What is SUD’s and Why do I need it?

SUDs stands for a Sustainable Urban Drainage system. A SUDs complaint drainage system will help to reduce human intervention with the water cycle especially the increase in surface run off. SUDs is a system to manage water locally and mimic natural drainage. Using systems that use infiltration, attenuation close to the water source or as […]

Can I use rubble for a soakaway? – Lets explain

A soakaway is a SUDS (sustainable drainage system) compliant option that allows you to reduce surface water run off and collect water from guttering and drains in periods of heavy rainfall. This system is installed in the ground ready to provide a way to redistribute excess water away from the surface back into the surrounding […]

How do I stop waterlogging? – Ideas and Solutions

How to combat waterlogging? Waterlogging occurs when water cannot drain away, because the ground is saturated with water. This can also happen as some soils drain poorly or are very compacted. Waterlogging can be a nuisance but can also have long term implications such as killing plants and trees in your garden and adding to […]

What is a soakaway? – Why do I need one?

What is a soakaway? A soakaway is a system that moves excess water from the surface of the ground. It allows water to be stored below ground in a reservoir to slow its movement into drains to prevent flash flooding and to allow water to flow back into the soil over time. This provides the […]

What is a soakaway?

When it rains heavily do you worry about an area of the garden?   Does your garden become waterlogged? what is a soakaway? A soakaway is a water drainage system that resolves the issues of excess surface water, water pooling and waterlogging. It relieves pressure on drains and is a cost effective and low maintenance […]

French drain – when to use and how to install

What is a French drain? French drain, trench drain, land drain, sub surface drains all names for a trench filled with stones to direct water away from waterlogged areas in gardens and from around buildings. Really a simple solution of a channel filled with stones to allow water to flow to a new area and […]

Bog garden

Following on from previous blogs about waterlogging and dealing with too moist areas; its time to celebrate these damp and wet areas by creating a bog garden.  Adding a new bog area will increase local ecosystems and biodiversity. Bog gardens are also great for a transitioning from a pond back to a drier part of […]