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ISO 9001 Accrediation

Access Irrigation is pleased to announce that it has been accredited with the prestigious ISO 9001 quality standard. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most up-to-update standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance....

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ISO 9001 Accrediation

Hose Pipe Ban Allows Drip Watering

The temporary ban on water use (hosepipe ban) being implemented by United Utilities from 5th August 2018 will ban the use of hosepipes and sprinklers to water domestic gardens. There are however a number of exceptions: Newly Turfed Areas These can be...

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Hose Pipe Ban Allows Drip Watering

Fluid Category 5 Break Tank

The Water Supply (Water Fitting) Regulations 1999 provides five backflow prevention categories dependant on the risk level of the water use. The regulations require back-flow prevention devices to prevent the water on the premises being drawn backward into the public...

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Fluid Category 5 Break Tank

Battery Operated Bluetooth Controllers

One of the neatest ways of installing an irrigation system is to locate all of the control valves in underground chambers. Not only does this hide away all of the messy control valves, but it prevents unauthorised tampering with the...

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Battery Operated Bluetooth Controllers

New Hunter MP Rotator Sprinklers

Hunter MP rotator sprinklers provide flexible watering for small lawns. One of the problems with rotor sprinklers is that if the arc is halved, the mpecipitation rate is effectively doubled. This leads to very uneven watering. In contrast the MP...

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New Hunter MP Rotator Sprinklers

Water Hammer – its Causes and Solutions

Causes of Water Hammer Like any other moving fluid, flowing water has momentum.  When subjected to a sudden change in flow, shock waves propagate through the system.  This occurrence is referred to as ‘water hammer’.  Flow changes can occur due...

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Water Hammer – its Causes and Solutions

Water Regulations for Non-Domestic Dwellings

The use of mains water in England and Wales is regulated by the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, an Act of Parliament which lays down what can and cannot be done with drinking (potable) water supplied by the water...

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Water Regulations for Non-Domestic Dwellings

Designing a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation systems are designed for use in large scale horticulture and agriculture, where the cost of water; or the scarcity of water precludes sprinkler systems. In landscape projects, drip irrigation systems are normally designed where the project requires very...

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Designing a Drip Irrigation System

Water Regulations for Domestic Gardens

Most people are unaware that there are legal requirements to take into consideration when connecting an irrigation system to a domestic garden tap. This simple guide provides you with the information you need to make sure you stay on the...

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Water Regulations for Domestic Gardens

Pump Guide – Helps Understand the Fittings You Require

Specifying a pump on an irrigation system will boost available pressures and water flows, allowing larger zones and enabling more thirsty items such as pop up sprinklers to be used, however the pump also needs fittings on the inlet and...

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Pump Guide – Helps Understand the Fittings You Require

Measuring Water Flow and Pressure

Small irrigation systems such as drippers can generally be run off the mains water supply without problems, but as water flows get larger there is the danger that the water supply will not be large enough. In addition, sprinkler systems...

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Measuring Water Flow and Pressure

Extraordinary Vertical Forest – Irrigation is a Must!

This extraordinary vertical forest is being constructed in Milan as part of two residential towers. The towers house of 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs and 10,000 plants. These drawings of the building were produced by Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, and Giovanni La...

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Extraordinary Vertical Forest – Irrigation is a Must!

Why Irrigate in the UK?

With the UK’s temperate climate, many people ask if it is worth irrigating. In this article we look at the benefits of irrigation. Covered Areas and Restricted Root Zones Where planting is under cover or experiences rain shadowing from tall...

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Why Irrigate in the UK?

Permadrip Compared to Porous Hoses

Porous hoses and ‘Leaky Pipe’ type drip systems are very popular; but are they as technically capable as commercial drip lines such as Permadrip? One consideration when designing and irrigation system is the output. Not only do we need to...

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Permadrip Compared to Porous Hoses

World Garden Created with Discarded Seeds

One benefit of working in irrigation are the fascinating schemes that we get involved in. One such scheme was in Bristol, where the docks had been dredged for seeds amongst the discarded ballast from sailing ships that had used the...

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World Garden Created with Discarded Seeds

Cutting Water Bill by 60%

According to the above headline in Garden Trade News, The Old Railway Line Garden Centre is aiming to reduce its water bills by 60% using 4 rainwater storage tanks with a combined capacity of 10,000 litres. Stories such as these...

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Cutting Water Bill by 60%