WIT Press


TOWARDS COMPLETE PROPERTY-LEVEL FLOOD PROTECTION OF DOMESTIC BUILDINGS IN THE UK

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FRIAR180031

Volume

184

Pages

12

Page Range

27 - 38

Published

2018

Size

378 kb

Author(s)

DAVID W. BEDDOES, COLIN A. BOOTH, JESSICA E. LAMOND

Abstract

Property flood resilience (PFR) is an important aspect within an integrated approach to flood risk reduction. In the UK this has resulted in a plethora of products and recommended measures to minimise the ingress of water to the millions of properties at risk that are of traditional domestic masonry construction and limit property damage. The study considers the need for innovation to improve the take up of measures in the UK and demonstrates an innovative suite of measures that can be implemented to minimise and manage floodwater ingress of domestic buildings at various floodwater depths. The measures are shown to have advantages that potentially increase the number of properties at risk that can adopt such systems of risk reduction.

Keywords

innovation, product design, flooding, homeowners