Who We Are

We are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture / supply drilling rigs & equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry.

Our members cover  such things as: ground investigation; mineral exploration; water-well activities; ground consolidation; quarry drilling; geothermal drilling; directional drilling; ground anchors; piling; laboratory testing; training; specialist insurance services; geotechnical consultancy; drilling rig & equipment supply. We do not however include drilling for oil and gas.

Mission Statement

Committed to Improving Standards in Health & Safety, Quality of Workmanship and Technical Proficiency for the Benefit of the Drilling Industry and its Clients.

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BDA Golf Day...

8th September 2017

Woodsome Hall, Huddersfield...

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BDA Annual Dinner Dance...

14th October 2017

Glasgow, Hilton Hotel...

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