Flood Ark

Flood Barriers: Only As Good As the Person Installing It

22/10/2015 View of installation and Brancaster beach

Flooding is only going to become more frequent in the coming years and decades. When it comes to protecting your home or business, you want to know that your chosen property level protection is going to be up to the job. In being awarded a Kitemark accreditation, our barriers now offer the reassurance that they are capable of delivering protection far beyond anything we expect to experience here in the UK. 

However, developing an effective flood barrier is only one step in protecting your property. You can have the greatest product in the world, but if it is not installed correctly it may as well not be there at all. For that reason we made the decision many years ago to never use subcontractors to carry out the installation of our flood barriers. 

Instead we have invested in building a team of highly skilled installers who know our product inside out. With thousands of installations behind them, they have gained experience from installing at every type of property imaginable. From installing on uneven ground to ensuring a watertight seal against a variety of building materials, our team have an eye for overcoming the little quirks and irregularities that most subcontractors would miss. It is this attention to detail that could make all the difference. 

Protecting the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club 

Barrier being installed at Royal West Norfolk golf club

This week our installers are out on the road carrying out the latest installation at the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club. The North Norfolk coast is renowned for its picturesque beaches and the views of the Brancaster beach provide a stunning backdrop to the clubs course. However, its proximity to the beach also exposes it to the risks posed by tidal flooding.

In December 2013, a record tidal surge caused considerable damage around the East Anglian coast and the golf club was particularly badly hit. Patric Stuart, Assistant Secretary of the club, explains the sight that greeted him the morning after the flood hit: "The following morning, when the tide had receded, I couldn’t really believe what I was confronted with. There was mess everywhere and it was quite a traumatic day” 

In the immediate aftermath of the flood, we were asked to install seventeen flood barriers on the site to ensure that such damage could not occur again. On Thursday we sent a team of installers back to the club to install an additional barrier, which will offer protection to a workshop on the site.  

If you would like more information about installing flood barriers in your home, please get in touch. You can call us on +44 (0) 1603 879977 or drop us an email to info@floodark.com.