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Five ways to reduce urban heat stress

Last month saw the UK sizzle with some of the the hottest days recorded in 40 years and as heatwaves swept the country, cities were hit the hardest.

Urban landscapes of asphalt, brick, metal and dark rooftops soak up [...]

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How to deal with eccentricity in Wavin’s Revit families for BIM

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Revit families available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. In this fourth article, we look at how to use eccentricity.

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How to use bends in our Revit families for BIM

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Revit families available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. In this second article, we look at how to insert and validate bends [...]

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How to import Wavin content packages in Revit

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Wavin content packages available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. We’ll start by looking at how to import our packages in [...]

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New installation of Wavin Q-Bic Plus

In the wake of flooding in Europe recently, many residential and commercial buildings were hit hard by stormwater damage. The effects of climate change on rainfall levels and frequency have forced many companies to consider long term [...]

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When should AquaCell soakaways be used?

Recent changes to legislation along with an increase in flooding have forced building developers to reconsider how water is managed within their developments. In turn, this has prompted designers to rethink how to manage water using [...]

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How a new standard in accessibility enhances stormwater management

London’s Flood Expo 2016 (October 12th & 13th) is the largest event of its kind to present solutions to the epic flooding problems plaguing the world over. Industry leaders in flood prevention showcase the latest, cost-effective and [...]

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How to install land drainage

As a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems, we're often asked for guidance on best practice for installing land drainage. In this blog post, Martin Lambley, Product Manager for Foul, Utilities and Water Management, provides an [...]

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What does the future look like for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)? Image
What does the future look like for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)?

The UK’s inability to cope with excess rainfall has always been a contentious issue and one that’s been in the news again recently following the House of Commons’ rejection of the Lords’ amendment on SuDS (Sustainable Drainage [...]

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How to choose the right AquaCell unit for your next drainage project

Wavin AquaCell units are a tried and tested modular technique for managing excessive rainfall and can be assembled to create an underground structure as either a temporary attenuation tank or infiltration soakaway.

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Storm Desmond: The construction industry comments

In October 2015, as part of our Water Matters campaign, we brought the industry together for 'The Big Debate' to question whether the UK was prepared for the next big flood.

A couple of months later, the country was put [...]

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What are SuDS?

December 2015 was the wettest month on UK record and saw over 16,000 homes flooded, highlighting the fact that our towns and cities aren’t well equipped for high levels of water and prompting the question – ‘How can the UK be [...]

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Why did the UK flood?

If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that the UK still isn’t prepared to cope with flooding.

December 2015 was the wettest month ever recorded, with nearly twice the amount of rain falling than [...]

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CIRIA’s revised SuDS manual – Driving industry best practice forward

CIRIA’s comprehensive revision to the SuDS manual has produced an important and improved document which reinforces the credibility of the industry ‘bible’ for delivering SuDS installations in a timely way to drive best practice [...]

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Will McBain, Associate Director of Arup, on flood maps for better defence

We recently launched Water Matters, a series of events investigating a range of water management issues.

The first of these events was a debate titled 'The Next Big Flood - Why The UK Won't Be Ready'. With a panel of [...]

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How to: Safely clear guttering debris

At this time of year, high winds can bring heavy debris which can clog gutters and downpipes. If not cleared, rainwater can overflow the gutter and start causing damage to the property.

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