We received a beautifully written email testimonial from a couple in Warwickshire that they were happy for us to share online, on the condition that we respected their desire for anonymity. They suggested that we could refer to them with the descriptive term ‘riparian owners’. We must admit that we had to look up the definition of ‘riparian’ – which means ‘situated on the banks of a river’.
Why We Chose Flood Ark
We decided to buy a house in a beautiful location next to a river. Although the house has never flooded as far as we know, we are aware of the unpredictability of nature, and the fact that the beauty of living near open water comes with the risk of flooding that may be totally out of our control.
Freak conditions or unusual events happening elsewhere could alter water conditions in our immediate vicinity and, whilst fully insured in case the worst happened, we decided to have our own extra 'insurance' by way of a removable flood defence system that we could install should the need arise.
After doing our research and having site visits with the various suppliers we decided to use Flood Ark. Not only was their product the only one with a Kitemark, but the actual product looked pleasant when installed and seemed simple to use. A key feature prior to purchase was that the individual boards were not too heavy and the tightening mechanism was a simple turn so that there was no doubt that the seals were engaged correctly.
We can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions we made after buying our home on the Avon! When going on holiday for a week shortly after installation we decided to do a 'dry run' – in the drizzle! This went very smoothly - both fitting and removing and storing the system. This totally reassured us that should the need arise, we could easily give our home this extra protection and minimise the risk of having the upset and disruption of flood damage and a big insurance claim in future.
One thing that we did not know beforehand was that the whole team at Flood Ark would be such a joy to deal with and so pleasant to have at our home during the installation. From start to finish the process was handled with total efficiency and professionalism. We cannot recommend Flood Ark highly enough.
Flood Ark flood barriers provide proven property level protection to buildings. If you would like to know more about our barriers, please don't hesitate to contact our facility on 01603 879977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.