Drainage expertise is required for Fibre Optic technology


Lanes for Drains has proved that the innovative application of drainage expertise and technology means it need not be a bridge too far when it comes to installing 21st Century communications systems. Engineers from the company, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialists, laid fibre optic cables underneath a 60 metre long bridge. QinetiQ, the company that…

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Repairing Sewers: Shedding UV light on the problem


Repairing sewers by no-dig methods is quicker and less disruptive than excavation. But when the pressure is really on, as it was on a £1.7million project for Severn Trent Water (STW) to repair 2500-metres of sewers, Lanes has UV light technology which allows the company to renovate pipes in double quick time. The Victorian sewerage system…

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Happy 20th birthday Lanes


2012 is certainly an auspicious year for the UK. As well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, drainage specialist Lanes also has a reason to celebrate — in fact twenty of them! In 1992, Allan Earnshaw and business partner Graham Tattersall bought a small Leeds-based drain cleaning and repair outfit called Lanes for Drains. Back…

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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…

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Lanes new safety device could transform the rail industry


The Lanes Group has developed a simple yet highly innovative safety device that has the potential to transform working at height across the rail industry – significantly improving safety, productivity and staff satisfaction. The new rail safety strop is attached to the rail, acting as a restraint point, to stop staff working at height from entering unsafe areas and…

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Lanes sewer repair challenge is a winner


A challenging section of sewer almost jeopardised Severn Trent Water’s multi-million pound sewer renewal scheme in Nottingham, until Lanes came up with a clever — and award-winning — solution. The project in Upper Parliament Street, which involved relining just 6-metres of sewer with a contract value of just £14,500, was voted overall winner in the UKSTT’s 2012 award in the ‘Small…

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UKSTT Awards – Lanes secured a double win


The UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, Lanes Group Plc has scooped two prestigious industry awards at the 2012 United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) dinner, with one of the accolades going to the group’s Castlebrae Drainage who are based in Glasgow, which won the renovation small category under £250,000. The UKSTT’s annual awards promote excellence in trenchless technology and recognise the…

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Lanes praised for “proactive” repair at historic almshouse


Lanes for Drains engineers have been praised for solving a challenging drainage problem that threatened to disrupt the restoration of one of the most important buildings in the historic city of Bath – days before the project was due to be finished. The contractor, Swindon-based Beard, was about to complete the £2.4 million project to…

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