Case Studies

Looking to make your property more resilient to flooding? Need some inspiration? Click on the links below to read about Calderdale property owners who have taken steps to protect their homes and businesses.

Flood resilient homes

Roger Barr – flood resilient kitchen and building materials
Esther Waite – electrical supply protected from flooding
Katie Kimber – garage conversion to keep floodwater out

Flood resilient businesses

Print Bureau – post-flood recovery and business growth
Grandma Pollard’s Chippy – property-level protection for shop and adjoining residential property
Russell Dean Furniture – shop moved above the flood level

Much of the work completed in the above case studies was funded or part-funded through various grant schemes following the 2015 floods. This financial assistance closed to new applications on the 31 March 2017. However, there are still many small steps you can take to prepare yourself, your family and your property for flooding. See our Introduction to Being Prepared and Six Steps to Protecting your Property to get started.

You can see many more great examples of property-level flood protection in MDA Consultants' Property Flood Resilience Emag, which includes a number of case studies from Calderdale residents.

Have you had work done on your property to improve its resilience to flooding? Please share your story to help others at risk. Contact and let us know that you’re happy for your property to be featured here as a case study.