Flood Defence Resources Area

As part of resources area, you have access to all of our flood protection and flood planning guides. These guides are aimed at residential and commercial properties as well as architects and property developers. All of the guides have been either authored by Kevin Williams or co-authored by Mary Bon and Kevin Williams.

Kevin has been in the Flood Prevention, Restoration Industry for over ten years. Mary (RIBA) is a qualified architect with focus on planning in flood effected areas.

You can browse all of guides and download (click the guide image) each of them in PDF format from below:

The Flood Protection Handbook

Who is it for? Residential Property Owners

Buying your home is often the largest investment most of you will make in your lifetimes. So it makes sound economical sense that if you live in a High Flood Risk area or you have been flooded in the past, to install some kind of flood defences to prevent this from happening or reoccurring. Even if you do or do not own your own property it makes economical sense to protect your treasured belongings from water damage.

The guide provides those that have been flooded or are in constant threat of flooding with the following knowledge: 1. Causes and impacts of flooding, 2. Government flood programme’s, 3. What to do before a flood, 4. Flood proofing / prevention strategies, 5. What to do during and after a flood.

Laymans Guide to Flood Risk Planning (PPS25)

Flood Risk PlanningWho is it for? Property Developers and Architects who are working in Flood Risk Areas

This Layman’s Guide should appeal to UK Architects as an ‘aide-memoire,’ to their clients, developers and to all those concerned with the relevance of flood risk. It relates to their development proposals in either inland or coastal locations or to the sale or purchase of their property whether they landowners or individual property owners in England.

This Layman’s Guide relates to the UK Government’s Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk, often referred to as PPS25.

Laymans Guide to EU Directive 2007 / 60 / EC Assessment & Management of Floodrisk

Laymans Guide to European DirectiveWho is it for? Property Developers and Architects who are working in Flood Risk Areas

This Layman’s Guide should appeal to UK Architects and Developers and to all those concerned with the relevance of flood risk. This Layman’s Guide is a summary of the “European Directive 2007 / 60 / EC assessment and management of flood risk” – often referred to as the Flood Risk Directive (FRD).

This Layman’s Guide to the FRD relates to the assessment and management of floodrisk. It was published on 23 October 2007 by The European Parliament and Council of the European Union.

Flood Defence Methods for Commercial and Agricultural UK

Who is it for? Commercial property owners (including Agricultural) who have properties and land in Flood Risk Areas

This guide is a look at traditional and innovative methods and techniques of flood defence in commercial (including agricultural) applications in the UK.

The purpose of this guide is to shed light on the different approaches available for flood defence in commercial (including agricultural) applications available today, to highlight key advantages and disadvantages of both traditional and innovative methods and techniques involved and the influence of sustainability on them all.

Flood defences are visible signs of flood risk management which aims to reduce the impact of flooding to property near the coast or rivers. With more commercial (and agricultural) properties being affected with flooding each year, there is an increased requirement for flood defence systems for them to avoid the cost, trauma and upheaval involved in flood events.

Flood Defence Methods for Residential Properties UK

Flood Defence Methods for Residential Properties UKWho is it for? Residential property owners (including Agricultural) who have properties and land in Flood Risk Areas

This guide is a look at traditional and innovative methods and techniques of flood defence in residential applications in the UK.

The purpose of this guide is to shed light on the different approaches available for flood defence in residential applications available today, to highlight key advantages and disadvantages of both traditional and innovative methods and techniques involved and the influence of sustainability on them all.

Flood defences are visible signs of flood risk management which aims to reduce the impact of flooding to property near the coast or rivers. With more residential properties being affected with flooding each year, there is an increased requirement for flood defence systems for them to avoid the cost, trauma and upheaval involved in flood events.

A Business Continuity Guide For UK Commercial Property Owners

A business continuity guide for UK commercial property ownersWho is it for? Commercial property owners (including Agricultural)

The purpose of this guide is to provide UK commercial property owners (including historic commercial property owners) with a clear overview of ‘who to contact’ and ‘what to do’ during and after a flood not only from the ‘insurance and cost perspective’ and the ‘alteration and repair perspective.’ It also serves to inform landlords, tenants or commercial property buyers of these sorts of properties.

Flooding Experience – A Guide For UK Residential Property Owners

Residential Flood ExperienceWho is it for? Residential property owners

The purpose of this guide is to provide UK residential property owners (including historic residential property owners) with a clear overview of ‘who to contact’ and ‘what to do’ during and after a flood not only from the ‘insurance and cost perspective’ and the ‘alteration and repair perspective.’ It also serves to inform landlords, tenants or residential property buyers of these sorts of properties.