Domestic Septic Tank Installation


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Installing a septic tank is an essential wastewater management option for isolated properties or those unable to connect to the public sewer system. But the process of installing one can be complex, and must take into account factors such as geology and ground conditions.

At Lanes for Drains, we can offer a full range of support services to help householders to install their septic tank efficiently with minimum disruption. Our dedicated teams have been doing this since day one, so you can be sure you’re in expert hands.

For more information on our septic tank installation services or a free quotation, call us today on 0800 526 488. You can also complete our online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.

Assessment, surveying and procurement

Lanes is an ideal partner to identify the best location for your septic tank, and to find the right unit to meet your needs.

We will specify a location that won’t interfere with your existing infrastructure, and will accommodate a sufficiently-sized drainage field. We will also source the right model and size of tank, based on the likely wastewater output of your property.

Lanes is happy to be involved with any part of the process, from specifying and sourcing the tank, to installing and maintaining it.

Installation and maintenance services

With depots across the country, we’re able to send our technicians out to homes anywhere in the UK to provide professional septic tank installation that complies fully with all current regulations.

Installing your septic tank isn’t the end of our talents. We offer ongoing service maintenance agreements for regular emptying of tanks in the longer term. We will, of course, also give you advice and maintenance tips on how to avoid back-ups, blockages and odour issues in the future.

How long does a septic tank installation take?

Most septic tank installations can be completed within a week or two, with some of the quickest installation being finished in under a week. However, it’s important to remember that the length of the installation could vary, depending on factors such as:

  • The size of your septic tank
  • The conditions around the installation site
  • Whether or not the site is easily accessible
  • Weather-related disruptions

By getting in touch with Lanes for Drains, we can provide you with a more accurate estimate of how long the installation will take, after reviewing the conditions around your home.

Will I have to move out during a septic tank installation?

You will not usually need to vacate your property while the septic tank installation is taking place, as Lanes will work to install and get the new tank up and running before capping off and removing the old one.

Our aim is always to minimise any disruption to you, which means that in the vast majority of cases, you will be able to stay within your home and continue using your drains during the installation process, unless there is a specific reason why this would not be possible.

How much does a septic tank installation cost?

The cost of a septic tank installation depends on a number of potential factors, including the type, size and planned location of the septic tank, the drainage requirements involved, and whether or not an existing tank needs to be removed. The decision to invest in an underground tank rather than an above-ground tank will also affect the cost of installation.

To get a quote on how much it will cost to install your septic tank, contact Lanes for Drains. We can provide you with an accurate estimate by assessing your specific requirements and conditions.

Septic tank legal requirements

You need to be aware that legislation came into effect in January 2020 prohibiting septic tanks from discharging directly into a watercourse, regardless of whether you are a new or existing septic tank owner.

To comply with these new rules, you will need to connect to the main sewer network, set up a drainage field or convert your tank into a sewage treatment plant. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to £100,000 so it is vital to make sure your property is fully compliant.

To make sure you are in the know and have all the latest up-to-date information, consult the official government guidance. You can also check out the Lanes guide to the essentials of septic tank maintenance, or download our septic tank best practice guide.

For any other queries, call us on 0800 526 488 or use our online enquiry form.

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With a nationwide network of depots, we are never far away when you need us the most. No location is too isolated, and each team at every depot is as experienced and knowledgeable as any other Lanes team.

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