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Vision & Values

To lead the flood defence sector by providing the most effective and intelligent range of flood defence solutions.

UKFB International

UKFB International is recognised as one of the country’s leading flood consultancies. Its team of specialist designers, engineers and project managers work with clients across a range of sectors to develop and deliver industry leading flood mitigation solutions.

UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be featured in Build Magazine as Flood Defence Firm of the Year

The feature, titled ‘UK Flood Barriers: Flooding the Market’ focuses on how the company has become what it is today, and what it is looking to achieve in the future.

Frank Kelly Appears On Sky News

Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers, was invited to talk on Sky News on Monday 7th December, about the recent flooding in the North West of England.

Contracting

As the UK’s leading flood contractor, UK Flood Barriers works with a range of clients delivering PLP schemes incorporating anything from one to 500 properties.

Clients

As market leading experts, UK Flood Barriers has extensive experience working with a portfolio of major clients on a variety of projects and schemes. We understand a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply doesn’t work and that flexibility is paramount. Project management services are therefore tailored to suit the individual requirements of the client – be it the Environment Agency or a major UK or

Project Management

UK Flood Barriers has a reputation for thoroughness. We understand flexibility is key and a ‘one size fits all’ simply doesn’t work. We tailor our project management services to dovetail in line with the client – be it the Environment Agency, a local authority or a contractor. With round the clock access to sister company, UKFB Internationals’ design team; UK Flood Barriers is also able to call up

Businesses

UK Flood Barriers recognise the importance of flood protection 24/7, especially when businesses are closed. UK Flood Barriers are strong advocates of ‘passive’ flood defence where the design of the product requires no people and no power to deploy.

Homeowners

UK Flood Barriers has successfully surveyed and installed flood mitigation to over 5000 homes comprising almost 100 property level protection schemes in the UK. As the ‘flood experts’, UK Flood Barriers work in partnership with local authorities and the Environment Agency to manage survey through to installation and maintenance always ensuring the needs of the homeowner are considered.

PLP Product Solutions

See our image of a ‘typical’ house highlighting areas of potential water ingress into a property and the types of flood defence products UK Flood Barriers can install to minimise the risk of flood damage.

Tom Jarratt, UKFB Technical Director on BBC Wiltshire

Tom Jarratt, UKFB Technical Director, was interviewed by Ian Longdon on BBC Wiltshire on Monday, discussing ‘how have flood defences developed?

UK Flood Barriers at Flood & Coast 2017

For the second year running, UK Flood Barriers was pleased to exhibit at Flood & Coast 2017.

Follow up… UKFB Helping Flood Victim Protect Home

Back in January, UK Flood Barriers helped Todmorden resident Kathleen Simpson with flood protection measures for her home after she had been flooded 3 times in 3 and a half years.

UK should recognise the value of passive flood defence, says UK Flood Barriers CEO Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers, has written an opinion piece for Infrastructure Intelligence highlighting the importance of passive flood defence.

Project Management

Working in partnership with our sister company, specialist flood consultancy UKFB International, we deliver high profile flood mitigation contracts for a wide range of private sector clients including leading players in the utilities and transport sectors as well as community contracts for local authorities and the Environment Agency.

Commercial & Infrastructure

As one of the UK’s leading flood contractors, we have extensive experience in delivering major contracts to protect businesses, infrastructure and communities nationwide. Working in partnership with many of the UK’s leading building contractors, we are recognised as the ‘go to’ flood experts who ensure innovation, professionalism and quality workmanship in brought to every project.

Contracting

Working in partnership with our sister company, specialist flood consultancy UKFB International, we deliver high profile flood mitigation contracts for a wide range of private sector clients including leading players in the utilities and transport sectors as well as community contracts for local authorities and the Environment Agency.

Commercial Product Solutions

As leading UK flood experts UKFB are strong advocates of “passive” flood defence where the design of products requires no people and no power to deploy.

Llanddowror, Wales (Natural Resources Wales)

Working for Natural Resources Wales, UKFB surveyed and installed flood mitigation to 10 properties in Llanddowror, Wales.

Are your facilities prepared for floods?

Last year was the UK’s second wettest since records began, affecting almost 8,000 thousand homes and businesses.

The Changing Face of UK Flood Defence

For many homeowners who live in high flood risk areas, sandbags and make shift barricades have been an all too familiar sight for far too long.

Community Protection, Huddersfield

UKFB installed an OMO Flood Gate to protect a collection of homes and offices in Huddersfield.

Hatton Substation

A need for flood defence was identified at Hatton Substation. Working on behalf of Western Power Distribution, North Midland Construction contacted UK Flood Barriers to determine the most appropriate measure.

