Salix have developed a Coir Roll which is fully biodegradable, providing effective erosion control without the use of plastic nets.
Salix were brought in to replace hard engineered concreted scour protection with far more sensitive and effective Rock Bags XL.
Eight years on and vegetative erosion control is a massive success on the River Cleddau as an alternative to blockstone.
Recent research into habitat complexity and biodiversity in artificial reefs used Salix’s Rock Rolls and reef netting for its field study. Artificial reefs are created for marine and coastal environments to increase habitat complexity and biodiversity.
Conservation Science MSc study reports that water voles favour Coir Rolls of the five different riparian habitats studied on the Middle Level waterways. Data collected from water vole latrine presence, droppings and feeding remains revealed that 95.45% of the Coir Roll revetment sites surveyed were occupied by breeding water voles, which was a far higher … Continue reading Water voles prefer coir rolls
Back in 2016 the RHS at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show used our Coir Rolls in a very novel way indeed. Whilst creating a Butterfly Dome exhibit they wanted to use a natural material to create the raised beds.
Contractors, Consultants and Researchers are praising our Rock Rolls and Rock Mattresses for their proven ability to offer sustainable cost effective solutions to more traditional hard engineering such as concrete, rip rap, gabions and blockstone.
Rock Rolls offer flexibility and the fact they arrive on site pre-filled with stone greatly reduces installation time and therefore cost, compared to in-situ filled gabions. Rock rolls and mattresses can also be installed during live flow situations, which is not possible with standard gabions.
Salix’s Technical Director David Holland visited Sri Lanka over Christmas with his family to see how coir fibre production is shaping up.
The River Teme is a sensitive SSSI and SAC river and over 150 metres of severe bank erosion was threatening a National Grid pipeline. Salix were the lead Design and Build Contractor offering a hybrid bank protection solution. The toe of the eroded bank was stabilised with a graded riprap below average water level and … Continue reading Tough Test on The Teme
Salix have extensive experience of spillway protection offering advice to engineers involved in this area of expertise. Our VMax range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Mats (CTRMs) including VMax C350, VMax P550 and ready grown turf Shear Stress Turf are products available exclusively from Salix as sole UK distributors. Approved by panel engineers working under the … Continue reading Spillways Surge Ahead!