Frequently Asked Questions
Because we have tested it repeatedly through the product development.
Floor level plus 0.6 m (23.6 inches). As well as complying with the 600mm of barrier protection as outlined in the British Standard, FloodMatiK provides for an extra 25% water depth, making it protective up to 750mm.
No, no external power is required to raise the barrier, keep it in place, or lower it when the flood water has receded.
Nothing, no manual intervention is required to raise the barrier.
Before the flooding reaches ground level. The barrier activates initially by the front edge rising 8 cm and pausing. It then rises quickly to close and seal before flooding reaches ground level.
The same Polyethylene and Polyurethane as Marine Navigation Buoys, MOD Security Booms and Race Kayaks.
Kayaks, boats, bins and many other things.
The domestic version of Floodmatik is designed to take the weight of everyday doorway traffic.
75kg total package. The rising barrier weighs 25 kg.
As soon as the water level drops 0.1 m below ground level.
Yes, it is possible to lift the barrier for cleaning. The barrier will come with its own key to lift it up.
No, there is a grating inside which is strong enough for someone to walk on.
Yes, it allows wheelchair access when in the “down” position and is capable of taking the weight of a powered wheelchair.
Down through the surface water drains. It is connected to the drainage system for the house.
No, the barrier will prevent water entering the property through the doorway.
It is safe to step over the raised barrier provided the flooding outside your house is safe for you to enter.
STAY RODS are available as an optional extra
Yes, it fits all single doorways, including disabled.
Our barrier is not suitable for outward opening doors. You will have to keep the door shut to allow the FloodMatiK barrier to operate.
Yes, it is even more buoyant in seawater, so it closes even more quickly.
When the floodwater disappears, it will start to move before gently dropping onto the cushion of water still in the chamber.
Yes, as it doesn’t need any power or manual intervention, Floodmatik is ready to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Yes, when in the lowered position, it is suitable for normal access including household members and delivery or removal men carrying furniture into or out of their house.
It is suitable for pedestrian traffic
Preferably cleaned twice per year to ensure it can raise and lower without obstruction. After the barrier has deployed during flooding and returned to the lowered position, we recommend you manually raise the barrier and remove any debris the floodwater may have carried into the chamber below the barrier.
No, in the unlikely event of any parts needing replacement, our approved installers will be able to make the repair which will ensure the correct operation of your Floodmatik barrier.
You don’t have to inform your insurer, but we recommend you notify them as you may be able to get a discount in your premiums.
Funding is made available from time to time but the amount and qualifying requirements vary according to national and local government policy.
2 days, assuming reasonable weather.
One of our qualified recommended installer/distributors.
No, there is signage that becomes visible as the barrier rises.
Yes, when the barrier is in the lowered position, animals can use the doorway as normal.
No, the barrier will rise but your doormat will obstruct the seal.
No problem. That’s what the barrier is designed for.
No, because we have selected highly durable paint compatible with the seal and its seating track.
If it floods the floodwater will thaw a light frost and allow the barrier to operate, but with heavier freezing you should clear it and check that it opens. As the float and sump are fully insulated, the risk of frost causing problems is minimized.
Our approved installers have a variety of payment methods including payment by installments.
20 years or more.
No, you would need to have a new Floodmatik installed at your new house. As a previous customer you will be entitled to a 15% discount for new installations if you move house.