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BBC Countryfile – Putting Flooding in Focus

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It was refreshing to see BBC Countryfile on Sunday evening featuring a story from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), taking a pragmatic approach to the issue of flooding and the measures homeowners can take to protect their properties.

 

Catch-up on BBC iPlayer here.


The Flood Angel Defender Door, installed by UK Flood Barriers, certainly provided a watertight ‘first line’ of defence as the fire service put it through its paces.

And whilst the resilience measures featured in the property will doubtless prove attractive to some, the coverage clearly demonstrated that the adoption of resistance measures, such as the Flood Defender Door, anti-flood airbricks, sumps & pumps and Non Return Valves to minimise the risk of water entering a property in the first place, still have a crucial and fundamental role to play in the fight against flood damage.

In a recent survey carried out by the Flood Advisory Service, 90% of respondents were in favour of resistance measures to keep water out rather than resilience measures that allow water in.

Clearly in an ideal world, where money is no object, homeowners in flood risk areas could adapt their properties with both comprehensive resistance and resilience measures.

In our more ‘practical’ world, the adoption of flood resistance measures provides a cost effective and proven ‘first line’ of defence affording thousands of UK homeowners the peace of mind they deserve.

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