Klargester BioFicient Installation
We were pleased to work with our clients in The Cotswolds who needed a new sewage treatment plant to discharge to the nearby stream. The space was very tight so the Kingspan Klargester BioFicient was chosen not only for its very clean discharge qualities but also its compact size.
Our client was keen to ensure minimal impact to the current landscaping and a key benefit of the BioFicient is the manhole covers which are level with the finished surrounding.
A Klargester BioFicient 6 Sewage Treatment Plant for up to 30 people was chosen. It has an external twin pumped outlet taking the discharge across the lawns to the local river.
As you can see, the tank has a low profile – perfect for a shallower dig.
It is fully compliant having been tested and approved to BS EN 12566-3.
Due to the tight access and lack of room we used 2 x 6 tonne machines. This gave us flexibility and increased efficiency, as two machines can operate simultaneously. Sometimes it was like synchronised digger dancing!
Protecting the Surfaces
We used DPM sheeting to protect the areas of the garden where excavated material could be placed.
In addition, 50 sheets of ply board were used to form a road to protect the grass so that the unwanted soil could be removed.
With the restricted access, lack of room and poor weather conditions (boy, did it rain!) the reinstatement task was very daunting.
The Control Panel
Not only does Team Septic include British Water accredited engineers, but also our own in-house NAPIT registered electrician. They undertook the installation of the control panel and blower unit.
This sewage treatment plant has a twin pump outlet controlled via 4 float switches, in the case of a fault, an alarm will sound and beacon light will flash. In addition, the blower unit is managed via the Kingspan Klargester control panel, this informs the user of any faults via a digital display.
The Finished Surfaces
The installation took place during a very wet period just before Christmas. In an ideal world, the works would have been undertaken during a dryer month. However, as the new sewage system was to serve some holiday lets, it was important to the client that the install took place during a quiet period.
New imported top soil was graded over the area ready for future seeding or turfing.
As per the client’s request, we installed new manhole covers just below the surface of the gravel. This creates a cleaner finish; the gravelled area has 3 manholes leading into the new plant.
New golden gravel was spread across the whole drive.