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Warwick York    

Chartered Surveyors & Independent Flood Consultants 
  • Flood Protection Surveys 

  • Reports and Surveys for Flood Grant Schemes   

  • Flood Risk Assessments 

  • Pre - Purchase Surveys  (for properties in flood zones or with a history of flooding)

  • Flood Defence/Protection Asset Management

  • Existing Property Level Protection?   See our resurvey scheme below.

 

We are a totally independent experienced surveying and flood risk consultancy, committed to providing traditional surveying and technical advice. We have no relationship with any flood protection company or contractors, so any advice you receive with be totally independent, professional, pragmatic and appropriate. 

We are based in Yorkshire and offer a nationwide service. All our surveyors are Chartered members of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and our consultants are members of CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) 

We offer a free 1 hour consultation service so you can always get the most appropriate advice for your particular circumstances. Just email us as below                               

Email  info@warwickyork.co.uk       

Tel 07562 417687 (leave message since we are out on site most days  )                                   

 

About Us

We are an experienced surveying and flood risk consultancy, committed to providing traditional surveying and technical advice. With over 40 years of years of professional and technical experience in this sector, we always put our customers at the heart of what we do; we are always accessible, easy to work with and communicate in plain English.

​Our Customers and Clients

Our customers are government agencies, local authorities, developers, industry, utilities and private home and business owners.

We strive for excellent customer service with most of our work from repeat business or recommendation.

We work with our Clients to realise their aspirations and plans from production of initial feasibility and concept studies through to delivery and operation.

Our substantial and varied knowledge base allows us to provide innovative and value solutions across all sectors.

What We Do...

Flood Surveys and Flood Protection (PLP/PLR) Surveys

We produce individual householder reports in line with Environment Agency and CIWEM guidance using the standard report detailing the flood risk, the points of entry/routes of water ingress and our recommendations for mitigation measures and priorities and if required, obtain quotations from reputable suppliers and installers. Finally, we carry out post installation surveys to confirm the products are installed as specified and issue a report to ABI standards that will help you get insurance at a price you can afford. All our surveys meet the requirements of the CIWEM  Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Code of Practice  and are carried out under the supervision of RICS Chartered Surveyors

Scale of Charges for flood surveys

RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES   within a 100 mile radius of our base near Leeds including site visit and report

Our flood surveyors provide a full physical survey include a 30 page report for residential and small commercial/business premises within 100 mile radius of our base near Leeds  Our surveys are presented in report format

  • 100 mile radius of our base near Leeds

  • Site visits and reports conducted in accordance with the standards of the RICS and CIWEM including current codes of practice

  • Industry experts with over 45 years experience in this sector

  • Hands-on flooding experience

  • Class leading advice

  • We provide a range of recommendations ranging from simple barrier flood protection to automatic flood doors and flood walls

  • We also arrange for quotations from reputable flood installation contractors

  • We also provide a completion certificate for your insurers or local authority

  • Sector specific Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Surveyors regularly featured by Media Outlets including Sky News, BBC  -  national and local stations

     £475.00p   no VAT

Virtual RESIDENTIAL Flood Surveys   Nationwide

Our flood surveyors provide a full virtual survey include a 30 page report for residential and small commercial/business premises Nationwide Our surveys are presented in report format

  • All surveys undertaken by Facetime, Zoom or similar platforms including an extensive telephone questionnaire conducted in accordance with the standards of the RICS and CIWEM including current codes of practice

  • Industry experts with over 45 years experience in this sector

  • Hands-on flooding experience

  • Class leading advice

  • We provide a range of recommendations ranging from simple barrier flood protection to automatic flood doors and flood walls

  • We also arrange for quotations from reputable flood installation contractors

  • Sector specific Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Surveyors regularly featured by Media Outlets including Sky News, BBC  -  national and local stations

     £415.00p   no VAT

Existing Property Level Protection?

