News relating to ground engineering on EXTERNAL WORKS. Keeping you up to date with sector news and innovations.
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  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Glascoed Fish Pass Thriving
    Glascoed Fish Pass Thriving
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    In summer 2014 Greenfix supplied PP5-HD permanent turf reinforcement to a site in North Wales. We went back recently to see how it was looking. Download our case study here...
    31 August 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Greenmat Permanent Turf Reinforcement
    Greenmat Permanent Turf Reinforcement
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Green Mat 400 is a permanent, three dimensional Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM). Green Mat 400 provides immediate erosion protection, long term turf reinforcement, and is intended for slope or channel applications requiring erosion protection. Green Mat 400 Erosion Mat has been used to establish vegetation on slopes on many different schemes...
    17 August 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Cathcart One year On
    Cathcart One year On
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Existing flood defences along the White Cart Water corridor were piecemeal and isolated. The White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme involved the formation of three flood storage areas upstream of the city to temporarily hold back the bulk of floodwater generated by extreme rainfall and control the release of water passing downstream through the...
    09 August 2016
  • Marshalls CPM: CPM's stairway to the beach
    CPM's stairway to the beach
    Marshalls CPM
    Contractors, Andrew Scott Ltd have completed work on a new RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat station in Portishead, Somerset which included a 60m long launch ramp, a low water launch area, and a beach access staircase as well as the lifeboat station itself. The beach access staircase has been built using CPM’s Redi-Rock...
    03 August 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Ask Greenfix about landslip control
    Ask Greenfix about landslip control
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    In 2012 Greenfix supplied Geoweb to a site on the A85 new Loch Lomond following a landslip. Now, in 2016, it is grassed and indistinguishable from the rest of the embankment and there has been no repeat of the slippage. If you are checking embankments before the Autumn and Winter weather Greenfix can advise on designs and then supply Geoweb and...
    28 July 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: A new Geocoir Project
    A new Geocoir Project
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    A new project on a farm in the North of England, shows Geocoir 700 protecting a newly constructed embankment from surface erosion. The picture shows the top of the slope with the Geocoir being installed into an anchor trench in accordance with the Greenfix Installation instructions....
    11 July 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Updated information on Silt Curtains
    Updated information on Silt Curtains
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    The Greenfix website page on Silt Curtains has been updated with a lot of new information and images. If you need anything from cost effective short term or disposable systems through to semi permanent installations. 1m – 30m deep and any length required, contact us. 01608 666027 or info@greenfix.co.uk...
    28 June 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Resistance to Higher Water Velocities
    Resistance to Higher Water Velocities
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    PP5 is a range of continuously woven Turf Reinforcement Mat . The woven structure of the material provides improved durability, consistency and strength compared to stitch or melt bonded materials. PP5-HD offers good resistance to hydraulically induced shear. PP5-Extreme includes high resistance to UV degradation and provides an improved level of...
    15 June 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: The History of Geocells
    The History of Geocells
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Just published "The History of Geocells" which tells the story of Geoweb the original cellular confinement material...
    09 June 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Wind protection in any situation
    Wind protection in any situation
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Ranald & Su Coyne live in Arisaig out on the west coast of Scotland. They wrote to us recently, "...you sent me some Geojute last year for a bank beside our house which is constantly eroded by wind and rain. I have now re-profiled it and pinned on the Geojute, planting hardy plants through holes pulled in the fabric. I thought you might like to...
    31 May 2016
  • ACO Water Management: ACO launches stabilisation tile for gravel applications
    ACO launches stabilisation tile for gravel applications
    ACO Water Management
    ACO Water Management has announced the launch of its new lightweight reinforced gravel tile, GravelGrid. Designed for driveway applications, as well as paths and gardens, the robust system is suitable for loads of up to 40 tonnes per square metre, so is ideal for properties with vehicles of varying sizes. GravelGrid’s incorporated Dupont® Typar...
    25 May 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Bank Protection - Greenfix has the answer
    Bank Protection - Greenfix has the answer
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Coir is a natural and sustainable waste product from the husk of coconut shells. Our manufacturing partners in Sri Lanka produce quality controlled coir fibre rolls which we import into the UK. Coir rolls are available as unplanted, pre-planted and well established product; all planted with native UK wetland plants. A full range of marginal Bio...
    24 May 2016
  • Cambridge Direct Tree Seeding: Wildflowers at A419 Cirencester by-pass - 20 years on
    Wildflowers at A419 Cirencester by-pass - 20 years on
    Cambridge Direct Tree Seeding
    CDTS takes great pleasure in revisiting sites that they have previously seeded. The A419 Cirencester by-pass, which CDTS seeded over 20 years ago, is looking particularly good at the moment. The light Cotswold brash soil represented a very good opportunity to establish a broad range of wildflowers, and the cowslips look very impressive. CDTS has...
    04 May 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Greenfix help with Tree planning requirement
    Greenfix help with Tree planning requirement
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    A new Greenfix Case Study shows how Greenfix worked with Arboriculturist and Client to ensure the conditions of his planning consent were met regarding the mature tree on his site. Download the case study and contact us for help with your next Tree Root Protection project...
    03 May 2016
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Genuine Geoweb for all your sports & leisure projects
    Genuine Geoweb for all your sports & leisure projects
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    Geoweb can be used for confining soil or aggregate in any sports & leisure application: sportsfield Drainage; service Roads & Parking; paths & Trails; slope Stabilisation; retaining Walls; tree Root Protection. Visit our Geoweb for load support page for videos, technical data and case studies to help you design your next project...
    25 April 2016