Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 350+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10,99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €10,99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Loyalty Points

Building in a flood zone

Architect Julian Owen takes a look at what design elements can help to reduce the risk of damage caused by flooding
Baca Architects designed and built The Amphibious House, which can rise up in its dock and float if flooding occurs

Many people would like to live by the sea or a river, attracted by the scenic views and nearby opportunities for boating, fishing and walking. However, one downside to residing in these locations is the threat of water ingress. Some of the UK’s most picturesque towns and villages have appeared on the news as possessions are lost, homes ruined and lives put in danger by flooding. And events like this aren’t one-offs, as it looks like the frequency of flooding is set to increase in the coming years due to climate change. This means future dangers have to be considered if you’re planning to self-build or extend in an area that’s at risk.

Planning hurdles

About 5.5 million homes in the UK are in danger of being flooded. That’s approximately 15% of properties built near to rivers, the sea or areas of extreme surface water run-off caused by local ground conditions – the latter of which are often in places that aren’t actually near to open water.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Build It - June 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
June 2018
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Build It subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,42 per issue

View Issues

About Build It

Find the advice & inspiration you need to build or renovate your dream home, including: - Cover house... a charming vernacular new home in the countryside - Specifying sustainable building materials - Design ideas for listed buildings - Can smart homes be hacked? - Self-building for profit ... and more!