Domestic Property Flood Resilience

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

Property flood resilience (PFR) is a term used to describe measures that reduce the risk of flood damage to your property and if water does enter, speed up recovery and help you move back into our property quicker after flooding. These measures are installed in/on our homes to make them less vulnerable to flooding. When installing them, the aim is to identify the measures that are most appropriate for your property, the type of flooding you face and the need to minimise damage and give you peace of mind.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

The different types of Property Flood Resilience measures include:

RESISTANCE

The ability to make your property flood resistant enables you to stop, or limit the amount of flood water that can enter your property, preventing or reducing the amount of damage that flood water can do to your home. It also gives you added time to implement your flood plan, including getting you, your loved ones, and valuables to a safe place.

Resistance measures include:

  • Anti Flood Airbricks
  • Airbricks & Vent Covers
  • Flood Doors
  • Flood Barriers
  • Flood Windows
  • Non Return Valves
  • Sump & Pumps
  • Puddle Pumps
  • Flood Gates
  • Tanking
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RECOVERY

Making properties flood resilient means that in the event of flood water entering your property, the recovery time is minimised. This is achieved by utilising and installing products with low water penetration rates. Flood water removal technologies and the relocation of vulnerable services are other examples of steps that can be taken to reduce permanent damage to your home or business, and get you back into the property as quickly as possible.

Recovery measures include:

  • Water resilient walls
  • Water resilient flooring
  • Water resilient kitchens
  • Raised electrics / gas
  • Raised white goods
  • Sump & Pumps
  • Relocating valuables
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01. Anti Flood Vent Cover

All properties have openings for venting appliances or for allowing air to vent through the building framework. Quite often these are irregular shapes or are located in awkward positions, so specialist solutions are needed to prevent flood water accessing the opening and flooding the building. Under these circumstances bespoke covers can be designed and installed over the opening to prevent flooding events.

02. Backwater Valve

An ideal anti-flooding device for protecting interiors from flooding caused by backflow of wastewater in all drainage-related systems such as washing basins, kitchen sinks, shower bases and dishwashing machines. Our backwater valve range covers 22mm to 60mm diameter.

03. Raised Appliances

Appliances can be raised on plinths and installed above the flood level reducing the damage that can be created when water enters a property.

04. Non Return Valves

Flooding to Infrastructure and property is just as likely to occur from beneath the ground surface as from above. Water will back up in underground pipes, drains and even surcharge the soils, so it is equally important to consider what is below ground as well as above when planning flood resilience. Our NRV range covers 100mm to 300mm diameter.

05. Flood Defender Barriers

Flood barriers can be installed across doorways or other openings to stop water from entering a building. Our BSI Kitemark Certified barrier range is a demountable flood barrier system that can be either single barriers or multi-barriers linked together to form a Defender Wall.

06. Puddle Pump

If flood water enters a property, Puddle Sucker Pumps can be used to pump the water out. Our pump is able to pump down to 1mm which makes it suitable for pumping large and small areas of water.

07. Water Resistant Kitchens

Kitchens can be designed and constructed using flood resilient materials, such as stainless steel. Appliances can be raised on plinths and installed above the flood level.

08. Raised Electrics

As part of resilience measures, it is a good idea to move electric sockets above the predicted water levels.

09. Flood Defender Doors

The most obvious area where flood waters can infiltrate property is through the doors which are the primary access to buildings. We have developed an extensive range of BSI Kitemark Certified flood doors and gates specifically designed to resist water ingress into buildings.

10. Water Resistant Stairs

As part of resilience measures, it is a good idea to replace the lower steps of a staircase with concrete, covered with removable carpet or flood resistant flooring.

11. Relocating Valuables

Locate valuable items on high shelves downstairs or on upper floors to ensure they are placed above the predicted water levels. Reducing the loss of any irreplaceable items.

12. Raised Gas Boiler

As part of resilience measures, it is a good idea to move boilers to upper floors or ensure they are placed above the predicted water levels.

13. Toilet Bung

A simple, inflatable device can be used to minimise sewage backflow through the toilet under flood conditions.

14. Waterproofing Walls

Waterstop is a repellent concentrate that can be applied to above ground surfaces to create a protective waterproof seal. For use on above ground facade treatments such as brickwork, cement rendering, unglazed tiles, rough cast stone work & wood.

15. Anti Flood Airbricks

The Anti-flood Airbrick is the world’s first BSI Kitemark certified airbrick to protect against flooding. It is the most efficient and effective airbrick replacement on the market. Its superior design is passive and it is self-activated by only one moving part. Designed to replace a standard airbrick it allows air to freely pass through, but under flood conditions its self-activating gate will automatically shut off.

16. Sump & Pumps

The sump and pump system sits below the ground floor to pump out water that enters a property that flows through the ground. The pumps are designed to move water faster than it can flow into the building.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOU

The first step is to arrange a survey from a qualified surveyor. We can point you in the right direction. This survey will identify the overall flood risk of your location, and provide a detailed assessment of the best way to make your property more resilient. This may be focusing on resisting the water, accepting the water will get in and thus making it easier to recover from, implementing a sustainable drainage system or a combination of the three.

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WHAT HAPPENS THEN?

1. Our customer service team will generate a quote based on the report generated by the Flood Risk Surveyor

2. If you have applied for Government Grant Funding and have been granted the funding, the local authority will need to approve the quote, alternatively if you are funding the project yourself you will discuss the quotation in detail with our customer care team and once happy, we will arrange for a surveyor to visit to take manufacture dimensions, where required.

3. On receipt of approval of our quotation, we can begin manufacture and confirm an installation date once deposit payment has been made to secure the order. In cases where the local authority is making payment, our Customer Care Team can liaise directly with them to arrange this.

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

There is nothing more rewarding than receiving positive feedback from who matters most – our customer. We’ve helped over 750 property owners, with a wide variety of solutions including listed buildings, senior citizens etc. Please see a sample of our testimonials below:

We are absolutely delighted with the front door it looks lovely and the flood barriers for the rear doors will now give us confidence and peace of mind to enjoy our home again. On all levels from office staff to on site staff we have had a very positive experience, during what has been a very challenging time for us after the flood.

Mr & Mrs Dainton, Warrington

Just like to say a huge thanks to M3 Floodtec. We would have been flooded out this evening but thanks to your fab product it was all good. Jeepers, came down the drive like a tsunami overwhelmed the industrial drainage after a while then easily breached the doors. Not a drop inside. Thank you, thank you and thank you. Pretty impressive I have to say!

Riki Bannister, Devon
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