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Products

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Nottingham Land Registry

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

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.

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.

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.

WORK IN PROGRESS: New York

During March/April 2017, two Self Activating Flood Barriers are being installed at NYU Langone Medical Center Science Building and NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion

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

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.

Repsol Oil Refinery & Dow Chemical Works, Tarragona, Spain

UKFB have installed 2 Self Activating Flood Barriers to help protect Repsol Oil Refinery & Dow Chemical Works in Tarragona, Spain

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Flood Defender Barrier & Wall

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Vision & Values

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

Flood Defender Doors

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

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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

Roller Shutter Flood Door

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

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.

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.

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.

Flood Protection - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Filled with brooks and watercourses, Gloucester is surrounded by flood catchment zones. This proved to be a problem during the floods of 2007 which saw the city badly affected.

'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.

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.

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.

The new Repair and Renew Grant

Government announces details of its Repair and Renew grant scheme.

Community Protection, Huddersfield

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

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.

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 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 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.

'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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

UK Flood Barriers sponsor national CIWEM Conference.

Delivering Flood Schemes Funding, Partnerships and Opportunities - Emerging lessons

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

Aylesford

Working together with the Environment Agency, UKFB has surveyed 50 properties to receive property level protection. Flood Angel solutions include the bespoke defender barriers and anti-flood airbricks.

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

Lamberhurst, Kent

In November 2010 UK Flood Barriers won the competitive tender to undertake a Defra funded Property Level Flood Protection Scheme in Lamberhurst, Kent.

Severn Trent Water - Birmingham

UK Flood Barriers is working in conjunction with Severn Trent Water, surveying and installing Property Level Protection to 5 homes in the Midlands

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.

Flood Protection: 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

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

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