Property flood resilience surveys in Campbeltown, Scotland

Campbeltown has been identified as a location prone to fluvial and coastal flooding. To address this we supported Argyll and Bute Council with Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures and proposed Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) plans to help reduce the frequency, extent, and depth of flooding in the area.


Argyll and Bute Council identified 25 properties, both commercial and residential, to be included in PFR measures under the Campbeltown FPS, which will help contribute to achieving this goal. The ClimateXChange project baseline study estimates that between 400-600 properties per year would need to be installed with PFR measures across Scotland in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Our PFR teams spoke with residents about their experiences with flooding and surveyed the full perimeter of buildings to identify a range of appropriate and property-specific measures to help limit water entering the property. This included barriers on windows and doors; the use of non-return valves to prevent backing-up of floodwaters; automatically closing airbricks; and small pump systems. We then created bespoke flood risk reports for each individual property owner, together with advice on how to prepare for a flood event.

Once the Council’s appointed installation contractor has designed, installed and confirmed that their works have been completed and are fit for purpose, we will return to Campbeltown to carry out Post Installation Audits (PIA) and reports for each property.


The audit process provided a robust and impartial validation of the works completed at the property compared to the initial survey findings. Surveyors carefully inspect each installed measure, ensuring that they are suitable for both the nature of flooding experienced at the property and the occupants themselves. Surveyors also identify any issues that might need to be resolved by the appointed contractor. The reports can then be shared with property insurers as evidence of the works completed to mitigate flood risk.

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For more information about this project contact Shelley Evans.


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