1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Celebrating World Art Day with Manhole Covers

    Japanese manhole cover

    Everyone is familiar with manhole covers. An intrinsic part of the patchwork of every village, town and city, we played around and on them as children and recognise the distinctive sound of someone walking or driving over them.  But how often do we actually notice them? They are a frequently-overlooked part of the fabric of our environments, but on closer inspection, they have an inherent beauty all of their own.

    Perhaps here at Drainfast we notice them more than most due to the nature of our work but we can thoroughly recommend taking a look down at what is under your feet every day – you may find some unexpected surprises!


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  9. The Ultimate Builder’s Bucket List

    The Ultimate Builder’s Bucket List

    By now, everyone has become familiar with the term ‘bucket list’ – a phrase used to describe a collection of experiences you want to try before you die. For this month, we’ve put together this fun list of life-enhancing activities to stimulate your imagination. Which will make YOUR bucket list?


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  10. Underground Creatures: Myths and Legends of Earth Dwellers

    Underground Creatures: Myths and Legends of Earth Dwellers

    What unusual earth dwellers might a Groundworker come across?

    The Knockers

    These little people are well known to the Welsh, Cornish and Devon folk, especially the miners.

    They’re about two feet tall and they live underground. Rare sightings report that the Knockers often wear miner’s gear and they are responsible for random mischief such as stealing unattended tools, food and clothing.

    Their name comes from the knocking sounds that echo around a mine just before a cave-in. Whether the Knockers were warning about the imminent cave-in or causing it by knocking on the walls and supports is unknown. But the Cornish tin miners were sure that the Knockers were the spirits of deceased miners killed in previous accidents and the knocking was a warning to get out!

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