples were taken prior to final connection. These results came back from the labs as a pass and the final connection was made which gave Mr Gettings access to borehole water.  This was a lifestyle change for our client as he had access to water at high pressure and on demand as soon as he opened a tap.

Mr Gettings has since written to us to pass on his feedback and delight with our service, staff and customer care.

I write to thank you on the way both yourselves and your site personnel teams delivered the water borehole and the follow on technical and installation services for the new water supply to our home.

The care and attention in relation to keeping us informed of your work programme and site visits and the mitigation of any disruption to existing adjoining garden and buildings by carefully reviewing  the logistics and access and egress to a difficult site prior to equipment delivery  was to be commended.

The experience of your site personnel enabled the process to go very smoothly together with the technical support to provide and install filtration equipment to respond to the water quality results.

These things together with the supporting documentation and assistance with regard to equipment maintenance all result in the following conclusion – ‘a job well done’.

Len Gettings- Architect

Egger UK

“We have worked closely with Drilcorp and have always found the company to be highly professional and quick to respond to our requests. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Mark Hayton, Director Timberpak Limited

We used Drilcorp to inspect our borehole with their CCTV equipment and to assist with some remedial work from height.  They performed to budget and their knowledge and expertise was invaluable in carrying out the necessary work.

They are our first port of call whenever we need any borehole maintenance and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Paul Goad – MD

Seaton Spring

I originally contacted Drilcorp looking for someone who could assist in removing a borehole pump that was stuck.  Drilcorp initially recommended using a product to clear the bore as a first measure, then they brought a rigg to site and pulled the pump out.  They have since installed the new pump for me.

All of the team who have been to site are extremely knowledgeable and work safely.  Staff were on time and in the correct PPE and I would be happy to use them again.

It was a pleasure dealing with them and I look forward to carrying out future work with them.

Barry Chisholm – Tarmac

“Drilcorp staff got on and completed the job on time and to budget in very challenging weather conditions”.

Phil Ham- Envireauwater

Drilcorp recently worked with the Environment Agency on the following project in Berwick.

The identifiable objectives of the work were

  • Borehole depth to be increased to the base of the sandstone unit which is anticipated to be a maximum of 10m.
  • The borehole currently has a 4 inch/ 100mm plastic casing which ideally would remain intact upon completion.

“When discussing these works with Steve & Michael from Drilcorp they were both helpful and professional”

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Drilcorp recently worked with Bairds Malt on two projects at Arbroath and Pencaitland.

Richie Kerr from Bairds Malt said

“We would use Drilcorp again for any work and found staff to be very helpful, on time and in the correct PPE. In particular he mentioned Adrian Pearson, Ken McCarthy & Michael Bushby of Drilcorp for their help on the job.”

Richie Kerr

Bairds Malt

Drilcorp have recently completed a project with Dobbies Garden Centres at three of their centres in Livingston, Carlisle and Melville. The Drilcorp team have installed three boreholes with filtration which are providing low cost water for plant irrigation and toilet flushing. Dobbies are very pleased with the success of the boreholes which are already generating a good cost saving for the business.

Drilcorp staff offered a professional and timely service throughout and they would have no issues with using them for future works.

John Oliver

Dobbies Garden Centres

Geotechnical Exploration Services were contracted to GEA to carry out the installation of a 65m Borehole fully cored with a Geobore S Wireline System.

Matt Penfold from GEA said the following.

After a lengthy delay in getting to site, the drillers performed an excellent job, recovering some of the lost time whilst still achieving the principal requirements with respect to quality of drilling and depth of the borehole. The drilling crew were very well turned out and professional throughout the project. They worked well around other site users and made meaningful contributions to discussions regarding the progress of the work and the resolution of  problems resulting from unexpected or difficult ground conditions.