With risk of flooding increasing in the UK, councils are now often stipulating sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are specified prior to planning consent. Below are our top tips in gain planning consent as quickly and cost effectively as possible. 1) Involve the LLFA as early as possible. Drainage may not [...]
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Rain Activ has won the prestigious Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) product award. The awards were judged by industry leading experts in Sustainable Water. In a hotly contested category, Rain Activ stood out for it’s ability to save costs by providing effective storm attenuation at a price point never seen before in the industry as [...]
Rain Activ is an innovative new SuDS device that makes sustainable drainage more cost effective than ever. No. It isn't a silver bullet for all sites. But for smaller developments, low run off, or brownfield sites we can nearly always reduce the cost and complexity of your sustainable drainage design with Rain Activ. Our aim [...]
What is storm attenuation (SuDS)? A guide for self builders. When discussing requirements with clients, it soon becomes obvious that only a small minority fundamentally understand what SuDS are and why it is important. Many describe it as an ‘unnecessary hurdle’ during planning, simply adding to the cost of their build with no tangible [...]
How to deal with surface water on clay or high water table site. When building on a clay site a number of issues can increase costs. Messy and expensive excavation, deeper foundations and biggest problem of all; rainwater will not soak away. A simple infiltration test will soon give you the damming news; the [...]