February,2017

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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 […]

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What is a P Trap Gully?

A gully trap allows surface water to enter an underground drainage system without smells and gases from foul drains escaping into the air around a building. In fact, its name describes its purpose. A gully is a drainage system designed to control surface water, usually from rain, and a gully trap is designed to ‘trap’ […]

What is a Manhole/Inspection Chamber?

A manhole, or inspection chamber, is an access point to an underground utility network, such as a drainage system. The presence of a drain or sewer manhole allows the underground pipes to be inspected, surveyed, unblocked, cleaned, or repaired. Guidance on the design, location, and structure of manhole and inspection chambers is governed in the […]

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 […]

What is a Soil Vent Pipe?

What is a Soil Vent Pipe? A soil vent pipe commonly runs vertically from the underground drainage system to the top of a property, just above roof gutter level. It is also known as a soil stack pipe, a drain waste vent or a ventilated discharge pipe. Soil vent pipes can be installed inside structures. […]

What is a Septic Tank?

A septic tank collects and treats wastewater at a property that is not connected to the mains sewer system. Installed underground, a septic tank makes use of natural processes to treat the sewage it stores. Usually made up of two chambers or compartments, the tank receives wastewater from an inlet pipe. How does a septic […]