Salix’s AquaRockBag is an ecologically sensitive method of erosion control. Working with natural processes to provide erosion control & habitat biodiversity
Salix co-authored in the first volume of Estuary Edges, having been involved in a significant number of projects within the tidal extent of the River Thames.
TerrAffix can be applied on next to any soil type, providing the necessary nutrients for rapid vegetation establishment on brown soils to aggregates.
The decision was made to use Rock Rolls & Rock Mattresses at this residential flood alleviation scheme because of ease, cost and environmental benefits
Salix have been appointed as specialist contractors to deal with the erosion control and habitat creation within a SuDS for a mix of housing and business parks at The Avenue
As part of its work to help develop the new European-funded Cleanleach leachate purification system, Salix River & Wetlands Services is attending the HTA’s Plant Health Conference at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, York Feb 2016
Wildlife gardening on a colossal scale, The Guardian admires our Woodberry Wetlands work. Desilting large areas of the old reservoirs to create new reedbeds.
As a core element of our work is focussed upon healthy rivers we are proud to be supporting the fantastic River Restoration Centre’s Conference this month.
Phosphorus is one of the most common parameters causing a watercourse to fail water quality standards set out under the Water Framework Directive.
Salix’s Technical Director David Holland visited Sri Lanka over Christmas with his family to see how coir fibre production is shaping up.
Salix is sponsoring CIWEM’s one-day Winter Conference, to be held at the Brunei Gallery in Russell Square, London on 29 January 2015.
Salix reviewed the options for improving water control and biodiversity at Nant Llwynog stream – an old reclaimed tip site close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff Bargoed Valley.
Salix has helped The Norfolk Hospice create a new pond at its new residential facility in Hillington. As well as providing hundreds of native pond plants, staff from its nursery at Croxton Park helped Hospice volunteers to plant them in December. David Holland, Technical Director for Salix, explains: “We were delighted to be able to … Continue reading Native pond plants supplied for new pond
We were very fortunate to appear in this month’s CIWEM The Environment Magazine with regards to our work on the Olympic Park Wetlands – the largest ever bioengineering project undertaken in Britain. Read all about it in the PDF below or download the article here. null
An exciting opportunity exists for a commercial manager with a civils background to join the Salix team in the continuing growth of this successful innovative business.
As part of a series of measures to protect the freshwater habitats at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, Salix has supplied the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 2,000 metres of Rock Rolls. Jim Scott, Site Manager for the RSPB’s North West Norfolk Reserves, explains: “Thankfully, as a result … Continue reading Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh
Salix has installed the new Cleanleach leachate purfication system at its 20-acre Croxton Park nursery in the Thetford Forest, as part of a European research project. The revolutionary system, which allows nurseries to treat and then recycle the leachates from their irrigation systems, has been developed in Spain by IRTA, the Spanish Government food and … Continue reading Salix helps make container plant production more sustainable
Working directly with ethical, organic and sustainable suppliers in Sri Lanka, each year Salix imports hundreds of tonnes of compressed coir fibres and turns them into Coir Rolls and Pallets at its Thetford nursery in Norfolk. Salix is the only UK manufacturer and Europe’s largest producer of pre-established coir fibre rolls, producing thousands of metres … Continue reading Salix is now Europe’s largest producer of coir fibre rolls
We are delighted to report that Balfour Beatty have included our Eronet C125 and VMax C350 erosion control solutions and our Rock Mattresses in their Innovation Sheets. Rock Mattress installation August 2012 Importantly, the use of these two erosion control mats are recognised as improving on existing systems due to their lightweight, easy to handle … Continue reading Balfour Beatty endorse Salix’s erosion control solutions
The continued partnership between Salix and Tensar® is strengthened with the re-introduction into the UK of the Triton Marine Mattress System and the Triton Gabions and Gabion Mats.
Wetlands are an incredibly valuable environment, both to nature and wider society; BioHaven can offer all of the ecosystem services of a healthy functioning wetland but can be placed in an area where it would be impossible to put a constructed or conventional wetland.
Rock Rolls are a robust, flexible and permanent revetment for use around reservoirs, shorelines, lake edges, streams and river banks. They are environmentally sensitive, cost-effective revetments that are suitable alternatives to rock riprap and gabions in many scour applications. Rock Rolls are delivered pre-filled to site, typically in 2m x 0.3m tubes of stone held … Continue reading Rock’n’Roll!
Salix are pleased to announce that We have been appointed as the sole distributors of the VMax® range of soil erosion control products formerly known as North American Green. Salix will now be able to offer the world’s highest performing range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Mats – VMax C350, SC250 and P550. These soil erosion control … Continue reading Salix appointed Sole UK Distributor for VMax Soil Erosion Range
We are delighted to finally unveil our role in making the Olympic Park a reality, from our initial involvement way back in 2008, right through to the closing ceremony last year. All of us here at Salix are very proud to have worked to deliver perhaps the greatest sporting venue ever seen in modern Britain. … Continue reading Olympic Odyssey for Salix
The current harsh winter conditions have frozen our 20 acre constructed wetbeds at our own nursery in Norfolk. A blanket of snow and ice has completely covered our pre-established coir rolls and coir pallets – yet this does not present us with a problem as growing all our coir products outside creates very hardy, mature wetland … Continue reading Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Rail works have become an increasingly large part of our workload, particulary now that we have a Specialist Contracting capability. In helping to re-model railways across the UK we have been met with some unusual challenges both in terms of the erosion problems themselves and the attendant access and safe working method issues. No longer … Continue reading Salix Model Railways
Promoting the use of “soft engineering” solutions has long been a central plank in our message, and we are delighted that this approach is now being adopted increasingly widely, the latest example is in our work with The Environment Agency (EA). To have an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with key EA staff in … Continue reading Water Framework Directive – Salix chosen as Environment Agency training partner.
