FPS Environmental

Flood Risk and Drainage Consultants

As part of The FPS Group®, FPS Environmental Ltd delivers engineering excellence within the flood, water, and environmental sectors. Our team of highly-qualified flood risk consultants deliver the best service in the business, and we pride ourselves on being BBC’s and Sky News’ favoured flood risk consultants.

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Our Clients

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Flood Risk Engineering Excellence.

We offer specialist flood risk, water and environmental services to help protect your investment and even unlock future potential. At FPS, we understand first-hand the true risk that flooding poses, which is why we offer a range of services for both residential and commercial sites, including flood risk assessments and homebuyer reports. Our services can help reveal future prospects for homeowners, private developers, contractors, architects and larger agencies.

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Leading Flood Risk Consultants.

Our team of highly-qualified flood risk consultants specialise in accurately assessing and managing risks across the flood, water, and environmental sectors. Our services range from small residential projects to large commercial contracts, providing a value-driven and holistic approach to our clients.

We have high-level expertise in specialist areas, such as flood risk for planning, making us a reliable and effective partner in preventing and mitigating the risk of floods. Some of the most prominent organisations trust our services, both at home and overseas, including leading insurance companies and their clients.

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Your Preferred Partner

Whether you are a homeowner, a developer, an architect, a contractor or anything else in between, let FPS be your trusted partner for flood, water and environmental services.

Affordable services

Bespoke quotes

ISO Accredited

Over 10 years in business

CIWEM Chartered Professionals

Highly qualified team

Your Preferred Partner

Whether you are a homeowner, a developer, an architect, a contractor or anything else in between, let FPS be your trusted partner for flood, water and environmental services.

Affordable services

Bespoke quotes

ISO Accredited

Over 10 years in business

CIWEM Chartered Professionals

Highly qualified team

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Flood Survey
Flood Survey

Receive a flood risk survey from the highly qualified team at FPS Environmental. Your choice of Flood Risk Management experts.

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Homebuyer Flood Risk Reports

Our Homebuyer Flood Risk Report, also referred to as Flood Risk Due Diligence report, provides a market-leading assessment of flood risk for…

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Flood Survey
Drainage surveys

A CCTV drainage survey is a type of inspection that involves using cameras to view within a drainage system. To provide a…

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Flood Zones
Backflow Protection

“Sewer backflow” refers to the movement of sewage or wastewater against intended flow. Water can back up into homes or other properties…

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Our Story
and Our Values

FPS Group® was launched in 2012 by Civil Engineer and Chartered Water & Environmental manager Simon Crowther BEng (Hons) C.WEM MCIWEM. Simon’s home was flooded in 2007 (prior to the installation of Property Flood Resilience), and as a result, he made it his mission to raise awareness of flood risk and work to reduce it. Since then, FPS Group® has grown into a leading provider of engineering services in the sector.

Frequent Asked Questions

Need some help? Here are our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your query here, please contact our team directly and we’ll be happy to support you.

What is Flood Risk Assessment?

A flood risk assessment supports a planning application to provide a detailed analysis of flood risks to your property or planned development, along with comprehensive advice on how to mitigate that risk, protect yourself for the future, and ensure the risk is not exacerbated for others.

When is a Flood Risk Assessment required?

If you are planning a development in a flood zone, national policies require that a flood risk assessment is performed.

This includes developments

  • in flood zone 2 or 3 including minor development and change of use
  • more than 1 hectare (ha) in flood zone 1
  • less than 1 ha in flood zone 1, including a change of use in development type to a more vulnerable class (for example from commercial to residential), where they could be affected by sources of flooding other than rivers and the sea (for example surface water drains, reservoirs)
  • in an area within flood zone 1 which has critical drainage problems as notified by the Environment Agency
Why is a Flood Risk Assessment necessary?

Flood risk assessments demonstrate that any risk to a proposed development is acceptable and that the risk to any surrounding areas is not increased as a result of the development.

What is a Flood Zone?

Flood zones are designed to inform how likely an area is to flood.

What is a Sequential Test?

Sequential tests are designed to offer a direct comparison between a proposed development site and other available sites to determine the lowest possible flood risk.

What is the Exception Test?

The exception test is designed to show how you would manage flood risks on a proposed development site, and must demonstrate that the community will benefit from the development’s sustainability more than it will be at risk of flooding.

How long does a Flood Risk Assessment take to prepare?

We always aim to move as quickly as possible with our flood risk assessments, which is why we offer same-day quotes, site reviews within 48 hours and full reports roughly 25 working days later. If your site is in Flood Zone 1, an expedited service can be offered.

Where does Flood Risk Data come from?

Through initial scoping of a proposed development, we look at all aspects of the site and its risk of flooding, including location, the topography of the land and underlying geology.

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Recent Testimonials

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Hannah Rogers

FPS Environmental were great to work with. They responded immediately to my initial enquiry and followed up quickly with a quote. A very friendly, efficient and professional service. Thanks!

James Langton

Karen was a pleasure to deal with and entirely professional. Thanks!

Suzy Foster

FPS completed a flood risk assessment for me. Really helpful company. Very flexible with the many amendments needed! The final report is excellent.

Alex Duncan

Good to work with, Karen always helpful, and provided a detailed and professional report in a timely fashion.

Peter Blackadder

Excellent phone based advice on a prospective property purchase.

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Mr Ashcroft

Preston

“Simon is a very experienced flood protection specialist. He was very professional and knowledgeable in his services.”

Mr Lattimer

Sevenoaks

“The survey and report were very thorough and really gave me what I needed”

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Mr. Blakely

Buckinghamshire

“The report is professional and informative, as indeed were the two surveyors who attended our property”

Client Testimonials

Here are some of our latest testimonials from satisfied customers. If you'd like to discuss your requirements further, please don't hestitate to get in touch.

Hannah Rogers

FPS Environmental were great to work with. They responded immediately to my initial enquiry and followed up quickly with a quote. A very friendly, efficient and professional service. Thanks!

James Langton

Karen was a pleasure to deal with and entirely professional. Thanks!

Suzy Foster

FPS completed a flood risk assessment for me. Really helpful company. Very flexible with the many amendments needed! The final report is excellent.

Alex Duncan

Good to work with, Karen always helpful, and provided a detailed and professional report in a timely fashion.

Peter Blackadder

Excellent phone based advice on a prospective property purchase.

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Mr Ashcroft

Preston

“Simon is a very experienced flood protection specialist. He was very professional and knowledgeable in his services.”

Mr Lattimer

Sevenoaks

“The survey and report were very thorough and really gave me what I needed”

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Mr. Blakely

Buckinghamshire

“The report is professional and informative, as indeed were the two surveyors who attended our property”

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We are proud to be recognised as the BBC and Sky News’ favoured flood risk consultants.

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From The Blog

These are some of our latest blog posts
Flood Survey
FPS Appointed by Gloucestershire County Council
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Building a Wall as a Flood Defence: Permits and Permissions
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FPS Environmental Appointed as Primary Lot 1 Delivery Partner for a Major Environment Agency Contract.
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Lewes New School Development – Flood Risk Assessment Case Study
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Navigating Retrospective Planning Permissions: A Sustainable Drainage Solution for a Livestock Barn.
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Mason & Townsend House | Flood Risk Assessment for Southwark Council
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Fareham Flood Risk Assessment Case Study
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Sustainable Drainage In Hammersmith and Fulham 💧
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FPS meets the Cabinet Office
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If you’d like to raise an initial enquiry or ask us a question, please feel free to drop us an email via the form below.