Flood Risk Assessment Reports – some tips and pointers?
As we’ve already said above, not all FRA reports are the same, so make sure you get what you need for your site. Public flood data is freely available, so beware of automated printouts that make claims such as:
- Being approved by the insurance industry – sounds reassuring, but there’s no such thing!
- Giving an advanced overview of the area – you’re only interested in your site, not the entire body of water that might cause a problem
- Beware of small print dodging responsibility – this is because it’s just a print out of public information!
As with all major undertakings, you’re looking for best value, and that’s what we offer – best value isn’t necessarily cheapest, but it will save you more money, more time, and certainly more hassle in the long run. Additionally, generic template FRAs are much less likely to be accepted by the Local Planning Authority. Any news report in flood season will give you an idea of the kind of damage people need to make good on their homes after water damage, so this is an essential when working on build designs and obtaining planning permission.