Batiflo - flottaison pour les constructions

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Batiflo® is the first ready-made system to protect building constructions in risk-zones : floods or earthquakes measuring up to 8 on the EMS98 scale.

Its licenced process enables a building construction to float. Houses, roads, workshops or car parks can be entirely protected against floods.

They are easy to use, easy to move, durable and reliable and help to reduce the building's environmental impact.

A building construction’s floating process

Batiflo® in short

The Batiflo® company is an S.A.S.* with an authorized capital of 715 000 €, its corporate headquarters are in Pau (Pyrenées-Atlantiques department)

An innovating enterprise, supported by OSEO (ex-ANVAR).

The company is developing and commercializing an innovating and licensed concept named BATIFLO®.

BATIFLO® constructions can permanently float or rest on standard ground or float in case of flood.

This concept is applied to the following areas :

  • Low, medium or high PPRI** – authorised hazard flood zones;
  • Lake, fluvial or maritime zones;
  • Seismic zones up to 8 on the EMS98 scale;
  • Low bearing-capacity zones (wetlands, clay soil, unstable areas).

The Batiflo® process enables local authorities to provide flood zones with services or to upgrade their qualification in safety, or to revitalize a region by exploiting water surfaces.

Following the « Haute Qualité Environnementale ***» approach, Batiflo® enables flood management by creating water retention basins ready for urbanization.

Diversifying urbanization by floating habitat, without creating hindrance to our watercourses' hydraulic system, that is how we imagine the future.

*simplified joint stock company **French government’s flood-risk prevention plan ***French environment norm


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The building site

A floating building step by step

Constructing a floating house: step by step pictures.

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