We successfully completed the necessary protection requirements specified by the Environment Agency property level surveys, whilst sympathetically maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the village. The programme of works included installing a BSI Kitemarked Flood Angel® barrier, whose invisible fixing system was integral to the success of this project, as well as Kitemarked automatic airbricks which in many cases were installed behind existing iron grills, again avoiding any visual impact to the homes.
Non return valves were installed to prevent sewage backflow, pumps were issued to most properties, and home owners were given full training as to ongoing care, maintenance and deployment of the products fitted.
Gaining the permission from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Heritage Officer and English Heritage was critical to the project. Communication was key to the project’s success, and the council’s planning and heritage officers were involved from day one of the project, with UK Flood Barriers installation team continuing this communication once on site.