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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.

Different strokes for different folks…

With ‘flood season’ in full swing, we take a look at some interesting and extreme lengths property owners have gone to protect their homes and businesses from flooding

Parents Paradise, Watford

A popular soft play centre in Watford, Hertfordshire was forced to close last year following a period of heavy rain that resulted in flooding.

Durham Rowing Club

Built in the 1960’s, and situated on a bend of the River Wear, Durham Rowing Club first fell victim to flooding in the summer of 2009 when the river rose to its highest level ever recorded.

Protecting your business over the Christmas break

At a time when most businesses close for the festive break we are asking business owners to consider what actions they have taken to protect their assets from potential flooding this Christmas.

Who we work with

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

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.

Businesses

UK Flood Barriers recognise the importance of flood protection 24/7, especially when businesses are closed. Together with sister company UKFB International, UK Flood Barriers are strong advocates of ‘passive’ flood defence where the design of the product requires no people and no power to deploy. A must for commercial properties in either remote locations or during unmanned hours of the day.

Roller Shutter Flood Door

Anti- Flood Roller Door is a popular choice when flood protection is required for both business and commercial properties.

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.

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.

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?

Is your business at risk?

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

Cornwall - Repair & Renew Grant Scheme

Following the release of the Repair & Renew Grant early this year, a scheme is underway across Cornwall involving 35 properties.

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.

'Of around twenty plus shops on our street, ours was the only one to keep the water out'

We’ve received some feedback from a customer in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, who was unfortunately affected by the floods on Boxing Day 2015. She sent us the following testimonial:

UK Flood Barriers’ acquisition announcement sets tone for Company’s long-term strategic direction

As the Country’s longest established and most successful specialist flood company, UK Flood Barriers is delighted to announce that it has, as part of its long term strategic business vision, acquired Sunderland based Arktek’s Flood Division in a recent merger deal.

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.

Lakeside Inn

The Lakeside Inn is a popular public house and restaurant located in a rural setting between Gateshead and the North East of England.

Ledbury Rugby Club

Ledbury is an idyllic market town in Herefordshire, home to many quaint historic buildings dating back from the 16th century.

Nottingham Land Registry

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

Flood Angel® Solutions for your business

With businesses in mind, UKFB have expanded the Flood Angel® range of products specifically for commercial premises.

Ripon Racecourse

Ripon Race Course in Boroughbride, Yorkshire, has been home to some of thRipon Racecourse underwater during September 2012e most exciting races of the country for over 300 years.

Innovative Manufacturing Partners Win Local Business Award

UKFB were pleased to be invited to join our partners Design & Supply Ltd at their local business awards in Merthyr Tydfil last week.

Kingston Upon Thames, London

The Boatyard in Kingston-Upon-Thames is a new riverside development near Kingston Bridge, boasting idyllic views across the Thames. The scheme was developed by St James, in a joint venture with Berkley Group and Thames Water.

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Tenbury Wells is a small town in Worcestershire that lies on the south bank of the River Teme.

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.

Tonbridge Indoor Bowls Club

Tonbridge Indoor Bowls Club, a club funded entirely by its members opened in 1992.

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.

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.

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.

Step-by-step

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

'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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: How Flood Angel® Products Work

With an extensive product range, using different methods to mitigate against flooding, we needed a simple way to show the working dynamics of each product.

Unique protection methods with the Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier

Our bespoke Flood Defender™ Barrier is typically used to protect front and rear doorways from flooding, however, the barrier has provided a solution for a number of different apertures for property owners.

Are you at risk of flooding?

Over 5 million people in England and Wales live and work in properties that are at risk of flooding.

Increased flood risk this Winter – has this crossed your mind?

By November last year the average rainfall for 2012 had been 1,202mm, placing it 13th in the list of wettest years.

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.

Preparing For A Flood

It’s easy to assume that you will never be affected by flooding, but 5.2 million properties in England and Wales are at risk

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Freuchie Mill, Scotland

The small community of Freuchie Mill in Fife, Scotland, was devastated by flooding of the notorious culvert running through its cul de sac in August 2008.

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.

Why don’t people install flood defences?

A feature on BBC Radio 4 Today show this morning, highlighted some of the reasons people don’t protect their properties, even if they live in a flood risk area.

Gas safety if your home is at risk of flooding

The UK has seen some terrible flooding in recent years, including last winter when 16,000 houses were flooded during the wettest December in a century.

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.

Climate Change – Cause of Flooding?

A major rainstorm in Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, meant almost 10 inches of rain fell on the area in just two days.

Is a baby boom to blame for flooding in the UK?

New research published in the journal Hydrological Sciences, suggests a growth in population could be a contributing factor to increased flooding rather than climate change!

UKFB Staff Blog: The Importance of Twitter as a Tool for Flooding Events

This month our marketing executive, Katherine MacBeth, discusses the growing importance of Twitter in the role of flooding emergencies throughout the world.

UKFB Helping Flood Victim Protect Home

UKFB are helping a lady who has been flooded 3 times in 3 and a half years

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

Passive Flood Defence Barrier helps to minimise flood damage in Cockermouth

The floods caused by Storm Desmond have affected an estimated 5,200 homes, but we were glad to hear our Passive Flood Defence Barrier proved invaluable to residents in Cockermouth, keeping damage to a minimum.

Sewer Flooding

Sewer flooding is most likely to occur during storms, when extreme volumes of rainwater enter the sewers.

Rotherham

During June 2009 severe flash flooding caused major disruption to homes in Rotherham.

Powell's C of E School, Cirencester

Powell's C of E Primary School has previously suffered the effects of flooding, so the school required flood mitigation to protect it from any future flooding events.

John Lewis, Leeds

UKFB has worked with Sir Robert McAlpines to install a Self Activating Flood Barrier to protect an underground level of a John Lewis store

Bodenham, Herefordshire

During the summer floods of 2007 Bodenham in Herefordshire was just one of many villages across the UK affected by flooding.

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.

Everyone is at risk…

The bad news is everyone is at risk from flooding, the good news is there are measures that can be used to mitigate the risk.

BBC Countryfile – Putting Flooding in Focus

It was refreshing to see BBC Countryfile on Sunday evening featuring a story from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), taking a pragmatic approach to the issue of flooding and the measures homeowners can take to protect their properties.

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.

R&D Centre for Scientific Excellence, Hull

UKFB installed a OMO Flood Gate to protect the new Reckitt Benckiser R&D Centre for Scientific Excellence in Hull

Sources of flooding – taking a closer look

A response we can often hear from those we meet who discover what we do, is that they have no need for our products - because they live on a hill.

IPCC Climate Change Report: Will flooding events increase?

The IPCC have today produced the first part of its latest assessment on climate change. The first of three parts, the final two parts will follow in 2014 and focus on climate change impacts and what can be done to mitigate against them.

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.

UKFB Sponsor Boston Council's March Floodline Lottery Draw

Kathleen Ash has seen the sea trickle over the bank near her home in Chapel St Leonards and understands the unpredictability that goes with the territory so far as flooding is concerned.

How to Prepare For A Flood

It’s easy to assume that you will never be affected by flooding, but 5.2 million properties in England and Wales are at risk

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