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Flood-safe home designed to rise above water


Still Waters
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A new flood protection system that lifts a whole house above rising waters is currently undergoing tests.

The houses have been designed in the West Midlands and built by the Hadley Group using lightweight materials.

Incorporating jacks, they can be elevated up to 1.5m (5ft) above any water in the event of a flood.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-61414294

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Similar principle to a floating dock. 

Of course, one could always build an elevated home, or not build in a flood prone area...

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On 5/12/2022 at 8:33 PM, Still Waters said:

A new flood protection system that lifts a whole house above rising waters is currently undergoing tests.

The houses have been designed in the West Midlands and built by the Hadley Group using lightweight materials.

Incorporating jacks, they can be elevated up to 1.5m (5ft) above any water in the event of a flood.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-61414294

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On 5/12/2022 at 10:23 PM, quiXilver said:

Of course, one could always build an elevated home, or not build in a flood prone area...

Some countries don't have those options.

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