An interactive guide to reducing flood risk

  • Urbanisation and climate change have all contributed to increasing the likelihood and severity of flooding in the UK
  • While the chances of flooding can’t be totally avoided, there are a host of measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of damage
  • This infographic gives tips on the simple measures building owners can take to improve property flood resistance and resilience

The frequency and severity of flooding in the UK has increased significantly over the past decade, with the potential to cause widespread damage and distress.

According to the Environment Agency, one in six properties in the UK is now at risk of flooding. While it may not be possible to completely flood-proof a building, by staying on top of maintenance and adopting some building design changes, it is possible to reduce the damage.

Our interactive guide below demonstrates the primary measures that can be taken to help protect buildings against flood damage.