Land Drainage Systems and Installation

With six decades of experience in land drainage systems and installation White Horse Contractors leads the way in the design and construction of highly effective land drainage systems and the innovations to achieve them in less time and with more efficiency.

Our experts work closely with clients to design, build, and install effective land drainage solutions for land owners, farms, schools, sports clubs, and stadia.

Call 01865 736 272 or email to discuss your drainage requirements.

"White Horse Contractors Limited installed the pre and post construction land drainage scheme to the Chalgrove to East Ilsley and Abingdon IP gas pipelines in a thoroughly professional manner. The company, which was responsible for the design and construction, completed the works to a high standard within budget and on time. An impressive array of modern plant was supported by a suitable experienced workforce and a thoroughly professional management team."

Martin Sperrink, Laing O’Rourke

Land Drainage Services

With six decades of experience in the design of individual land drainage systems White Horse Contractors has a wealth of experience in design and provision of land drainage systems to draw upon.

  • Drainage system design installation
  • Trenching and installation
  • Agricultural drainage
  • Sports pitch drainage
  • Cemetery drainage
  • Ditching and culvert construction, clearing and maintenance
  • Land Drainage Process

    We know that each site will have a unique combination of topography, soil conditions, and performance requirements. Our team will work closely with you to understand your objectives and identify how these can be delivered effectively, efficiently, and safely.

  • Farms and Land Owners
  • Schools, Sports Clubs and Stadia
  • Cemeteries and Local Authorities
  • Main Contractors and Property Developers
  • 1. Initial Site Visit

    The first meeting takes place on site and together we will discuss your land drainage requirements. Our discussion will cover any feasibility concerns, technical requirements, and parameters such as timescales and budget.

    2. Design Proposal

    The information and insight gained from the initial site visit will be used to develop a design proposal for your new drainage system.

    The proposal will include first draft drawings to illustrate how the the system will work and outline our construction specifications with estimated costs and timescales. The process gives you the opportunity for comment and revision.

    3. Topographical Survey

    Following client feedback, amendments, and approval we conduct a topographical survey to understand land fall across the site. During the survey we may dig trial holes to investigate the soil type and composition. This will improve our knowledge of water flow rates and trenching requirements.

    4. Formal Quotation

    Following the topographical survey we develop the final drainage design, material specifications, project plan and provide you with a detailed breakdown of costs in our quotation.

    5. Drainage Installation

    White Horse Contractors conduct an ongoing program of investment in specialist plant, machinery, and staff training. Works are carried out by our own in-house team using our wholly owned equipment. With a fleet of modern Mastenbroek trenchers we have the resource and capability to overcome any unforeseen obstacles and ensure that your project remains on schedule.

    Our Health & Safety Manager will create a dedicated H&S plan for your project and logistics will be carefully planned before site mobilisation commences.

    We will keep you you up to date with progress throughout the project and when the works are complete, we will rapidly de-mobilise the site and ensure the safe and efficient removal of all machinery and equipment before comprehensively tidying the site.

    Our in-house site surveyor will then conduct a final record survey of the drainage installation and provide you with a final 'as-built' plan of the works.

    Privacy and Confidentiality

    We regularly work for land owners, farms, cemeteries, main contractors, sports clubs and stadia. Our staff understand the importance of privacy and we treat all enquiries in confidence.

    Safety and Environment

    Mitigating environmental impact is a core value of White Horse Contractors. We regularly work for leading environmental and ecological organisations including the Environment Agency, the National Trust, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


    We are recognised, accredited and certified by key governing and advisory bodies for your peace of mind. These encompass quality management, supply chain, procurement and risk management systems.

    "Thanks to you and your team for the competent way that the recent land drainage system has been installed."

    GW Wallis, Wallis Farms Ltd, Ross-on-Wye

    Examples of Work

    Learn more about our land drainage projects by visiting our Case Studies and Gallery pages to see examples of our land drainage systems and installations.

    For more information call 01865 736272 or email