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    Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems & Surface Water Drainage Design

    What are SuDS? Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS), as the name suggests, are sustainable methods of controlling, treating and conveying surface water, which replicate natural processes by slowing flows and disposing of water as close to the source as possible. In addition, they can provide the added benefits of creating habitats and amenity through the […]

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    Flood Risk Assessment

    When do I need an FRA? A flood risk assessment is required to accompany a planning application for any site at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, groundwater, reservoirs or any site that is greater than 1 hectare; to ensure that the proposed new development does not increase flood risk elsewhere or increase risk […]

  • Foul Water Drainage Design

    We provide a fully comprehensive foul and surface water drainage design service; for small to large commercial and residential developments. We work closely with our clients in order to produce the most cost effective and workable solution. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide guidance from inception of the project, right through to […]

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    SuDS Reports and Hydraulic Calculations

    SuDS Reports and Hydraulic Calculations SuDS reports are requested by local authorities as a part of the planning process, or to discharge planning conditions relating to Surface Water Management.  The level of detail required in these reports is very much dependant on the nature and scale of the development, and whether the proposed development site […]

  • Planning

    Report to Assist Planning Applications Some planning applications will not be validated until they are accompanied by either a Flood Risk Assessment report, or a SuDS report.  Quite often clients have a very small timeframe to provide these so that their application is validated or not refused, and due to a proven track record and […]

  • Structural Engineering

    We work closely with a number structural engineering companies on a collaborative basis that we would highly recommend, therefore if you would like us to recommend a company to work with us, so that both your civil and structural engineering needs are met, then please contact us on 0800 0614916 or email info@nimbusengineering.com

  • BREEAM & CSH Credits

    Credits can be obtained under BREEAM Pol 03 Surface Water Run-Off.  Nimbus Engineering can support your needs by providing outline designs of sustainable urban drainage systems or providing guidance on how to achieve these credits; as well as producing the reports and calculations required to support these applications. We can also provide you with details […]

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    BRE365 Percolation Test

    Source control SuDS are at the top of the SuDS hierarchy, as they ensure that surface water run off resulting from a proposed development is discharged into the ground, rather than conveyed into sewers and watercourses, and hence increase the risk of flooding. In order to carry out soakaway design, a percolation test to BRE365 […]