Tag Archives: erosion control

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High Energy Inter Tidal Solution on the River Exe

Salix’s Ready-filled Rock Mattresses provided a solution to flood protection works needed on the River Exe. This quick and cheap approach provided a stable, natural embankment on the high energy…

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Jack Keys laying Rock Mattresses in river bed for erosion control
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Our Rock Products are the (Jack’s) Key to Preventing Erosion

Jack’s Keys needed a rapid response to scour and erosion problems. Our pre-filled Rock Mattresses and Rock Rolls were the answer, our Menzi Muck Spider machine was able to climb…

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Coir Rolls pre-established with native plants providing erosion control at Porter Brook
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Flashy Floods in Car Park Solved

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

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Aqualogs are available in 2 by 0.2 m
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Erosion Control Aqualog

Aqualogs are a durable fibre log made from waste material destined for landfill. They are effective revetments used in erosion management and they also happen to improve water quality

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Stream reinstated over erosion controls
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Protecting a Pipeline in Carmarthen

We installed erosion protection products like our Coir Rolls and Rock Rolls at this site where a pipeline was exposed in the river bed

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Rock Rolls and VMax C350 providing erosion control at Yeoville Junction
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Rail River Rock

Rock Rolls and VMax C350 provide ecological erosion control at Yeovil Junction, protecting the railway from undercutting by the River Yoe

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SuDS slow flow drainage channel
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Erosion Control at SuDS project

Rock Rolls and Rock Mattresses are both easy to put into place, prevent erosion and can withstand high flows whilst allowing for the natural establishment of plants.

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Eronet c125 will ensure that the soil behind the Coir Rolls and Pallets does not get washed away whilst plants establish
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The Avenue, Erosion Control & Habitat Creation Within SuDS on Old Contaminated Land

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

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Naturalising a Stream at Bedlinog

Constant flooding and erosion had been causing some serious problems for Merthyr Tydfil Council who manage an old reclaimed tip site, close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff…

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Conwy overtopping winter 2015
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Conwy Spillway Success

In 2009 Team Van Oord installed 9000m2 of Salix’s VMax Shear Stress Turf as part of the Conwy Flood Alleviation Scheme, seven years and many major overtopping events on and…

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Rock Rolls on the River Washford
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River Washford Roadwater Erosion Protection

The increasing frequency of flood events on the River Washford required the existing system to be replaced and improved.

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Well established Coir Rolls by Cliff Carson
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Coir Rolls Aid Biodiversity Boom

Our Coir Rolls are superb at erosion control and they are also brilliant for wildlife. Wildlife such as Water Voles benefit enormously from the immediate cover that the mature plants…

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Spraying HydraCX at Silent Valley
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Silent Valley Erosion Control

HydraCX™ was applied to 125,000m2 of poor, erosion prone soil at a large landfill site in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. HydraCX is a hydraulically applied erosion control product that protects…

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River Dulais, Rhosmaen Llandeilo

Salix’s River Dulais project demonstrating the use of large woody debris (LWD) is now ten years old and has been is included in the manual of River Restoration Techniques.

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walthamstow by Steve Ayers
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Water works at Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands by Stephen Ayers The latest stage of the transformation of Walthamstow Wetlands into the largest wetland nature reserve in London will see the creation of new reedbeds to…

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A11 drainage channels vegetating
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Green Swales on Roadside

Soft engineered ‘Green Swale Grass Channel’ attenuates road run-off water, filters suspended solids, and traps hydro carbons and heavy metals, significantly improving water quality.

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Pre-established coir rolls and pallets
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Bridging the Ecological and Engineering Gap

Bridging the ecological and engineering gap with our effective bio-engineering solutions

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Turf Reinforcement Erosion Mats in CIWEM

Our Technical Director, David Holland, has been in the most recent edition of CIWEM’sThe Environment Magazine talking about the value of our 3D reinforced turf mats in erosion control. We…

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Rock rolls arrive in bundles with certified lifting straps
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Rock Rolls – Effective Erosion Control

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…

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth
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Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

Erosion control using Tensar VMax P550 on Loch Garry spillway and embankments

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth
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Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

Tensar VMax P550 is designed for use as erosion control on steep slopes, high-flow channels, spillways, and shorelines.

