Water Restoration Fund: Grants Available

Farmers are now eligible to apply for grants aimed at enhancing freshwater habitats. Thanks to the recently established Water Restoration Fund, local organisations can now submit proposals to secure financial assistance for initiatives aimed at enhancing the overall water environment. This fund has been established using proceeds from environmental fines and penalties imposed on water…

Screw Piling for Renewable Energy Site

FGS Pilcher has been hard at work installing screw piles at a large renewable energy site in Kent. For those who don’t know, screw piling in a well established foundation technique used in a wide range of construction projects, from residential buildings to industrial facilities and infrastructure. They are speedy and efficient to install, cause…

Heathcote Holdings Summer Fundraiser

FGS Pilcher and our sister companies in the Heathcote Holdings group are pleased to announce that during our summer fundraising BBQ we were able to raise almost £3000 for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance. This amount of money will provide enough aviation fuel for nine missions, equivalent to a whole day’s worth of…

Water Management Grant Round 2

Water management is a crucial aspect of sustainable development and protecting the environment. In recognition of this, the UK government has launched the Water Management Grant Round 2, aimed at supporting arable and horticultural businesses that are involved in managing water resources in England. You can apply for the grant if you’re an arable or…

Seasalter Levels

FGS Pilcher are currently undertaking a large project for the RSPB at the Seasalter Levels in Whitstable, Kent. We are restoring a large part of the wetland area within the levels. Over the past few years, the levels have been dry especially during the spring when they should be wet. The grant funded project is…

Romney Marsh Land Drainage

We have been out undertaking some land drainage recently on the Romney Marsh. Our big Mastenbroek trencher was laying drains across a wet section of arable field. The trench was cut and the pipe laid all at once by the trencher and shingle was then backfilled to cover the drains

Progress Underway on New Forage Building

FGS Pilcher have started work on a new forage building for a client. The erection of the steel portal frame is well underway, a slightly bespoke operation with the bales already stacked. Once the portal frame is complete, the safety nets will be installed for the installation of the roof sheeting. The new forage building…