Scott Bennett Associates, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers, prepared a specification for mitigation measures, including key products from the Flood Angel range, as well as the innovative passive self activating system. Due to the rapid onset nature of Freuchie’s flooding history, solutions which deploy automatically were sought by the consultants. The specification comprised a combination of protective measures including the Mainline Fullport Backflow Valve to prevent sewage backflow flooding, automatic airbrick protection using the Flood Angel® Anti-Flood Airbrick, Flood Angel® Defender™ barriers, and Scotland’s first passive flood defence system. A programme of works was subsequently implemented during the winter of 2010/11 by local contracting firm Thomas Menzies Builders.
The flood defence system provides automatic, instant reaction to imminent floods, offering optimal protection against future high water levels. UKFB commissioned the barrier in April 2011, and the project has been widely acclaimed as being a highly innovative solution to meet the growing needs for passive flood defence, eliminating the requirement for human intervention.