Trade Body Launches White Paper on Flood Risk, Resilience and Resistance
National trade body The Property Care Association has launched a timely White Paper, offering a detailed look at flooding issues in the UK.
Available for free download at www.property-
Topics covered include understanding flood risks, consideration of buildings and evaluation techniques.
An industry expert in flood remediation, the PCA has a dedicated Flood Remediation Group and recently produced a Code of Practice on the recovery of water damaged buildings.
Steve Hodgson, general manager of the PCA, said: “When we initially considered this White Paper article, we were in the midst of a drought and flooding was probably far from the minds of most people.
“Fast forward just a few weeks and we have just experienced the wettest April on record, and June is already looking a wash out, with devastating effect on properties across the UK.
“With this in mind, taking responsibility for the protection of buildings and their contents from flooding is becoming increasingly important to those ‘at risk’ homeowners.
“Insurance premiums for buildings at risk continue to rise. When the guarantees issued by insurance companies, which state that all domestic homes in the UK have access to insurance cover for flooding, come to an end in 2013, it may no longer be possible for some to get flood risk insurance.
“If we understand this then we can start to see why it is so important to promote and develop the idea of property level flood resilience to homeowners, landlords, and the owners of commercial and public buildings.”
Noted for its technical and training expertise, the PCA represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation, invasive weed control and structural repair sectors. It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in existence for more than 80 years.
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