The factory is located next to the River Calder, in Calderdale, and was flooded during the 2015 Boxing Day floods. The factory faces onto the river and flood levels exceeded 1.2m. The doors could not be blocked by flood barriers or bricked up as they were fire exits. Given the high risk of flooding, the solution had to be passive flood protection as there would be little time to deploy the flood defences.
Buffalo Steel Flood Doors were designed and bespoke manufactured to fit the existing apertures. We replaced the old doors with steel flood doors providing full height protection. The doors were fitted with a self-close engage, which meant the doors were flood tight each time the door closed and required no additional human intervention.
For the canteen area, the doors were fitted with glass panels to allow light in.
Buffalo Steel Flood Door