Blocked Drains & Repairs
- Specialised offshore and dockyard cleaning services
- Complete drain and sewer services
- Hazardous waste removal
- Homebuyers’ CCTV drainage survey
- 24/7/365 emergency service
- No call out charges
Drainage services for the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands, are provided by the long standing, experienced team from our Bridge of Don depot, just outside Aberdeen. Formerly known as Drain Devils, this team has been operating since 1997 and was a firmly established company with a loyal client base when it became part of the Lanes Group in 2008.
Drain Devils continued to operate under its own respected brand name, despite adopting Lanes’ pink on its fleet. But, after integrating fully into the Lanes Group plc network from 1 August 2013, it’s Lanes in name too.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city and, famously, the oil capital of the UK, a sector which has largely overshadowed the area’s more traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles. Our Bridge of Don Depot is dominated by the ever present North Sea. It’s a beautiful view seawards on a clear day, but it can be noisy too, with the flight path for helicopters coming and going offshore from Dyce. We weren’t surprised to learn that Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world.
Visitors to the area will see immediately why Aberdeen is known as ‘The Granite City’, or sometimes the ‘Silver City’ thanks to Mica in the stone which sparkles in the sunlight. Quarried locally for almost 300 years, the grey granite used for many of the buildings, gives the city its nickname. Less well known, perhaps, is that the terraces of the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo Bridge in London are also built of the same Scottish stone. Though quarrying ceased in 1971, this hard grey granite is so durable that many city buildings look brand-new, especially when they have been cleaned, and the masonry needs little structural maintenance.
Unsurprisingly, as Aberdeen is the centre for the UK’s offshore activities, Lanes has plenty of petrochemical clients here. Having invested in specialist kit and knowledge for offshore and dockyard work, we are especially well-equipped to service this sector. Being Lanes though, naturally, you’ll find we also offer the full gamut of drainage services too across this extensive northern swathe of Scotland, whether it’s for national, regional or local clients
The huge part of the country we service from here takes in some difficult terrain: there are no motorways north of Perth, the heart of Scotland, and of course there are obstacles like mountains and lochs around which the roads have been designed.
Some infrastructure investment is on the way though: Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire are to be transformed with the construction of a £700 million by pass, ready for the £750 million ‘Energetica’ project which will create a low carbon, sustainable development corridor attracting energy organisations and individuals to a 30-mile natural and built coastal environment, stretching from Lanes’ depot in Bridge of Don, North to Peterhead and West to Aberdeen International Airport.
Meantime, the geography might be challenging, but they build us tough up here in Aberdeen (maybe it’s the granite?), so, if you need a seriously professional drainage service with Lanes’ legendary customer service and friendly engineers, whether you’re in Aberdeen, Ullapool, Inverness or Forfar, you know who to call.