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UKFB - Main Contractor Appointment ‘First’

This week CEO Frank Kelly and his team have been awarded a contract to protect a vulnerable underpass close the River Dee in Aberdeen with bespoke designed swing hinge flood gates.

UK Flood Barriers -10 Years of ‘firsts’ that have shaped the flood defence sector

From its base in Worcestershire, UKFB has revolutionised the domestic flood defence market and become an established specialist flood partner for main contractors both at home and abroad. Quite an achievement for a company that’s only been around for 10 years.

Summer Project Round up

That time of year is upon us again, with a chill in the air and nights beginning to draw in, we take a look back at our extensive list of projects completed this summer.

We’re going to need a bigger boat….or flood defences

The truth is, natural disasters are taking place five times as often as they were 40 years ago due to the increasing effects of climate change.

9 Year Anniversary of UK Flood Barriers

This year marks 9 years since UK Flood Barriers was established, which coincided with the summer floods of 2007, when torrential downpours caused widespread flooding throughout the country.

Contracting

As the UK’s leading flood contractor, UK Flood Barriers works with a range of clients delivering PLP schemes incorporating anything from one to 500 properties.

Clients

As market leading experts, UK Flood Barriers has extensive experience working with a portfolio of major clients on a variety of projects and schemes. We understand a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply doesn’t work and that flexibility is paramount. Project management services are therefore tailored to suit the individual requirements of the client – be it the Environment Agency or a major UK or

Property Level Protection

Property level protection case studies, project

Commercial & Infrastructure

As one of the UK’s leading flood contractors, we have extensive experience in delivering major contracts to protect businesses, infrastructure and communities nationwide. Working in partnership with many of the UK’s leading building contractors, we are recognised as the ‘go to’ flood experts who ensure innovation, professionalism and quality workmanship in brought to every project.

Property Level Protection

Property Level Protection, or PLP as it is often called, refers to inter-dependent product-based measures that can be taken to mitigate flood risk to a residential property.

Contracting

Working in partnership with our sister company, specialist flood consultancy UKFB International, we deliver high profile flood mitigation contracts for a wide range of private sector clients including leading players in the utilities and transport sectors as well as community contracts for local authorities and the Environment Agency.

Homeowners

UK Flood Barriers has successfully surveyed and installed flood mitigation to over 5000 homes comprising almost 100 property level protection schemes in the UK. As the ‘flood experts’, UK Flood Barriers work in partnership with local authorities and the Environment Agency to manage survey through to installation and maintenance always ensuring the needs of the homeowner are considered.

PLP Product Solutions

See our image of a ‘typical’ house highlighting areas of potential water ingress into a property and the types of flood defence products UK Flood Barriers can install to minimise the risk of flood damage.

Recently Flooded?

We have extensive experience helping homeowners protect their property from flood risk with Government grant funding. Get in touch.

Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier FAQ’s

The Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier is one of our most popular door defence products. Manufactured bespoke and requiring trained professional survey and installation, this key product often generates similar queries from our customers.

Don’t Leave Your Flood Protection Unprotected

Like any product which forms part of a building, be it your washing machine or even the roof of your property, these all require a certain degree of maintenance.

UK should recognise the value of passive flood defence, says UK Flood Barriers CEO Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers, has written an opinion piece for Infrastructure Intelligence highlighting the importance of passive flood defence.

VIDEO: How Flood Angel® Products Work

With an extensive product range, using different methods to mitigate against flooding, we needed a simple way to show the working dynamics of each product.

Project of the month - Flood Angel® range provides flood mitigation solutions for Natural Resources

This month, our installation teams have been in Wales, installing a range of flood mitigation solutions to ten properties in the small town of Llanddowror.

Flood RE – A new way forward for flood insurance?

After an extended and lengthy negotiation period the Government finally announced on Thursday the new flood insurance agreement - Flood Re.

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Tenbury Wells is a small town in Worcestershire that lies on the south bank of the River Teme.

R&D Centre for Scientific Excellence, Hull

UKFB installed a OMO Flood Gate to protect the new Reckitt Benckiser R&D Centre for Scientific Excellence in Hull

Sources of flooding – taking a closer look

A response we can often hear from those we meet who discover what we do, is that they have no need for our products - because they live on a hill.

Protecting your business over the Christmas break

At a time when most businesses close for the festive break we are asking business owners to consider what actions they have taken to protect their assets from potential flooding this Christmas.

UK Flood Barriers profile our extensive work in 2013

Our now improved and extensive case study library gives a unique insight into the range of different flood mitigation projects we have carried out around the UK.

UKFB’s Newly Refurbished Test Tank Facility

UK Flood Barriers’ Test Tank facility, which was initially built in 2009, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment which is now complete.

