About

Our Story

From humble beginnings in 1987 when Andrew Skilling started a small family business designing and installing bespoke waste water treatment systems for rural dwellings without access to mains drainage, Mantair has grown to be one of the most established and recognised brands in the domestic septic tank and sewage treatment plant market.

Initially formed to focus on the design and manufacture of the ‘novel’ Mantair septic tank conversion unit, the Company has been the industry pioneer in septic tank upgrades and conversions since the introduction of the Mantair conversion unit in the late 1980’s.  The Company has evolved over the last two and half decades to provide a ‘one stop’ solution for all ‘off mains’ drainage applications.

The organisation became a ‘limited company’ in 1998. Andrew Skilling is still today Managing Director, with three of his sons now being Directors within the Company. The Company still today retains its ‘family owned’ status with all shares in the organisation being held by family members. This very ‘human and emotional’ aspect of the organisation creates the ‘family values’ that influence and provide the foundations of how the organisation operates.

From our head office and manufacturing facility in East Anglia, we operate three divisions.

Our manufacturing division is responsible for the research and development of the market leading Mantair brand of septic tank conversion units.  These units are specifically designed to ‘convert’ existing septic tanks or cesspools into small sewage treatment plants.

Our ‘in house’ contracting division provides a professional service in the field of waste water treatment products, including design, installation and commissioning of cesspools, septic tanks, septic tank conversions and sewage treatment plants, for both commercial and domestic customers.

Our maintenance division provides a ‘one-stop’ service for the repair and servicing of sewage treatment plants and Mantair conversion units.  Our dedicated and trained maintenance staff provides a professional and personal service for all of our clients, including planned maintenance visits.