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Floating homes, stilts challenge flood risk in UK

Flood-resilient buildings are still a rarity in Britain, but there is momentum to meet the threats posed by climate change
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 05:50
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In Oxfordshire, the O'Callaghans have opted for a home built half a metre off the ground on 27 steel pillars.

Sutton Courtenay, UK

UNLIKE many of their neighbours living near the banks of the River Thames in central England, Martin and Joanna worry little about their charming country home being engulfed by floods.

Wary of the dangers posed by climate change and a history of disastrous

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