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Flood Protection - Stourpaine, Dorset

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FAST FACTS

  • 12 properties protected
  • Funded by the Environment Agency

THE PROBLEM

Heavy rain and flooding battered parts of the UK during the Christmas break in 2013, causing upset and misery to those affected. Homes in the South were amongst the worst affected, residents were forced to abandon their home on Christmas Eve.

North Dorset has continued to suffer from extreme weather conditions and therefore has been identified as an area requiring protection. Stourpaine, a village in the county, is home to 100 properties eligible for property level protection to mitigate the risk of future flooding, UK Flood Barriers worked on 12 of these.

THE SOLUTION

Funded by the Environment Agency, the properties involved in the scheme were located in a conservation area with a number of listed properties. Working together with JBA Consulting, UKFB undertook a series of surveys to the area to identify the most appropriate flood defence methods to install.

It was clear that most of the properties suffered from ground water and surface water flooding. It was because of this Flood Angel® Approved Sumps & Pumps were recommended along with Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barriers, Anti-Flood Airbricks and Non-Return Valves. Many properties were also flooded via bottom floor rooms ie basements, Flood Angel® Waterstop was used to treat brickwork to create a waterproof seal.

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