Crucial to every project, the water has to have somewhere to go and if currently it’s towards your house, beware! ‘Aco drains’, Mono-Slot drains, soak aways or shingle gullies there are numerous drainage options which allow the water to be harvested for irrigation.

Since October 2008 SUDS regulations have come in to force which relate to water run off from front gardens and driveways: If the surface to be covered is more than five square metres planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do NOT control rainwater running off onto roads.