How this homeowner self built a 360ft wall around his home to prevent it being flooded

A field and houses flooded in Worcestershire
A man in Worcestershire built a 360ft wall around his home being constantly flooded (Image credit: Getty Images)

A man who got sick of his home being flooded decided to build a 360ft flood wall around his house.

Nick Lupton, 60, a former engineer, built the reinforced concrete wall around his 17th-century Worcestershire home that lies on a floodplain close to the River Severn after the home had been flooded 11 times in seven years.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.