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Olympic wetlands
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Wetland Management Course – NOW FULL

We are hosting a 2 day Practical Wetland, River & Sediment Management Course at our Croxton Park Nursery, Norfolk, 7-8 July 2015 supported by frog environmental and cbec ec-engineering ltd.

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HydraCX being applied at Silent Valley site
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Silent Valley Landfill

HydraCX has been applied to a landfill site in Ebbw Vale. The liner system isolates the landfill contents from the environment therefore protecting the soil and ground water from pollution.

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River Babingley
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Salix proud to sponsor RRC Conference

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.

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Scour Protection at Lhanbryde Spillway

Following the 2005 £2million Lhanbryde Flood Alleviation Scheme, near Elgin in Moray, in Summer 2014, Salix worked with Royal HaskoningDHV engineers to improve erosion control on the dam’s spillway. After…

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Salix installs new green channel to reduce A11 pollution

Salix has installed a revolutionary green drainage channel along an 18km stretch of the A11 in Norfolk, between Fiveways and Thetford.

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River Teme riverbank protection
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CIWEM’s Winter Conference

Salix is sponsoring CIWEM’s one-day Winter Conference, to be held at the Brunei Gallery in Russell Square, London on 29 January 2015.

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Naturalising a Stream: Bedlinog

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…

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Soft bank protection for Getty Estate’s new lake island pavilion

Working with Mace, Salix has helped the Wormsley Estate to construct a stunning new island pavilion on its lake. Sir Paul Getty began restoring the 2,500-acre Wormsley Estate in the…

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Titchwell Marshes Rock Rolls close up
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Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh

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…

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Revetments at Midhurst
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Lake Desilting & Biodiversity Improvements at Midhurst’s South Pond

The South Downs National Park Authority has commissioned Salix to help create a wildlife haven on the South Pond, at the edge of Midhurst town centre in West Sussex. The…

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Salix is now Europe’s largest producer of coir fibre rolls

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…

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CocoNet 800
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CocoNet 800

CocoNet is a strong hand woven biodegradable net made to our unique specification under licence in Sri Lanka. The hand woven net increases surface cover and surface roughness…

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One Year Later. Note the Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
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Darwen Bank Stabilisation

A 120 metre reach of river had been subject to ongoing bank instability issues. A gas pipeline set in the bank was dangerously close to being exposed and bank revetment…

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River Rhiw Bank Protection

Salix were awarded the contract and began works to carry out 300 metres of riverbank protection to protect this existing exposed high pressure gas pipe in March 2013.

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BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine
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Floating Island Benefits Wildlife

As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, a large floating wetland island has been built on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park.

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M25 Road Widening

Salix were tasked with greening up a 45 degree slope consisting of 6F2 fill. The initial design was a covering of 150mm of topsoil over an area of about 8,000m2…

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Kingsbury Tamworth Rail Line

Salix applied HydraCX in September 2009 to slopes consisting of 6I/J fill material with no imported topsoil covering the surface. The project was monitored each year to see how the…

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We plant our pallets at a high density and grow on at the nursery
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Coir Pallets

Salix produce a wide range of pre-established coir pallets planted with high quality native plant species. Coir pallets are composed from coir fibre which is a sustainable waste product from…

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Coir Rolls
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Coir Rolls

Coir Rolls are an organic living revetment that provide erosion control and rapid vegetation establishment. Salix have developed a range of specific species mixes for use in all types of…

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Bionet C125BN 100% Biodegradable blanket
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Bionet C125BN

Tensar Bionet biodegradable erosion control blankets are designed to provide immediate erosion protection and vegetation establishment assistance, then degrade after the root and stem systems of the vegetation are mature…

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HydraCX high performance spray on erosion control
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HydraCX™

HydraCX is a hydraulically applied erosion control product that protects slopes against soil and seed loss from heavy rain and wind from day one of application. It is 100% natural,…

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Installing Eronet erosion control blanket
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Eronet C125

Tensar Eronet C125 Photodegradable Double Net Coconut Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) is constructed of 100% coconut fibre stitched with UV stabilized polypropylene thread between heavyweight UV stabilized polypropylene top and…

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Salix have the facilities to contract grow turf using the VMax3 range of  Turf Reinforcement Mats
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VMax³ Shear Stress Turf

Salix have the facilities to contract grow turf using the VMax range of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs). VMax C350 or P550 is used as the reinforcement element within the turf giving…

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Vmax P550 C-TRM showing Composite 3D Structure
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VMax³ P550

VMax³ P550 is composed of a permanent, ultra-high-strength, three-dimensional matting structure incorporated with a permanent 100% polypropylene fibre matrix.

