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Eathorpe, Warwickshire County Council

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1.2m x 2.4m

THE PROBLEM

The village of Eathorpe in Warwickshire has suffered from flooding several times when heavy rainfall causes the nearby River Leam to burst its banks.

The majority of the area is protected by a wall and trees on the riverside, however, Warwickshire County Council decided to implement a series of flood mitigation measures to protect several properties at risk in the village.

UK Flood Barriers was appointed by the Council to survey and install appropriate flood mitigation to the properties identified.

One of the properties included in this scheme, The Cottage, was identified as requiring a Timber Flood Gate – a flood defence solution that enables easy access to the property, but that can also be closed swiftly in the event of imminent flooding.

The Timber Flood Gate is passive; once the homeowners close the gate, it protects the property from rising flood water. The Gate is easily closed - drop down bolts and locks help create a strong seal connection and a slightly raised curb stone is used to help seal the gate whilst also allowing vehicular and pedestrian access.

For The Cottage, a 1.2m high x 2.4m wide bespoke Timber Flood Gate was manufactured and installed in place of existing gate on the driveway. To provide holistic flood protection to the whole property, a Flood Defender Barrier and UPVC Flood Defender Door were also installed.

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Timber Flood Gate installed in its open position

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Timber Flood Gate locked into position, protecting the property from potential flooding.

TIMELINE

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The original gate was identified as a weak point by UK Flood Barriers. A Timber Flood Gate solution was specified.

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Concrete curb stone inserted and backfilled with concrete. The curb stone acts as a threshold and helps seal the gate once closed but also still allows the homeowners to drive over the threshold and not cause any damage.

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Raised curb stone tied into existing driveway to minimise the aesthetic impact on the property.

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Drop down bolts with extensions allow the homeowners operate the gate from both sides.

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ISO 14001:2015

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2008

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