Allerton UK is a leading off mains drainage company, covering sales, servicing, commissioning and repairs of all types of septic tanks, sewage treatment plants, sewage pump stations and soakaways. Working across the East Midlands and beyond, Allerton boasts a team of dedicated and experienced workers, all trained with British Water to ensure they are in the best position to properly assess a situation and correct it.
Established in 1974 by Jon Allerton, the company was originally concerned with draining farmers’ fields, after the government provided grants to farmers with the aim to get the country drained. Once this was completed in the late 1980s, Allerton needed a new direction, and so began its work in off mains drainage.
As well as its sewage treatment plants and sewage pump stations which are made on the premises, Allerton also makes the ConSept. This converts septic tanks into sewage treatment plants, and can be fitted without excavations, apart from the shallow cable and air pipe trenches. This means customers can save around £3,000+VAT by avoiding excavators on site. What’s more, because the ConSept lifts the treated water to the surface, disposing of the treated effluent is a lot better than other methods.
The ConSept uses the existing septic tank, removing the need to install a heavy plant or new tank, and it is quick to install to save time, money and disruption. The tank has no moving parts inside, and it maintains the water at the correct level, keeping your drains clear right up to the house. Moreover, it is manufactured using high grade composite materials and non-ferrous components, meaning the ConSept does not corrode, offering a long and trouble-free life.
Installation inside your existing septic tank also means that the ConSept cannot be seen or heard, and the air blower remains outside the tank for easy maintenance. The equipment also has low maintenance costs, requiring servicing just once a year and desludging and emptying once every two years. While the local desludger can empty the tank or sewage plant, Allerton will of course service and maintain all their own equipment and that all other manufactures units too, in fact servicing, repairs and surveys of sewage treatment plants is a major part of their work. The final effluent is discharged into a watercourse or soakaway, and installation and commissioning by Allerton’s British Water Accredited engineers is included in the package.
Not only does Allerton install high quality units, the company also focuses on continual service of the equipment. This means that units Allerton has made and installed, of which there are over 1,200, are all still working efficiently across the country. Indeed, Allerton often receives regular customer feedback which emphasises how happy they are with the service they have received.
“In particular, we make sure everything is explained to the customer from the beginning and throughout the process, and we always do what we say we will,” said Jon Allerton, Director. “Minor problems are sorted out by engineers on site, and all the initial customer worries are dealt with in advance. We offer initial onsite advice, help with all paperwork such as planning and Environmental Agency permits, installation and ongoing servicing, including repairs. Every aspect of what we do is to please the customer.
“We used to manufacture our own sewage treatment plants, until the EU decided they needed to be tested for two years in Germany. However, the experience we have of making a unit and then constantly improving it becomes second nature to everything we do. Now, we use WPL, one of the top two or three manufacturers of sewage plants, and they listen to us when we suggest improvements,” Jon explained.
In line with its ongoing expansion, Allerton has been taking on more staff and training them all to British Water standards. “I’m 78 soon, and the company has been recently restructured and is now Allerton Bradley Ltd. Jason Bradley has been a large shareholder for several years, and has worked for the company for most of his life. His knowledge of all things sewage is vast, and at 36, he ensures the company can look forward to another 50 years of good service, and pleasing people!”
Indeed, despite the current setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allerton is continuing to expand, thanks to the real and immediate need of the company’s services. Whether it’s a school, hospital, factory or housing estate, Allerton’s capabilities are helping people across the country save money, maintain their compliance with regulators, and ultimately protect the environment.
If you would like to find out more information on everything Allerton does, head to the website or get in touch using the contact details below.
T 0800 328 5492 / 01529 305 757