Salix’s contracting division undertake works for Local Authorities, public bodies, Utility Companies, main contractors & private clients.
We can operate on soft ground, over deep water or in ecologically sensitive environments.
We minimise the impact of heavy plant by using specialist floating equipment, long reach and low ground pressure machines.
All our plant runs on biodegradable hydraulic oils.
Our own experienced staff operate this plant, all of whom are alert to the special considerations presented by the environment we are working in.
This gives us the ability to undertake works in areas that cannot be reached by conventional plant and offer unique cost effective solutions to our clients.
All Salix’s installation site staff are trained to CSCS / CPCS standards & backed up by a management team which has a wealth of experience in our specialised fields plus several years of general civil engineering experience.
We received this fantastic feedback from the Environment Agency “Can you pass my thanks on again to Jamie and team who added a lot of value to the project with their practical onsite recommendations, and hard work in harsh conditions.”
Our construction teams all work within our Integrated Management System (ISO: 9001, 14001 & 18001). We are CHAS and Achilles Verify certified.
Your staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and we have always been pleased with the service and the quality of the wetland plants and planting services. Technical knowledge on erosion control is also excellent. Keep up the good work!Living Water Ecosystems Ltd
We have worked with Salix on a number of projects throughout East Anglia over the last 6 years, and we have always found them to be highly professional and competent. We have used their services as suppliers of quality wetland plants, with a traceable provenance, and as contractors to both supply and plant the wetland plants. In addition we have always relied on the technical advice and knowledge of David Holland, in particular, to help answer queries from our clients regarding wetland planting schemes we have been involved in, this is an added value part of their service, for which we are grateful.UPM Tilhill
Atkins has worked with Salix on a number of projects, collaborating on design concept, trialling and implementation. We have found their experience valuable in delivering cost effective and environmentally functional solutions.Atkins
We used HydraCX for the first time on a Network Rail project in Chipping Campden. We wanted to establish vegetation growth as quickly as possible on a slope with poor ground conditions without the need for importing topsoil due to possession time constraints. HydraCX provided an excellent growing medium for rapid germination.Carillion Rail
HydraCX gave an immediate impression the embankment was grassed, making it more visually pleasing to our travelling customers. The rapidity of grass growth was exceptional and it added additional strength to the slope surface.Network Rail
We invited Salix to re-landscape the watercourse through a design and build project. The works to the watercourse were completed within two weeks of starting on site and, despite a number of prolonged heavy rain events both during and after the works, the pre-established coir rolls and pallets all began putting on new growth within a matter of days providing the watercourse with instant channel vegetation and protection to the toe of the banks. The VMax reinforcement used to stabilise the slopes has also prevented any erosion to the sandy soil beneath and has allowed the rapid establishment of grass which wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.South Ribble Council
Excellent overall performance – very approachable and offered a good sustainable solutions to rectify a significant erosion scour to the river foreshore without comprising the existing flood defence. Carried out work to agreed timescale and budget. Certainly would value their future input.Environment Agency, Leeds