UK Flood Barriers exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2017

For the 2nd year running, UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be joining a full line up of flood and coastal erosion exhibitors at Flood & Coast in March.

UK Flood Barriers features on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’

UK Flood Barriers featured on prime time national television show, ‘The One Show’ on BBC1 on Thursday 11th October.

UK Flood Specialist on the ‘Defensive’ in USA

UK Flood Barriers, already recognised as the Country’s leading flood specialist, continues to grow its reputation for innovation excellence as it unveils its latest Self Activating Flood Barrier (SAFB) installation in New York City.

New Build Estate in Boston, Cyden Homes

UKFB have surveyed and installed Flood Defender Barriers for 37 new build properties in Boston, Lincolnshire.

UK First: Steel Security Flood Door with Fire rating

A first in the UK steel door market, the Steel Security Fire and Flood Door from UK Flood Barriers now offers superior protection against both fire and flood.

New Flood Angel® Anti –Flood Airbrick Model

The Research and Development team at UK Flood Barriers are always looking at new ideas and ways to improve products in the Flood Angel® range.

Hereford

UK Flood Barriers offered support to a family who were victim to catastrophic flooding in Hereford last August by donating and installing innovative Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barriers.

UK Flood Barriers Sponsoring Worcester Warriors Player Josh Adams

UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be sponsoring Josh Adams, Worcester Warriors winger.

UKFB Supporting Young British Talent

UK Flood Barriers is supporting local young talent, Harry Evans from Droitwich, who will be playing for England in the Men’s U18 Junior Touch Rugby Championships.

UK Flood Barriers sponsor national CIWEM Conference.

Delivering Flood Schemes Funding, Partnerships and Opportunities - Emerging lessons

Boldon, South Tyneside Council

UK Flood Barriers was appointed to survey and install Property Level Protection measures to 8 properties in the badly affected Reay Crescent.

UK Flood Barriers Sponsor King’s School Team at 4x4 in Schools Competition

UK Flood Barriers sponsored two teams from King’s School Worcester to take part in the 4x4 in Schools Competition

UK Flood Barriers welcomes Insurers to Flood Awareness Day

Representatives from across the UK Insurance sector converged on the Head Quarters of UK Flood Barriers this week, looking to improve their knowledge of flood risk and witness a variety of flood mitigation products being put through their paces in a BSI approved Test Tank facility.

Flood Defender Barrier & Wall

The Flood Defender Wall is a demountable flood barrier system, easy to deploy, lightweight and robust.

UKFB showcase our BSI Kitemark licenced products!

UKFB are passionate about providing only the best flood mitigation solutions to our customers. To help support this we endeavour to hold reputable certification against our products to guarantee trust and quality where possible.

Flood sector urged to ‘drop’ the buzz words and ‘pick up’ on the research evidence.

Anything that helps raise awareness and educates about flood has to be a good thing right? Article by CEO Frank Kelly.

Showcasing UKFB’s revolutionary passive model

UKFB have invested in a series of models to house at our tank testing facilities to demonstrate the working method of our most popular products.

UKFB on the BBC – sharing our knowledge

UK Flood Barriers have appeared in the press over the past fortnight to get the message about property level protection solutions out to the nation.

UK Flood Barriers -10 Years of ‘firsts’ that have shaped the flood defence sector

From its base in Worcestershire, UKFB has revolutionised the domestic flood defence market and become an established specialist flood partner for main contractors both at home and abroad. Quite an achievement for a company that’s only been around for 10 years.

About

Since being established in 2007, UK Flood Barriers has grown to become the UK’s leading specialist flood contractors, project managing multiple high profile contracts across domestic property schemes for both public and private sector organisations at any one time.

Clifton Medical Practice

UKFB were contacted by Balfour Beatty, the main contractor for the project, to specify flood defence solutions for the new build medical centre.

Case study: Flood mitigation solutions to listed buildings

At UKFB, we understand the importance of property appearance and historical heritage, with this in mind we look to provide product solutions with little aesthetic impact.

When flooding strikes…will the lights stay on?

The tsunami that resulted in the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was a sobering event for all concerned in the utilities sector.

Fact File – The damaging effects of sewer flooding to your property

“Government statistics put the value of assets under risk from sewer flooding at £270m” (Worcester.gov.uk, 2010)

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

UKFB installed Flood mitigation measures to over 80 properties in Barnsley.

UKFB help to hold off the floods in the Philippines

UKFB supplies and installs its world leading flood defence solutions across the globe protecting projects as diverse as a Zoo in Malaysia and a University in America.

UKFB presents our Tank Testing Facility!

