Tag Archives: river restoration

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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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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Spider Menzi Muck Excavator moving large woody debris below Swinsty Reservoir
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River Washburn Restoration

Salix were approached as river restoration experts and because of the innovative Menzi Muck Spider machine which is capable of climbing in and out of a river causing little disturbance.

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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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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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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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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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VMax-C350-and-P550-erosion-control-in-CIWEM
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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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Machine in action at Swinsty
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The Spider on the River Washburn

Innovative spider machine helps restore wildlife habitats on the River Washburn. Yorkshire Water’s trial works to improve the quality of the river environment downstream of Swinsty reservoir is now well…

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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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Naturalising Norfolk’s Chalk Rivers

Salix has helped the Norfolk Rivers Trust to improve wildlife habitats on the chalk River Babingley, Hillington Estate near Flitcham, and River Nar at Pentney, near Kings Lynn.

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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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Salix helps naturalise the chalk River Nar

Working with the Norfolk Rivers Trust and cbec, Salix has just completed a project to help to improve wildlife habitats on a section of the chalk River Nar in west…

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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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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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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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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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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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Olympic Park Wetlands

Salix were involved in making the Olympic Park a reality, when we were awarded the prestigious Tier 2 Contract in 2009 to grow all the wetland and wet wildflower plants…

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We are the largest grower of native wetland plants in the UK
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Native Wetland Plants

Salix grow a diverse range of native wetland and wildflower plant species from nurseries in South Wales and Norfolk. We are the largest grower of native wetland plants in 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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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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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 and will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94 commercial properties…

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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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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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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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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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Olympic Odyssey for Salix

Olympic Park Wetland 2012 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…

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B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods
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Spillways Surge Ahead!

B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods Salix have extensive experience of spillway protection offering advice to engineers involved in this area of expertise. Our VMax range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Mats…

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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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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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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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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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Water Vole Habitat Works

Salix successfully tendered for a pilot project to improve marginal vegetation along the River Wandle. The project formed part of a wider scheme to reintroduce water vole to the river.

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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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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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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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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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