Cardiff News

Daffy ducks see light of day in drain rescue drama


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have helped a farmer and his family rescue a flock of daffy ducks after they disappeared down a drain. Hywel Williams and his wife, Jackie, bought the four ducks as family pets, and to supply the odd egg for the table. But as soon as they got the birds back…


Lanes Group called in to survey Pierhead Building


Lanes Group has carried out a CCTV drainage survey at one of the most famous historical buildings in Wales. Drainage engineers from the Lanes Cardiff depot were called in to survey the condition of all the roof downpipes on the Grade 1 Pier head Building. The Pier head is part of the National Assembly of…

Lanes for Drains at Pierhead Building

Lanes waits for time and tide to clear sea outfall pipe


Lanes Group drainage engineers have cleared a 160 metre sea outfall pipe by working in windows of opportunity created by rapidly changing sea levels. They teamed up with marine engineers to successfully complete the unusual project at Penarth in Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The Lanes team finished the work in just seven days, but…

Lanes group vehicles on beach

Lanes tests technology to the limit to empty septic tank


Lanes for Drains engineers in South Wales have tested drainage technology to its limits to help the Royal National Lifeboat Institution empty a septic tank on the seashore below a cliff. The maritime search and rescue charity called the Lanes for Drains Cardiff Depot to find a way to clean out the tank at its…

Septic Tank Installation

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…

Lanes Whale Tanker