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  1. Order by 5 pm for next day delivery

    Raising the bar

    Here at Drainfast we've always been known for our fast delivery times. We're all about getting your drainage to you quickly.

    We've recently improved our service here at Drainfast. Our cut-off for orders used to be 3:30 pm. Now you can order until 5 pm for delivery the next business day.

    To achieve this level of service, we're starting early. Here's a video of our Alton depot from earlier this week.

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  2. Five steps to get you back on track fast!

    Five steps to get you back on track fast!

    COVID-19 forced many construction companies to close for the past month. As you reopen, you need to progress projects fast and we're here to help. Get back on schedule with Drainfast!

    Work with a supplier who has the stock!

    There has never been a more important time to work with a supplier you can trust. Over the past month, we have built up excellent levels of stock across our three strategically located depots. Our supply chain is strong and we're ready to start delivering to your sites.

    Be ready to adapt fast and be responsive!

    Plans change all the time on site. Everything from the weather to the architect could hold you up. You need a supplier who can adapt and keep up with the speed you're working at. Friendly service and a can-do attitude to your requests make us refreshingly different. Whatever the request we're ready for it.

    Order by 3:30 pm and we'll deliver next day!

    When you

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  3. Drainfast continue to operate on reduced staff

    Drainfast continue to operate on reduced staff

    Drainfast remains open to business to support essential construction projects that are continuing. We are operating on a reduced staff, with all working from home (where possible). Deliveries continue with drivers following strict safety protocol in accordance with the government's guidance.


    Despite the challenging times that we find ourselves in, Drainfast are pleased to confirm that at present we can offer continuity of supply and service. As always, we are holding good levels of stock at our strategic locations, have a strong supply chain and therefore don't foresee any supply problems over the coming weeks and months. Please note, due to Covid-19 some deliveries may take slightly longer than usual, as always, we will keep you informed. 


    We are taking the necessary precautions in line with the government's guidance. Given the rate of developments at present, we will continue to upda

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  4. Free download - 8 fun activities for kids at home

    Free download - 8 fun activities for kids at home

    The current lockdown caused by Covid19 has led to schools being closed across the UK.

    Many parents are on the lookout for fun activities that their children can work on to further their education and keep them occupied. As many of us at Drainfast are in the same predicament we thought we'd put together a fun activity pack to cheer up bored children.


    Included in Mr Moles Fun Activity Pack:

    • Colour in the Drainfast mole
    • Construction Site Wordsearch
    • Halloween themed - spot the difference
    • Help Mr Mole escape his burrow through a maze of tunnels
    • Learn fun facts about moles
    • Colour in a digger/excavator
    • Colour in a telehandler
    • Complete an acrostic game to reveal the missing word

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  5. Business as usual despite coronavirus crisis

    Business as usual despite coronavirus crisis

    Despite the challenging times that we find ourselves entering, Drainfast are pleased to confirm that at present we can offer continuity of supply and service as usual. As always, we are holding good levels of stock at our strategic locations, have a strong supply chain and therefore don't foresee any supply problems over the coming weeks and months.

    We are taking the necessary precautions in line with the government's guidance. Given the rate of developments at present, we will continue to update you on our situation as things change. You can follow our updates on our website or by calling us.

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  6. Drainfast add SiteStak to their portfolio

    Drainfast add SiteStak to their portfolio

    Since Drainfast has been supplying drainage for nearly two decades now, we've become familiar with the challenges faced on site installing it. Loose or bagged bends and fittings inevitably end up in a mess on site, leading to wasted time, materials and money. The traditional process is inadequate and costing groundworks contractors time and money.


    The SiteStak System was designed and developed to challenge traditional processes on site, change the way drainage is handled on site and save groundworkers money. It revolutionises the storage, transportation, stock control, and cutting of underground drainage.


    SiteStak Limited incorporated in March 2018. In the past two years John and Mark Chambers have de

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  7. Christmas Opening Times

    Christmas Opening Times

    Christmas 2019

    In the run-up to Christmas this year, we will largely run business as usual with a few exceptions.

    • Deliveries will be made by our trucks, couriers and freight on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th.
    • Customer collections from the depots are available on Monday 16th, Thursday 19th & Friday 20th ONLY.
    • The office and all depots will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 until 2nd January 2020.

    First issue of Surface News...

    Request your copy of our first ever newsletter to find out what's gone on at Drainfast this year and the exciting times ahead! Simply email us your address to marketing@drainfast.co.uk and we will send you one in the post.

    We have had a busy year with lots of changes internally and externally. Drainfast is looking forward to a new year with new projects about to

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  8. Behind the scenes with Frost Drainage

    Behind the scenes with Frost Drainage

    Trevor JamesThis month we’re going behind the scenes, to speak to Trevor James, Operations Director about the Frost Drainage brand. Relatively new to the Drainfast business, Frost offers exciting potential for both the Drainfast business and its customers.

     

    Why did Drainfast buy the Frost brand?

    The Frost brand goes back some 40 years, some of you will remember it from the days when it was the leading drainage brand in the industry. The Frost brand has a strong heritage as a trusted British brand, synonymous with quality and simplicity. Here at Drainfast we are constantly looking for opportunities to meet customer needs so when we heard that F.C Frost was for sale, we knew there was an opportunity worth taking. The Frost brand and products complement well our overall business mission of ‘removing the frustrations faced by our customers’.

     

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  9. Introducing Vision Drainage

    Vision Drainage

    This month we’re celebrating the launch of Vision Drainage – our new, exclusive range of underground drainage and underground sewer products. Vision Drainage is the latest addition to the Vision portfolio of products, joining our popular free take-off service, Vision Plan and our geotextiles product, Vision Geo.

     

    Here’s Luke, one of our Account Managers here at Drainfast, to share more about the new Vision Drainage range.

     

     

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  10. Can you dig it? Yes you can! Shining a Light on the Humble Shovel

    Shovel by Courtney NashAny groundworker will know that even in these days of mechanical diggers, the humble shovel is still an invaluable tool for digging into the ground, moving earth and scooping up debris. 

    Part of the fabric of any building site, they are not an item that gets much attention – but at Drainfast we felt they deserved to shine.

    Humans have been moving earth since Neolithic times. Evidence of this comes from animal shoulder blade bones found at various archaeological sites with tell-tale wear-and-tear. They may have been attached to a wooden handle which of course has long since rotted away.

    Ancient Romans – with their knowledge of how to work metal and the desire to build – moved shovel design on to be more in keeping with what we use today. Metal and wood pro

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