Salix- Building With Nature

River Derwen - building with nature

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 cost effective, environmentally sensitive solutions on either, a design supply and build or supply only basis with project values from £1000 to over £2m.

At Salix we own and operate our own nurseries, growing the largest selection of native wetland plants in the country, and are the sole manufacturer of coir rolls and pre- established coir erosion control systems in the UK. We are able to provide just a few hundred wildflower plants right through to supplying over 20 kilometres of our coir based erosion control and habitat creation systems for a single landmark project.

River Teme riverbank protection

Either operating as a main contractor or a specialist sub-contractor, we are able to field our own plant and experienced installation teams, supported by strong in-house technical support.

Our ability to combine pioneering bioengineering techniques with a sensitive approach to dredging and desilting with our Truxor, sheet piling and earthworks in wet or soft ground conditions, often working from floating platforms, enables us to deliver sustainable, practical solutions that compliment the natural environment and add to biodiversity and improve water quality.