Frederick Crowther & Son

Frederick Crowther & Son 2018-03-02T16:59:55+00:00

Project Description

Frederick Crowther & Son

The Client

Frederick Crowther required a robust solution that delivered business continuity and protected valuable machinery from flooding.

The Problem

  • Previous flooding meant a minimum of 1400mm high protection to the factory loading bays was required.
  • The loading bays needed a simple to install barrier system and firm ground conditions due to heavy vehicles.
  • A range of apertures from single doors to loading bays required flood protection.

The Brief

  • Frederick Crowther & Sons was flooded in Calderdale in the 2015 Boxing Day floods. The company has large industrial building with multiple loading bays and apertures.
  • The Flood Company was asked to design and install a manual, cost effective flood defence solution to protect the building.
  • The key driver for installing flood protection was to deliver business continuity and avoid the cost of damaged stock and machinery, loss of income from downtime and prevent disruption to a production line.

The Solution

  • The Flood Company cast a new concrete plinths along the loading bays and inserted metal plates to create a flat and robust threshold for the barriers to sit on and seal.
  • The Flood Company installed our Buffalo HD flood barrier system to 1400mm high, which uses aluminium logs that are manually positioned across the opening prior to a flood alert. A number of demountable posts are required to create a flood wall in the loading bays.

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