About us - Allups Limited

About us - Allups Limited

Allups Ltd, founded in 2012 addresses flood issues  in the home from climate change in the most practical way, to help people protect themselves because personal loss, damage and post traumatic mental illnesses can never be adequately compensated for by insurance, nor can we expect infrastructure to work 100% of the time.

Damage repair is the most expensive option, far better to reduce the pain and time to recover by protecting your property, family and business in advance.

We developped our small range of products to help reduce flood damage to property whether from external or internal water floods and leaks.

Benefits from our products go beyond the expected, for example leak and spill traps can be used to line hanging baskets and provide nourishment to pot plants, they can also be used as a cold pack or even once quickly microwaved as a warmer to help defrost a car.

Patented Flood Traps – the thinking behind it

National Health England produced a report in 2017 The English National Study for Flooding and Health looking at the medium to long-term effects of flooding. Their findings concluded there are “high levels of probable depression, anxiety and PTSD amongst those who had floodwater in their homes, but elevated levels in those whose homes were not flooded, but whose lives were otherwise disrupted.”

We have witnessed more flash flooding and other extreme weather in recent years so that now communities are investing heavily in upgrading infrastructure. There is a real expectation that we will face more frequent and severe climatic events making it more challenging to thrive or even survive in some places.

In 2009, we read the UK government commissioned Pitt Review’s executive summary issues in 2007 looking for a way we could contribute to a better society having done our time rising through the ranks in the labour market.

Two pieces of the executive summary struck us:

ES.49 ‘Strategic sandbagging’ can be successfully used alongside roads or adjacent to important buildings to prevent them from flooding, but the work needs to be done properly by experts. The Review was unable to obtain any significant evidence that sandbags were particularly effective during the 2007 summer floods in providing protection to individual households.  And

ES. 50 Nevertheless, sandbags are still widely regarded as an important focus for community action and they should not simply be withdrawn. The general provision of sandbags should be phased out in favour of better products such as kite-marked flood boards, airbrick covers and other forms of temporary defence.

Further research has since shown that if we do not take action by default we "agree" to become victims, we learn a helplessness that is damaging to our mental health and adds to the emotional trauma we as flood victims’ face. This is especially true of children who cannot be build a wall out of 10 x 15kg sandbags. Often they report feeling helpless, vulnerable and so scared that they become traumatised and scarred.

We decided to create a replacement for sandbags. Of course, sandbags are low cost, so our solution had to be low cost too. Sandbags are used to build walls in front of doors, as are flood boards, so we focused our energy on this specific application. Doors are very robust with multi-lever locks made of sturdy material to keep burglars out.
We decided to work with existing infrastructure, rather than build a wall, by boosting the door or window seals when they face a flood. 
Flood Traps were born.

Why we invented Floodlock Soak Up Pads, some great applications.

Watching a Gas engineer fold an incontinence pad over to fit above the electrics and PCB before servicing a boiler we thought we could do better, with a more compact and better-sealed pad.

Floodlock® 175 Soak Up Pads are lined with plastic to ensure one surface (the bottom) remains dry. We then noticed people started using them as hanging basket liners, flexible alternatives to buckets for catching drips and even as cold packs for bruises…. 

Floodlock Wet Mess Clean Up Powder were the result of a need to quickly and effectively clean and deodorise cars after carsickness, we simply could not wait until the end of each journey to clean up the car. Despite out best efforts on route the stench often distracted us from fully enjoying the planned experience. Blended to remove not only water based but also greasy (milky) vomit with a pleasant fresh fragrance we developed Floodlock® Wet Mess Clean Up Powder.  Friends, family, teachers and a catalogue buyer told us it was unique and very effective. They asked us if we could make it available to help anyone faced with a need to restore an area to use without leaving a slippery residue or unpleasant smell; so that is what we did,

Of course, no one likes or wants to face situations that threaten our homes, cars, family and health. We believe our Floodlock range can help you just then, when you are preparing to prevent or reduce the significant damage life's undesirable events can cause.

