In May 2021, it felt as though people were no longer checking to see if it would rain, but rather, how long it would rain for. As one of the wettest Mays in years, it’s no exaggeration to say that gutters up and down the country have been hard at work. Similarly, as lockdown restrictions ease in the UK, many businesses and shops are reopening for the first time in months, much to the delight of owners and shoppers alike.

With the general population keen to get out of the house and return to some semblance of normality, people would have lined up outside shops even if they needed to bring rubber dinghies but leaking roofs on industrial and retail units could delay an already delayed opening.