Support grants for residents and businesses affected by flooding

Grants of up to £5,000 may be available to homeowners and business that have been flooded to help make their properties more resilient or resistant to flooding in the future.

The grants do not cover repairs that would normally be covered through insurance policies. The grants are for improvements that are over and above simply making good the damages. For normal repairs and losses contact your insurance company.

The grants are available from 1 April 2014 and are subject to a professional survey to identify appropriate flood resilience measures. The grant also covers the cost of the survey.

If you feel that you are eligible or would like more information please email infrastructure@hart.gov.uk or call 01252 622122 to register your interest and more information will be sent to you as available.

More details on the scheme are also available on the Hampshire County Council website and gov.uk website.

The kinds of measures that could be considered are set out below. This is an indicative list; different measures will be appropriate for different properties at different stages in the repair process.

The list includes both:

  • resistance measures (designed to keep the water out)
  • and resilience measures (internal modifications intended to reduce the cost of any damage from flood water).

Property level-measures

Indicative cost range £s

Airbrick cover

20-40

Sewerage bung

30-50

Toilet pan seal

60-80

Self-closing airbrick

50-90

Non-return valves 12mm overflow pipe

70-110

Silicone gel around openings for cables etc.

80-120

Repair mortar

80-120

Non-return valves 40mm utility waste pipe

80-120

Re-pointing external walls with water resistant mortar

150-250

Waterproof external walls

200-400

Sump Pump

400-600

Non-return valves 110mm soil waste pipe

550-650

Demountable door guards

500-900

Demountable window guards

500-900

Replace sand-cement screeds on solid concrete slabs (with dense screed)

670-740

Replace ovens with raised, built-under type

700-780

Replace mineral insulation within walls with closed cell insulation

720-800

Move electrics well above likely flood level

760-840

Replace chipboard flooring with treated timber floorboards

920-1020

Mount boilers on wall

1080-1200

Automatic door guards

1000-2000

Move service meters above likely flood level

1620-1800

Garage/driveway barrier

2000-3000

Replace floor including joists with treated timber to make it water resilient

3490-3850

Replace gypsum plaster with water resistant material, such as lime

4280-4740

Replace chipboard kitchen/bathroom units with plastic units

5000-5520

Install chemical damp-proof course below joist level

6250-6910

Replace timber floor with solid concrete

8210-9070

 

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