Tag Archives: hard engineering

AquaRockBags used as erosion control
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AquaRockBag launch

Salix’s AquaRockBag is an ecologically sensitive method of erosion control. Working with natural processes to provide erosion control & habitat biodiversity

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Porter Brook - an oasis for wildlife
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Flooding and erosion prevention in Sheffield

When a flashy stream was unearthed in Sheffield Salix were brought in as specialist experts in erosion management by the Wild Trout Trust. The Porter Brook was subject to regular…

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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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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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Spider machine at Cwmparc
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Cwmparc River Restoration

Salix worked with Natural Resources Wales at Cwmparc in the Rhondda Valley to renaturalise the water courses in order to reduce flood risk and increase biodiversity.

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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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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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Cwmparc and the spider in action
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Slowing the flow at Cwmparc

Cwmparc with the spider in action 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…

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Native plants, reed beds and pond at East Tullos Burn
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Restoring East Tullos Burn

East Tullos Burn project transformed a waterway from a straight, hard-engineered channel, into a natural stream, functional floodplain and wetland habitat.

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Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350
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Sandwich Flood Alleviation and Spillway Scheme

The £21.7 million flood defence scheme involved works on 16 individual reaches of the river and it reduced the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94 commercial properties…

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Improving wildlife habitats on the Royal chalk River Babingley

With the help of Salix, the Norfolk Rivers Trust is improving fish and other river wildlife habitats on the River Babingley near Flitcham, one of only two hundred chalk rivers…

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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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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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East Tullos map
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New wetland habitats at East Tullos Burn

Salix has worked with Aberdeen City Council, cbec and Walking-the-Talk to restore the East Tullos Burn in St Fittick’s Park, Torry, transforming it from a straight, hard-engineered channel into a…

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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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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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Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350
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Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme

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…

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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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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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Installing-VMax-P550-Turf-on-the-Teme
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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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Better Banks!

The Environment Agency are responsible for the river bank stability at Railway Lane, Lewes and recognising the integrity of the existing blockwork facing was deteriorating began to look into solutions…

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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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Flood Embankment Protection Caterrall Stop Press
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Stop Press!

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…

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Building with nature
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Building with Nature

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…

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Twycross Zoo Wetlands

As Principle contractor, Salix constructed a 3 hectare wetland system to provide waste water treatment and habitat creation. 18 integrated ponds, wet grassland, reedbeds and ditches were constructed for Twycross…

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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 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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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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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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Locke Park Lake
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Locke Park Lake

Locke Park Lake had become silted to the point that it could no longer be safely used for boating. Salix were employed as main contractor to de-silt the lake…

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Kelham Island Goit

Salix were contracted by Mansell construction to dredge the contaminated Goit forming Kelham Island and working closely with ecologists ECUS to create marginal habitat.

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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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Railway Lane, Lewes

The integrity of the existing blockwork facing was deteriorating as a result of the tidal inundation and draw-down cycles together with areas of groundwater seepages emanating from the slope profile.

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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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