Sevenoaks News

Suction wins the day at home of the hover


A drainage team from Lanes Group plc have used powerful water jetting and vacuumation equipment to clear the outfall of a pipe linking two sites defined by icons of British transport technology. They removed six tonnes of rubble, shingle and shells blocking a sea outfall located at a former hovercraft terminal in Ramsgate Kent. The…

suction wins

Deepest ever shaft surveyed with high-tech Panoramo SI camera


A Lanes Group team has carried out its deepest ever survey of a sewer ventilation shaft using the company’s revolutionary Panoramo SI camera. It took less than an hour to complete a full inspection survey of the shaft on Brighton seafront which was 21.5 metres deep and 900mm wide. The IBAK Panoramo SI camera, thought…

Lanes engineer with Panoramo SI Unit

Lanes Group drainage expertise supports power station demolition


Lanes Group has been commissioned to provide specialist drainage survey and cleaning support for a demolition team decommissioning a coal-fired power station. Drainage engineers from the national drainage and maintenance specialist’s depot at Sevenoaks, in Kent, are carrying out the work at the site of the former Kingsnorth Power Station near Medway, in Kent. Energy…

Medway Power Station

Lanes jetting technology helps cut costs in weir repair


Lanes Group engineers have cleared a blocked river culvert as part of an initiative to save tens of thousands of pounds while a weir is rebuilt. The Environment Agency has commissioned work to carry out major repairs to the weir on the River Medway, close to Royal Tunbridge Wells, in Kent. Main contractor Jackson Civil…

Drain Jetting on the River Medway

Fire Service Pipes at Gatwick Airport renewed by Lanes for Drains


Lanes for Drains engineers have helped ensure fire fighting teams at London Gatwick Airport are at optimum readiness by renewing pipes that supply them with water. Given the priority placed on safety at the UK’s airports, great care is taken to make sure critical facilities are regularly checked and kept in good repair. The work…

Lanes for Drains at Gatwick Airport

Hospital drainage system fighting fit thanks to Lanes for Drains


Lanes for Drains engineers showed their sensitive sides when they were called in to carry out extensive drainage rehabilitation work at a hospital in Kent. Their ability to work in highly sensitive environments and find innovate ways to ensure patient care was not disrupted was just as important as their technical skill. Estates managers at Maidstone and Tunbridge…

CCTV survey in Hospital