Flood Barriers | Residential & Commercial


At Flood Protection Solutions Ltd we are leading UK suppliers of flood protection consultancy and products, including flood barriers.
Flood Barriers are an effective way of controlling flood water and helping prevent it from entering your home or business.
The barriers are a popular flood defence method and are much more effective than traditional sandbags. Unlike sandbags, flood barriers are reusable and therefore provide ongoing protection from flooding. They often consist of a shield that can be fitted onto a doorway, or into a gate when necessary. They can help to reduce the amount of water that enters a residential or commercial property during a flood.
We have a range of barriers, including demountable aluminium flood barriers, and the temporary roll-out Water-Gate flood barrier. If you require a permanent barrier such as a wall, please contact us and one of our consultants can discuss this further.

Choose Your Style of Flood Barriers:
Please see below our range of flood barriers to help reduce your flood risk:


Our aluminium flood barriers are constructed to an incredibly high standard, and are available in a range of heights and lengths to suit your requirements. The barriers have been rigorously tested to comply with BSI Standard PAS1188 on allowable leakage rates for demountable and building aperture flood defence barriers.
They can be used on both residential and commercial properties, and are suitable for doorways, gates, driveways and longer lengths.
These can be offered as supply only, or both supplied and installed.

Flood Barrier


The Water-Gate flood barrier is a temporary system which can be rapidly deployed and used in different locations. It is unique in the way that once rolled out, it self deploys. It uses the weight of the water to hold the water back. The water lifts the top of the barrier whilst at the same time weighing the base down, forming a seal. By utilising this unique self-opening method, it reduces the time, effort and number of people required to install it. The Water-Gate is used widely by homeowners, Water Companies and the Environment Agency. It is the ideal replacement for sandbags.

We are passionate about reducing flood risk across the U.K, and are on a mission to raise awareness of the impact flooding has. Flood Protection Solutions Ltd was founded after the flooding of our home in 2007, and subsequently defending It in 2012 with a Water-Gate barrier. We have huge empathy with other flood victims, and have become well known for our expert advice and working with communities.

Water-Gate Flood Barriers

Flood Barriers v Sandbags:

Traditionally sandbags have been used instead of flood barriers to build walls, block entrances and drains, as well as weighing down man hole covers.

Sand is naturally porous and can act as a filter, but to help keep water out they should be used with plastic sheeting. Sandbags are ineffective when compared with specially designed flood protection products which can be deployed far quicker.

The main issue with sandbags though is that they do not perform their primary role well. In Sir Michael Pitt’s review of the 2007 floods he states ‘The Review was unable to obtain any significant evidence that sandbags were particularly effective during the 2007 summer floods in providing protection to individual households.’
A common misconception is that sandbags are a cheap cost- effective method of flood defence; however this is not the case. According to Flood PACT (Parishes and communities together) a sandbag flood protection barrier which is 0.6m high requires 50+ filled sandbags per linear metre. Therefore a linear metre of sandbagging costs a staggering £200 (with each filled sandbag costing £4.00). Therefore covering a 15m entrance could cost £3000 in sandbags alone!

Sandbags are incredibly labour intensive and time consuming, and there is often not time to construct them for flash flooding. As they are only usable once the investment is high per flood and there is a tax on disposal of used sandbags. Once used, sandbags are classed as contaminated and can harbour diseases and bacteria – so they should not be reused and need to be disposed of. They tend to hold contaminants such as sewage, and so gloves should be warn when handling them. It is important to remain vigilant for symptoms associated with dirty water, such as Hepatitis or Weil’s disease.

We strongly recommend being prepared in advance with flood barriers.

Who we work with


Pam, Nottinghamshire Resident

“After 4 floods in 16 years, the Water-Gate barrier was used in November and December 2012. The relief when it prevented what would have been a 5th and 6th flood was enormous, the best part is the piece of mind that follows”

Neil, Hebden Bridge Resident

“I would not hesitate to recommend Flood Protection Solutions, a very professional and detailed service”

Trevor Palmer, Sellafield Ltd

“The service that was provided was very good, communications were excellent, and they dealt with our issues in a very responsive and professional manner”

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