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flood risk assessments from wilsham consulting

By: wilsham consulting  10/06/2013
Keywords: environmental consultants, Consulting Engineers, Flood Risk Assessments

There are many consultants who produce Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs). Many companies offer "professional flood risk assessments" when in reality all they are providing are computer generated printouts of freely available public flood data to the nearest post code. At best, they are no more than basic screening reports and at worst dangerously inaccurate missleading clients as to the actual risk. We consider our key client advantage is that we have extensive experience of designing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) and flood mitigation works. We believe you can't produce a professional FRA without visiting site, or really understanding what the real problems are at that specific site. That takes considerable professional experience and time. Some companies quote £20 for a study, which essentialy means they are produced by computer to a general post code. They are not professional reports at all. Thoses same reports instead of suggesting a client obtains professional assistance, suggest getting "free advise" from flood product manufacturers. In fact your solution might not need any manufacturer flood product. Its all a false economy. The big cost for a client is not professional fees, its their insurance bill, house damage, or house devaluation following repeated flooding. "You pay for what you get" is never truer. Our reports are therefore not focused on producing a thick document full of "attenuation crates on greenfield rates" to obtain permissions from the Authorities. We what to provide a professional report which really helps a Client understand the risk and solutions available, based on solid practical experience of the design and supervison of such work. We have considerable experience in Land Drainage Act conflicts and flood responsibilities. We are happy to provide quotes for professional advise or design in relation to any flooding problem, for single housholders, developers, local flood resident flood groups or local authorities.

Keywords: Consulting Engineers, environmental consultants, Flood Mitigation, Flood Risk Assessments, flood risk reports, Land Drainage Act,

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