25 Years Experience in Drilling Solutions

About us

Gary Wheeler Drilling Established in 1987, we are a family run business based in Essex, with over 25 years experience.

We have predominately offered cable percussive drilling services over the years but have recently expanded into other areas of drilling such as concrete coring and dynamic sampling.

We have worked on many big contracts such as the Jubilee line, Channel tunnel, the Olympics, M25 widening and many many more.

With our highly qualified experienced team we know we can offer you the best service you can get. All our lead drillers are NVQ level 2 qualified and all staff have relevant CSCS cards. It is important to us that all our staff are courteous, punctual and professional with a dedication to get the job done.

All our drilling rigs and equipment have ALL the relevant calibration and safety certification and are checked daily to provide the safest service possible.

All copies of certification and qualifications are available on request.

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Our Rigs

Cable percussive rigs - This is the side of drilling which we have predominately based ourselves around, we specialise in the investigation of contaminated, construction and environmental sites.

With the experience and equipment we have we can ensure that work is completed to the highest of standards whilst meeting the current legislation and guidelines.

We currently have 3 types of rig in this area:

  • 2 x dando 2000 (for the deeper more complicated boreholes)
  • 1 x pilcon wayfarer (the less powerful of the rigs for the shallower holes, but don’t let its power fool you, its more effective in other strata types such as blowing sands)
  • We offer full range of testing with these rigs such as SPT/CPT, U100 (all kinds, from plastic to eurocode7), and piston.

Window sample rig - We currently have 1 archway competitor rig but are currently looking into expanding into another due to high demand for this.

We offer a full range of services with this too such as:

  • Concrete coring
  • Windlowless liner sampling
  • SPT/CPT
  • Dynamic probing
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