Jmc Drain Consultants

Professional Drain Consultants

About Us

JMC Drain Consultants provide straight forward, clear advice, help & comprehensive proposals for your drainage requirements.


I have over 30 years’ experience in drainage & construction backed up with professional qualifications, practical know how and extensive technical knowledge.

I provide clear no obligation jargon free written quotes backed up with a free initial site visit to fully understand your requirements.

With all our projects we aim to keep things as simple as possible but ensuring all relative obligations, regulations and permissions are adhered to at the highest standards.

The main areas where I work are in satisfying planning conditions for drainage issues such as on-site percolation testing to British Research Establishment Design Guidance 365 (BRE DG 365), foul drainage field designs to British Standards 6297:2007 with foul on site percolation testing.

We can provide detailed and comprehensive flood risk assessments for your planning applications and this includes all flood zones including zone 3 which covers the areas most at risk of flooding. All of our flood risk assessments are backed up with detailed flooding history obtained from the Environment Agency.

I cover all areas of work from small extensions to housing estates, agricultural, commercial and industrial schemes & with all areas I have successfully secured the drainage conditions in order for the planning permission to be obtained.

We also provide permeable parking & hard standing area schemes (drawings, calculations & specifications) all to CIRIA 753 to satisfy current building regulations.

Regards the planning process we can submit the application on your behalf meaning the whole process can be handled in house for total peace of mind.

I work closely with approved suppliers to provide detailed schemes for attenuation works and sustainable underground drainage designs which is becoming more and more a requirement of the planning authority to obtain planning permission.

Overall we get things done and we fully understand the requirements of the various local authorities and in turn can help you with your project large or small and anything in between with very competitive rates.

About Us
Quick turnaround of proposed schemes
Very competitive free quotes, initial site visit & advice
Flood risk assessments for planning for all flood zones 1,2 & 3

As the Director of a busy architectural firm, having JMC Drains in my contacts is simply essential. When contacting Joe with any drainage issues on site or planning requirements, our enquires are always received positively, dealt with swiftly and achieve the right outcome for the client every time. Joe is kind, courteous and professional and I would highly recommend him and his services to anyone.”

Mitch TempleDirector New Space Architecture Exeter

Our repeated use and recommendation of Joe’s services speaks volumes for the professional approach and sensible solutions provided on a site by site basis.

Paul PethickStudio JB Architects Plymouth

Joe has recently undertaken both surface and foul drainage design for our project in the South Hams. He was very efficient and proactive. The design required liaising with the Environment Agency to resolve discharge rights into the local water course, and all the red tape was resolved without a hitch. We have since recommended Joe to 2 more clients, who are both having the same level of service. Thanks again for all your help.

Eric DavisDirector Ercle Architects Plymouth

Joe's contact details were given to be an architect I have worked with on several projects. Joe carried out soak away testing as park of out planning application. When the soak aways tests failed due to the ground conditions, Joe compiled a comprehensive report including a design to take surface water to a nearby water course. Joe's report and design when through planning first time without issue. Joe was friendly, helpful and professional throughout.

Matt EscottProperty Developer Newton Abbott