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Guidance and standards on flood damaged buildings

In response to recommendations in the Pitt Review of the Summer 2007 floods, Defra and CLG commissioned a study to address concerns relating to drying times for flood-damaged buildings.

The aims of the study were to review existing guidance on the drying of flooded properties, the current use of such guidance, and to identify areas where knowledge gaps exist. The project involved extensive engagement with damage management contractors, the insurance industry, local authorities, regulators and other stakeholders.

The results of the study demonstrate that there is a great deal of guidance available on common methods for drying buildings and on managing and monitoring the drying process. The drying process is considered as one element of the overall restoration process. The report outlines key roles and responsibilities in the restoration process and key sources of guidance are signposted.

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