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Flood Defence


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Property Protection


funding for Great Ayton Residents


Property Protection made simple!


There are a multitude of flood solutions for protecting your property and this can be confusing. In order to simplify this and help you select the right product below is a summary of solutions and their applications.


Revetment is a specialist supplier of flood protection solutions and services covering a wide range of properties and wide-area issues. We work with partners to provide a one-stop-shop flood solution from assessing your flood risk through to the delivery of a solution.


It is important for us to work with a number of different product suppliers because we can then suggest the right products for your property and we are not tied to a single solution that others may try to shoe-horn in inappropriately.


Flood Barriers


These are slot-in or clip-on devices that temporarily give flood protection to doors, windows and air bricks. Some require the fixing of a permanent frame to the wall around the opening whilst others attach to the door frame or expand into the gap. In all cases you should consider BSI Kitemarked products to the PAS1188 standard first as these are the preferred option of your insurance company!


such as Rapidam, Lift-up barriers and pallet barriers would fit into this category. All have their own merits and their use is dependent on the type of flooding and early warning available to you.


Tanking Air Bricks


Most are clip-on covers again with or without permanent frames. It is our experience that like the above door barriers those with permanent frames are much easier to fit. Don’t forget it is likely to be cold, wet and dark when you will be doing this and you don’t want to be searching for lost tools or fiddling with attachments. One cover that stays in place all the time is a Snorkel Vent that simply raises the air brick input above the 900mm threshold; simple and cost effective. Automatic solutions are available from a couple of suppliers but you MUST remember to do your annual maintenance or the first time you discover it doesn’t work is when the waters are arriving.


Off Property Flood Solutions


These are barriers that stand away from your property and can be used to protect gardens, car parks, industrial, commercial and retail parks, as well as larger industrial, medical and educational premises. Flood solutions


Internal tanking refers to the process of waterproofing your internal structure whether this is the ground floor walls and floor or subterranean cellars and basements. Our preferred flood solution is to use a rigid propylene structure that encloses the walls (and floors) and guides the water into channels where it is pumped outside the property. This maintains the structural integrity of the property whilst making it warm and habitable. External Polyprufe™ solutions are available to spray onto the external surfaces of walls but this depends greatly on the type of finish you require on your property. It is more suited to commercial properties. We do not recommend any chemical paint or spray-on solutions as they tend to be rainproof only.


John Alexander


Revetment Flood Protection www.revetment.uk.com Tel: +44 (0)844 8044 046


£456,000 flood defence grant for Property protection


A total of £1.3 million is to be given to 37 communities in England to help 500 households in areas at the highest risk of flooding to install products to protect their property, such as flood barriers, airbrick covers and non-return valves and pumps.


£1.3m extra to help homes in high-risk flood areas financial year.


Local authorities in England will distribute the grants to households at risk of flooding.


Flooding Minister, Richard Benyon said:


More than 100 Cambridgeshire homes at risk of flooding will benefit from Environment Agency grants announced today. A list of successful applicants published today includes a £422,000 scheme for Oakington and Girton to protect 80 homes and a £126,000 scheme for Bin Brook to protect 27 homes.


The new funding follows £2 million allocated earlier in the year to protect 600 households in 30 communities across the country. The new grant also provides a boost for existing works already underway this


“There are a number of steps that homeowners can take to protect their property from flooding such as installing air brick covers, door guards and sealing holes. The Government is today making £1.3 million available to help 500 of the most vulnerable homeowners in the country make these changes and better protect their property from the devastating effects of floods.


“We are better prepared than ever to respond to any major floods and over the next four years we’ll be spending at least £2.1 billion on flood defence and coastal erosion. We’ve also reformed the funding system to allow the number of flood defence schemes to be increased and to give


local people greater choice about what flood protection is needed in their area.”


Environment Agency Chairman, Lord Chris Smith said:


“This latest round of flood grants is yet another step being taken by the Environment


Agency to help communities prepare for flooding


“Flooding can have a devastating effect on people’s homes and possessions. This funding will help people to reduce and, in some cases, prevent any damage caused to their homes and possessions.”


“More people are becoming aware of their flood risk. Everyone should check the Environment Agency’s website to see if their house is in an area at risk of flooding and find out what simple steps they can take to prepare for flooding, such as signing up for the Environment Agency’s free flood warning service.”


The Environment Agency has announced flood defence grants of £456,000 for four areas in Yorkshire.


The money will be used for a total of 107 households at high risk of flooding to protect property using barriers and air brick covers.


Local authorities will distribute the grants to households. £320,000 to protect 75 houses in Darfield, South Yorkshire, which were all damaged by flooding in June 2007. £85,000 for 20 houses in Pickering, North Yorkshire and £51,000 for eight houses in South Milford, North Yorkshire, and four in Eastwood near Callis Bridge, West Yorkshire.


Aidan Kerr, from the Environment Agency, said: "Flooding can have a devastating effect on people's homes and possessions.


"This funding will help people to reduce and, in some cases, prevent any damage caused to their homes and possessions."


As well as carrying out flood protection works, he Environment Agency is also working with Great Ayton Parish Council to fund property protection for residents whose homes are at risk of flooding.


This is the first project of its type where the Environment Agency has given money to a parish council to deliver property protection measures, and it reflects the Environment Agency’s drive to work closer with community groups to deliver flood defences.


To qualify for the funding residents must contribute one third of the cost of the flood defences that will help to protect their homes. Work to protect the first properties is anticipated to begin in early 2012.


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