Lanes helps disabled athletes charity with donation


Lanes Group is helping with the continuing development of the UK’s sportsmen and sportswomen. With the London 2012 Olympics being hailed as a huge success and the Paralympics beginning on August 29th, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist has made a donation to a disabled athletes’ charity. ‘Dream it Believe it Achieve it’ works nationally…

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Happy Customer in Hampshire


There’s nothing we like more than hearing from a happy customer, so we were delighted to get an email from Andrew Harris after one of the lovely engineers from our Southampton depot had been to his Hampshire home. Mark House was on call at the weekend when the Harris family realised that the main sewer…

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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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