Alice Through The Looking Glass

Maddison Water Technology has recently supplied and erected 2 no. TK45/3 sectional water storage tanks each with a capacity of 337,550 litres at Longcross Studios.

The stored water was to be used for the special effects on the new film “Alice : Through The Looking Glass”

The tanks were supplied to Absolem Productions Ltd and installation was completed in 7 working days in October 2014.

For more details about Water Storage Tanks please contact us on 01775 725131 or email us on

Our complete range of above ground and underground water storage tanks cover applications for potable water, rainwater harvesting, fire protection water, recycled water, grey & waste water, Leachate (from landfill) and Liquid fertiliser.

Commercial Water Storage Tank Installations

One of the earliest innovations that propelled mankind into the realms of modern civilisation was his ability to capture and store water. And in the same way that the wheel is still essentially the same basic design as it was back then, so is the basic function of the water storage tank. Perhaps the biggest difference in the evolution of this most fundamental of requirements is the materials used, the experience and expertise of those fitting it, and the cost of the installation. Most of these variables are dependent on the specific requirements of those needing a secure supply of water and its intended use.

Water is essential to life. It is the sign that biologists and cosmologists look out for when searching for life – it is one of the first treatments to be checked and supplied in any medical emergency – it is a vital ingredient of every living creature on our planet – in its purest form it is one of the most powerful cleaning agents known to man – and it is beautiful as it sparkles in the sunlight on a summer morning. We need water and in many scenarios we depend on it being easily accessible, close at hand and ready to be used at a moment’s notice.

That is why water tanks are so important and why selecting the right one for your business is such a critical decision. There are a huge variety to choose from and a number of variations in how each one can be installed or used. That means a decision has to be made and, as with anything which affects the wellbeing and health of your business, you would be wise to take expert advice before deciding.

Some of the plastic variations that are available include: vertical, horizontal, static, rainwater and liquid fertiliser. In the galvanised steel range there are corrugated or specialist application versions – and then there are the underground GRP cylindrical or polyethylene water tanks and even an above ground GRP one-piece version. Clearly there is a question to be asked here first. What do you need your tank to do for you?

Some of the more common commercial water tank applications are for: potable water, rainwater harvesting, fire protection water, recycled water, grey and waste water. Other requirements might also include tanks for storing leachate (from landfill) and liquid fertiliser.

Whatever your requirement, whether it is cost effective supply and installation, reliability, efficiency and meeting all of the legislation that surrounds water tanks or maybe you have a unique circumstance or unusual need – get in touch with the experts. Advice costs nothing and could save you a whole lot of stress, hassle and unnecessary cost. As experts in water and all of its life-giving, life-saving and life-enhancing properties we care about making sure that our customers get advice and access to the best possible technology available to meet their needs and support their use of this most magical of natural substances.

To learn more about commercial water storage tank installation or any other issue around water technology applications, please get in touch. We’d love to help.

Football Pitch Irrigation Specialists

How important is it to have a good playing surface for your football team? Is it ‘really’ worth the investment to make sure it is the best that it can possibly be? How can a fitted irrigation system make such a difference?

Formula One teams spend millions each year developing engines, appeasing temperamental driver whims and sending some of the greatest mechanical minds of the age to analyse data taken from a wind tunnel. But in truth, the most critical parts of any racing car are the four points where it touches the surface of the road – the tyres.

Likewise, a collection of the world’s most talented musicians, playing in the orchestra will not keep in time very long without their conductor’s baton; and the best trained doctors, fighting to save lives and make a difference in the world still rely upon the humble stethoscope to connect with their patients and complement their well-schooled minds.

When you look at all the aspects of building a successful football club, both on the pitch and as a sustainable business, it is all easy to overlook the importance of the most regularly used features. A well-managed, well-watered playing surface can improve the club’s playing style, reduce injuries, increase the number of times the pitch can be used each season and prolong the life of the surface. All of these factors go towards increasing the overall prosperity of the club and the image of its ambition – as portrayed to both its players and fans. It is through investing in the clubs infrastructure (you could say – at ground level) that its future growth and long-term sustainability will really be established. Just like any other sport or industry in the world it is the small things you do, the ones which your competitors don’t, that can make all of the difference. Smart investment into seemingly invisible, behind the scenes, aspects of an organisation are often the ones that go unnoticed at the time. But the negative reactions which might have followed because they weren’t made certainly would have been.

With the average temperatures rising each year, here in the UK, it has never been more important to have an automated, easily controlled and reliable irrigation system to ensure that the pitch can be kept in the optimum condition all the year round. Combined with the expert knowledge, experience that we have gained through many years of supplying, fitting and servicing irrigation systems in a wide variety of industries there is no better way to maintain a great playing surface.

At Maddison we have a wide range of football pitch irrigation systems available and our specialist fitters will be able to advise you on the most appropriate solution for your requirements. It is definitely not – one size fits all – we realise that each customer has different needs and circumstances so we will find the best solution for you.

If you would like a free review of your current circumstance and to better understand what a difference irrigation can make to your pitch and the prosperity of your club – simply get in touch.