What is Property Flood Resilience?

Property Flood Resilience, or PFR for short, is an important element of flood risk management. PFR includes a range of measures that can be installed on a building to reduce the risk of floodwater entering the property. PFR can also be used to make the inside of a property more resilient (also known as recoverability) minimising damage even if water does still enter the building.

PFR aims to help households and businesses reduce the damage caused by flooding, helping to speed up recovery and reoccupation.

PFR is made up of two main elements: Resistance Measures and Resilient Adaptation. Resilient Adaptation is also sometimes referred to as recoverability.

Resistance Measures can be fitted to the outside of a property, forming a physical barrier between the floodwater and the inside of the building. These measures aim to reduce the amount of water entering the building, reducing the damage caused internally.

Resilient Adaptation (also known as recoverability) can be used alongside the external resistance measures to adapt the internal property, aiming to limit the damage caused if water does enter a building to speed up recovery and reoccupation.

Use the interactive diagrams below to find out more about the different types of PFR measures that can be used on homes and businesses to reduce the risk of flooding.

PFR on a Residential Property

PFR on a Business

Property Protection Advisor

To find out more about PFR and how much making your property flood resilient could cost, check out the National Flood Forum’s Property Protection Advisor.

PFR E-mag

The Property Flood Resilience Emag and 2020 update provide inspiring examples of how homes can be adapted to increase flood resistance and resilience

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