As easy as 1, 2, 3

Ready to go out of the box & fitted in minutes without any tools

The award winning Floodshield door barrier simply clips by hand and seals against the frame of your existing door.

The Floodshield barrier comes in two designs, one for standard door frames, and one for uPVC door frames.

Both couldn't be easier to install.

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Setting up the Floodshield Door Barrier

Recognising the crucial role of flood protection in ensuring your home's safety, we have tailored the Floodshield Barrier for maximum user convenience. Continue reading to discover just how straightforward we've made the processes of installing, cleaning, and storing your Floodshield Barrier.

Here's how you can easily install the Floodshield Barrier, without any tools, ensuring maximum protection against water ingress.

  • Step 1: Prepare the Area

    Before installing your Floodshield Barrier, ensure the area around your door is clean and free of debris. This preparation ensures the barrier can form a tight, effective seal.

  • Step 2: Adjust the Clips

    Your Floodshield Barrier is equipped with adjustable clips designed to accommodate the specific width of your door frame. Before positioning the barrier, slightly loosen these clips. This adjustment will make it easier for you to align and secure the barrier properly against the door frame.

  • Step 3: Position the Barrier

    Carefully align the barrier with your door frame, making sure it is centred and level. It's important that the barrier is positioned to ensure even coverage and protection across the entire entryway.

  • Step 4: Secure the Barrier

    Firmly compress barrier against the door frame and then fasten  the clips to lock the barrier in place. The unique design of the Floodshield Barrier allows for a tool-free installation, eliminating the need for drills or screws. This step ensures the barrier is securely fastened, offering robust flood protection without altering the structure of your home.

  • Step 5: Check the Seal

    After installation, take a moment to examine the seal around the entire perimeter of the barrier. Ensure there are no visible gaps or loose areas. The Floodshield Barrier's effectiveness heavily depends on its ability to create a comprehensive, watertight seal, preventing any water from penetrating your home. 

Help with installations

Standard Doors

The Floodshield for standard door frames seals to the frame and down onto the step, whether concrete, stone or timber.

  • Installation instructions

    View and download the full installation instructions for standard wooden doors.

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  • Technical help

    View technical drawings and get extra guideance on installations on wood frames, inlcuding narrow frames.

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uPVC Doors

The seal for UPVC type frames seals continuously to the outer face of the door frame, creating a watertight seal without fixtures, fittings, or alterations.

  • Installation instructions

    View and download the full installation instructions for uPVC doors.

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  • Technical help

    View technical drawings and get extra guidance on installations on uPVC frames, including frames with a trim.

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How to clean the barrier?

After a flood event or during regular maintenance, cleaning your Floodshield Barrier is simple:

  • Rinse with Water: Use a garden hose or a bucket of water to rinse off any mud, debris, or sediment from the barrier.
  • Use Mild Soap: For more stubborn dirt, use a mild soap and a soft brush or cloth to gently clean the surface of the barrier.
  • Rinse and Dry: Rinse the barrier thoroughly with clean water and allow it to air dry before storing.

How to store the barrier?

Correct storage is key to maintaining your Floodshield Barrier in optimal condition, ensuring it's always prepared for action. Before putting it away, make sure the barrier is thoroughly dry to avoid the development of mold or mildew. Store the barrier away from any sharp items that could cause punctures or damage to the material, and place it flat in a location that is cool and dry.

Frequently asked questions

How easy is it to fit a Floodshield?

Very easy. Floodshield was designed knowing that sometimes you have to fit it in an emergency. Simply wind the clips to the length you want, and press into place.

Do you really not need any tools or permanent attachments to my home?

You really don't! You don't need to have any ugly attachments to your building, or find the tool box when there is a flood warning. Simply take the Floodshield out from storage and clip it into place.

How do I know if the Floodshield Barrier is properly sealed?

After installation, inspect the seal around the entire edge of the barrier to ensure there are no gaps. A proper seal is critical for the barrier's effectiveness, and it should be snug against the door frame without any visible spaces.

What size door will a Floodshield protect?

Floodshield will protect most residential single doors: from 760mm wide to 960mm wide.

My doorframe is very deep, will your clips reach the frame?

Our Floodshields come fitted with standard 50mm bolts. Longer bolts can be supplied if required.

My doorframe is narrower than the 35mm needed, what can I do?

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.

How do I know if I need a Standard Floodshield or a uPVC Floodshield?

uPVC Floodshields are only for use with doorframes that have a continuous bottom threshold. All other doors require a Standard Floodshield.

Will I need to avoid the plastic trim down the edges of my UPVC door frame when I choose the barrier size?

UPVC door frames are approx. 75mm wide, which allows the barrier to overlap at least 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.

Do Floodshields work with outward opening doors?

Unfortunately, Floodshield only able to attach to inward opening doors. For outward opening doors we recommend FloodSax.

Do flood barriers really work?

Yes they do. Floodshield has been extensively tested in flood test facilities, and of course by customers in real life flood situations.

What should I do if the Floodshield Barrier doesn't fit my doorframe perfectly?

The Floodshield Barrier is designed with adjustable features to fit a variety of doorframes. If you're experiencing difficulty fitting the barrier to your doorframe, ensure the clips are properly adjusted for width and check for any obstructions that might prevent a tight seal. If problems persist, contact Floodshield support for assistance.

Want to know more about the Floodshield?

  • Floodshield Barrier

    Check out our award winning flood barrier and select the one needed for your door.

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  • How it works

    Find out how the Floodshield Barrier protects your property from flood water.

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  • Single Door Protection

    Find out how to defend your single door from floodwater with our product range.

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  • Double Door Protection

    For flood protection for double or wider doors view our double door product range.

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Need help or advice?

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  • Helpful Flood Resources

    FREE information to help you beware of, prepare for & deal with floods.

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  • Flood Preparation Checklist

    Check out our checklist to ensure you are prepared for the next flood.

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  • Flood Cleanup Guide

    Get guidance on how to clean up the aftermath of following a flood.

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