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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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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Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

It is value, rather than cost which is critical when obtaining flood risk assessment advice (FRA). You are essentially employing a civil engineering professional, to use their experience, to produce an independent report. The report should be independent to you, the various Authorities, Insurers or others involved in your existing site, potential purchase, or in relation to your proposed development.   It is often the case that flood risk assessments are requested by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in relation to...

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Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

The Department for Communities and Local Government published the "Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework" in March 2012. This is important, but not the only document relevant to consideration of flood zones 3a and 3b. One of the key elements of discussion is the designation between flood zones 3a and 3b. It is often completely misunderstood by Local Authorities and others involved in the process. Firstly people need to be clear as to what their role is. The Environment Agency (EA) provides...

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Beddington Park Primary School

Beddington Park Primary School

Civil Engineering design services in relation to the the Beddington Park Primary School extension project. Design of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) to support proposal, independent review of a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA). Even for small developments with existing connections to surface water drains, it is important to ensure that and new works do not increase the risk of flooding to others. As schools across the UK are expanding cost effective additional teaching space is required. It is key however that such additional...

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