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Nottingham Land Registry
UK Flood Barriers have installed a Self Activating Flood barrier to protect the underground car park at Nottingham Land Registry.
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.
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.
Sewer flooding is most likely to occur during storms, when extreme volumes of rainwater enter the sewers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The small picturesque village was left scarred by flood levels and some neighbouring areas were victim to up to 6ft of flood waters.
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.
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
Flood Protection: Ripon Race Course
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.
The importance of sanitising after a flood
Do you know exactly how dirty and infectious flood water can be? The safe restoration of any flooded property is imperative, UKFB offer a solution to combat sanitation safely and effectively.
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.
Northumberland - Durham County
Northumberland is currently undergoing a large scale property level protection scheme totalling £50m funded by Northumberian Water.
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.
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.
The Stop Log system is a quick and convenient method of assembling a water tight flood barrier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
During June 2009 severe flash flooding caused major disruption to homes in Rotherham.
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 - 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.
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.