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New Micro Inversion Drum from Renoline

Posted on: November 29th, 2016

The new micro inversion drum from Renoline is the smallest, lightest air inversion drum on the market! Weighing in at just 15kg this lightweight and portable piece of kit is a must have for 100mm to 150mm diameter drain liners.


  • 15kg in weight
  • Large viewing window
  • Suitable for 100mm to 150mm diameter liners
  • Removable lid for easy installation of inversion liner or inflation hose
  • Holds 50 metres of inflation hose or 15 metres of blow-in inversion liner


Micro Inversion Drum from Renoline


See our website for the full range of drain lining and patch materials or contact Andy Booth on 0203 253 2001 for further details.











Renoline Inversion Kit Offer

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

This Inversion Kit is the complete Renoline installation package for lining pipe diameters 100mm Ø – 150mm Ø. Why spend more when you can save on buying the complete inversion kit, everything  you need to set up for drain lining on your van.


£3350.00 plus VAT


inversion kit



·         Impregnating Machine

·         240v Compressor

·         50mx100mm Ø Inflation Hose

·         50mx100mm Ø Superliner

·         3x20kg Open Top Kegs polyester resin)

·         5kg Accelerator

·         5kg Activator

·         2x Clamp Sets

·         2x Measuring Jugs

·         Large Funnel

·         Mixing Paddle

·         2x Buckets



















































If you would like further product details please contact  Renoline sales or call 0203 253 2001.

Renoline Invests In New Pfaff Hot Iron Welding Machine

Posted on: June 13th, 2015

Renoline continues to invest in new, state of the art technology in order to provide our Customers with quality products and services. Our latest investment is a Pfaff Hot Iron Welding Machine, which welds our inflation hose together in excess of 450 degrees C making a very secure bond when used in conjuction with Renoline drain liner.


The new Pfaff machine has computerized temperature monitoring and roller system which ensures an air tight weld on the inflation hose which has been tested and passed by the WRc.


This one machine represents an investment of in excess of £30k making it the third Machine to be replaced within the last 12 months and adding up to a total investment of around £100k on new drain lining manufacturing machinery.


Pfaff Hot Iron Welding Machine

Pfaff Hot Iron Welding Machine

Please contact the Renoline shop for all your Drain Liner needs on 0203 253 2001 or email us at


Rat Blocker – Environmentally Friendly Rat Prevention System For Drains & Sewers

Posted on: June 11th, 2015
Rat Blocker

Rat Blocker

The Rat Blocker is an environmentally friendly system designed specifically to prevent rats from entering houses and commercial buildings through the drainage system and sewer pipes. By installing the Rat Blocker, the pipes are also protected from damage caused by rats. Rats that are already inside the drainage pipes or sewer system can get out without a problem but cannot return into the system. The system will also prevent frogs from entering the pipework.


Renoline will be stocking Rat Blockers in all sizes up to 250 mm – also for lined pipes and back flow preventers. They are produced from Marine Grade Stainless Steel AISI 316 and have gone through thorough testing and EU-approval. Furthermore it is patented worldwide and as can be seen from the following video it is very straightforward to install – it takes longer to remove the lid to the well than it does to actually install the Rat Blocker.



Every year thousands of hotels, restaurants, canteens and cafés are closed due to rat problems resulting in loss of money and reputation. This could be avoided by installing a Rat Blocker and furthermore rats are a source of water contamination and spread diseases. This is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of preventing rat attacks which in 95 % of cases originate from the sewers. This is also a way of reducing the use of poison which according to a UK study 75 % of rats are now resistant to.

Fitting the Rat Blocker into a conical well

Attach the telescopic arm and fit the Rat Blocker into a conical well


If you would like to order the Rat Blocker please contact Andy at Renoline on 0203 253 2001

The new Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System in operation at Westminster site

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

The new Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System was in operation at a site in Westminster this week where it was used to locate a broken pipe which was then repaired with 100mm diameter lining.

Maxprobe in operation at Westminster site

Maxprobe in operation at Westminster site

If you would like to find out more about our new Maxprobe drain camera with embedded Wincan software please visit our website or contact us at


Surface Water Drain Survey

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

The Scanprobe Series 6 Compact drain camera was used in a recent Scanseal job to survey a 100mm surface water drain with root intrusion problems in the Croydon area.

drain survey using series 6 drain camera

If you require a drain survey please contact Scanseal on 0203 253 2008

CCTV Survey for flooding issues around O2 Arena

Posted on: October 30th, 2014

Drainage specialists Scanseal carried out a CCTV survey earlier this week of a surface water drain after they were called in to ascertain the condition due to recent flooding issues at O2 Arena access roads. 

CCTV Survey at the O2 Arena

Please contact us on 0203 253 2008 to book a CCTV Survey or any other drainage repair service you require.

