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Diamond Drilling Services from the UK's Leading Contractors

With over 35 years’ experience, we are proud to lead the way as the UK's top Diamond Drilling contractors. Our strong reputation reflects the many years we have dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the construction industry.

Corecut has always been a company that embraces new and advanced technologies. We were early to identify the potential in Diamond Drilling to become a widely sought after service throughout the construction industry and have since dedicated ourselves to mastering and pioneering this skilful technique and are now widely regarded as the UK's top company in this field.



Diamond Drilling

Diamond Drilling is a high precision form of Core Drilling, allowing for exact hole measurements and unparalleled depth control. The system utilises core bits fitted with a diamond impregnated cutting face to create precise, measured holes. These holes can be drilled through a wide range of hard wearing materials such as reinforced concrete, brickwork, blockwork, masonry and rock.

Diamond Drills are lightweight, versatile and can be operated in either a vertical or horizontal direction; lending themselves to a wide range of jobs. ​As a precision instrument, a Diamond Drill can create clean, precise holes anywhere between 8mm to more than 1500mm in diameter. Due to their non-percussive rotary action, structural integrity is maintained throughout when in operation. Furthermore, water controls ensure that the workspace remains free of dust - now proven to be the most hazardous substance within the construction industry!

Key Features of Diamond Drilling

  • Lightweight and versatile equipment
  • Hole sizes from 8mm - over 1500mm
  • Low noise output plus dust and vibration free drilling
  • The most precise method of drilling service penetrations
  • Dry drilling available where required
  • Range of power sources (electric, hydraulic, or compressed air)
  • High performance automated rigs
  • New slurry containment and re-cycling systems allows wet drilling in finished areas
  • Structural integrity maintained due to non-percussive techniques

Diamond Drilling Contractors working on the Forth Road Bridge in Edinburgh

Drilling Mooring Bollards at the New Forth Crossing

Drilling Of 1000Mm Diameter X 1300Mm Deep Holes at Loch Arklet Dam

Why Choose Corecut?

There are many reasons to choose Corecut for project:

  • Over 35 years' experience, leading the way for Diamond Drilling in the UK
  • Use of the latest and most innovative technology available
  • All operators are expertly trained and fully CSCS accredited
  • Europe-wide, fully mobile workforce
  • Guaranteed 8am next day service UK-wide

However, when it comes to why? We prefer to let our work speak for itself:

Tim Brown - Project Manager - Laing O'Rourke Construction North

"Corecut have recently carried out some critical and difficult work on the above project. We can confirm that they have demonstrated the capabilities for working under pressure and in a safe and professional manner." 

Steven Scott - Site Agent - RJ McLeod

“This is my first experience of Corecut and I would not hesitate in using them again……The General Foreman, Graham Macdonald even stated that he 'wished that all sub-contractors would take a leaf out of Corecut’s book.” 

Steve Brown - Brewery Manager - Caledonian Brewery

“Your team did a great job, which was expected, but the spirit in which the job is done is all important to us and your team were good guys to have on site."

Some of our most recent projects:

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Queen Street Tunnel, Glasgow

In 2016, Queen Street Tunnel was closed for major work to renew 1,800m of existing concrete slab track.

Corecut were sub-contracted by Story Contracting to assist in the slab track renewal phase of the project.

Corecut's team worked for almost 100 days, completing the project 6 days ahead of schedule.


The SSE Hydro in Glasgow

SSE Hydro, Glasgow

This 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro is the only UK venue of its scale specifically built for concerts.

It attracts audience numbers of over 1 million a year making it one of the busiest entertainment arenas in the world.

Corecut carried out the drilling of approximately 6,500 holes for connecting steel work integral to building's unique structure. 


Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh

Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Edinburgh to Fife. The bridge was opened in 1964 and spans over 2.5km.

Corecut were contracted to assist in the major upgrade of the rocking and rolling steel bearings which support the bridge's structure. In total 17,000 metres of Diamond Drilling was carried out during the project.



Stitch Drilling

Corecut are also experts at Stitch Drilling, which is where large and unconventional shapes are created by drilling a series of overlapping holes. We can perform this procedure across four plains; vertical, horizontal, inverted and angled.



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