Flood Facts. Why would one protect his property against flood?
According to the UK Climate Projections briefing report (2010), it is likely that with climate change, flood risk in the UK is going to increase in the future.
Around 5.2 million properties in England & Wales are at risk of flooding, with 2.4 million having a high chance of flooding, therefore these properties have at least a 1 in 75 chance of flooding in any given year.
Defra found the costs of applying resistance measures, such as waterproof doors, windows and airbricks, can range between £3,000 and £10,000 for a whole house, which can be cost prohibitive for many.
The cost of damage to property as a result of a flood can be far greater than the preventative measures outlined. According to Defra, repairing a house after a flood can cost between £10,000 and £50,000 depending on the flood depth.