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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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How To Prevent Basement Flooding

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Why You Should Always Call In The Experts Take action now before the weather turns colder and wetter will prevent any flooding in your home. More and more of us are regularly spending time in our basements. No longer just a forgotten storage space, basements are being used as hobby areas, additional living spaces, home […]


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Can Urban Rain Gardens Save Our Drains?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Innovative Garden Solution Tackles Effects of Climate Change Weather patterns are shifting and our city’s infrastructure is struggling to cope. Are rain gardens the answer? Life in 21st century London is different in countless ways to that experienced by previous generations. Technology has made what was science fiction in the 1960s part of everyday life […]


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Rain Garden


Stylish Drainage Solutions

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Because of its practical role, drainage might not seem synonymous with style or the aesthetics of a building or room.


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Once Again London’s Drains Cannot Cope

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Torrential rain leads to blocked drains and flooding in Newham. The London drainage network was unable to cope with recent torrential downpours, causing headaches for residents, businesses and commuters. British summertime is here, but rather than warm, sunny days, June has thus far been marked by grey skies and torrential rain.


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Rogue Builder Pours Concrete Down London Drains

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Selfish Act Leads to Weeks of Disruption A rogue builder has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and weeks of inconvenience to Londoners by dumping ten metres of concrete into a sewer.


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pouring concrete


Should We Bring Back Front Gardens To Save London’s Drains?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The demise of the traditional front garden has not just affected the appearance of urban streets, it increases flood risk too.


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front garden in Chelsea


Drain Experts Rescue Pet Hamster With Mini Ladder!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Manchester Hamster Hits the Headlines With Daring Escape A family in Manchester feared the worst when their pet hamster disappeared. But experts and family members came up with an ingenious plan to save the day. Every pet owner knows the heartache and worry that can be caused when a cherished family pet disappears, and every […]


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hamster ladder


London Tenants Suffering Drainage and Damp Problems

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

High levels of dampness and drainage problems experienced by London tenants. When the landlord or tenant are responsible for dampness and drainage issues.


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Mould on walls in UK rented accommodation


Post-Christmas Fatbergs Threaten London’s Sewers

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Man-Made Menace Beneath Our Streets Water companies fear that excess cooking fats disposed of over the Christmas period could have unfortunate consequences for our sewer systems.


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part of fatberg removed from a London sewer


Updating London’s Lost Rivers

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

‘Innovative’ Sustainable Drainage Helps Manage Urban Flood Risk Homes near one of London’s lost rivers are at increased risk of flooding but a new sustainable drainage project from Thames Water could provide a solution. When it comes to London, the majority of people are familiar with the River Thames.


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Melina Road polypipe install


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