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Trees and drainage – getting to the root of the issue

The heatwave being experienced across Britain during summer 2018 may lead to an autumn and winter of increased tree root infestation problems in drainage pipes. Prolonged periods of dry weather can cause significant soil cracking and ground movement, which can increase the risk of displacement and cracking drainage pipes. This, in turn, gives tree roots, […]

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Jason braves the hottest London Marathon for child cancer charity

Lining supervisor Jason Wade has completed the hottest ever London Marathon in memory of the children of two friends who died from cancer. Jason, who works at the UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd operational centre in Slough, Berkshire, has raised more than £2,300 for the Children With Cancer UK. The charity supported two children – one […]

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Sian joins the river clean-up team to battle plastic pollution

Business Development Manager Sian Jones has joined conservation volunteers to clear plastic pollution from the banks and waters of a river that flows into the Thames. Sian, based at the UKDN Waterflow (LG) offices in Slough, pictured above, worked with more than 50 other volunteers along the Jubilee River which runs through the Berkshire town. […]

Resident praises “top notch” rail operatives

Track maintenance operatives working for UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd have been praised for the sensitive way they worked with householders while inspecting two culverts on a main railway line. Network Rail commissioned the company, part of Lanes Group plc, to investigate track flooding problems associated with two culverts on the Brighton Main Line at Hassocks, […]

Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

  UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd is keeping the drains at the UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms. The company, part of Lanes Group plc, is commissioned to provide a drainage maintenance service for the more than 200 […]

Thousands to benefit from primary school’s new defibrillator

Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has donated a heart defibrillator to one of the largest primary schools in Solihull. Nearly 700 children and 90 staff, plus many hundreds of other people who visit Valley Primary School, in Solihull, every week now have additional protection against sudden cardiac arrest. As well as donating the defibrillator, Lanes […]

Flooded railway

Flooding: How Will It Affect My Commute?

Credit – Network Rail Whilst rain makes the grass grow and the flowers bloom, its effects aren’t quite so kind for the everyday commuter. It gets in your hair and dampens your mood, makes your mascara run and you run late. On a drizzly Monday night, overflowing drains are an overwhelming pain. However, the rain’s […]

Making light work of rail culvert lining

UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd has boosted its ultra-violet lining capability to meet growing demand for the rehabilitation of large diameter sewers and culverts. Its lining division has invested in a new dual-core curing system designed specifically for lining pipes with a diameter of between 600mm and 1200mm. Drainage specialist UKDN Waterflow (LG), part of Lanes […]

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