Reform the Building Regulations to avoid flood damage, says report

Independent experts have told the government that legal changes are needed to improve properties’ resilience to flooding

Repairs following flood damage can be costly but are not always performed using appropriate materials. Photograph: Arsel Ozgurdal/123RFA panel of experts has recommended that the Building Regulations are reformed to encourage flood resilient construction. A new certification scheme for flood protection systems should also be developed.

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