Further information & FAQs.
Floodshield on Wooden framed doors
The barrier seals against the flat outside surface of the doorframe and down onto the step (stone, concrete or wood) as shown in figure W1.
The barrier needs to overlap onto the doorframe approx 1 ½ inches (38mm) each side of doorframe to allow the barrier to clip to doorframe as shown
Figure W2: Wooden frame clip arrangement
Fig W3 and W4 shows an example of part of the doorframe outside being hidden (narrow). This is a result of the outside wall being rendered in sand and cement coating/pebble dashed. By adding a wood batten to the doorframe (as shown fig. W3 and W4) it will allow the barrier to clip to the doorframe. (wood batten can be painted to match the doorframe).
Wooden Door Frame (Narrow frame) less than 1 ½” (38mm) Figure W3
The barrier seals against the flat outside surface of the doorframe and down onto the step (stone , concrete or wood) as shown.
Narrow frame clip arrangement - Figure W4
Floodshield on UPVC doorframes
UPVC Doorframe Figure U1
The barrier seals against the flat outside surface of the doorframe as shown.
The barrier needs to overlap onto the doorframe (approx) 1 ½ inches (38mm) each side of doorframe to allow the barrier to clip onto the doorframe.
UPVC doorframes are approx 3 inches (75mm) wide, which allows the barrier to overlap more than 1 ½ inches (38mm) if you wish as shown in fig U1 and fig U2.
UPVC Doorframe Figure U2
There are 2 types of rainwater drainage points on upvc doorframes,
- CONCEALED DRAINAGE POINT- Where the bottom frame member meets the step/sill. If this is the case then it needs to be sealed with a sealant (as per instructions supplied). Modern upvc frames are such a good fit that the rainwater entering the property i.e. collecting on the thresholds is virtually non existent.
- DRAINAGE HOLES (with hoods that unclip in the bottom frame member) – If this is the case, then providing the holes are more than 1cm (10mm) above the step then the barrier will be ok. If however the drainage holes are less than 1 cm above the step you can temporarily seal these with duct tape when flooding is imminent.
UPVC Door Frames with plastic trim. Figure U3
The barrier seals against the flat outside surface of the doorframe as shown ——–
The barrier needs to overlap (approx) 1 ½ inches (38mm) each side of the doorframe to allow the barrier to clip onto the doorframe (FIG U3 and U4).
Choose the barrier size that avoids the plastic trim at the edge of the doorframe.
How long will the Floodshield Barrier last if used regularly?
The Floodshield Door Barrier will last indefinitely as a result of the materials used in its design. You will only need to purchase a Floodshield Barrier once.
How strong is the Flood Protection Door Barrier and what is it made of?
The Floodshield Door Barrier is made of tough polypropylene plastic. It is lightweight (5kg) and highly resistant to impact. The design of the Floodshield Barrier enables it to withstand the pressure from flood water. The door barrier clips are produced from stainless steel (will not rust) and the barrier’s seal is a soft but durable EPDM sponge rubber.
Your barrier needs to overlap onto the door frame by 1 ½ inches each side for the barrier to clip onto the door frame, what do you suggest I can do with a door frame narrower than this?
Affixing a wooden batten each side of the door frame will increase the width of the outside surface to a above the required 1 ½ inches (35mm). This will allow the barrier to seal and clip to the frame correctly. Once the wooden batten is painted it becomes part of your door frame. Go to our wooden door frames help section for a diagram example.
My UPVC door frame has plastic trim down the edges, where the door frame meets the brickwork. Will I need to avoid the plastic when I choose the barrier size?
UPVC door frames are approx. 3 inches (75mm) wide, which allows the barrier to overlap at least 1 ½ inches (35mm) each side of the door frame. This width means that there should be ample space to fit the barrier whilst avoiding the plastic trim. Go to our UPVC door frames help section for a diagram example of this.