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Homeowners guide to flood resilience

Source(s):  RAB Consultants, Ltd.

A living document:

This guide, which is written especially with the UK home owner in mind, hopes to reduce the worry about what flood protection products to use, and illustrates the variety of ways a home can be protected, how difficult the product is to fit and when it is appropriate to use them. It asserts that often the case when the flood water is too high that it is better to let the floodwater in and adapt your home to reduce the devastation the floodwater can have, so there is a section on this too, using case studies from people who have been flooded but have now taken moves to make their homes resilient to flooding.

The guide is organized around key questions and information addressing home flood resilience in the UK: (i.) Why should I think about flood risk? (ii.) What is the risk to houses from flooding? (iii.) How do I find out if my home is at risk from flooding? (iv.) Should I consider protecting my home from flooding? (v.) How best to protect myself, my family and my home from flooding? (vi.) Where can I find help? (vii.) The flood protection product information tables; (viii.) Permanent resistance: Prevent water entering doors/windows; Prevent water penetrating walls; Prevent water entering service pipes (ix.) Temporary resistance: Prevent water entering doors/windows; Prevent water penetrating walls; Prevent water entering service pipes; Flood warning devices; (x.) Resilience: Limit water damage; Remove vulnerable items from flood risk; Expel water; (xii.) Case studies; (xii.) Directory of flood protection product manufacturers and suppliers; (xiii.) Useful links and references.

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  • Homeowners guide to flood resilience
  • Publication date 2013
  • Author(s) Dhonau, Mary; Wilson, Gavin; McHugh, Andrew; Burton, Russell
  • Number of pages 53 p.

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