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Flood Protection: Lakeside Inn

Rails fitted to the front of a doorway in preparation to fit a Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier in between


Wilkinson Maintenance Ltd


The Lakeside Inn is a popular public house and restaurant located in a rural setting between Gateshead and the North East of England. The cellars of the Inn had previously flooded in 2004 affecting the electrics, much later in June 2012 the Inn was forced to close for several months following severe flooding in what is now known in the North East as ‘Thunder Thursday,’. Flooding was caused from the nearby Monkton Burn which runs to the back of the property, across a grassed and landscaped children’s play area.


Some landscaping work had been carried out to the burn over the years and non return valves fitted to drain runs but surface water combined with fluvial flooding and run-off from waterlogged fields caused flood damage to all parts of interior of the building. The owners sought advice from their builders as to how to reduce the possibility of future flooding and required the work to be carried out if possible during the post-flood refurbishment.


UK Flood Barriers were approached by Wilkinson Maintenance Limited, the builders who were on site carrying out repairs to the Inn following the flood, to survey the property and make suggestions for the incorporation of flood mitigation measures.


In total, seven Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barriers of various types were installed to protect the entrances to the Inn and associated out-buildings including an electrical substation with both single and double outward opening doors involved. In addition a bespoke screwed down and sealed cover was installed to protect the cellar delivery access hatch in the courtyard and storage area and Flood Angel® Anti-Flood Airbricks replaced existing traditional terracotta bricks along with 20mm non return valves to overflow pipes. 


The installation took place in winter with torrential rain and snow when UKFB installers were on site. Both Wilkinson Maintenance and the Lakeside Inn Manager were very pleased with the work UKFB carried out which was completed [despite the very inclement weather] in conjunction with the remainder of the refurbishment works.

Feedback obtained by John Matthews, BPEC Certified Surveyor and Installer who undertook original survey to the building.


December 2013

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