UK Flood Barriers Limited

Flood Protection Hepscott park and Hayden bridge, Northumberland


Courtesy of UK Flood Barriers Limited

GB Building Solutions Ltd on behalf of
Northumberland County Council

Contract Period:
2 weeks - April 2010

Project Detail:
In April 2005 a burn in Hepscott, near Morpeth broke its banks, leading to frantic efforts by workers from Northumberland County Council to stem the flow of water. In September 2008, the village was affected again by flash flooding and a number of properties were badly flooded.

Northumberland County Council made 13 bids to the Government for funding from The Property Level Flood Protection Grant Scheme, to help homes at high risk of flooding for separate areas in the country. Hepscott and Hayden Bridge were awarded £65,000 by DEFRA to enable a survey to be carried out on the properties at risk and for the installation of the required flood protection systems.

The work involved the installation of Flood Angel™ Airbricks, Backflow valves, the bespoke Flood Defender door barrier and the Floodshield barrier to 11 properties in Hepscott and one property in Hayden Bridge.

In total 16 No Flood Angel™ Flood Defender door barriers, 2 No Floodshields, 5 No Backflow valves, 76 No Airbricks were installed by Pringle Building Services under supervision of UK Flood Barriers Ltd to the delight of residents, GB Building Solutions, the main contractor and their client Northumberland County Council.

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