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What is a flood plan?

After heavy flooding In 2015, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, warned that “climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of severe flooding across the UK”. Experts have predicted that if the average global temperature continues to rise, anticipated flood damage will double over the next century, with an […]


What is a p trap gully?

A p trap gully is used to stop bad smells emanating from the underground drainage system into the air around a property. It comes in two variations: one with a 90 degree outlet pipe and one with a 45 degree outlet pipe. The top of the gully must be attached to hopper, which collects rain […]


What is a manhole/inspection chamber?

A manhole, also known as an inspection chamber, is an access point to an underground drainage system. Access is necessary to ensure the drainage system can be cleaned, cleared and inspected at will. Manhole chambers are typically installed where a branch pipe joins a main drainage run in the drainage system, when there is a […]


New business director will drive forward insurance service

Lanes Group has selected a senior insurance executive from a national bank to head up its UKDN Waterflow (LG) insurance fulfilment operation. Andy Jackson has been appointed as Business Director of the UKDN Waterflow (LG) insurance service. He moves from Lloyds Bank’s insurance service, where he had been the National Buildings Account Manager. Lanes Group […]

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What is a soil vent pipe?

What is a soil vent pipe? A soil vent pipe (SVP), also known as a soil stack pipe or a drain-waste-vent (DWV), is a pipe that runs vertically from a property’s underground drainage system to the top of the property, just above the level of the roof gutter. SVPs are typically found outside the home, […]

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What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is used for collecting and treating wastewater on a property that is not connected to the main sewer system. They are installed underground, and make use of natural processes to treat the sewage they collect. Typically made up of two chambers or compartments, septic tanks receive wastewater from an inlet pipe. The […]