- Flood Resilience/Restoration
- Triproof Cream
- Triproof AQ
- Flood barriers and check valves
- Specification data packs and case studies
- Useful links
Over 2.5 million properties in England and Wales are already at risk from flooding from rivers and the sea. The Environment Agency confirms that changes in our climate, such as more severe storms and wetter winters, will increase that risk.
The comprehensive Pitt Review was produced following severe following in the UK during 2007 when 55,000 properties were affected and insurance companies were expected to pay out £3 billion. The review contained 92 recommendations including:
- Building regulations should be revised to ensure that all new or refurbished buildings in high flood-risk areas are flood resistant or resilient
- All local authorities should extend eligibility for home improvement grants and loans to include flood resistance and resilience products for properties in high flood-risk areas
- Local authorities, in discharging their responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to promote business continuity, should encourage the take-up of property flood resistance and resilience by businesses
To help property owners, architects and specialist contractors specify the most appropriate flood resilience and remediation measures for properties, Triton has produced, in conjunction with Watertight International, three separate specification data packs which can be downloaded below. For further support and advice please contact Triton’s technical team direct on 01322 318830.
- Improves thermal performance of walls
- Provides flood resilience
- Suitable for use on concrete, brick and stone walls
New Triproof Cream is an odourless water repellent treatment that improves the thermal performance of masonry walls and provides an easy to apply flood resilience measure. After application by roller or brush on to clean dry walls, Triproof Cream allows walls to breathe whilst protecting them from further damp penetration. It can be used as a flood resilience measure for new and existing properties in flood risk areas.
Triproof Cream will improve the thermal performance of walls, by preventing the absorption of water that reduces the insulation properties of porous materials such as brick, concrete and mortar.
When first applied Triproof Cream appears white but within 24 – 48 hours the wall will revert to its original appearance. Triproof Cream penetrates deeply into the wall and will provide protection from light rain within two hours of application. However, due to its penetrating nature it can take up to two months before its full beading effect is noticeable.
Triproof Cream is UV resistant and has a life expectancy of between 20 – 30 years.
Triproof Cream is supplied in 5 litre tubs.
Triproof AQ is a highly effective water repellent based on a blend of Silane, Siloxane and Silicone resins. Triproof AQ is suitable for use over masonry, brickwork, concrete and renders. Superior performance is obtained on alkaline surfaces such as new renders and concrete.
Triproof AQ is available in concentrate form in 2.5 litre containers.
Specification data packs and case studies
The following are outline general guidance specifications. They can and should be tailored to individual properties and projects before carrying out flood resilience/remediation works.
1. post flood remediation and resilience -
This data pack is intended as a general guidance document for remediation works after flooding to properties. It gives guidance on initial post flood remediation and offers a suitable reinstatement programme to minimise the time delay before reoccupation an use of the property following a flooding episode.
Also highlighted in this specification is reference to improving the flood resilience at the property at the same time as carrying out the reinstatement works.
Post Flood Remediation and Resilience PDF Pack
2. Flood Resilience in existing buildings
This data pack relates to measures required to improve the flood resilience of existing properties within areas deemed at risk from flooding. The outline specification set out is for the minimum measures required where properties are in areas at risk of flooding.
Triton Flood Resilience - Existing Build PDF Pack
3. Flood Resilience in new buildings
This outline specification relates to measures required to improv the flood resilience of new build properties within areas at risk of flooding. It should be noted that each property or design of properties will vary according to the house builder or developer and it is advised that specific detailing may be required to each project based on the details enclosed within this outline specification. A full assessment of the site and its risk of flooding should be taken prior to designing and building of new properties, along with further guidance from relevant agencies and documents such as CIRIA C624 - Development and flood risk - Guidance for the construction industry.
Triton Flood Resilience - New Build PDF Pack
The Pitt Review - Learning lessons from the 2007 floods
The Pitt Review Forward and
Flooding in England, a national assessment of flood risks (Environment Agency)
Flooding in England
Technical Drawings - Flood Resilience
Please refer to Technical Drawing (Flood Resilience) section of this website for detail drawings of Wall/Floor construction - Typical Sections, Service Penetrations - masonry and Concrete and Render External Walls (Typical Sections)
CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association)
‘Standards for the repair of buildings following flooding’ (Document ref C623) and ‘Development and flood risk - guidance for the construction industry’ (Document ref (C624) can both be purchased from the CIRIA website.
PCA Code of Practice
Guidance for the Service and Maintenance of Drained Cavity Waterproofing systems (Type C)
Code of practice for the recovery of flood damaged buildings
or visit their website for further information.
Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)
The SUDS manual, published by CIRIA provides best practice guidance on the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems to facilitate their effective implementation within developments. The full manual is available for purchase from the CIRIA website.
SUDS Best Practice Manual
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The use of green roofs within new and existing developments reduces rain water run off and the initial demand to rains and services through the water retention achieved. Visit our Green Roof pages for further information and case studies about Triton systems used in green roof construction.
Association of British Insurers www.abi.org.uk
National Flood Forum
The National Flood Forum has published the following document which can be downloaded here:
What you can do to protect your home in the future
or visit their website for further information.
A Guide to Flood Resilient Repairs
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