Channel Drains

We supply a wide range of channel drains, from domestic channel drainage for use on driveways and patios right the way up to heavy duty commercial systems for use in Airports and Docks.

Our Channel Drainage is supplied by reputable UK manufacturers such as ClarkDrain and Floplast.  

There is more detailed information on each type of channel drain in the subsections of this product range below, but as an introduction to the range why not take a brief look at our video which explains the domestic options available and how to connect the channel drain to the underground drainage system.


All Channel Drains consist of a preformed channel made from either strong polypropylene or heavy polymer concrete, with a grating that sits on the top to prevent large debris from entering the channel. End caps and end or bottom outlets connect the channels to 110mm Underground Drainage Pipe.

The main purpose of channel drains is to remove surface water, and they're commonly installed along concreted, paved or tarmaced areas, as these surfaces are impermeable and would be more prone to flooding without the defence of channel drainage.

Channel drains, which are often referred to as trench drains or linear drains, have a high water carrying capacity, but they work exclusively using gravity - so they should be installed at a point where surface water moves towards, such as at the bottom of a hill.

This removal of excess surface water assists in flood prevention, reducing the stress being applied to the environment and other water management systems. We can supply a wide range of units in a variety of load ratings to support your specific project.


Domestic Channel Drains for driveways usually have a 5 Tonne Load rating, and a 1.25 point load - this enables a car to be safely driven over it, although we do not recommend that domestic channel drain is installed in a turning circle or where cars may be subject to heavy braking, as this transfers a larger point load than straight line driving.


Commercial Channel Drains are available in a variety of load ratings from 25 Tonnes right up to 90 Tonnes. Accesories and silt traps are available for all systems.

Please choose from the sections below. If you cannot find the products that you are searching for or you have any other questions then please do contact us.

For a Guide to Channel Drainage Installation click here. Alternatively there is a wide range of further information available on the Guides and Tips tab below.

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