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Image of Vmax C350 C-TRM showing 3D Composite Structure
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VMax³ C350

VMax³ C350 Permanent Turf Reinforcement Mat is a high-strength, three-dimensional matting structure, incorporated with a 100% coconut-fibre matrix that supplements the permanent matting structure’s grass germination and erosion control capabilities…

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Balfour Beatty endorse Salix’s erosion control solutions

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…

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Triton now available in UK from Salix

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.

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Biohaven floating wetlands support long term mature plant growth
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Royal Parks, Serpentine Lake

BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, Salix have been awarded a contract to create large floating wetland…

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Roadwater Erosion Protection

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…

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Medmerry Realignment Scheme

The above image is Copyright of The Environment Agency 2013. Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The overall scheme involves…

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BioHaven Innovation

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…

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10th Anniversary River Dulais Project

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…

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Rock rolls arrive in bundles with certified lifting straps
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Rock’n’Roll!

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…

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Salix appointed Sole UK Distributor for VMax Soil Erosion Range

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…

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River Teme 4 machines placing fill
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Tough Test on The Teme

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…

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Richmond Park Boardwalk and planting
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Under The Boardwalk

Richmond Royal Parks is a walkover for Salix and Sir David Attenborough’s Volunteers. In our last newsletter and in the piece On Her Majesty’s Service we featured the start of…

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Rescuing the River Rhiw
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Rescuing the River Rhiw

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…

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Salix Model Railways

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…

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Beginning the reed bed creation at Pens Pond, Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park on behalf of the royal parks
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On Her Majesty’s Service…

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…

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Wilderness Lake

The Wilderness Lake is an important coarse fishery and recreational resource on the edge of Porthcawl in South Wales. It also functions as a flood storage area for the surrounding…

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Gloucester Business Park

A new warehouse complex required a large balancing pond to take surface runoff water. The pond had steep sides which required some form of ground stabilisation.

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Cwmbran Boating Lake
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Cwmbran Boating Lake

The boating lake was a popular local attraction and fishing lake. The lake edges were in bad repair with little or no marginal vegetation. Floating islands were also required to…

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Longham Lakes
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Longham Lakes

Working for Bournemouth & West Hants Water, Salix were appointed as Main Contractor to undertake 2km of bioengineering works to stabilise the shoreline of a new reservoir.

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Ramsden Bellhouse Embankment
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Ramsden Bellhouse

A series of potentially dangerous deep seated failures on a railway embankment required treatment to prevent further slips. The geotechnical issues of ground stability were resolved using soil nailing.

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Chipping Campden Rail

HydraCX was sprayed onto 5,500m2 of re graded rail embankments to prevent erosion and establish vegetation rapidly without importing expensive topsoil. HydraCX also replaces erosion control geotextiles.

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Foss Dyke Bank Stabilisation

A rise in pleasure boating on the Foss resulted in severe boat wash. Monitoring revealed that the rate of bank erosion was up to 2.5 metres in a year over…

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Pewsey Rail Embankment

A rail embankment had slipped and was reinstated with soil nails providing geotechnical stability. Birse created working platforms with imported stone and then used a soil cell system to retain…

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Afon Gwydol Embankment

Works were required to repair an eroding railway embankment adjacent to the river. This resulted in the embankment encroaching into the river, causing erosion problems on the opposite bank belonging…

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Rhodri Tames The Tywi!

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…

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Woden-park-brook
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A Few Words From A Satisfied Client..

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…

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River Derwen - building with nature
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Salix- 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…

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Salix on the River Tywi

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…

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Pembroke Commons

1 km of new and existing channel was enhanced using bioengineering techniques as part of a flood protection project in the centre of historic Pembroke in West Wales.

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River Pinn Enhancement

Salix designed and constructed a stream enhancement project at a gas pipeline river crossing as ecological mitigation to a degraded reach of stream as part of a major pipeline project.

