October,2017

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UKDN Waterflow wins UKSTT award for Network Rail project

    UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd has won the 2017 UKSTT small renovation award for a project to rehabilitate the largest culvert in the Network Rail South East region.   The company’s specialist rail division was presented with the trophy by former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton at the annual dinner and awards ceremony of the […]

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Don’t Let Your New Business Pour Money Down The Drain

Setting up a business or moving to a new location is an exciting yet challenging time. There’s a lot to think about and – if you’re not careful – a lot to forget about, too. One such issue is drainage, which can incur considerable expenses down the line if left unattended. To help commercial buyers […]

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Don’t Let Your New Home Pour Money Down The Drain

Moving into a new home is an exciting yet challenging time. There’s a lot to think about and – if you’re not careful – a lot to forget about, too. One such issue is drainage, which can incur considerable expenses down the line if left unattended. To help new-buyers begin their new adventure, we’ve assembled a […]

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What is Trap Plumbing?

The main feature of a trap, such as the U-bend (invented by Thomas Crapper in 1880), is that it holds standing water. This prevents sewer gases in the drains coming back into the building, but still allows waste to pass through into the sewer system. After a toilet, sink or bath has been used, the […]

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What is a French Drain?

A French drain is a drainage system designed to drain water from land. It is often associated with ensuring the ground does not become water-logged near a structure, such as a wall, or building. French drains come in many forms. The are also known as weeping drains, filter drains, trench drains, curtain drains, and land […]

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What is a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS)?

Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDs) offer a natural approach to managing drainage. When vegetation and permeable surfaces are replaced by concrete, paving or roofed structures, less surface water is absorbed into the ground and more is directed to the surface water drains. Instead of channelling surface water through a network of pipes to a watercourse, […]

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What is a Sink Macerator?

Food macerators in commercial kitchens will be banned in England and Wales from 2018. They are already outlawed in Scotland (2016) and Northern Ireland (2017). Food waste disposal units were originally seen as a quick way to dispose of food which would otherwise go to landfill, but today food recycling is increasingly the norm in […]

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Lead Water Pipes

The use of lead water pipes was banned in the 1970s because of health risks, however properties built before then may still contain lead pipework. Health risks of lead in drinking water Lead builds up in the body over time. Children are particularly at risk as lead has been shown to have an adverse impact […]