Salix were involved in a recent river diversion on the River Beam in Hertfordshire, to improve hydromophological and ecological function.
Eight years on and vegetative erosion control is a massive success on the River Cleddau as an alternative to blockstone.
Rock Rolls and pre-planted Coir Rolls & Pallets were used to prevent erosion whilst creating a lovely habitat in Sheffield City centre where a culverted stream had been flash flooding
VMax C350 & Eronet are used on this hydro project to protect the inlet channel and surrounding soils from erosion, working with nature for natural solutions
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.
Bridging the ecological and engineering gap with our effective bio-engineering solutions
Tensar VMax P550 is designed for use as erosion control on steep slopes, high-flow channels, spillways, and shorelines.
With funding from the Welsh Government’s Nature Fund, we supported Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in taking steps to naturalise one of the concrete channels which brings water down from the mountains at Cwmparc, in order to slow the flow of water, reduce flood risk and improve wildlife habitats. If successful, the measures introduced in this … Continue reading Slowing the flow at Cwmparc
The £21.7 million flood defence scheme involves works on 16 individual reaches of the River Stour and will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94 commercial properties in Sandwich. Client – Jackson Civil Engineering working on behalf of the Environment Agency. VMax C350 was the product required in order to prevent … Continue reading Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme
The River Washford runs through the village of Roadwater near Minehead, Somerset. The catchment creates a flashy river which floods parts of the village in large flood events. The increasing frequency of flood events required the existing system to be replaced and improved. The new bank protection provided a robust toe and a reinforced turf … Continue reading Roadwater Erosion Protection
Tenth Anniversary of Salix’s Project on The River Dulais, Rhosmaen, Llandeilo. Salix’s River Dulais project demonstrating the use of large woody debris (LWD) is now ten years old and we are delighted to announce that this ground breaking project has been included in the River Restoration Centre (RRC) Manual of Techniques. A comprehensive PDF can … Continue reading 10th Anniversary River Dulais Project
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!
The River Rhiw, Mid Wales was the scene of some rapid intervention by Salix’s Specialist Contracting team lead by Technical Director,David Holland. Our client Wales and West Utilities were faced with a significant challenge in dealing with severe riverbank erosion caused by this powerful tributary of the River Severn. The reach downstream of Berriew is … Continue reading Rescuing the River Rhiw
We have been working hard on the River Tywi project and thanks to the efforts of our Site Agent Rhodri Henry (above image, on the right) work has progressed well in spite of all that Mother Nature could throw at us! Below is a letter from the client after our works were completed that we … Continue reading Rhodri Tames The Tywi!
The saying “a picture paints a thousand words” could not be more accurately applied than to a current Salix erosion control solution at the University of Birmingham. The dreadful summer weather created the following story in the words of our client:
Client – Wales & West Utilities Salix have been awarded a design and build contract on the River Tywi in Carmarthen. Various bioengineering techniques will be utilised for the SSSI and SAC site. A high pressure gas main is being threatened by riverbank erosion and Salix have been appointed to come up with a sustainable … Continue reading Salix on the River Tywi
Client – Environment Agency Pilot scheme for catchment restoration of the River Ecclesbourne, that forms part of the Water Framework Directive aim to return rivers to good ecological status. The original back channel was restored and a weir removed. The mill race was re profiled and a two stage channel cut to maintain low flows … Continue reading River Ecclesbourne