Flood victim pays £70,000 to raise house

The view from the house during floods in February Credit: Yaron Ivry

A man's spent tens of thousands of pounds raising his house 1.5 metres after it was flooded when the Thames burst its banks at Wraysbury. The Ivry family home was filled with water for almost two months from December 2013 to February 2014.

Flood water fells a tree in the Ivry's garden Credit: Yaron Ivry

"We lived in a continuous anxiety with no time for work nor normal family life. Once flooded, we had to leave our home and since then live in a serviced apartment in Wraysbury Hall. We are determined not to have this experience ever again."

– Yaron Ivry
The house Yaron Ivry hasn't lived in since February Credit: Yaron Ivry

Structural engineers were brought in to work out how to lift the 50-tonne house with 30 hydraulic jacks, all synchronised by a computerised system. The project is finally finished, with the family planning to move back in sometime this month.

The Ivry's dog is carried to safety from the flood Credit: Yaron Ivry