We offer an inspection and survey service for existing property level protection schemes. Most property level protection schemes have a life span of about 5 years. Most protection equipment also requires regular maintenance, especially to seals. In many cases older protection products are no longer manufactured or the company has gone out of business. We can advise on replacing old systems (we have no connection with property level protection companies) so all our advice is impartial and utilises current tested products   For further information on this service, please contact us:-  email  info@warwickyork.co.uk     

Tel 07562 417687      (leave message since we are out on site most days )   

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​More about property flood protection

Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee that you will never get flood water into your property, it is nature’s most devastating force and will always find a way in. Having said this, there are a wide range of products available on the market, all of which have been tested and proven effective when installed and used correctly.  ​Due to the immense pressure the water will put on the fabrics of the building, the property may be at risk of structural damage. We therefore recommend that any water that is above 1m deep (from your floor level), you allow the property to flood. If you are wanting to protect above this level you will need to get advice from a structural surveyor.  ​Your home / business is probably the most expensive thing you will purchase and so deserves to be looked after. By investing wisely in adding flood resilient products, it will have lasting effects. Not only will they help you to protect your property, they may also help with insurance and when you come to sell the property as it will stop potential buyers trying to reduce the value of it.

 

Flood Risk Assessments

Why are flood risk assessments required?

Flooding is the second largest risk on the Government’s national risk register with 1 in 6 households at risk of flooding in England.  Development pressures, urban creep and climate change further expose households to flood risk most commonly from our rivers, seas, surface water runoff, groundwater and ageing sewerage systems.  As such, planning policy requires proposed developments in risk locations or of certain size to demonstrate that they will not be at significant flood risk for the lifetime of the development, are safe for users, and do not increase flood risk downstream or to adjacent sites.  

In particular, a flood risk assessment is required for a development proposal which is:

  • in flood zone 2 or 3 including minor development and change of use;

  • more than 1 hectare in flood zone 1;

  • less than 1 ha in flood zone 1, including a change of use in development type to a more vulnerable class (for example from commercial to residential), where they could be affected by sources of flooding other than rivers and the sea (for example surface water drains, reservoirs)

  • in an area within flood zone 1 which has critical drainage problems as notified by the Environment Agency.

Warwick York  are specialist flood risk consultants with many years of experience in representing both the Environment Agency and Local Authorities in planning matters, and in preparing detailed flood risk assessments.  To understand what is required for your flood risk assessment and to obtain a free quote, speak to a member of the team

Email  info@warwickyork.co.uk       Tel 07562 417687

For more information about flood risk assessments for planning purposes see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-assessment-for-planning-applications   

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BUYING A PROPERTY IN A FLOOD RISK AREA?

​Buying a house in a flood risk area can be worrying and therefore pre-purchase due diligence is vital.

If your solicitor has conducted a flood search which has shown a risk, Warwick York are now able quantify that risk and offer further advice. This is a very popular service and we are always available to offer free advice on your next steps.

By conducting a pre purchase flood survey, you can complete the property purchase with your eyes wide open, knowing the risk (if any), and of course, how to better protect the property should the worst happen.

We can also provide estimates for any mitigation methods if advised.

Over 5 million properties in the U.K are deemed to be at risk of flooding, and whether commercial or residential, we highly advise obtaining expert advice at the time of purchase. There are various types of flooding including: surface water, river, groundwater, sewer and tidal.

If a property is flooded, it may impact on the value and insurance cover may be harder to obtain.

Flood Defence/Protection Asset Management

Warwick York has adopted a standardised approach to assessing and quantifying the deterioration of flood, coastal defence and property level protection assets based upon the progression of assets through a number of condition grade states.

As an example

Five condition grades are used, and their general descriptions are given below

Grade Description of grade and extent of defects

1 Very good  - Cosmetic defect that will have no effect on performance

2 Good  -         Minor defects that will not reduce overall performance of asset

3 Fair -             Defects that could reduce performance of asset

4 Poor              Defects that would significantly reduce performance of asset

5 Very poor     Severe defects resulting in complete performance failure

This technique can be applied to most flood defence assets and structures including protected buildings and homes

A detailed report is generated for each inspection

 

The results are particularly useful to asset owners: To undertake asset-specific assessment for predicting condition trends/profile for individual assets to assist in maintenance scheduling and capital investment planning for the asset.

​If you need further information or need any other advice on our inspection service, please contact us:-

email  info@warwickyork.co.uk   

Tel 07562 417687      (leave message since we are out on site most days )