We solve building site problems through fast and reliable delivery and cutting-edge drainage products. To challenge the market leaders by covering an ever-growing geographical area and become respected as innovators within the building industry.
Our values are an acronym for FAST.
(F is for Fast)
We respond to customers, complete tasks and deliver products quickly. Speed is the name of the game. How fast can you work today?
(A is for Adaptable)
Our customers work in a constantly changing environment, and our industry never stands still. We must be adaptable or face extinction.
(S is for Solving Problems)
We are visionary disruptors with a genuine passion for improving efficiency. Technically minded, we long for continued progression within the building industry.
(T is for Talk Straight)
Time is precious, so we get straight to the point. We keep customers informed of what they need to know without superfluous information.
The brains behind the drains!
Passionate About Groundworks
Our team is passionate about the groundworks industry, consistently providing excellent customer service and advice. While the team has expanded rapidly, we still deliver personal service and attention to all our customers every day. Drainfast is built on good values and remains a family-owned enterprise with a team of professional staff in every department. We partner with drainage pipe suppliers and manufacturers who share our values and can bring real value and positive change to the construction industry.
Our understanding of the Civils & Groundworks environment is from a unique standpoint; we’ve experienced it ourselves. We’ve transitioned from our roots in providing Groundworks & Installations, through Plant Hire to the Civils Contractors, to where we are today; the cutting edge Groundworkers supply partner of choice. This is why you’ll find us understanding and informed about your industry.
Our Technical Team
As a Drainfast customer, you will have access to our technical advisors, who will help specify the correct product for your application. We have a wealth of combined industry expertise and know-how, and we’re always willing to share this where possible.
"Drainfast give more than just excellent customer service, they’ve got the knowledge and experience that makes them a reliable part of what I do. I know that when I get in touch, I can depend on them to deliver at a great price, and in great time. Drainfast ARE VERY GOOD" - Michael Wehrle, LF Solutions Ltd
We have had the honour of working with some of the leading brands in the construction industry, and in most cases, we continue to work together to this day. We're problem solvers. We like nothing better than developing practical solutions to challenges that arise during groundworks projects.
When the roads and sewers team from M&J Evans Construction Ltd (North West) began work at a 400-unit Taylor Wimpey development site in David Whitby Way in Crewe, they knew the extended period of the development project would present challenges in terms of keeping manholes and road gullies free of silt.
Barratt Developments acquired a 10-hectare site in Thornton just eight miles from Liverpool city centre and planned to build 268 dwellings. Read how MuckStopper protected the drainage systems on the site during construction.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Carey London, Frost outlets were first choice at the Kodak, Harrow development for L&Q.
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Inspection chambers and their covers are subject to various regulations, including their load-bearing capacity, accessibility, safety and responsibility. While you should seek professional advice to ensure you comply with local regulations, this is a brief guide to some of the points you need to consider if you are installing an inspection chamber, building near one or have one on your property.
While water is essential for maintaining a garden, too much of it is most certainly a bad thing. In this blog post, we look at the possible causes of a poorly drained plot, the negative effects this can have and how the situation can be remedied.
For septic tanks and soakaways to function efficiently, they need to be surrounded by sufficient unsaturated soil to absorb the effluent. While a percolation test will establish the porosity of the soil, a trial site assessment hole (TSAH) is required to determine the level of the winter water table.
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Wrapping our fleet of 19 trucks to celebrate our anniversary
The History of Drainfast
A Family Business
Tim James started contracting with his first excavator based on the family farm in Alton. This led to the formation of Action Digging Services.
Drainfast begins trading
In March, Peter started Drainfast, selling drainage based on the family's knowledge & understanding of groundworks and operating from the same premises.
Plant & Machinery Auction
Action Digging was sold in July. This shows the auction selling the plant and equipment assets off at Scaifs Farm.
Drainfast brand refresh
The Drainfast brand was refreshed, keeping the same name but with a new logo. Marketing materials included the Drainfast mole for the first time. Newly updated literature was printed, promising customers a fast, friendly service backed up by large stocks & quality products and the first A5 brochure was mass mailed to prospects and customers.
Midlands Depot Opens
The Midlands Depot opened and was a major step forward for the business, widening the logistical reach and stockholding capacity.
SiteStak prototypes were built and tested, and patents filed for the concept. Drainfast successfully exhibited at London Build with a SiteStak prototype on stand and a whack-a-rat game to win a Drainfast mole!
New Head Office
Drainfast acquired Frost Drainage giving the company its own range of floor & roof drain products.
Further expansion for Drainfast with a third depot opening at Grays in Essex.
Drainfast opened their new Head Office at Vision House in Petersfield for office staff due to outgrowing the office space at Alton.
SiteStak incorporated as a separate company in March to give it the focus it required.
Vision Drainage Launched
The Vision brand was introduced to start the journey of ‘own-branding’ our product range.
The original barn building at Alton was demolished and a new fully racked & fitted-out warehouse and office space was built. The office staff moved back in July, enabling closer communications & integration. New product development is a large part of easing customer frustrations in the Drainfast mission. Trials & launch of MuckStopper took place.
Celebrating 20 years!
Drainfast celebrates 20 years of establishment by wrapping their entire fleet of delivery trucks. The company mole mascot got a new look and is named Digby. Our London Depot moved from Grays to Basildon.