Our Flood Mitigation Survey and accompanying reports are undertaken in line with the latest CIRIA Code of practice for property resilience (C790). Recommended solutions will cover both flood resistance and resilience approaches where deemed feasible. This includes analysis of both present day and future flood risk, based upon the latest Climate Change predictions. Climate Change will lead to wetter weather all year round, meaning that the probability of experiencing flooding will generally increase in future.
What is flood resistance?
Flood resistance looks to stop internal flooding of a property through the addition of specific mitigation measures onto outer walls, doorways, and other potential water entry points.
What is flood resilience?
Flood resilience looks to minimise internal damage and disruption to the inside of a property, where flood water entry cannot be fully managed or stopped. The use of water-resistant building materials, moving valuables and utilities higher and having a flood plan are just some of the measures that can lead to minimising the potential disruption that flood water can cause.
What is a flood plan?
A flood plan outlines all measures that need to be taken prior to flooding, which would lead to the minimisation of the damage and disruption that would be caused by flood water.
Property flood history
The Flood History of a property may have been recorded in various ways through local records or council databases. Ashfield uses latest Environment Agency Flood History records, as well as our own UK wide local scale Flood History Database. This will give you the best indication of whether your property has previously experienced any flooding from Rivers, Sea, Surface Water, Reservoirs or Groundwater.