Thank you for choosing to try our products. We hope you benefit and share what you have found with your friends, family and colleagues so they can benefit too. Please do let us know what you think by e-mail ...  and please visit us again soon.

 


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Flood Traps water inflated seals

​£24.99* Inc VAT. Net £20.83 (26.70USD) 

Floodlock Flood Traps quicly sandwiched between a door and its frame instantly swell when wet to form an effective waterproof seal against surface flood water pressure.

Flood Traps replace or support 10-14 filled sandbags piled up in front of a robust door in preparation for storms, hurricanes and flooding.

  • Each pack of 3 strips protects a 60cm wide door against 0.5m deep surface water flooding.
  • More lengths can be added for bigger doors, windows or to run higher up openings e.g. basement doors.  
  • Each wet strip weighs 2kg, so they are easy to dispose of after the flood.
  • Used Flood Traps are accepted as household waste or can be buried.
  • Made in UK
  • Video and details

 

£24.99 *
Incl. 20% VAT. Flat rate delivery for 1-4 pieces detailed below. FREE DELIVERY if you order 5 or MORE. We aim to get products to you wherever you are in the world in 1-2 working weeks.

Leak + Spill Non-Drip Water Traps

£14.95* Inc 20% VAT. Net £12.46 (15.98 USD).

5  (≈ A4 size) per pack leak resistant water absorbent pads.

Each (300 x 200 x 2)mm pad traps 1.75 Litres of clean water.
With a stay-dry plastic surface our non-drip absorbent sheets help you:-

  • Protect electrical components from water damage
  • Reduce Risk of Slips and Accidents
  • Be sure a surface remains dry as absorbed water drips onto it
  • Catch drips and move them without risking drips & mess
  • Absorb contaminants from water
  • Create a flexible ice pack as for knocks and bruises
  • Create a warm pack but don't want to use a hot water bottle
  • "Store cold" to chill wine and other bottles for picnics…
  • Supply water and nutrients supply to hanging baskets or pot plants
  • Made in Britain
  • Video and details
£14.95 *
Incl. 20% VAT. Flat rate delivery for 1-4 pieces detailed below. FREE DELIVERY if you order 5 or MORE. We aim to get products to you wherever you are in the world in 1-2 working weeks.

Messups Super Absorbent Granules

£14.95* Inc 20% VAT. Net £12.46 (15.98 USD)

Messups Powder helps safely restore wet slippery surfaces quicker.

Each pack absorbs up to 5 litres of wet mess, whether travel sickness, urine,
blood or anything oily, creating easy-to-remove fresher crumbs.

Surround and cover the wet patch, mix in, give it a minute and brush up.
Quickly contains, dries and de-odorizes making collection and disposal safer.

  • Helps clean up residue and foul odours after travel sickness.
  • Reduce accidents from wet, slippery floors.
  • Absorbs foul odours replacing them with a fresh scent.
  • Smothers & contains contaminents, reducing the risk of infection
  • Free from animal derived substances
  • Retains moisture and nutrients in soil to help water-loving plants thrive.
  • Made in Britain
  • Video and details
£14.95 *
Incl. 20% VAT. Flat rate delivery for 1-4 pieces detailed below. FREE DELIVERY if you order 5 or MORE. We aim to get products to you wherever you are in the world in 1-2 working weeks.
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Inc. 20% VAT. Order 5 or more for FREE delivery. 

All orders and delivery times are subject to stock availability and postal services.
We aim to get the products to you wherever you are in the world in 1-2 working weeks.
UK delivery 1-4 items cost £4.45 total with Royal Mail First Class Post. Order 5 or more for FREE delivery.
Europe delivery Iceland to Uzbekistan, Portugal to Russia
1-4 items cost £10.55 with Royal Mail signed and tracked delivery 
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North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia.
1-4 items cost £15.40 (20.50 USD) with Royal Mail Tracked and signed delivery
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Australasia, Singapore, New Zealand and most islands in the region.
1- 4 items cost £16.00 (21.00 USD) with Royal Mail Tracked and Signed Delivery 
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