UKFlood Barriers Forms Strategic Partnership To Distribute Pioneering Flood Angel®Flash Flood Door

Posted: Thursday 15th December 2011

Leading provider of sustainable, passive flood solutions, UK Flood Barriers has formed a strategic partnership with entrepreneur, Markar Vartanian, to distribute the ground-breaking Flood Angel® Flash Flood Door, a unique and innovative product guaranteeing homes maximum protection from flash flooding.

UK Flood Barriers, the UK-arm of Global Flood Defence Systems has full distribution rights of the Flood Angel® Flash Flood Door, which will now sit within its pioneering Flood Angel product range®. One in six homes in the UK is currently at risk of flooding* and as a result property developers and homeowners are looking for well designed passive solutions to ensure protection from the effects of climate change.

The Flood Angel® Flash Flood Door is the only patented product of its kind, and was the first flood door product to be awarded the BSI Kitemark. It is designed with a unique mechanical locking and door sealing system which ensures superior protection against flash flooding when locked. Each door has a reinforced outer frame and core door panel for maximum strength and durability. A bespoke, made to measure product, it is available in single and double door sizes, in a variety of colours and styles with a choice of inward and outward opening functionality.

The initial door design was tested in UK Flood Barriers ground-breaking test facility in Worcestershire. The company is committed to developing the most pioneering and effective products available to combat the effects of flooding worldwide. UK Flood Barriers provides solutions not only on a property level – for housing developers and individual homeowners – but also for communities. Its range of intelligent solutions provide passive flood defence, requiring no human intervention or power source following installation.

Frank Kelly, Chief Executive of UK Flood Barriers comments, “Flash flooding is now the most likely cause for flooding insurance claims in the UK and it is essential that properties are defended against this increased threat. The Flood Angel® Flash Flood Door provides this protection and we are delighted to have formed a partnership which will allow us to distribute it in the UK and Europe. The initial product design evaluation was undertaken within our research facility, and as such it is particularly gratifying to add it to our portfolio of innovative flood defence products.”

Director of Flash Flood Doors, Markar Vartanian adds, “It’s been an absolute delight to work with such a forward thinking company as UK Flood Barriers to bring this outstanding product to market. The team has contributed greatly to the product development process, adding engineering value to the final product.

“The product has the potential to quite literally change the fortunes of both home builders and home owners. It will allow for homes to be built on flood plains and previously untenable land and, for insurance policies to be lowered for homes already in high-risk areas. Working together in partnership, I have no doubt that we can make this product a huge success across the UK and Europe.”

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