Floods of Winter 20/21 YORK PFR!

The floods of this winter (2020/2021) have already caused flooding to over 1,000 properties across the UK, and many more homes were evacuated. We have seen yet more rainfall records broken, particularly in parts of South Wales, Northamptonshire, Cumbria, and the Scottish Highlands*. Sadly, some of the floods happened over Christmas itself, just as they […]

Property Flood Resilience!

I look on Flood Risk Management as a jigsaw of many pieces, all working together to reduce the impact a flood can have. Having been flooded myself, I make no apologies for always focussing on our homes and businesses and what we can to do reduce our risk and recover more quickly. Being flooded is […]

Surface water flooding

You may have come across the phrase ‘sustainable drainage systems’, also known as ‘SuDS’, but be unsure what it means, and just how important it is as part of the overall flood risk management picture. So here’s a quick explanation, in non-technical language. On Saturday 3rd October, the UK experienced the highest total rainfall for a […]

The Benefits of Recoverable repair!

I have spent the last year or so travelling around the country talking to homeowners and businesses who have suffered the appalling consequence of being flooded. Without exception, each person told me that the recovery process was far worse than the flood itself. I can endorse that fact, having been flooded myself – the disruption […]

SUDS at a home level!

You may have come across the phrase ‘sustainable drainage systems’, also known as ‘SuDS’, but be unsure what it means, and just how important it is as part of the overall flood risk management picture. So here’s a quick explanation, in non-technical language. On Saturday 3rd October, the UK experienced the highest total rainfall for a […]

When a flood occurs, everyone shouts for Sandbags!

As I say, when a flood occurs, everyone shouts for Sandbags. These short videos prove they don’t work and time would be far better spent moving cars, belongings and installing Property Flood Resilience. Sandbags are also heavy, unsustainable and environmentally unfriendly.  (Sand can block drains too, making the potential for floods to be worse the […]