UKFB have invested time and money into research and development with the aim of providing the most innovative, reliable solutions on the market.

UKFB International brochure

UKFB International brochure

Climate Change, Flooding and UK Wildlife

Climate Change is in the international spotlight at the moment, ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris from 30th November where 196 countries will meet to work on a global agreement addressing climate change.

New Adaptable Protection for Sewage Backflow

The new Flood Angel® 160mm/110mm Non-Return Valve is the UK’s only adaptable non-return valve that gives the benefit of passive protection with an integral self-activating flap powered only by flood water.

Dounreay, Scotland

Once the site of a castle, Dounreay has been home to several nuclear research establishments since the 1950’s, many of which have now been, or are in the process of being decommissioned.

Aldermaston Primary School

The summer floods of 2007 impacted much of the UK, with continuous heavy rain caused flooding to hundreds of homes and properties.

Severn Trent Water / North Mids Construction Scheme

Working together with Severn Trent Water and North Mids Construction, UKFB has surveyed and installed flood migitation measures to over 200 properties in the Midlands

UKFB plays a part in bringing the past into the present

Perran Foundry, Cornwall installs Passive Flood Defence System.

Products

See some of the most popular flood mitigation products we install, ranging from the self activating flood barrier to anti-flood airbricks.

Who we work with

clients/environment agency, businesses, homeowners, flood action groups, civil engineering projects

Commercial & Infrastructure

Commercial & Infrastructure case studies, case study, projects

Property Level Protection

Property level protection case studies, project

Property Level Protection

Property Level Protection, or PLP as it is often called, refers to inter-dependent product-based measures that can be taken to mitigate flood risk to a residential property.

Flood Defender Doors

Specially designed flood doors suitable for use in both residential & smaller commercial properties.

View on map

property level protection schemes, commercial & infrastructure schemes, projects, case studies

Products

Take a look at some of the most popular flood mitigation products we install

Step-by-step

Protecting your property from flooding need not be daunting, read our step by step guide to protecting your property from flooding.

Recently Flooded?

We have extensive experience helping homeowners protect their property from flood risk with Government grant funding. Get in touch.

Flood Gates

One Man Operational (OMO) Flood Gates are a particularly effective solution; versatile, high strength, lightweight flood gates that are easy to install, operate & maintain.

Non-Return Valve

A non-return valve will prevent the backflow of sewage back up the system into a property during a flood

Contact

Contact us, Head Office, Online enquiry

Self Activating Flood Barrier

The Self Activating Flood Barrier (SAFB), is a bespoke, multi-purpose solution designed to help manage flood risk across the globe.

Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier FAQ’s

The Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier is one of our most popular door defence products. Manufactured bespoke and requiring trained professional survey and installation, this key product often generates similar queries from our customers.

Trewerry Mill, Cornwall

Trewerry Mill is a Grade II listed holiday cottage based in St Newlyn East, Cornwall. Positioned between a brook and a wooded, tranquil valley, Trewerry Mill is a popular holiday destination booked out for most of the year.

Is your business at risk?

Did you know the cost of flood damage to SMEs following last winter was over £830 million?

Cockermouth, Cumbria

A key section of an Environment Agency (EA) and local authority partnership funded flood defence scheme has recently been completed in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

'The flood defences you installed have had their first major test - and they performed beautifully'

We’ve received some excellent feedback from a customer in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, who had flood mitigation measures installed by us three years ago, and was delighted that the Sump & Pump protected her property from flooding through the cellar.

Preparing your property for a flood…

1 in 6 homes in England and Wales are at risk of flooding according to the Environment Agency. There are a number of ways you can prepare your home and business for flooding – that don’t just include flood mitigation measures.

Don’t Leave Your Flood Protection Unprotected

Like any product which forms part of a building, be it your washing machine or even the roof of your property, these all require a certain degree of maintenance.

First Generation Passive Barrier listed in top 5 interesting flood defences

As part of the Environment Agency’s national campaign to increase public awareness on flooding and the actions that can be taken, they have created this interesting infographic.

Minister of Employment visits the passive flood defence system in Cockermouth

Ester McVey MP visited Cockermouth to see for herself the passive flood defence system we designed, manufactured & installed following the floods of 2009.

Lower Thames

The Lower Thames scheme has been put into place by the Environment Agency to help reduce the risk of flooding to over 20,000 homes near Heathrow.

The new Repair and Renew Grant

Government announces details of its Repair and Renew grant scheme.

Why we are Pro Passive…

The Sandbag - What was once considered a cheap, quick fix option is no longer considered a practical or effective solution for keeping flood water out of properties

UK Flood Barriers Exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2016

UK Flood Barriers is looking forward to exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2016, which is being held from 23rd – 25th February at the International Centre in Telford.

