If your project is located within one of the government designated flood zone, you may need to do a flood risk assessment for most developments and your planning application may be refused by your Local Authority if you dont include a satisfactory flood risk assessment.  Contour Architectural Designs are based on Canvey Island, which has been assessed as a Flood Zone 3a area with a high risk of flooding, and hence the design team have a full appreciation of the needs of any design and build project in the area.  Following a number of consultations with the Environment Agency and Castle Point Borough Council, CAD are able to provide Flood Risk Assessments for projects based within the Canvey Island area where required for new build developments such as houses and flats.

The flood risk assessment will include the following:

  • Detailed Flood Depths, Flood Hazard Ratings and Flood Inundation Times
  • Flood Resilience Measures detailing specific construction methods in order to help properties withstand flood events and limit damage to properties
  • Flood Response Plans which gives detailed information to homeowners on what to do in the event of a flood and other useful information

Contour Architectural Designs have also developed a new wall construction method alongside a qualified Structural Engineer which can be used for all new development sites on Canvey Island. This new wall construction method is used in order to ensure that new properties within Canvey Island will remain intact if ever there was a flood event.

If you are interesting in seeing what other services the team at Contour Architectural Designs can offer to your project, head on over to our main Services page to see how we can help bring your project to life.

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