Work has commenced at one of our most prestigious locations to date – The Royal Parks. We have been appointed as a result of being able to demonstrate our experience in working in environmentally sensitive areas whilst employing our own specialist staff and machinery to minimise the impact of our works. Watercourse and pond works across … Continue reading On Her Majesty’s Service…
Flood Embankment Protection Catterall, Garstang – Salix win the contract! Salix are providing a supply and installation package for framework contractor Cheetham Hill as part of the Environment Agency Flood Protection Works. Photo shows our in- house specialist labour installing Coir Rolls, Rock Rolls and VMax C350 to protect newly re-graded flood banks.
In our previous news item about the emergence of Water Voles at our project in Soham we promised an update on the progress of “Alix” ( the first Water Vole we spotted at the completed scheme) and others of his species. Below is an extract from an Environment Agency field report on how this habitat … Continue reading Alix in Wonderland Update
Salix successfully tendered for a project to form a backwater and island in a field adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. The aim was to restore a wetland area on the banks of the canal for the benefit of wildlife and the fishery. Leaf matter and sediment was removed to create on-line ponds of variable … Continue reading Habitat Creation Scores In Independent Report
Worden Park channel stabilisation work “Following works within Worden Park to remove a culverted section of Cricket Field Brook that was the cause of flooding to neighbouring residential properties, a long term solution was required to re-landscape and stabilise the channel and establish new vegetation in the watercourse. The solution had to address rapid bank … Continue reading A Few Words From A Satisfied Client..
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Midlands Office during October 2012, this office has been opened specifically to provide a base for our specialist contracting service in response to the continued demand from clients. This is an exciting development for us and provides stronger geographic coverage combined with our offices in … Continue reading New Salix Midlands Office Opens
Salix now have our own Willow coppice site in west Wales working with a community interest group, Pembroke 21c, that helps disadvantaged youngsters. Pembroke 21c also provides a hub for community activities, develops confidence and skills and aims to reduce the local community’s impact on the environment. Salix’s own Willow Coppice site No “biomass” willow … Continue reading Preparing our own Woodland for Coppicing
Salix River and Wetlands Ltd provide sustainable, ecologically sound answers to the challenges found in soil and riverbank erosion, inland dredging, water based civil engineering, wetlands and habitat creation projects across the UK. Utilising innovative bioengineering solutions, allied with our capabilities in more traditional civil engineering techniques, we aim to build with nature in delivering … Continue reading Salix- Building With Nature
Salix’s Richard Edwards has enrolled on a course to learn more about the water vole and its habitat. The course will look at water vole biology and history, the capture and care of water voles and how to handle the animal safely. Further study areas will discuss how receptor sites are designed, develop a handbook … Continue reading Study Time
Over 560m of perched channel in Soham, Cambs was leaking and needed repair. The reach was populated by water vole so a sensitive approach was required in order to create a new habitat as soon as possible. Salix offered a design and build solution that addressed all the ecological and engineering concerns, and were pleased … Continue reading Alix in Wonderland
Salix Technical Director David Holland was lucky enough to get a last minute ticket for Super Saturday and Team GB’s amazing three Athletic medals. The visit also gave David the opportunity to check out the progress of the 2 hectares of new wetland habitat that have been created.
“Going for Green – Britain’s 2012 Dream” tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about the construction of the Olympic Park on this video and how Salix was involved.
Last week saw BBC TV’s Countryfile programme film Salix’s willow revetment techniques on the River Wye at Symonds Yat. Presenter Ellie Harrison, Salix’s Rhodri Henry and Richard Edwards undertook the task of planting live willow to address riverbank erosion, whilst Salix Technical Director David Holland talked to camera about the techniques suitability and application on the … Continue reading BBC Countryfile and Salix on the River Wye
Movember the tache strikes back As “Movember” drew to a close, this is what our hairy duo were sporting! We think Richard’s tache (left of photo) has the edge on David’s lip caterpillar – bring on the next Movember to see if the boys can better this years growth!
Normally speaking, David Holland and Richard Edwards of Salix are engaged in growing vegetation to prevent soil erosion, but this month they have begun growing moustaches in support of the worldwide Movember charity movement. The guys have started well as evidenced by this picture, and at the end of the month we will post the new … Continue reading Movember-David and Rich grow one for charity!
Salix Building With Nature Salix River and Wetlands Ltd has expanded its UK operations to include Clearwater Environmental Contracting Ltd in order to strengthen its specialist dredging and wetlands contracting services. Salix Technical Director David Holland said; “We have always been conscious of the potential for conflict between sustainable, ecologically sound solutions and the sometimes … Continue reading Building with Nature