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Rotherham

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

Flood Protection: Haltwhistle, Northumberland

The Northumberland market town of Haltwhistle was hit by flash floods in June and July 2012 with residential area, known locally as “The Mart”, particularly badly affected.

West Wickham

Following a history of flash floods over a number of years, Thames Water decided to implement a series of flood alleviation measures to protect the pumping station.

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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 & 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.

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.

Flood Protection - Llanddowror, Wales

Llanddowror is a small, historic village in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. As a county hit badly by recent flooding events, the villages in Carmarthenshire are often on ‘red alert’ whenever heavy rainfall occurs.

Is your business at risk?

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

'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.

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, Staines

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.

Woking, Surrey

Working on behalf of Woking Borough Council, UK Flood Barriers is providing Property Level Protection to 31 properties in the area at risk of flooding.

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.

'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:

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.

Flood Protection - Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury was recognised as one of the worst affected areas during the 2007 floods that hit the UK. Its location means the county is vulnerable to flooding as two sizable rivers, the Severn and Avon, are nearby.

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.

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

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

Nottingham Land Registry

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

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.

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

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.

Flood Protection - Project 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.

Flood Protection - 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.

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.

Calderdale

Property Level Protection to 5 properties at risk of flooding.

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.

Flood Protection: Morpeth, Northumberland

The Northumberland market town of Morpeth suffered its worst flooding on record on the 6th of September 2008 with around 1,000 properties being affected.

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