What Lurks Underground? The Sewage Networks We Don’t See

What Lurks Underground? The Sewage Networks We Don’t See

January 14, 2016

Out of sight-out, out of mind, as the old adage goes. But if you take a closer look at what lies beneath, you may start to see the world slightly differently. Here we investigate the underground drainage and sewerage systems that hide beneath our streets.

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Drain Surveys and a New Home: Your Questions Answered

Drain Surveys and a New Home: Your Questions Answered

January 14, 2016

Drainage surveys are becoming an increasingly important consideration when buying a property within the UK. In fact, many building surveyors are now recommending that home buyers invest in drainage surveys, which are to be carried out by certified drain surveyors, prior to the exchange of contracts. Failure to do so could mean an array of issues and expenses could come flooding in!

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Business Cesspit Use: Which Industries Use Septic Tanks?

Business Cesspit Use: Which Industries Use Septic Tanks?

January 13, 2016

Its not just rural home owners that rely on cesspit or septic tanks to dispose of their household waste, take a look at some of the business that also operate using these 'off the mains' waste disposal systems

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The Weirdest Things Ever Found in Drains

The Weirdest Things Ever Found in Drains

January 4, 2016

Keeping our home pipes and drains running smoothly is something that we take for granted, but something we heavily rely on to ensure a happy home. We all know that we shouldn’t put certain things down the drain, from sanitary items to fats and oils from the kitchen, however when it comes to drain blockages there has been some surprising discoveries.

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When Being Green Goes Yellow: Pee-Cycling

When Being Green Goes Yellow: Pee-Cycling

December 24, 2015

Okay… not that this may be to everyone’s taste (as some do drink the stuff!) but as we want to encourage our readers to re-use and recycle what they can. And this being a waste we all produce, let’s discover the weird and wonderful uses for our recycled urine.

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Euro Trash!

Euro Trash!

December 9, 2015

Unfortunately, it’s not just the singing contest in which we Brits seem to be no match for our neighbouring European countries, but also sustainable waste management and our recycling efforts. This blog takes a look around the continent at some countries battling it out for the recycling top spot.

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Alternative British ‘Bogs’

Alternative British ‘Bogs’

December 2, 2015

To most of us in the UK the word toilet conjures up a vision of a powerful flush that sends water spiralling down a white porcelain pan, but when it comes to the WC the UK is increasingly offering other options for managing our waste and treating our sewerage.

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Week Escape to the Country: Things to Consider

Week Escape to the Country: Things to Consider

November 27, 2015

With the numbers increasing, more and more UK residents are swapping their city abodes for rural dwellings, but there are aspects of this lifestyle that some people may fail to consider. This blog looks at some of the habitual factors that we may take for granted when it comes to living in the countryside.

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Tis’ the Season to be… Wasteful?

Tis’ the Season to be… Wasteful?

November 12, 2015

Perhaps managing your waste disposal doesn’t seem the most exciting thing to think about this Christmas but did you know in the UK alone we dispose of over 300 million tonnes of waste during the festive period? (We don’t even want to imagine how many skips this would fill - yikes!) At this rate surely we are going to end up on Santa’s naughty list.

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How to Skip Collection Day

How to Skip Collection Day

November 4, 2015

With council regulations shifting the general household bin collection services to once a fortnight, up-cycling, as well as being bang on trend, allows us to battle the bulge of our bins

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It’s more than a load of rubbish… A skip can be a car, garden and skate park!

It’s more than a load of rubbish… A skip can be a car, garden and skate park!

September 28, 2015

From the world’s fastest skip car to a back-yard swimming pool, the possibilities of what you can do with a skip are absolutely endless!

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Garden Landscaping – Disguising Your Cesspit

Garden Landscaping – Disguising Your Cesspit

September 23, 2015

Homeowners, with a septic tank or cesspit drainage system, typically have one bug bear in common; their unsightly cesspit lids!

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