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Unblocktober - The first awareness month to prevent sewer and drain abuse


Unblocktober - The first awareness month to prevent sewer and drain abuse

Lanes Group is the leading wastewater utility solutions provider and largest independent drainage specialist in the UK.

We have three operating brands, divisions dedicated to specific market sectors, and a network of centres covering the UK and Eire.

Our customers range from householders to utility companies and everyone in between.

Core services — drain unblocking, CCTV surveys, drain and pipe CIPP lining and rehabilitation — also include bulk liquid waste removal, tanker services, multi-disciplinary rail services, and clean water maintenance as well as drain repairs and replacement in the insurance sector.

Specialist services developed for individual market sectors — rail, utilities, insurance — have been built on our proven business model, and fitted to both industry specifics and client needs.

Whether national or regional, our clients benefit from local delivery points, and our ability to move resources easily across the depot network to wherever they are needed.

Dedicated key account managers offer a single point of contact for contract clients.

Our turnover is in excess of £200-million.

Welcome to the Lanes Group

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Built on principles

Built on principles

Lanes Group provides 24/7 response to drainage emergencies; drainage maintenance, rehabilitation and renewal; consultancy and waste management.

What began as a Leeds-based drainage company, the Lanes Group is now firmly established at the pinnacle of the industry. We employ 2200 people in the UK and Eire.

We believe this success comes from our pioneering spirit, solid growth strategy and robust infrastructure. As well as this, we have expanded in existing and new markets, whilst always maintaining the ethos on which we have built the business.

Commitment to product innovation, customer service and the health, safety and well being of our people and the public, form the cornerstones of our operation. And that is how we intend to continue – long into the future.

Investing today for tomorrow.


Our businesses

Our businesses


Wherever you go in the Lanes Group, you will find the ethos of service, safety and excellence evident in everything we do.

We work hard to ensure that everyone who represents our Group cares as much as we do. That’s why you will find our ideology in UKDN Waterflow (LG) Limited and AQS, as well as Lanes for Drains.

UKDN Waterflow, for instance, services core clients in the rail and insurance sectors. Our success in these diverse markets is a clear indicator of the flexibility we’re able to offer to clients with such distinct and specialist needs.

Meanwhile, AQS is now the go-to supplier for bulk waste handling and drainage solutions in Eire. Investing in the most advanced technology, has given the AQS teams the resources to deliver services in a way previously not available in the Irish market.

For more about our brands and specialist divisions, see the individual websites.

Lanes’ business, Lanes’ standards

Our Businesses


Services & sectors

Services & sectors

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Lanes Group offers a complete A to Z of drainage services to all markets and all sectors of the market, including:

  • domestic

  • industrial

  • commercial

  • retail

  • blue chip

  • utility

  • rail

  • highways

  • nuclear

  • manufacturing

  • insurance

  • energy

Clients benefit from the strength which comes from this diversity. Specialist sectors may require that our services are delivered in a different way but, whether we are servicing a huge utility framework contract, rehabilitating kilometres of public sewers or unblocking a domestic drain, one thing is always the same — customer care.



Lanes’ clients expect nothing less.