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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.

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: New York Academic Medical Centre Phase 2

UKFB have installed a 68m long Self Activating Flood Barrier to protect a state of the art academic medical centre in New York City.

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.

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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.

The new Repair and Renew Grant

Government announces details of its Repair and Renew grant scheme.

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.

Coming soon...The world’s most advanced innovation in passive flood defence.

Set to revolutionise flood defence on a global scale, this new system will be the world’s most innovative passive flood defence solution.

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.

Is your property prepared for the ‘Great British Weather?’

If the last decade has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected where the weather is concerned over the last 10 years.

Eldon Square, Newcastle

Eldon Square Shopping Centre is Newcastle upon Tyne’s most popular retail centre. Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, it houses over 150 stores.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

South Gosforth, Newcastle

The summer of 2012 proved to be the wettest summer in 100 years across most parts of the UK, but in particular Newcastle.

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.

Flood RE – A new way forward for flood insurance?

After an extended and lengthy negotiation period the Government finally announced on Thursday the new flood insurance agreement - Flood Re.

Bringing manufacturing back to the West Midlands

“The UK is now seen as the leading innovator in new design and cutting edge engineering, it is for this reason that we are bringing back the manufacturing of our products to the UK and the West Midlands” Sarah Marriott, Managing Director

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.

Idea floated for canal city scheme…

It’s hard to escape the fact that sea levels are rising and land is sinking with the topic of climate change never far away from our televisions or internet.

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

Benwell Resource Centre, Newcastle

The Resource Centre is situated in the Newcastle suburb of Benwell to the west of the city centre and has been flooded on two occasions.

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.

Perranarworthal, Cornwall

A regeneration project of Perran Foundry in Perranarworthal, Cornwall is underway to create a new housing development incorporating the grade II listed foundry building.

Project of the month – passive flood barrier installed at Housing Association

This month our installation teams have been in Newcastle installing three passive flood defence Midi barriers to offer 24/7 flood protection to ISOS Housing Group HQ.

UKFB’s Newly Refurbished Test Tank Facility

UK Flood Barriers’ Test Tank facility, which was initially built in 2009, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment which is now complete.

Counting the cost of flood…

After experiencing relatively low levels of flooding this winter, it would be easy to dismiss the devastation of last year’s floods as a one off event but the reality is very different. Currently, around 5.3 million homes in the UK are at risk of flooding and the average annual cost to the economy is over £1.4 billion.

'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.

'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:

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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

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.

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Great Ayton is situated in Hambleton District on the edge of the North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire within commuting distance of the Teesside urban conurbation.

14 Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barriers installed at medical unit.

For this month’s “Project of the month”, we take a look at a series of door defence measures installed at Clifton Medical Secure Unit in York.

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