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Welcome to LDFs blog & helpful advice page. Here, you can keep up­to­date with the latest goings on from LDF and the drainage industry in general, as well as stay alert to the best tips regarding your drainage.
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Sustainable Drainage for Driveways

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Make Sure Your Driveway Drains Properly and Meets Planning Rules Putting in off-street parking makes life more convenient and add to the value of your home. But make sure you think about drainage from the outset. Towns and cities the length and breadth of the UK have street after street of homes that were built […]

 

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new driveway
 

 

Planning An Extension? Check Your Drains First

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Be Clear About What Lies Beneath Before You Do Anything Else Failing to take drainage into proper account is one of the most common and costly mistakes when planning and constructing an extension. Home improvement has never been more popular, and across the towns and cities of the UK, it is impossible to go down […]

 

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sewer
 

 

London Bridge Is Dug Up to Solve Drainage Problems

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

More Work Needed Months After £1 Billion Renovation Water leaks at the redeveloped London Bridge Station mean the area is once again swarming with workmen, only weeks after the project was completed. At the end of May, the new-look London Bridge Station was formally opened by the Duke of Cambridge, following a five-year project that […]

 

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London Bridge Station
 

 

Autumn Maintenance Tasks to Prevent Water Damage and Flooding

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

It’s Time to Batten Down the Hatches and Prepare for Winter We have enjoyed one of the best summers on record. But now it’s time to ask yourself whether your home is prepared for the months ahead. The kids are firmly back in the school routine, the evenings are getting shorter, and you are waking […]

 

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leaves in the gutter
 

 

Blocked Drains are Still Causing Flash Floods in the UK

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Despite One of the Driest Summers Ever, Flooding is Still a Problem The summer of 2018 will go down in history as one of the hottest – yet flood risk is ever present across the nation’s cities People have been harking back to the endless sun and the baked yellow grass of 1976, as temperatures […]

 

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Richmond flooded
 

 

Climate Change Will Put Pressure on Drains

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Floods brought about by storms and rising sea levels could become the norm, as climate change threatens the infrastructure in the UK’s capital

 

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London flood defence
 

 

Birmingham’s Flooding Highlights Need to Keep Drains Clean

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Experts agree that the impact of Birmingham’s recent floods was mitigated thanks to regular maintenance of the city’s drainage system.

 

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Torrential rain in Birmingham
 

 

Can Smart Drains Solve London’s Drainage Problems?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Innovation from Down Under Could Ease UK Drainage Crisis As London’s drains find it ever harder to cope, a high-tech solution could be on the way from the other side of the world. Our capital is faced with a growing drainage infrastructure problem, with the network finding it increasingly difficult to meet escalating demand. It […]

 

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Blocked Drains Making Floods Worse – Drain Jetting Is the Solution

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Residents Across the Country Facing Floods and Sanitation Concerns April showers are nothing new, but the apparent inability of the UK’s drainage infrastructure to cope is causing grave concerns to households nationwide. Extreme weather conditions and flash floods are part of life and happen across the country from time to time, particularly when sudden downpours […]

 

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flooded road
 

 

Illegal Waste Disposal Blocking London Drains

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Fly Tipping Leads to Floods in West London Floods that caused chaos outside a school in Chertsey were caused by rubble dumped into public drains. It is a growing problem across London. A major road running through Chertsey in South West London was closed in both directions due to severe flooding in December. And while […]

 

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fly tipping in west London
 

 

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