UK Flood Barriers Install Flood Defender Door at BRE Flood Resilient House

BRE (Building Research Establishment) has launched a flood resilient prototype house to demonstrate the most effective ways to protect against flooding and limit the disruption caused by a flood.

UKFB pleased to sponsor Malvern Hills Sports Awards

UK Flood Barriers was pleased to be platinum sponsor of the Malvern Hills Sports Awards, which were held last week, Thursday 14th July, at Malvern College.

Lamberhurst, Kent

A scheme involoving 22 properties using a range of Flood Angel® products including; bespoke Flood Defender barriers, flood proof doors, anti flood airbricks, Defender wall, bund wall, vent covers, sealing cable and service entry points

Nottingham Land Registry

UK Flood Barriers have installed a Self Activating Flood barrier to protect the underground car park at Nottingham Land Registry.

Introducing Design & Build to the UKFB website

As our knowledge and experience grows so does our website. UK Flood Barriers now have a team dedicated solely to the Design & Build of bespoke flood defence solutions and a new section on our website has been created to fully profile this expanding service.

MEDIA ALERT: Industry leaders in flooding debate call for more cohesion between stakeholders in orde

Last month key commentators from the flooding industry, including representatives from the Environment Agency, DEFRA, Jewson and MP Mary Creagh, gathered at an event hosted by UK Flood Barriers and Jewson, to debate the key issues affecting the UK following the increase in floods in the last 12 mont

UK Flood Barriers scoops top honours at prestigious ICE Annual Awards

As we celebrate our 10th Birthday and reflect on the many successes we’ve notched up during this time, Frank Kelly and the UK Flood Barriers’ team now have another achievement to add to our already impressive list – a top prize in the prestigious ICE Annual Awards Programme.

UKFB In Northumberland

UK Flood Barriers are deploying more staff to their office in Northumberland

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: New York Academic Medical Centre Phase One

During March/April 2017, two Self Activating Flood Barriers are being installed at a state of the art, academic medical centre in New York City.

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: Riverside Drive Aberdeen

Acting as main contractor for Aberdeen City Council, UKFB will survey, design, manufacture and install a steel flood gate to Riverside Drive Underpass in Aberdeen.

UK Flood Barriers experiences significant growth worldwide

Following our recent passive flood defence system installation in Cockermouth, Cumbria, we are now in the process of securing a number of high profile contracts on a global scale.

UKFB install flood mitigation at Chew Magna Fire Station

Chew Magna fire crews will be able to respond more easily to dealing with flooding in the area after a partnership agreement with UK Flood Barriers which has led to floor protection at the village fire station.

Flood Defence - Protecting homes, businesses and infratructure

Frank Kelly, Chief Executive of UK Flood Barriers, takes a look at the company’s development and industry-leading flood defence solutions

UK Flood Barriers Gold Sponsor of NFF Conference 2017

UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be supporting the National Flood Forum’s 2017 Conference as a Gold Sponsor.

Bolton-On-Dearne, Barnsley

UK Flood Barriers were awarded the project to fit flood mitigation solutions to 66 properties in Bolton-On-Dearne, a small parish village situated in Dearne Valley, Barnsley.

Imperial College, London

UK Flood Barriers was appointed by TAG construction to provide a flood defence package for Imperial College London’s basement laboratory.

UKFB Passive Flood Defence Barrier Successfully “Tested in Anger”

The River Cocker broke its banks, and the Passive Flood Defence Flood Barrier which was designed and installed by UK Flood Barriers, raised several inches to protect the area.

Is Britain Flood Ready? A resilience event for business

UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be involved in the BITC Resilience event, ‘Is Britain Flood Ready?’, which is being held at BRE Innovation Park on 26th April.

Product development highlight – How Flood Angel® Anti-Flood Airbrick was developed for a cellar hatc

Since 2007 UK Flood Barriers have installed flood mitigation solutions to hundreds of properties up and down the country. Each Property Level Protection (PLP) scheme has been different, with many requiring bespoke solutions to meet the customers’ needs.

The Importance of Sump & Pump Systems

Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers, has today appealed to homeowners not to forget the importance of including a Sump & Pump system as part of a property’s holistic flood defence.

Lidl, Oban, Scotland

UK Flood Barriers was appointed by contractors Dickie & Moore to provide flood protection measures for a new build Lidl Store in Oban, Scotland.

9 Year Anniversary of UK Flood Barriers

This year marks 9 years since UK Flood Barriers was established, which coincided with the summer floods of 2007, when torrential downpours caused widespread flooding throughout the country.

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