Local Authorities

Floodguards has been instrumental in helping DEFRA, the Environment Agency and Local Authorities to provide property level protection to homes at risk of flooding throughout the UK. We can offer a tailored service to meet the exact specifications of the commissioning Local Authority or Housing Association. We offer unrivalled levels of support and knowledge when it comes to designing and implementing schemes to cover large numbers of properties, as well as offering a unique service to individual properties. Fundamentally, we are able to cater for and cope with large scale single supplier contracts as well as home owner choice delivery methods.

Floodguards can carry out property level flood mitigation surveys which initially identify the risks of flooding to a property, and then this report forms the basis for being able to strategically analyse the most appropriate form of flood protection method required to help better protect the property from the initial source of flooding.

Over the last few years we have helped multiple Local Authorities to protect properties in their respective geographic areas via the DEFRA Property Level Resistance and Resilience Scheme. In addition, Defra has also committed a sizeable budget for schemes throughout the 2011/12 financial year as well, with programmes for flood protection products being funded across the country. We can help Local Authorities to plan and implement strategy for any size scheme they would like to carry out.

Floodguards track record over the past 10 years shows we have the ability and experience to deliver projects on time and to suit budgetary restraints. Combine this to our very high levels of customer satisfaction and we believe that Floodguards would be an ideal partner to deliver any Local Authority Property Level protection scheme.

Our spectrum of products and services has evolved over the years and we can now offer virtually any form of flood protection, ranging from:

  • Flood restoration
  • Bund walls around a property
  • The raising of thresholds
  • The construction of storm porches
  • Peripheral walls/fencing
  • Flood resistant gates
  • Outside wall renders and facings, including veneer walling
  • Non-return valves in waste pipes and outlets i.e 40mm and 110mm
  • Products needing deployment such as free-standing barriers
  • BSI certified approved range of flood guards to cater for any size doorway
  • Airbrick covers and smart air bricks
  • Water-resistant external doors – flood doors
  • Pump-&-sump systems to extract floodwater
  • Sealing of floors (known as “tanking”)
  • The use of concrete to fill under-floor voids or delay flooding from the ground
  • Resilience methodology for the resinstatement of the property, including
  • Raising electrical sockets, TV points etc
  • Flood resilient kitchens (plastic, stainless steel, free standing removable units)
  • The raising of white goods, kitchen units or other vulnerable items
  • Changes to internal walls to speed recovery after a flood (e.g. different rendering; dry-lining;
  • Flood resilient skirting
  • Internal doors that can easily be moved to safety during a flood.

Below is a list of some of the District, Borough and Metropolitan Borough councils who Floodguards has worked with over the years:

  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Arun District Council
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Carlisle County Council
  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Durham City Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Hereford County Council
  • Kirklees District Council - Huddersfield
  • Leeds City Council l
  • Lewes District Council - Lewes
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Malvern Hills District Council –
  • Moray Council
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • Somerset County Council -
  • South Gloucester Council
  • Uttlesford District Council
  • Warrington Borough Council
  • Waverly Borough Council - Godalming
  • Wealden District Council
  • West Oxfordshire District Council, Witney
  • West Oxfordshire District Council, Bampton
  • West Oxfordshire District Council, Asthall
  • Wokingham Borough Council - Winnersh

Floodguards has also worked with Moray Council in Elgin to help better protect 250 properties with our flood guard product, which is the biggest number of properties awarded to a single contractor in the UK.

In addition, Floodguards has also delivered multiple schemes for Housing Associations across the country including a very recent one for Grampian Housing in Huntley, north Scotland. This included the protection of 35 properties with flood guards, NRVs, water sealant, smart air bricks, traditional air brick covers etc, which helps to demonstrate our ability to deliver schemes of any size, anywhere in the UK!

Other Housing Associations we have worked with include:

  • Gampian Community Housing Trust
  • Southern Housing Association
  • Cheviot Housing Association
  • Granta Housing Society
  • Lambeth Self Help Housing Association
  • Waterton and Elgin Community Housing Association
  • Sixton Housing Assocation
  • Shettlestone Housing Assocation

If you have a flood protection scheme planned for your area then please do not hesitate to contact us for help and assistance.