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Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Researchers from The University of Oxford have warned that an increase in building in the capital will put pressure on the government’s new flood insurance scheme, Flood Re. Reduced permeability of the ground could cause a sharp spike in the likelihood of flooding caused by surface runoff. A recent study released last month by university outlined that increased house building in London will put pressure on Flood Re due to increase surface water flooding.
Friday, February 5th, 2016
London Drainage Facilities (LDF) has been appointed by The Grosvenor Hotel to maintain and service its core drainage systems for an initial 2 year period after fending off fierce competition from a number of other drainage rivals. The contract, reviewed annually, will see the company provide its drain maintenance services to one of London’s most iconic hotels and be tasked with the responsibility of looking after the state and condition of all foul and surface water pipework serving all key areas of the hotel including the Kitchen’s and Restaurant and Bar areas.
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
As a result of storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, the UK could be facing a crippling $4 billion bill, according to PwC. Leading industry experts PwC has raised its estimates that relate to the economic impact storms Desmond, Eva and Frank will have on the UK. With the figure now thought to top $4 billion, the combined costs of December’s storms could exceed those of the 2007 storms that hit north-east, central and southern England, and Wales.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
London Drainage Facilities has announced that its technicians will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Christmas and the New Year to service any drainage problems that may arise. The professional and highly skilled team at London Drainage Facilities (LDF) are working throughout the Christmas period to ensure they are on hand to handle blocked drains and everyday drainage services to homeowners and businesses throughout London.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Experts have raised concern that the City of London is at a high risk of flooding if homeowners keep paving over their gardens. A recent study has revealed that unless London homeowners stop paving over their gardens, the city is at high risk of flooding, even from a relatively light rainfall.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Two historic parks in South London protected by an award-winning flood defence project. Thought to cost approximately £4.8 million, an award winning flood defence project in Southwark, South London has been created to help protect two historic parks – Herne Hill and Dulwich. Designed to capture water during heavy periods of rain, the defence system works by combining above and below-ground temporary flood storage.
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Competition between bidders has kept costs low, says Ofwat. It’s not often we hear that a major sewerage project is set to be completed under-budget, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the brand new Thames Tideway tunnel, which is due to be funded by the 15 million customers of Thames Water. Ofwat, the regulatory body for water and sewerage providers, has announced that customers will pay no more than £25 extra a year by 2025 to cover the costs of the project, with £7 of this figure already included in bills. Initial forecasts put the average cost at up to £80 per customer.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
London Drainage Facilities (LDF) has recently joined forces with Builder’s Profile, a web based subscription service that provides a standardised way for main contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to collaborate and share essential pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) information. The construction industry depends upon its suppliers with more private sector companies and all public sector concerns requiring formal pre-qualification of subcontractors. This has meant a different PQQ from virtually every main contractor… and costly, repetitive, time-consuming overheads for subcontractors to complete, submit and maintain their information.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
London Drainage Facilities (LDF) has been appointed by Mears Group to deliver its wide range of drainage services on behalf of their extensive portfolio of residential properties, concentrated in the Kensington & Chelsea Borough of London. The contract, reviewed annually, will see the company provide services including emergency reactive callouts, CCTV surveys and excavation works to over 5,000 multiple residential sites across the leafy London borough on behalf of Catalyst Housing.
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
London has topped the league table for the highest amount of cocaine in its sewers compared to anywhere else in Europe. Recent data collected from the European Union’s drug monitoring body, after sampling more than 50 cities and taking into account each cities population size, found that London came top for the largest amount of cocaine flushed down toilets throughout the capital.