Lanes for Drains
Utility Wastewater and Drainage contractors and much more.
Serious about excellence

The Lanes Group is a wastewater solutions provider. And more. We stand proudly at the heart of the UK drainage industry and firmly on a commitment to excellence in everything we do. From here, we continue to make major business wins, consolidating our position as a leading player and allowing us to grow our operation in targeted areas.

That is our long term business plan. And so is our move into specialist market sectors. To do this, we have explored, expanded and extended our core activity, taking our achievements in one field and applying the successful formula to others. We have diversified where necessary and set exacting standards which meet the needs of our clients. In every case, we believe we have made a real difference.

Serious about service

In every sector, the Lanes’ name means service. Lanes Utilities manages wastewater network framework contracts for some of the UK’s largest water and sewerage companies. Working with delivery partners, we continue to improve our service performance, time and again. Our Rail Division is a respected multi-disciplinary contractor with a long history of asset management services which includes full reactive and planned station maintenance and rail projects too. Stripping, repainting and repairing a London Underground bridge on the Northern Line as part of a five year improvement programme by Tube Lines is just one recent example. Little wonder that rail contracts are coming in thick and fast. In sewer rehabilitation, our award-winning Reline Division leads the industry, with the technology and skills to take on everything from the grandest renovation scheme to the smallest patch liner repair. Meanwhile, the domestic drainage market has access to a nationwide network of Lanes for Drains’ depots, day or night. For drainage services, Lanes really does go from A to Z.

[Lanes Group Tankers] Serious about technlogy

We said we were about more than drains. And we are. Our use and development of technology, both for practical solutions on the drainage frontline, and behind the scenes in enabling systems and processes, has been acknowledged by the industry with a raft of accreditations and awards. Membership of key organisations such as UKSTT (UK Society for Trenchless Technology), WJA (Water Jetting Association), and holding WRc approval for specific products and processes, ensures that we are always cognisant with, and, in many cases at the forefront of, industry strategy and technological advances. And naturally we hold sector specific accreditations such as Achilles Verify and Achilles Building Confidence for Construction; Link-Up for Rail and UVDB for Utilities, amongst others.

Serious about safety

Lanes’ health and safety focus, another award winner, is the DNA of our organisation, shaping every move we make. We have won RoSPA gold awards to prove it — for five years in a row. Lanes was given the Health & Safety Excellence Award at the Construction News Specialist Awards 2014 for our innovative picture-based guide that is transforming the way we set workplace standards and train our staff. On top of that, we’re accredited by or affiliated to recognised specialist bodies including BSI, British Safety Council, CHAS (Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme), Construction Line, Safe Contractor, SMAS Worksafe, Contractor Plus, Safemark, Eurosafe and Exor.

Serious about the future

The Lanes Group’s path is determined by a management team with the optimum balance of expertise, technology and pioneering spirit. Here you will find all the elements which have brought us this far, and will see us continue long into the future: rock-solid capability and market leading innovation; technical competence and enterprising enthusiasm; sheer hard graft and cutting edge technology; reliability and intrepidity. The company’s growth — surpassing £100 million turnover in 22 years — is a good indicator that not only is the business model solid, but that our products and service are well received by our chosen markets.

Where we lead, others follow.

Newsin Brief

Lanes Group is delivering a comprehensive package of specialist drainage services to support a £27 million programme that is revitalising an entire community. River Clyde Homes is managing the project to refurbish and transform the 667 properties in Broomhill, a … Continue reading →


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