The manufacturing process takes longer as there are steps taken to provide the necessary structural support and locking mechanism. The door also takes a lot longer to install than a regular door as the locking mechanism is tuned more accurately to provide a watertight seal.
What is pluvial flooding?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:30:27+00:00
We have documented cases of clients who have implemented our flood prevention recommendations and then had their insurance premiums substantially reduced! But we cannot guarantee this will be the case for everyone. We believe that future insurance cover will increasingly be affected by your willingness to prove that you have made adequate provision for the possibility of flooding.
Does a Kitemark guarantee my property will not get flooded?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:26:19+00:00
The Kitemark is an accreditation given by a private organisation known as the British Standards Institute (BSI). The Kitemark accreditation does not guarantee the installation of the product. Products that carry the Kitemark still need to be installed correctly to stop ingress of water. A Kitemark does, however, prove that a product has been rigorously tested to be ‘fit for purpose’.
Where are your products manufactured?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:23:58+00:00
Buffalo Flood Systems, the most robust and reliable flood mitigation products on the market.
The Buffalo product range is built on our experience working with customers to improve the quality of flood mitigation products available on the market. This constant innovation and engineering means the Buffalo Flood Systems use the most up to date flood technology to deliver the strongest and most reliable solution.
Can the product be maintained?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:46:08+00:00
The door has a wraparound gearing mechanism that engages when you lift the handle and pulls the locking system into the seals and frame. We use a reinforced steel frame so that the panels of the doors don’t flex under the pressure of the water.
Can I use a WAR valve in a septic tank?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:44:17+00:00
It is important to note flood mitigation products do not turn your property into a submarine. They will significantly reduce the ingress of water and any potential damage, and under BSI standards, the allowable leakage is 1 litre per hour.
Are all your products Kitemarked?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T15:37:43+00:00
If we are installing your flood products, we will need to take the measurements ourselves. This guarantees the measurements are correct and reduces error. If we provide a product on a supply only basis, we recommend you get the person installing to take the measurements.
Do you have product information that I can download?V8 tfc user2017-11-20T16:16:37+00:00
Yes, we can survey a new property prior to exchange. There is no obligation to purchase our products, however we will provide recommendations if the property you are buying is in a high flood risk area.