As one of the leading specialist small consultancies we constantly help home owner and small businesses across the UK with their flooding problems. Been flooded once is bad enough, but to not take steps to reduce it happening again could be far worse. The good news are there are flood grants available. Often insurance companies require evidence that a householder or small business is being pro-active in addressing the flood risk before they will competitively insure the property again. Insurers and the Environment Agency both advise that...read more
Depending on your location it may not be always possible to avoid flood damage, but it is essential to understand the risk and potentially mitigate. The situation regarding flooding is not as black and white as the Environment Agency often presents it. Their maps are limited to only some of the flood risks associated with new or existing developments. The flood maps relate to land rather than specific buildings with specific floor heights. For the public, it is not flooding generally which is of concern. Some flooding is both natural and can...read more
This medieval church had problems with water damage and took the correct step in requesting professional civil/drainage advice.
We visited the site and inspected the damage and to understand why the damage was occuring. It was clear in two locations of the higher side the rill discharge points had become obstructed with excessive silts and vegetation. We climbed the tower to consider the potential of failure of water collection and discharge of the main church roofs.
Many of our clients have experienced some form of flooding. Often they will have experienced considerable damage to their property and contents. Some after making a claim in relation to flood damage on their household insurance, are left uninsured in the future. It is therefore critical that they do anything reasonably possible to reduce their risk of future damage. We would usually always visit site to understand the problem. This is combined with our extensive experience of the various forms of flood damage. Flood damage can take...read more
We have considerable experience in Civil design to support the development of new Churches, Church centre extensions and general external works at Churches and Cathedrals. This can include the design of new roads, footpaths and drainage within Churchyards. Many DAC's consider that getting water away from buildings is one of the key elements in maintaining the historic fabric. Many churchyards, after centuries of use, are now higher than the floor levels inside the church, or slope such that surface run-off is led towards or even...read more