2011 News

Surface Water Drainage Maintenance


Surface water drainage is taken for granted. We expect all those grates and gulleys to cope with anything, right? Even when we don’t bother to make sure they’re capable of taking the strain. And it’s not hard to see how drains become clogged — general silt and debris such as leaf mulch will quickly block…

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Are you connected to the wrong drain?


Misconnection of washing machines and dishwashers is a common problem in domestic properties. One water company reported as many as 400 incidents in which household drains and appliances were incorrectly plumbed in to the wrong drainage system — surface water rather than foul water. That means that they were polluting the watercourses. It also means…

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Lanes finds Liverpool’s lost underground tunnels


Loss of track ballast and a hole in rail sidings at Liverpool prompted contractor Amalgamated Construction Ltd (Amco) to call in Lanes, with its sophisticated remote control cameras, to get to the bottom of the problem. Once inside the void, the camera equipment revealed a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Matt Mulheran of Lanes, said: “We…


Lanes notches up the wins in Wales


Lanes for Drains’ Cardiff depot has been awarded a contract by Monmouthshire County Council for the reactive maintenance of roadside drains to reduce the risk of flooding. The contract, for gully emptying and jetting, is another triumph for the branch which opened less than two years ago in Pontyclun. Craig Evans, manager at the South…

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Toilet humour works for Lanes


Less than two years after opening our depot in Pontyclun, Cardiff, Lanes for Drains celebrated its success to date with a graphic display of human waste on the city’s buses. But this was no dirty protest. The images formed part of a major advertising campaign run by the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, aimed at…

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How to get rid of unwanted fat


This is not another fad diet or latest craze in fitness regimes. It is straightforward advice about good housekeeping from the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, Lanes for Drains. And Lanes should know: the company is called out to around 20,000 drainage blockages across the UK every year; 23% of which could be avoided if…

Lanes on course for success in the 3Rs


The Lanes Group has been shortlisted in two categories of the 3R Awards 2011. This is the second year of the honours, which were set up to celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence with a ‘refurb, rethink and retrofit’ focus. A delighted Michelle Ringland, Lanes’ Business Development Manager, said that the Lanes case studies had…

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Lanes for Drains wins big at new Plymouth Life Centre


Leading national drainage company Lanes for Drains has joined the team working on the prestigious £46.5 million Plymouth Life Centre, being constructed by Balfour Beatty.The company’s engineers have been called in carry out CCTV video drainage surveys on the site, which is due to become one of the largest centres of sporting excellence in the…

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