PPS 15: Planning and Flood Risk
Annex B: Flood Damage to a Typical Residential Property
|Depth of Flood||Damage to Building||Damage to Services/ fittings||Loss of Personal Possessions|
|Below ground level||Minimal damage to main building. Flood water enters basements, cellars and under floor voids. Possible erosion under foundations||Damage to electrical sockets and other services. Carpets in basements and cellars may need replaced||Possessions and furniture in basements and cellars damaged|
|Up to half a metre above ground floor level (GFL)||Damages to internal finishes, plaster, wall coverings etc. Floors and walls become saturated requiring cleaning and drying. Flooring may require replacement. Damage to external and internal doors, skirting, etc||Damage to electricity meter and fuse-box. Damage to gas meter, low level boilers and telephone services. Carpets and floor covering may need replaced. Kitchen units and electrical appliances may need replaced||Damage to furniture and electrical goods.
Damage to small personal possessions.
Food in low cupboards contaminated
|More than half a metre above GFL||Increased damage to walls. Possible structural damage||Damage to higher units, electrical services and appliances||Damage to personal possessions|
Source: Preparing for Floods, (DTLR, 2002)