Defra flood resilient house project

BRE, flood risk management company Aquobex and architectural firm Baca have developed a design for a flood resilient home, supported by £50k funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).The aim of the project has been to enable construction of new properties on land in low or residual flood risk areas (which typically aren’t developed on) to help overcome the current shortage of building land.

Build partners are being sought for construction of the building at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford to demonstrate the systems. It is likely to include a surrounding tank that will allow the building to be ‘flooded’ to show how systems such as barriers and rapid drainage systems would work. Read more