Flood Control International's glass flood barriers were featured in a BBC piece in Sidmouth. A test panel of engineered flood glass design to withstand impact loads during storm events was installed at the seafront in Sidmouth as a trial against the coastal shingle thrown up by waves. The next few months will see if the glass is adopted for the entire coastal defence scheme.
This trial, in partnership with the Environment Agency and local government, is set up to see if investment in a significant glass floodwall project would be suitable for the exposed location.
Flood Control International’s design of the marine grade stainless steel framing and the glass itself is ideally suited to seafront locations.
Flood Control International recently supplied four drop-down flood barriers to British Telecom’s exchange building in Londonderry. The flood barriers usually reside above the opening and are driven downwards when a water switch is triggered. There is full protection for obstructions, and the flood barriers can be operated by switch or manually as well if required. These flood barriers are often supplied as chemical containment barriers but are just as effective keeping floodwater out, as chemicals in.
Flood Control International recently installed and tested a 7m wide 1.5m high Self Closing Flood Barrier for Crossrail’s new Bond Street Underground Station. The flood barrier floats up into place with advancing floodwaters to protect the station, with no human intervention required. To undertake the full height water test Flood Control International installed a demountable flood barrier to the wet side to fill up to full flood height.