15 May 2018
Since the BRE’s success at building a flood resilient house, the flood resilience industry has witnessed rapid growth over the last 12 months.
The BRE’s Flood Resilient Home was commenced following the “Bonfield Report” or The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan – a plan to enable better uptake of resilience measures for properties at high flood risk.
In 2015/16 the UK experienced the highest rainfall on-record over a single day, building on sustained rainfall over a period of weeks, leading to the highest river flow levels ever recorded.
This resulted in a huge impact upon people, homes and businesses, with over 17,000 properties flooded and the cost of the damage caused expected to reach £1.3bn.
The Insurance industry has been closely monitoring the progress of flood resilience with The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) publishing a new report outlining what the Government needs to do to help create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.
The BRE flood resilient home has been flooded 5 times in the last 12 months and has proven its quick recovery time. Incorporating this approach to flood resilience will see thousands benefit.
Structural waterproofing experts, such as Delta Membrane Systems Limited’s knowledge-based experience is invaluable in bringing tried and tested materials and approaches into flood resilience measures.
Flood resilience is a developing science and 'Joined up Thinking' will lead to better solutions and better outomes for everyone.
Delta Membrane Systems Limited have been an active member of member of the PCA Flood Resilience Group and have cemented their knowledge in flood resilience by joining Mary Dhouau on the Cumbria Resilience Showcase Project.
Delta’s Technical Team’s meticulous approach to flood recoverability incorporating structural waterproofing solutions, has seen projects meet insurance industry standards (meaning home and businessowners will be able to insure previously uninsurable properties).
Delta Membrane Systems were awarded the PCA Best Practice Award 2017 for their “Innovation” in flood resilience, were awarded a ASUC award for “Innovation and Sustainability” and were named as finalists four times in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2018 and the Ground Engineering Awards 2018 meaning that all sectors are aware of changes and that these changes need to be