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Working Together To Prevent Fatbergs

2nd February 2018 · Categories: Drainage and Waste.

If you’re confused by the word ‘fatberg’, you’re not alone. It’s a term that is only ever used in certain industries, and unless you’ve been unfortunate enough to be directly affected by one, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever encountered one. However, they are becoming more of an issue for private and public drainage systems alike. […]

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What are the health risks associated with sewage leaks in your home?

28th September 2017 · Categories: Facts. Tags: drainage, health risks, sewage, and sewage leaks.

sewage leaks can occur in the home at any moment, sometimes without warning. The first things that spring to mind when it comes to leaks is the damage and the inconvenience they cause, but with certain types of leaks, there are also health concerns to take into account. If you are unfortunate enough to experience […]

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New homes, new drainage issues?

26th July 2017 · Categories: Drainage and Flooding.

In the UK, the increasing demand for housing means property developers are not wasting any time in building thousands, if not millions of new homes across the country. From semi-detached homes in new-build estates to sprawling mansions for those with enormous bank accounts, these pristine properties are springing up at a rapid rate. Whether providing […]

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Is the Thames Tideway Super Sewer Futureproof?

22nd April 2017 · Categories: General News and Waste.

London today is one of the world’s leading metropolitan cities, with 8+ million inhabitants, countless multinational companies, as well as being the official residence of the Royal family. However, the city hasn’t always been the slick, efficient operation. In 1858, Parliament considered a move to Oxford because of something known as ‘The Great Stink’. Thanks […]

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2016 – Our Year In Review

6th January 2017 · Categories: Company News.

Here at Express Drainage Solutions, we’re kicking off 2017 by looking back on 2016 and reflecting on the progress our business has made along with the developments we’ve implemented to ensure our company runs successfully and smoothly. Read on to find out about some of our successes and achievements in the past 12 months, and […]

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Should London be worried about increased flooding?

27th September 2016 · Categories: Flooding and Tankers.

Over the past few years, wet weather has caused mass destruction to homes and businesses across the country, with 2014 seeing Greater London and the Home Counties experiencing the highest levels of rainfall in almost a century while last winter, North England experienced severe destruction as a result of flooding. While summer may not seem […]

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Is Brexit Brilliant for Building Works?

25th August 2016 · Categories: Interesting.

Perhaps one of the biggest divisive topics to hit Britain in a long time, the recent EU referendum literally split the country in two, with the final result being 52% in favour of exiting the European Union. The decision both horrified and excited the population, and left a huge question mark over the country’s economic […]

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Does your premises have a big fat drainage problem?

24th June 2016 · Categories: Drainage.

It sounds like a plot for a science fiction film, but lurking beneath the homes of London are colossal-sized beasts which continuously grow in size, some reaching the size of a Boeing 747, and wreaking havoc on thousands of unsuspecting homes. These are not fictitious creatures. Since 2011 more than a quarter of a million […]

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Grand Designs but Grim Drainage

12th May 2016 · Categories: Drainage.

Over the last few years, super-basement conversions have become more and more popular. There are double reactions about this kind of renovation with homeowners loving the extra space they provide, while neighbours often find them concerning, disruptive and sometimes dangerous.   These basement conversions are especially popular in London, where space is at a premium, […]

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