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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.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
We’re pleased to announce that LDF has been chosen to help refit the old BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane, London, which is to be turned into housing and studios later this year. The team will be working in conjunction with Carey’s, a leading construction and resource recovery group which will also be enlisting the help of Lend Lease and Bovis Homes for this large-scale project.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Ever wondered who needs to foot the bill for your drain maintenance or repairs? LDF provide you with everything you need to know about drain responsibility and legislation here. “It’s a question we’re often asked here at London Drainage Facilities”, says LDF’s Managing Director Danny Fuller. “We thought we’d outline who exactly is responsible for maintaining and fixing your private drainage systems and sewers.”
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors published research that suggests that Facilities Managers that are ‘more visible to customers’ lead to higher satisfaction rate. Recent research conducted by The Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that more customer visibility of Facilities Managers will have “a positive impact on the quality and accuracy of information gathered from customers”.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
A free site inspection from an LDF surveyor could help resolve recurring blocked drains. Drains across London have to cope with heavy usage and, for a variety of reasons, can often become blocked. London Drainage Facilities offer a free site inspection carried out by a trained LDF surveyor to determine what the problem is and the root of its cause. Offered as part of our drain maintenance service, the initial inspection is carried out at no cost.