Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved.
With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being flooded has been a major cause of concern for both householders and business owners all around the country. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced an article showing that while the 2013/14 flooding resulted in … Continue reading “Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK”
In 2015, Defra brought together key business interests in a ‘Roundtable’ and challenged to bring about significant change in flood resilience. This resulted in the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, which sets a path for addressing the major barriers to people being able to better prepare their homes and businesses for future floods. The Roundtable, … Continue reading “Flood resilience standards, certification and skills – have your say”
The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a result. The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by … Continue reading “The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan”
The British Standards Institution (BSI) are currently undertaking a public consultation exercise to gather feedback on the draft of the newly formed British Standard (BS) 851188 standard. This is expected to replace the existing Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1188 standards for flood resistance products. This existing PAS standard is broken down into four separate parts: … Continue reading “Consultation now live for new flood products standard”
I knew I was interested in working in the environmental sector since the end of my time at school, however my decision for this was confirmed while at sixth form. It was an area I felt had some of the greatest threats of the 21st century posed against it with the impact of climate change, … Continue reading “My Construction Role Model: The teacher that inspired me”
Sadly, its has not taken long for flooding to return to the UK. Following the winter of 2013/14, which saw saw some of the worst floods in living memory in different parts of the country, already the winter of 2015/16 looks set to break the records. It has certainly not started well, with possibly the … Continue reading “Further flooding shows importance of BRE Trust Flood Resilient Repair Project”