Home

Since being established in 2007, UK Flood Barriers has grown to become the UK’s leading specialist flood contractors, project managing multiple high profile contracts across domestic property schemes for both public and private sector organisations at any one time. Working closely with end clients, such as the Environment Agency and local authorities as well as main scheme contractors, we provid

Home

Since being established in 2007, UK Flood Barriers has grown to become the UK’s leading specialist flood contractors, project managing multiple high profile contracts across domestic property schemes for both public and private sector organisations at any one time.

Are your facilities prepared for floods?

Last year was the UK’s second wettest since records began, affecting almost 8,000 thousand homes and businesses.

Trewerry Mill, Cornwall

Trewerry Mill is a Grade II listed holiday cottage based in St Newlyn East, Cornwall. Positioned between a brook and a wooded, tranquil valley, Trewerry Mill is a popular holiday destination booked out for most of the year.

'The flood defences you installed have had their first major test - and they performed beautifully'

We’ve received some excellent feedback from a customer in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, who had flood mitigation measures installed by us three years ago, and was delighted that the Sump & Pump protected her property from flooding through the cellar.

UK Flood Barriers at Flood & Coast 2017

For the second year running, UK Flood Barriers was pleased to exhibit at Flood & Coast 2017.

Follow up… UKFB Helping Flood Victim Protect Home

Back in January, UK Flood Barriers helped Todmorden resident Kathleen Simpson with flood protection measures for her home after she had been flooded 3 times in 3 and a half years.

Cornwall - Repair & Renew Grant Scheme

Following the release of the Repair & Renew Grant early this year, a scheme is underway across Cornwall involving 35 properties.

UK Flood Barriers exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2017

For the 2nd year running, UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be joining a full line up of flood and coastal erosion exhibitors at Flood & Coast in March.

Increased flood risk this Winter – has this crossed your mind?

By November last year the average rainfall for 2012 had been 1,202mm, placing it 13th in the list of wettest years.

UK Flood Barriers is pleased to be featured in Build Magazine as Flood Defence Firm of the Year

The feature, titled ‘UK Flood Barriers: Flooding the Market’ focuses on how the company has become what it is today, and what it is looking to achieve in the future.

Is your property prepared for the ‘Great British Weather?’

If the last decade has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected where the weather is concerned over the last 10 years.

Chew Magna, North East Somerset

The village of Chew Magna, to the south of Bristol, has suffered eight flood events within the last 40 years.

Gas safety if your home is at risk of flooding

The UK has seen some terrible flooding in recent years, including last winter when 16,000 houses were flooded during the wettest December in a century.

UKFB Passive Flood Defence System - tested & proven flood protection in earthquake situations

UKFB are working with EDF in France as part of a six-year protection project totalling 10 billion euros to protect its nuclear facilities.

You can protect your property from flood! Watch the video

Flooding can happen at any time of the year but rest assured there are solutions available to protect your property.

UKFB Helping Flood Victim Protect Home

UKFB are helping a lady who has been flooded 3 times in 3 and a half years

Flood Angel Awarded 5 Years of Excellence from BSI

Flood Angel, the UK’s leading manufacturer of Kitemark certified flood mitigation, was presented a ‘5 Years of Excellence’ Certificate from BSI this afternoon.

South Gosforth, Newcastle

The summer of 2012 proved to be the wettest summer in 100 years across most parts of the UK, but in particular Newcastle.

Ripon Racecourse

Ripon Race Course in Boroughbride, Yorkshire, has been home to some of thRipon Racecourse underwater during September 2012e most exciting races of the country for over 300 years.

Parents Paradise, Watford

A popular soft play centre in Watford, Hertfordshire was forced to close last year following a period of heavy rain that resulted in flooding.

Did you know… the Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier has 6 different fixing systems?

Through years of experience surveying and installing Flood Angel® products across the UK, UKFB have learnt that a “one size fits all” approach is far from reality.

UKFB STAFF BLOG: “My Year In Industry at UKFB” Junior Designer, Charlie Parke looks back on his plac

In September 2012, UKFB welcomed Charlie Parke to the team as part of his BA in Product Design at the University of Nottingham.

West Wickham

Following a history of flash floods over a number of years, Thames Water decided to implement a series of flood alleviation measures to protect the pumping station.

UKFB End of Year Review

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, the UK Flood Barriers team wanted to use the opportunity to update you on some of the key highlights that have made 2015/16 the company’s most successful ever.

Counting the cost of flood…

After experiencing relatively low levels of flooding this winter, it would be easy to dismiss the devastation of last year’s floods as a one off event but the reality is very different. Currently, around 5.3 million homes in the UK are at risk of flooding and the average annual cost to the economy is over £1.4 billion.

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