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River Thaw Enhancement

Salix were asked by Environment Agency Wales to advise on methods to restore a 100 metre reach of the River Thaw which had been subject to physical degradation by overgrazing…

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Conwy Flood Alleviation and Spillway Scheme

Salix supplied 9000m2 of VMax3 Shear stress turf in September 2009. Just 2 months later the area experienced the worst flooding in 25 years of recording with floods exceeding the…

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River Ebbw Bank Stabilisation

Salix worked with consulting geotechnical engineers to provide design and build proposals to stabilise over 800 metres of steep riverbank composed of highly erodible colliery shale.

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Fully Established Bioengineering Solution Replacing Gabion Design
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River Gwenfro

A private developer had back gardens adjacent to a river that when in flood created severe scour issues. Initial river modelling indicated flow velocities in excess of 3.5m/sec.

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River Pipeline Crossing

Salix were invited to submit a bioengineering solution to solve an erosion issue at a pipeline crossing in West Wales. The solution used a combination of locally harvested willow and…

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River Roding Bank Protection

Salix advised engineers Halcrow on bioengineering methods to stabilise a regraded slope as part of an inter-tidal river enhancement project. The existing vertical retaining wall provided no habitat value.

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River Roding Enhancement

The River Roding is an inter-tidal river and these works were undertaken 100m upstream of the Barking Barrier, Greater London. The works were part of an Environment Agency environmental enhancement…

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Dan Y Lan Landfill Slip

The finished slope was 36 degrees, 40 metres in height and 60m wide. 250mm depth of topsoil was required, rather than the nominal 50-75mm, as cover for marginally contaminated on…

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Calverton Tip Drainage

Colliery shale and sandy soils have one thing in common; both are highly susceptible to erosion by flowing water. Both soil types were present on site.

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Waverley Colliery Reclamation

A large drainage channel designed to take flows of up to 3m/sec was created to take runoff water from a 741 acre site at Waverley, one of Europe’s biggest collieries.

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Rock rolls provide an instant flexible solution to many scour problems
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Pre-filled Rock Roll

Rock Rolls are a robust and permanent revetment for use around reservoirs, shorelines, lake edges, streams and river banks. They are cost-effective revetments that are suitable alternatives to rock rip…

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Triton gabion
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Triton

Tensar® Triton® Coastal and Waterway systems are a durable, non-corrosive solution for many coastal and inland waterway erosion issues such as bridge and shoreline scour protection.

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Pre-filled Rock Roll Mattress in stock ready for delivery
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Pre-filled Rock Mattresses

Rock Mattresses are a robust and permanent revetment for use around reservoirs, shorelines, lake edges, streams and river banks. They are cost-effective revetments that are suitable alternatives to rock rip…

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Dredging in front of Lichfield Cathedral
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Beacon Park

Salix were employed by main contractor Casey to undertake the restoration work to Beacon Pool for Lichfield Council on this Heritage lottery funded project.

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A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese
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Upper Lake, Perton

A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese which created public health & safety issues.

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Treboeth Cobble Channel

A new development had slope stability issues due to an adjacent cobble bed watercourse badly eroding the soils and downcutting the bed within the channel.

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important water vole site
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Soham Lode Re-visited

An important water vole site at Soham Lode required emergency re-lining of the perched section of the reach (approximately 600m) Following the emergency works, Salix were awarded a Design &…

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Water Vole Habitat Mitigation

Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The overall scheme involves building major new sea defences inland and allowing a new…

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River Tywi

Salix were awarded a design and build contract to prevent further erosion of a section of the riverbank and reinstate a scour hole threatening a high pressure gas pipeline on…

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Completed drainage channel
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Worden Park Leyland

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…

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Live Willow Revetments
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Live Willow Revetments

Living willow has been used as a method of controlling riverbank erosion for centuries. Salix employ traditional techniques and more modern approaches based upon the site specific erosion process.

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Brushwood Faggots
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Brushwood faggot/fascine

Salix produce a range of brushwood faggots (fascines) for use in rivers, canals and lakes. We use brushwood from sustainable sources and can supply various timber types including Ash, Hazel…

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River Teme Restoration
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River Teme Restoration

The River Teme is a sensitive SSSI and SAC river and over 150 metres of severe bank erosion was threatening a National Grid pipeline.

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