5x FloodSax Self-filling Bags (1 Pack)


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5x FloodSax Self-filling Bags (1 Pack)

FloodSax® stop water in its tracks

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FloodSax® are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes. You can fit 20 FloodSax® into a cardboard box so they can be ready for action anytime, any place, anywhere.

How they work

WHEN floods strike you have little time to act.

FloodSax® are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to become as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes.

Twenty fit into a cardboard box so can be ready for action anytime, any place, anywhere unlike sandbags that need vast warehouse storage space, are heavy and expensive to shift and require huge manpower and lorries to get them to the scene. If you think councils will react quickly to a flooding emergency by providing you with sandbags you are, unfortunately, burying your head in the sand.

Countries worldwide are being devastated by floods and in the UK alone more than 5.5 million – or one in six properties – are at risk of flooding but anyone can face a flooding emergency in their home such as a burst pipe at any time.

The semi-porous inner liner within FloodSax® contains gelling polymer which absorb water to become taut in just over 3 minutes. Once the water is in there, it stays there and the bags act just like sandbags to keep floods at bay. They are designed so they mould into doorways to keep floodwater out.

In short, FloodSax® take away the risk and are incredibly easy to deploy.

Flooding’s a worldwide problem

Last year we saw devastating floods in the USA, Germany and the Czech Republic(Europe). In the UK over 5.5 million - or one in six properties - are at risk of flooding from all types of floods across England and Wales. The latest official climate change projections indicate rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent rainstorms with more flood risks.

FloodSax® are so easy to handle

  • The real beauty of FloodSax® is how easily they can be deployed and stored
  • A box of 20 can be carried by one person and hundreds can be transported to the scene by one person in a car or van
  • A similar number of sandbags would need a lorry and a sizeable workforce
  • FloodSax® can be used in multiple situations for Floods, Leaks and Spills

FloodSax® vs. Sandbags

Features FloodSax Sandbags
Easy to store
Can be vacuumed-packed
Thousands can be quickly transported in a van
Lightweight before they are used
Can be stored for a long time
Can be expanded at scene of a flood
Can be stored in small depots
Environmentally friendly

Specification of each FloodSax

Length 56cm
Width 48cm
Height (uninflated) 5mm
Absorption 15-20 Litres
Inflation Time Max. 3 minutes
Weight before 200 grams
Weight After Up to 23kg
Outer Fabric Wool pulp fluff, superabsorbent polymer (sodium polacrylate, cross linked)
Flood Water Height 20 cm (8 inches)

Guidance for buying Floodsax (Minimum requirements for premises)

Single External Doors 1 x Door Pack (which is a pack of 5) - 3 on the outside and 2 on the inside
Double External Doors (e.g. Patio) 2 x Door Pack (which is a pack of 10)
Air Bricks * 2 x FloddSax
Downstairs Toilets 1 x FloodSax
Garage doors - Single (3m width) 2 x Door Pack ( which is a pack of 10)
Garage doors - Double (6m width) 4 x Door Pack ( which is a pack of 20)
* Please remember old house have lower air bricks, newer house have higher and most house have a minimum of 2 air bricks.

Storage Dimensions and Measurements

Packaging Size Weights
Smallest pack = 5 x FloodSax® in a plastic sleeve 500 x 450 x 20mm 3.4 Kilos
Case = 20 Floodsax® = 4 packs of 5 600 x 460 x 360mm 16 Kilos
Pallet = 20 cases of Floodsax® of 20 = 400 Floodsax per pallet 1200 x 1000 x 2000mm 340 Kilos

In Action


Stopping floods

FloodSax® are exceptionally tough and can stop a powerful torrent of water in its tracks. Just look at the video of how they saved a Yorkshire company from being flooded and check out how this powerful water jet fails to shift Floodsax® and they have even been known to hold back the sea.


Home emergencies

But they can also be vital in those little domestic emergencies. If you have a cracked pipe, your toilet has a blockage and is overflowing or water is pouring out of your bath, pop a FloodSax® under and it’ll soak up the water. If your washing machine has sprung a leak put a FloodSax® in front to stop it spreading. And after the flood has finished FloodSax® can play a vital role in the clean-up and recovery stage. Pop them on the floor and they will soak up all the filthy floodwater with each bag absorbing 20 litres.


Diverting water

And then there are times when you might want to divert water such as on this road where it was being pumped out of a flooded residential area and back into a pond or deep. British Waterways use them in canal locks undergoing renovation to keep water seeping in away from its staff carrying out the work. People use FloodSax® outside their homes to divert water away from airvents and directly down open manhole covers in to the sewers.


  • FloodSax® are endorsed by the National Disabled Fire Association (NDFA)
  • They are lightweight, just 200 grams (7 ounces) before they are activated
  • FloodSax® absorb water to become taut weighing 20kg (44lbs) in just over 3 minutes after absorbing 20 litres of water
  • Can be expanded in water in a bath, a sink, a bucket, a hosepipe or even the floodwater
  • Can be used to divert water away from a building and down a drain
  • FloodSax® expand evenly, unlike other similar products in the market
  • Easy to store and are vacuumed-packed to save even more room
  • FloodSax® last for 5 years in storage
  • Have them ready in the house all the time for burst pipes or accidental floods
  • Can be used by people who would not be able to lift sandbags and inflated right next to where you need them
  • Biodegradable and so can be dumped in landfill sites
  • Makes an ideal gift for people in flood-risk areas
  • Every home and business is potentially at risk from floods – even if it is a burst pipe
  • FloodSax® can be used anywhere from professional offices to building sites and from granny’s ground–floor flats to the top of skyscrapers

Video Demonstration

FloodSax® handle the power of a torrential flood

Imgine you own a business with equipment worth £360,000 at the mercy of torrential floodwater heading your way. What do you do? Find out what happened to this firm.

FloodSax® are designed so the elderly and frail can have them in action in minutes

FloodSax® are endorsed by the National Disabled Fire Association and discover for yourself how easy they are to lift, handle and deploy to protect your property. Anyone can do it!

See how FloodSax® hold back the sea ... and a whole lot more!

FloodSax® Saves Home During Flash Flooding and Rapids - Melbourne Christmas 2011

FloodSax® helped a family save their home from water damage caused by frightening flash flooding in suburban Moonee Ponds in Australia. Luckily they had a supply of FloodSax® on hand as they had no time to call for assistance. Old drainage systems were unable to cope with the extreme deluge, turning streets and lanes into rivers in a matter of minutes. The entire family helped to build a wall of FloodSax® by using the floodwater itself to ‘energise’ each bag and they stopped the torrent from wrecking their home.

FloodSax® in Colombia

Watch how a TV crew captures the moment FloodSax® are used to halt torrential floods in Colombia.

See FloodSax® in action on TV in the USA

Presenters prove how FloodSax® beat sandbags when it comes to dealing with floods in the aftermath of a disaster as they prove on TV’s Disaster House.


Tue 11-06-2019

Good Product

Sacks work very well, great they come “flat packed”, delivered very quickly, easy to use, would recommend

Sat 30-01-2016

Good product

after using sand bags a few times, these self inflating ones worked better and less mess after use, will buy more if needed, thanks for your help

Sat 30-01-2016

Fast delivery

Thanks for the next day service , arrived just in time !!

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