Portable Expanding Sandbags for Flooding - Water Absorbing Flood Protection

from £45.00 each (ex. VAT)

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 Water Absorbing Instant Flood Protection
Portable Expandable Sandbags
Expanding sandbags in a doorway
Expanding sandbags in a warehouse door
1 year

Key Features

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  • An innovative alternative to traditional sandbags
  • Lightweight nature makes these suitable for use by anyone
  • Can be deployed in minutes
  • When in use these sandbags weigh 20kg
  • Can be moulded into a doorway or used to build walls
  • Vacuum packed and easy to store onsite
  • Bio-degradable
CodeBag Dimensions
W x L x H (mm)
Quantity Price
(Ex. VAT)
E389211400 x 500 x 305 Bags
Back in stock est. 01/10/2021
Chat with us about - E389211
E389210400 x 500 x 3020 Bags
Back in stock est. 01/10/2021
Chat with us about - E389210

Product description

Protect your home or business from flash flooding, storms and other flood damage with this clever alternative to traditional to traditional sandbags

Traditional sandbags are heavy, bulky, dirty and generally awkward to handle. Our portable sandbags are lightweight, portable and compact and can be deployed in minutes and disposed of easily.

The bags change from being as light as a pillowcase (200g) to as heavy and secure as a sandbag (20kg) within a few minutes

The semi-porous inner liner within the bag contains a gelling polymer which absorbs water to become taut in just over 3 minutes. Once the water is absorbed it is held within the bag adding weight which ensures the bag stays in place and keeps the flood water out.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery InformationDelivery Charges

Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £45 ex.VAT.

Orders under £45 ex.VAT - £4.50 delivery charge.

Postcode exceptions: HS, KW, ZE, IV, AB, DD, PH, PA, GY, JE, IM, BT, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Wight and Eire.

Standard deliveries are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm to the GROUND FLOOR or KERBSIDE only (unless previously agreed in writing).
We are unable to confirm exact delivery times, but we can usually confirm a day if you let us know in advance.

Saturday deliveries, timed AM or PM or above ground floor deliveries are available at extra cost.
Oversized products requiring a crane or hiab offload may incur an additional charge.
Contact us for more information.

Estimated Delivery Times

Lead times are displayed in working days, which excludes weekends & bank holidays.
During these unprecedented times, occasionally we are experiencing unexpected delays. If you have not received your item within the lead time shown please contact us and we will look into it as a matter of urgency.
Stock levels change daily, if you have a specific delivery requirement please contact us and we will do our best to help.

At the time of delivery

An authorised person must be present to sign for delivery.
Failed attempts may result in a return delivery charge.
A request to leave goods without signature is entirely at your own risk.

Please check your delivered goods carefully.
ESE Direct cannot accept claims for shortage or damage after goods have been signed for.
The only exception is proof of a carrier note that is marked as damaged.
We must also be notified in writing within 24 hours of the delivery.
Please do not sign for any goods as 'unexamined' or 'unchecked' as carriers will not accept liability for any subsequent damage.

Problems with Deliveries

Nobody is perfect, unfortunately damages & mistakes happen.
In this case, please email [email protected] as soon you receive your item (including a photo would really help speed things up).
Or call Customer Services on 01603 598779 and we will deal with you as a priority.


As part of our commitment to the environment, much of the packaging we use can be recycled.

Customer Questions

Steven Marriott - 09 Aug 2021

Q. It states these are guaranteed for 1yr. How long do they store for, for instance if I purchased and stored away in dry location would they still be ok for use say after 5yrs time?

A. Yes, if they are stored in the original packaging in a dry location they will still be suitable for use.

Gordon Lynch - 03 Mar 2021

Q. I want to create a permanent barrier against a stream that floods occasionally, are the alternative to sandbags long lasting?

A. Due to the biodegradable nature of these sandbags they will not offer a permanent barrier.

Robert R Hollingsworth - 27 Aug 2020

Q. Are they re useable or a one off protection?

A. As nearly all flood water is contaminated it not advisable to reuse due to potential health problems.

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*FREE UK mainland delivery on all orders above £45 Ex. VAT
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