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Lanes scores for Rovers

06/04/2011

Lanes has proved its worth as a long-term signing for premier league football club Blackburn Rovers, by discovering — and remedying — a collapsed flood defence drain which could have threatened the pitch. Lanes has carried out regular maintenance checks to the Ewood Park drainage system since 2007, when it was called in to deal…

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Leading the way in environmental compliance with Lanes and Aquasentry

22/03/2011

Yorkshire-based transformer manufacturer, Winder Power, is the first site in Europe to install a revolutionary web-interfaced interceptor monitor, thanks to Lanes and Aquasentry. The web-based monitor and alarm system recognises high oil levels in the interceptors, and triggers an alarm which immediately closes a device to seal the site within seconds. It ensures that Winder’s…

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Lanes lines chamber to keep Lincolnshire watertight

17/02/2011

Lanes has used Ultracoat, a revolutionary waterproofing rehabilitation system, to help a Drainage Board keep its patch of Lincolnshire free from flooding for another 50 years. The Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board (IDB) is one of 130 such organisations across the country which, together, look after water levels in over 1.2 million hectares of low-lying…

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Health and safety accolades continue for Lanes

11/01/2011

The Lanes Group has been shortlisted in the health and safety category of the Construction News’ Specialist Awards 2011. John Glover, Group H&S Manager at Lanes, says: “The Lanes’ operation stands firmly on a foundation of health and safety excellence, and that has — quietly — been our focus for many years. “More recently, we…

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Lanes works on M74 Completion project

03/12/2010

Lanes for Drains has carried out specialist drainage works for the £445 million, five-mile extension to Scotland’s M74 motorway. The three-year project, scheduled for completion in 2011, is being handled by Interlink M74 JV, a joint venture of Morrison Construction, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Est and Sir Robert McAlpine. Initially contracted to reline 900mm diameter culverts…

A Gerbil in the Toilet!

03/11/2010

If you were to dwell on the contents of a blocked loo, it is fairly certain that you would not think of a live gerbil. But that is just what one engineer from Lanes for Drains found when he was called out to unblock a toilet! Unblocking drains and removing the detritus of modern living…

Lanes guards against pollution with Aqua Sentry

11/10/2010

Lanes has joined forces with pollution prevention specialist Aqua Sentry to help organisations to avoid spillages and the contamination of watercourses. “Mistakes can be very costly” explains Aqua Sentry’s director Rob Staines. “For instance, contravening European Environmental Directive 2004/35/EC, which uses a ‘polluter pays’ principle, can result in unlimited fines or two years’ imprisonment.” According…