Standards for materials and products

This page outlines some of the relevant standards that relate to construction and flood resilience. These standards will directly relate to the repair or construction of buildings in relation to ensuring that these best protect homes and businesses from damage in the event of flooding.

This standards list is regularly updated and the links will allow you to access more information about each of these:

BS 12999:2015 accounts for when damage is done to a property as a result of a crime or accident (including flooding). This allows for quick and effective response. Generic processes are indicated on this page rather than specific guidance for each hazard or incident individually. To help guide your response actions, the BS 12999 standard covers: A method of establishing whether these activities have been completed to a satisfactory standard A guide for communication between different parties aware of an incident’s ...
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The BS 8102:2009 standard deals with ground water assessment, drainage and associated risk assessments and buildings partly, and fully, below ground as well as both deep and shallow basements. ‘Shallow structures’ are described as being only one storey below ground, and ‘deep structures’ describe basements more than one storey below ground level. This covers: Waterproofing barrier materials applied to the structure Structurally integral watertight construction Drained cavity construction This standard can be accessed here. The Property Care Association have also prepared guidance ...
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BS 8533 gives guidance on appropriate assessment and management approaches to flood risk where UK development has proposed. This guidance document has been prepared for developers and local authority (or other regulatory party), to explain how to deal with flood risk. This should be used after initial planning but prior to any development. This standard should assist the user in analysing their flood risk and what the most suitable solution is. The BS 8533 standard brings together flood risk management guidance ...
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Another standard that will apply for flood resilience is BS 85500:2015 – Flood Resilient Construction. This standard gives flood resilience guidance for designers of properties, by advising on suitable materials and details for construction. This document is designed to help provide resilient solutions to all sources of flooding. The main focus points of this standard are: Areas on a building where flood resilience and resistance measures are applicable. Reducing the impacts of flooding from various sources Promoting the use of ...
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This BSI standard, BS 8582:2013, applies to all properties across all new and existing buildings within UK territories despite any regional differences. This is done through two main ways: Minimising flooding and other environmental risks – this is reduced through assessment of site surface water run off on development sites as well as my assessing surface water runoff from other sources). Maximising social and environmental benefits – this will be accomplished through the enhancement of local water resources by utilising surface water runoff, ...
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BS EN 13564:2003 standard is a BS (British Standard) and also an EN (European Standard) designed to assess anti flood devices for buildings ...
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CIRIA C623:2007 is a freely available standard produced by CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association) is a guide produced in partnership by BRE and CIRIA. This standard outlines the quality that buildings should be repaired to following a flood event. The guide contains illustrations of damage, surveys, drying and decontamination, and repair work to buildings. Appendices include guidance to homeowners, technical information, key organisations that can advise on flooding and information on the provision of insurance. This standard can ...
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The British Standards Institution (BSI) have developed their BSI Kitemark logo to demonstrate their quality of assurance of flood products and services through testing against their standard PAS 1188:2014 – Flood Protection Products. This standard was established to help give flood-affected property owners a reliable and trusted seal of approval to use in order to protect their assets from future events. A new specification of the standard was released in 2014, requiring for lower leakage from the certified product. The product ...
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