Flood risk check – Can I check my flood risk for FREE?

Flood risk check – Can I check my flood risk for FREE?

Is it possible to obtain a flood risk check for free? Flood risk checks are not provided in the UK for free. According to the Association of British Insurers most flooding does not occur at locations identified on the Environment Agency mapping. The reason is that flood damage and risk is usually a combination of complex site specific circumstances along with unique hydrological conditions. First of all, the EA maps show the risk of land flooding – not buildings and that is usually fundamental. In addition, relevant factors...

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Critical Drainage Area reviews

Critical Drainage Area reviews

Critical drainage areas can cover wide areas within both rural and urban environments: villages towns (such this example from Barnstaple in North Nevon) cities (for example London has many including much of Chelsea) They are where man made drainage infrastrure has been identified as at critical risk of failure, resulting in flooding. Such areas can be completely different or similar, to the areas identified by the Environment Agency as at risk of natural watercourse, river and sea flooding.   So how is a Critical Drainage Area...

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Flood Risk Assessment Company (FRA) – independent

Flood Risk Assessment Company  (FRA) – independent

We provide site specific professional Flood Risk Assessments to accompany planning applications for small domestic residential projects and larger commercial developments. We help advise clients right across the UK, from Newcastle to Dover We also provide flood risk assessments in relation to existing sites which have flooded, or where a client wishes to understand the risk and mitigation better. Our Director Stephen Gibson has 20 years experience. He personally writes all reports and often visits to discuss proposals and...

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Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

When Abingdon Tennis Club started planning to extend and improve its facilities for the use of the local community, the risk of flooding was rightly flagged up by the Council and local residents. The Club turned to Wilsham Consulting, as a local specialist in sustainable civil engineering design to review and advise on the flooding issues. Some residents were concerned that the works could make the existing flooding worse, a genuine concern in relation to many similar multi use games area (MUGA) developments.   In the past...

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Celebrations as community pub in South Hinksey reopens following professional flood review

Celebrations as community pub in South Hinksey reopens following professional flood review

Obtaining professional flood risk advice is an important consideration for all developments. The role of an experienced civil engineer in reviewing and advising on flood risk measures is necessary to protect potential occupiers. The Environment Agency is correct to reject the cheap mass / computer generated flood risk reports which are available from many of the major UK engineering consultants.However flood risk is often not the only, or even the most relevant planning consideration. There are many different types of risks and modes of flood...

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Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

All new social housing schemes in England must have a Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) rating. While many local authorities in England are requiring the Code for Sustainable Homes to be met as a condition of the planning for private housing schemes. We assist Clients, Architects and others involved in projects to identify or design sustainable drainage and flood risk mitigation works and advise on compliance and performance against the categories Sur 1 (Surface Water Run-off) and Sur 2 (Flood Risk). The Code for Sustainable Homes...

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