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Animal Magic

Underground drainage

A variety of underground drainage and soil and waste products from Hunter Plastics are helping bring to life a new animal enclosure at a world famous safari Park. The rhinoceroses and their housemates the Eland (a large, African antelope) will be moving in to their new home this summer, and effective drainage has been installed thanks to Hunter underground pipes, fittings and inspection chambers.

Main contractor Barretts is installing Hunter's products at the Buckinghamshire tourist attraction as Woburn extends this facility with a view to increasing the herd and starting a breeding programme. The extension, designed by Barry Gardiner at architects Aspect Design, is scheduled for completion by July 2009 in order to maximise the facility's capacity in the key summer months.

The Buildbase branch in nearby Sandy supplied underground and foul water drainage products to suit the project's fast-track schedule. Paul Fuller from contractors Barretts explains. "The project only began in March and will be completed in time for the school summer holidays to make the most of the peak visitor season," he explains. "We needed products that were quick and simple to install and reliable once they are in."

Hunter Plastics's 160mm chamber system, which was used at Woburn, is both versatile and user-friendly. It has a 160mm through channel with swept side inlets - two at 160mm set at 90º and two at 110mm set at 45º - all with ring seal sockets making it fast and economical to install. All are closed with a removable plug, making Hunter's chamberbase the ideal choice for any drainage installation.

Apart from the joint between the base and first riser, no additional seals are required to achieve a totally watertight seal, while simple push-fit connection of pipework to the chamberbase requires no connectors or reducers for a reliable solution for virtually any application.

Hunter Plastics manufactures the widest range of PVC-U rainwater, soil and waste and underground drainage systems in the UK backed by a multi-award winning service offering and ISO14001 accreditation.

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