Furniture Choice could move one of its warehouses elsewhere after losing 10 per cent of its stock in the Boxing Day floods.

Water came into the Mirfield warehouse, next to the River Calder, ruining a staff room and damaging more than 600 sofas.

Furniture Choice managing director Tom Obbard said the firm had been looking at how to improve its flood defences but was also considering relocating the warehouse.

He said: "The water began to rise near our warehouse at 11am on Boxing Day, and by 1pm there was nothing we could do. The water came into the warehouse affecting 10 per cent of our stock; over 600 sofas were damaged as well as one of our staff rooms.

Tom Obbard of Furniture Choice, Bankfield Business Park, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.

"It’s difficult to prepare for incidents such as these, but as a business we do everything we can, including having a disaster recovery plan. We’re also fortunate to have a great team of people working for us who helped on the day but also with the clear up afterwards."

He added that if the water had reached the computers, phones and internal servers, Furniture Choice's online trading could have been affected — but the critical servers that run the web site and warehouse management systems are hosted remotely and were never in danger.

The Boxing Day floods saw the River Calder burst its banks in Mirfield, engulfing the Ship Inn in Steanard Lane, where the clean up had just started after a flood two weeks earlier.

READ MORE: Boxing Day floods, one month on: Flooding chaos in Huddersfield and Calderdale — and where communties are now

READ MORE: Record number of flood warnings in West Yorkshire

In Station Road, Mirfield, the railway bridge was impassable and the nearby Lowlands allotments were also flooded for the second time in as many weeks.

Across the road Holme Bank Mills was also hit, and teams of volunteers helped Mirfield Mill Carpets get back on its feet.

Watch volunteer tackle flood damage at allotments

Video Loading