Launching at Ecobuild 2014: Jacksons – a leading British designer, manufacturer and installer of perimeter security / access control solutions – launches a revolutionary long lasting timber flood fence that combines effective flood defence qualities with essential perimeter protection whilst still delivering aesthetic appeal.
Following its success in resolving noise pollution problems with the company’s hugely successful Jakcoustic sound barrier protection system, Jacksons has applied its extensive technical expertise to addressing the highly emotive issue of flooding. Flood Defence is a permanent 750 mm high structure (effective height of the barrier is 600 mm) that has been designed to protect a property from occasional floodwater. The height of the barrier can be extended to give a fence of 2.0 m by incorporating additional trellis or a solid fence panel.
Resistance to water is established by the use of posts set in concrete, which are clad with a double layer of specially designed boards with a membrane sandwiched between them. The unique membrane extends to below the boards and approximately 150 mm towards the flood side of the fence, which is covered by a pour of concrete to create an effective seal. In test conditions, Flood Defence has been proven to be successful in providing effectual protection against flooding, with leakage of less than 1 litre per hour per metre of the length of the barrier.
The barrier has been designed and tested in accordance with PAS1188-3-2009 and independently witnessed to be compliant with these guidelines. The timber featured in the Flood Defence product has been Jakcured – Jacksons’ in-house timber treatment preservation system – to provide a 25-year guarantee against rot and wood boring insects.
Flood Defence is ideally placed to assist property developers looking to build on flood plain sites, or for homeowners whose residences are sited within areas prone to occasional flooding.
Commenting on the launch, CEO Richard Jacksons says:
“This product has been in research within Jacksons for a number of years and as with any of our products, has been rigorously tested to ensure it is fit for purpose and consistent with the standard of superior quality and longevity which is synonymous with the Jacksons brand. After the extensive flooding of recent years, it is clear that more and more homeowners will be keen to take steps to protect their properties – and developers are going to be increasingly required to demonstrate a responsible approach towards minimizing potential flood damage. We believe Flood Defence provides the ideal solution, combining efficacious protection with aesthetic charm – with the benefit of additional peace of mind courtesy of the Jacksons 25 year guarantee. We anticipate that homes protected by Flood Defence could potentially be subject to reduced insurance costs. Alternatively, if insurance cover is not available for a property sited in a high risk area, installing this type of system would offer the home owner an opportunity to be proactive in protecting their most important asset.”
For further information on Flood Defence and other Jacksons products visit Jacksons on stand S900 or go to www.jacksons-security.co.uk or call 01233 750 393.