Floodtite Systems Ltd was established in 2003 under the name Aquatite Systems Ltd, with flood protection products developed by our own engineers. Since that time our products have undergone extensive development and testing, resulting in the range of flood defence products we have today. The company has earned a reputation for developing specialist solutions in the field of home flood protection and our current products are listed by the National Flood Forum (NFF – Blue Pages) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Flood Protection Association (FPA). Our products are sold all over the UK retailing through a number of outlets including some of the major DIY stores.
Our Door Panels and Airbrick Cover have achieved BSI Kitemark Certification after rigorous testing to check that there is no discernable leakage. The process involved a static leakage test, a wave leakage test and a current leakage test, all repeated three times, with the products being installed by personnel with no such previous experience.
Having your home flooded is an appalling experience, but the distress and disruption can be limited if you are prepared with anti flood equipment.
One of the priorities for such preparation, as recommended by the Environment Agency and the National Flood Forum, is to have flood protection products such as Airbrick Covers and Flood Barriers available if they are appropriate to your property.
This is where Floodtite can help protect your home against flooding. As specialists in the field of residential flood protection we have designed and developed Kitemarked flood barriers which will help safeguard your home in the event of sudden localised flash flooding or a river breaking its banks during a sustained storm.
But of course these flood protection products can only be effective if you have acquired them BEFORE the flood.
Our products are available all over the UK through a number of retail outlets and from some very well known DIY stores.
Floodtite Door Panels and Airbrick Covers have been awarded the Kitemark certification PAS 1188-1:2009 Flood Protection Products for Building Apertures, Licensee Number KM 562762. (There is no Kitemark specification for the Toilet Panseal.)
Independent testing by the British Standards Institution (BSI) - the world's most respected standards body - to achieve Kitemark Certification is Floodtite Systems' commitment towards maintaining the highest possible standards.
It is your assurance that our factory systems are systematically assessed and sample products are regularly subjected to rigorous, independent testing to ensure that they comply with stringent standards for safety, performance and reliability.
Are you in a Flood Risk area? Don't ignore it!
Around 5 million people in England and Wales live in a flood risk area. Flooding can seriously damage your home. The 2007 floods affected some 57,000 properties. Some of these owners couldn’t move back into their home for a year.
Why prepare your property for flood protection?
“The reality of having your home flooded is difficult to understand unless you have been through the experience – you can face months away from home while it is restored. A flood can also mean the prospect of throwing away the downstairs contents of your home and an immense amount of disruption to normal family life. The emotional impact can be equally devastating. Coping with the unfamiliar tasks of sorting out the restoration of your home whilst living in temporary accommodation, plus worrying about the possible impact on house prices and the risk of future flooding all add to the stress of the situation. Having your home flooded is an appalling experience, but the distress and disruption can be limited if you are prepared. Having a plan can help – knowing who is going to do what and where to turn for help can really calm the crisis.”
Protect your home insurance from flood related claims
In areas where the likelihood of flooding is significant, where no improvements in permanent defences are planned or feasible and the annual chance of flooding is more than 1.3% (1 in 75), insurers will not guarantee to provide cover in all cases. Full cover may be possible, or premiums lowered, if flood protection products are installed. This may include, for example, temporary barriers which are deployed prior to flooding, or measures that homeowners can take to reduce damage like removable household flood products which homeowners can buy and fit themselves to protect their property or construction materials which reduce damage if the house is flooded.