According to a report published by the Environment Agency (Strategic flood risk management
), 2.4 million properties are at risk of flooding from rivers or from the sea and nearly half a million of these are at serious risk. Three million are vulnerable to surface water flooding alone. Overall some 5 million, almost 1 in 6 properties are at risk from flooding.
This technical bulletin examines the advice on the flood resilience of buildings given by BS 85500 and the Planning Practice Guidance for England. The latter takes a comprehensive look at the impacts of flooding and the kind of measures which can be taken to manage the risks and reduce the impacts.
BS 85500 Flood resistant and resilient construction – Guide to improving the flood performance of Buildings gives advice as to the measures that can be taking to improve the flood resilience of a building. A key issue for flood resilient building is the ability of insulation to recover from the effects of immersion in water and to return to the expected level of thermal performance as soon as possible after the water has subsided.
This Technical Bulletin examines current guidance for improving the flood resilience of our buildings and details the recommendations for insulation. It covers:
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- The flooding risk
- Flood resistance and flood resilience
- BS 85500 Flood resistant and resilient construction – Guide to improving the flood performance of Buildings
- Confirmation that Kingspan Kooltherm, Therma and Styrozone ranges fall into the recommended category of closed-cell insulation