Chester News

Beans means Lanes for hotel charity fundraiser


Lanes engineers have put their jet vacuumation technology to a very special use – emptying a ‘bath of baked beans’. They vacuumed up the beans at the Holiday Inn Warrington on Thursday (June 19) after General Manager Anthony Milligan had spent the whole day sitting in them in the hotel foyer. He raised over £500…

Local structural repair – best option for decommissioning paper mill sewer pipes


Lanes Group has used a no-dig patch lining technique to support the decommissioning of drainage pipes on a production site of leading global manufacturer Kimberly-Clark. The Lanes engineers based at the company’s Chester depot used local structural repairs, known as patch liners, to block lateral pipes at Kimberly-Clark’s paper mills in Flint, North Wales. The…

No Dig Patch Lining

Lanes finds solution to householder’s sewage saga


After nearly two years of serious sewage issues and much legal wrangling, a householder in Cheshire is finally free of drainage problems, thanks to Lanes for Drains. The cottage’s sewage system was a 100-year old septic tank, but the pipes to it had been damaged during work at the adjoining property. This meant that the…

Septic Tank cutaway illustration

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…


More reline firsts for Lanes


Lanes for Drains notched up a double industry first by relining the foul water main suspended beneath the Conwy road bridge in North Wales. The sewer, which serves the historic castle town, was a pressurised pumped sewage main — a type which has not been relined before. And, to add to the challenge, the 300mm…