Gatic’s hands-on approach delivers results for Co-op distribution centre

Gatic Civil Drainage market-leading slotdrain channel CastSlot was recently specified for remedial works at a Co-op distribution centre in Avonmouth.

The works were required to replace existing surface drainage and the contractor needed a quick turnaround. The work had to be carried out with minimum disruption to the distribution centre. This was challenging because the replacements were on the main exit to the site.

It was important the new channel drainage could support the heavy load vehicles regularly passing through. Castslot was specified for its robust composition and high quality design. Manufactured from galvanised steel with a ductile iron top, it provides an effective surface water management solution for heavy loads.

Paul Reilly of Building Services comments on behalf of Contractor Volker Fitzpatrick: “Gatic’s CastSlot was the perfect choice for this project. The slotdrain was surrounded by a 32/40 wet mix concrete pour so that it was completely insulated from any potential movement, ensuring an effective and durable solution.

“We found Gatic easy to work with and liked their hands-on approach from the technical design through to installation,” continues Paul. “Regular site visits and guidance helped ensure the system was correctly installed. It’s not something I’ve experienced before with previous suppliers. It was great and the results were great!”

For more information on Gatic’s market-leading range of slotdrain products and technical support, call 01304 203545 or visit and download a copy of its latest Product Guide.