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Home insurance and drainage: what you need to know

Think home insurance is too complicated? If so, you’re not alone. A nationwide study we recently carried out found that 85% of British homeowners think that home insurance is simply too complex. But what does that have to do with us? Well, a big part of our work involves teaming up with insurance companies to […]

Sewer in Japan

The most amazing images of sewers from around the world

If you were asked to name some of the most beautiful places in the world, some of the more common answers might include Victoria Falls, the Fjords, Petra, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon and so on. But if you asked the UKDN Waterflow (LG) team, you might well get a different answer: sewers. Yes, sewers. […]

UKDN Waterflow (LG) Leeds United FC (1)

The hazards facing drainage workers and how to keep them safe

A lot of people probably believe the most dangerous things about drains and sewers are the potent smells that are known to make their way into our homes and streets. But unfortunately, that’s not true. You may not realise, but drainage workers are at risk of serious injury every time they go about their day-to-day […]

UKDN Waterflow (LG) Leeds United FC (2)

They think it’s a pitch drainage problem – it isn’t now!

UKDN Waterflow (LG) has cured a persistent pitch drainage problem at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium – giving the club the chance to prepare the perfect playing surface to push for promotion next season. Ground staff at the Championship club had been battling drainage difficulties throughout the winter, at times even fearing matches could be […]

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UKDN Waterflow (LG) awarded Network Rail PCL

UKDN Waterflow (LG) — part of Lanes Group plc — has been awarded the coveted Principal Contractor Licence (PCL) by Network Rail. The company, which has worked on Network Rail maintenance units as a tier one operator for more than 15 years, will now be eligible to manage larger investment projects. The news coincides with […]

Water draining down plughole

Why does water drain clockwise?

The Loch Ness Monster. Jack the Ripper. Plugholes. You might not think the latter belongs in a list of some of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries, but for many years, people around the world have asked the question: why exactly does water drain down a plughole or toilet in a particular way? We at UKDN […]

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Ground radar helps see solution for children’s play area repair

A ground probing radar survey carried out by UKDN Waterflow (LG) has helped facilities managers develop a solution for carrying out urgent repairs to a popular children’s play area. The Splashpad attraction in Gheluvelt Park in Worcester had to be closed because one of its water tanks was found to have been ruptured. Place Partnership, […]

Tree roots - general pic

Tree root infestation at care home triggers flooding

Drainage engineers from UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd have found that tree root infiltration at a residential care home has been the cause of flooding problems at a neighbouring property. The national care home group called in the UKDN Waterflow (LG) team to investigate when the flooding occurred after a period of heavy rainfall. The incident […]

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