UK Flood Defence
After the recent floods around the UK, the following project shows how you can avoid having a potential eyesore of a flood barrier into a pleasant looking wall along the public footpath.
Benwick Flood Defence Project
Brick Panels were contracted to supply and install a brick cladding finish to a flood defence wall in Cambridgeshire. The following pictures tell the story of how first the steel piles were installed to form the flood barrier. We then welded steel rails along the length of the wall on both sides to give a suitable structure to fix the panels to. Once fixed the panels were completed with the jointing bricks and then the whole of the wall was pointed using a standard sand cement mortar mix.
When the pointing was finished the wall was topped off using powder coated metal trims which were sealed to prevent water ingress. Gates and fence panels were added to complete the installation with a newly laid tarmac footpath alongside.
The wall is over a half of a mile long and has made a potential eyesore of a flood barrier into a pleasant looking wall along the public footpath.