Specialist drainage services by Popes Hightown Ltd

Popes Hightown Ltd is a well-established family owned and operated business based in Hightown, Merseyside.

With a wealth of experience spanning over 50 years, we are regarded as one of the leading land drainage companies in the North West of England and from initial consultation through to the finished project, we offer a highly professional and skilled service.

Our reputation for high quality work and service also carries us further afield to jobs throughout the UK and Europe.

Along with our 4 Mastenbroek trenchers and other ancillary equipment, we are proud to be the only UK operators of a specialist horizontal de-watering deep trencher which is capable of trenching up to 10 metres deep.

Our expertise in drainage allows us to provide a professional and knowledgeable service to farmers and large construction companies alike. This enables us to manage all the challenges associated with major cross country pipeline work and our vast range of up to date equipment enables us to provide an efficient, reliable service.

We work alongside major national companies and take pleasure in following not only their own strict procedures, but also our own. All our staff are trained in the latest safety procedures, making us proud to be part of the CHAS safety accreditation, whilst all our machinery operators are members of the CPCS scheme, which ensures a successful and safe completion of associated land drainage works. We are also proud members of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC).


At Popes Hightown Ltd, we have various specialised trenching machines of between 6 and 45 tonne, capable of installing drainage pipe up to 6 metres deep, for pipe sizes between 60mm and 360mm.

We have a wealth of experience in all aspects of land drainage in both the agricultural and construction industries, with particular expertise in field drainage.

Specialist Trenching

We are the only UK operators of a specialist Mastenbroek horizontal de-watering deep trencher, capable of laying drainage pipe up to 6 metres deep or trenching for other applications up to 8 metres deep.

It can be used for horizontal de-watering on sites and pipelines to reduce the water table, soil stabilisation projects and soil mixing for cut-off walls; along with construction sites, load-bearing areas, water-extraction systems for irrigation purposes and deep drainage for cemeteries.

Pipeline Installation

At Popes Hightown Ltd, we have an extensive array of experience and expertise in all phases of the construction of major gas, water and oil cross country pipeline installation.

We operate a range of specialist trenching equipment and ancillary machinery to carry out contracts which are much more economical than traditional excavation methods.

Waste Water Treatment

At Popes Hightown Ltd we provide a comprehensive specialist service for all types of foul water and surface water installations, repairs and maintenance. Our clients range from domestic properties to private estate landowners and businesses of all sizes.

We have over 25 years’ experience installing sewage treatment systems, soakaway systems, grease traps, interceptors and all associated pipework across the North West of England.

Horse-Riding Arenas

A riding arena or manege is the perfect solution for being able to ride in most weather conditions all year round, avoiding the need to use wet, poorly drained paddocks which could potentially harm horse or rider.

Plant Hire

At Popes Hightown Ltd, we have a vast range of equipment available for hire, with or without one of our experienced operators.

Other Services

Our vast range of equipment and modern fleet of excavators also means we are able to provide many other services, along with our highly experienced operators.

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