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Tips for reducing flood risks for homeowners

Tips for reducing flood risks for homeowners It was recently revealed that the UK government is set to plan for 20-30% more extreme downpours than it ever has done before, after being criticised for its response to flooding across the country over the past few years. With the government expecting more flooding to take place […]

Leaf mulch and fallen leaves on floor

Spotlight on leaf mulch

Despite autumn being arguably the most colourful and beautiful season of them all, it’s one that can cause serious problems for your property if you’re not careful. Why? Two words: leaf mulch. While the leaves departing the trees makes the season picture-perfect, it can wreak havoc with your home. Let us tell you how… What […]

House in man's hands

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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