Bowater Doors are one of a handful of manufacturers to offer a fully certified flood defence door tested to PAS 1188, the UK standard for flood protection products .

Manufactured using CFC-free polyurethane foam for the inner core, the flood defence door’s construction is timber throughout and, thanks to its double rebate and 68mm thickness, improves both heat and sound insulation.

The door also provides an enhanced level of security. As well as the 16 locking points securing it to the frame, it also features high security hinges and a six pin anti-drill/ anti-bump euro cylinder. It is also fitted with an extended lever (DDA) handle, so is ideal for disabled or elderly residents.

A flood door is one of the most effective forms of flood defence and they are now regularly fitted in properties at risk. Their great benefit is that they are a permanent and discreet solution that requires no intervention by the occupier, yet can prevent water from entering a property up to 600mm high.

The Bowater Doors Flood Shield is aesthetically indistinguishable from our standard composite door range, this makes it an attractive choice with both housebuilders, homeowners and potential buyers both in the resale markets and the new build sectors as there is no loss of kerb appeal when fitting our product.

Flooding is becoming an increasingly relevant issue for homeowners in the UK. With the average domestic flood claim pay out rising to around £50,000, according to ABI (Association of British Insurers), many insurers are now reluctant to provide cover for homeowners in areas at high risk of flooding, whilst the remaining ones have raised their premiums substantially. That is an issue for both developers and homebuyers.

The Government’s own figures show that there are nearly two million properties in floodplains alongside rivers, estuaries and coasts in the UK that are potentially at risk of river or coastal flooding. A further 80,000 properties are at risk in towns and cities from flooding caused by heavy downpours that overwhelm urban drains.

The Bowater Doors range of doors was brought to market to give fabricators, installers, housebuilders, specifiers and homeowners a wide choice of quality composite doors.

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