CCTV Survey on drain at O2 Arena


Drain Testing Methods

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

There are various methods of drain testing available depending on the circumstances and the nature of the particular problem to resolve.

CCTV drain survey is the most commonly used method of drain testing and involves inspecting a drain with a camera and reporting any defects.

Drain Testing

Drain Testing commonly involves a CCTV survey

hydraulic water test is used when testing for water-tightness, this test involves stopping up the down-stream pipe in the manhole and filling the drain with water until it can be visually observed at the top end of the pipe.  If the water level goes down it means the drain is leaking.

Dye testing can be used in conjunction with hydraulic water testing which involves adding a colour dye to the water, if the pipe is leaking into a basement area this type of test can highlight the drainage which is causing the problem.

Air testing is used when testing a pipe for air tightness and this involves stopping up both ends of the pipe and then putting the pipe under air pressure using a testing device.  If the pressure drops then the pipe has failed the test.

Drain testing specialists Scanseal

Drain testing specialists Scanseal


Dealing with drain blockages

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

Drain blockages, in particular blocked household drains, are inconvenient and can also be a potential health hazard. Most drain blockages are preventable and some of the common causes are avoidable.


Common causes of blocked drains

  • pouring cooking fat, oils and grease down drains – these can solidify into the waste system and are notoriously difficult to remove
  • detergent scaling, particularly in hard water areas
  • flushing paper and cloth products such as disposable nappies, sanitary towels, cotton wool buds and newspapers down toilets – they can form a solid mass and eventually stop the flow of water.
  • pouring cement and plaster down drains – these can set rock-hard in the drain
  • pouring waste oil from motor vehicles into drains – it is illegal to do this
  • collapsed or damaged pipes.


Drain blockages often require CCTV drain surveys

Drain blockages often require CCTV drain surveys

How can I get my drains unblocked?

Contact a specialist contractor such as Scanseal and request a drain survey or quote to carry out the work. Alternatively you can hire the necessary drainage equipment and/or drain camera from Scanprobe if you are competent to perform the work yourself.


Scanseal are specialists in dealing with drain blockages

Scanseal are specialists in dealing with drain blockages

What if my drains keep blocking?

This may suggest that your pipes are faulty in some way. Tree root penetration and subsidence are common causes of broken pipes and specialist equipment is required to cut the roots and then repair the pipe.

If you are a property owner, you may want to have a drain survey using close circuit television (CCTV) equipment. You may find that the cost of a drain repair to your house is covered by your insurance.


Further help and advice

If you want to report a drain problem or require further advice please contact Scanprobe on 0203 253 2001 or email

Drain Relining And Drain Pipe Re-rounding Service

Posted on: January 14th, 2014

Drain relining is a cost effective alternative to traditional drain repairs and one major benefit is the lack of mess it creates. At Scanprobe, our non-intrusive, no-dig technology will ensure your drains are back to perfect working condition quickly, and that they remain free flowing.


The drain relining method

A flexible liner impregnated with resin is pushed through the drain while an air bag is also pushed through to mould the resin to the pipe. The liner is heated, and once cooled will mould exactly to the sides of the original pipe. Once the air bag is removed, it leaves behind a smooth new pipe inside the original that is in fact stronger than the original.


Drain pipe re-rounding

This is a method of winching a specialist re-rounding tool through the pipe to reform it to its original shape enabling the pipe to be re-lined. Scanprobe offer a pipe re-rounding service to pitch fibre drains together with hydraulic pipe bursting and directional drilling. A lead bullet is pulled through the collapsed drain which re-opens the pipe allowing the liner to be put in place. When the liner has cured, the result is a drain once again in perfect working order.


Localised patch repairs

Typically used in areas where traditional excavation is difficult or with awkward access, localised patch repairs are a fast, cost efficient method of repairing blistered pitch fibre or crushed pipework in diameters of 100m to 450m and to a length of usually 100m. Repair work can include re-forming the pipe if necessary and then installing the patch liner.


Water Authority Standards

We will provide an extensive in-depth quotation before undertaking any sewer or drain repair works, which can be shown to insurance companies if required. We use the most modern and current sewer renovation methods to ensure all our work is carried out to Water Authority Standards. One of our engineers will be able to perform a site survey prior to quotation, and will explain the necessary steps required for the repair.


Drain relining benefits include:

  • No-dig or excavation of surfaces
  • Minimum disruption and down time
  • Suitable for drain/ pipe diameter ranges 100 to 1200mm
  • Suitable for handling bends and offset joints
    • Increased flow rates
  • Various types of pipe material can be renovated
    • Tree root infestation prevention
  • Lining systems available for runs containing diameter changes
  • Runs of up to 100 metres relined in one continuous length
  • Renovation and reline works are covered by our Company guarantee


Scanprobe Drain Repairs

Scanprobe Drain Repairs

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Registered office: 99-105 Stanstead Road, London SE23 1HH

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