|Here are a few of the projects that ELC Contractors Ltd have undertaken in Worcestershire and The Midlands involving landscaping, fencing, pool restoration, bridge preservation, access works and countryside maintenance, restoration and management.|
Specialist ecology works
Remedial works to Public right of way affected by Badger activity
The following sequence of images shows works undertaken by Elc for Worcestershire Countryside Services and under license and...
Adams Hill Clent - Drainage Scheme
This scheme was implemented to prevent silt being washed into the Adams Hill Locality, it comprised of a 1 metre wide by 1 metre deep channel with flow forge grids manufactured and...
National trust Hanbury Hall Lodge gates
This project, part of the Higher level Stewardship a Scheme in place at the estate was to replicate the original style of gates which were in situ from around 1850.The old gates were removed and all ironwork was shot...
Creation of an artificial Badgers Sett
A private client instructed us to create an artificial Badgers sett within his grounds close to the River Severn Worcester. The purpose for which was to study the activity of the creatures in his garden with the...
Tree guard construction at Croome Park for National Trust
Some 300 tree guards were constructed by us to contain specimen trees on the Capability Brown landscape restoration at Croome Park, Worcestershire.
Moseley Bog access improvement works for Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust.
Works to improve access were recently carried out by Elc funded through a Heritage Lottery Grant.
Long reach excavator at work at Hanbury Hall
Cleaning of a settling pool at Hanbury Hall.
Pool Desilting (Redditch)
Desilting Pool with Longreach 7.5 tonne excavator for Redditch Borough Council.
Bridges installed for Worcestershire County Council.
Spill way dam repairs at Sling pool Clent
This dam which formed a series of pools originally intended to supply the Scythe mill industry in Belbroughton over topped in a severe downfall of rain causing localised flooding. Working for the land owner the National...
Sot's Hole Nature reserve Sandwell
Elc constructed new access paths using recycled aggregates and round timber felled on site to act as revetments for pathways. The project was led by the Friends of Sot's Hole who secured...
Balancing Pool forestry clearance
This balancing pool was the subject of tree clearance work as the site was inaccessible for maintenance works by Redditch Borough council
Forestry/Conservation Works at Hangman's Hill
Forestry/Conservation Works at Hangman's Hill, Malvern for Malvern Hills Conservators Elc were engaged with the task of clearing scrub and semi mature trees off an area just above the SSSI of...
Construction of a small spillway dam
Merrions Wood Trust,Walsall awarded us a job of building a new spilway to maintain water levels in an historic pool and also assist in retaining water flows in extreme weather events....
This is one of many access systems we supply and install to specific site requirements.
Forestry/ Conservation Scrub Clearance works
With the aid of tracked equipment such as our Woodchipper here, we are able to travel onto sensitive sites and minimise damage to ground.
Wyre forest cleft Oak fence
Oak harvested from the Wyre Forest and cleft was installed at Buttonoak entrance as a feature fence.
Pool Desilting at Fibbersley Nature Reserve
As part of a section 106 agreement funding was in place to improve some local wildlife pools at Fibbersley Nature Reserve, Willenhall for Walsall Council
We were asked to clear this site which had outline planning permission for residential development and provide a cost effective temporary fence for which we used 1.9 m high Deer netting mounted onto 2.7m long...
Our forwarding unit in operation at Warley Woods in December 2013.
The thinned timber Birch and Sycamore totalled about 100 tonnes and was processed at our yard for firewood.
Park Hall Farm access improvements
Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust
Park Hall Farm access improvements showing new flight of steps for
As part of the NIA (Nature improvement area) project across the Black Country Elc Contractors Ltd were successful in winning woodland management thinning operations over sites in the Woodgate Valley, Sedgley Beacon, Warley Woods...
Recreation of historic avenue of Oak trees at Hanbury Hall using sustainable timber guards from National Trusts own sawmill.
The steel subframe bridge with timber cladding is adjacent to River Severn. This replaced a collapsed culvert. Rock armour was used to stabilise the banks during...
This boardwalk across a natural spring was commissioned in 2009 and installed on the Worcestershire Way at Arley.
It comprises of a design that we submitted to the County Council The fabric combines steel...
Tracked Post Driver
This allows us to continue our fencing works in all ground conditions, complimented with tracked dumper.
Elc were given the job of constructing a Gabion wall to retain a garden.The previous bank and wall had subsided due to erosion and sustained wet weather. Woven wire baskets were formed and filled on...
Showing revetment works alongside the River Isbourne, Sedgeberrow.
Leylands Farm fishing pool Pelsall Walsall
Leylands Farm fishing pool Pelsall,Walsall was the subject of a grant funded project jointly with Walsall MBC and Environment Agency.
A local fishing club had identified the need to desilt this pool, the first time in 40...
Orchard tree guards at Wyre Forest
Natural England employed Elc to construct some 100 plus guards to protect newly planted Orchard trees from the browsing deer.
St Laurences Church Car Park
Clearance of site and formation of new levels using gabion baskets as engineered wall support.
A combination of recycled and new aggregates was used for finished paved...
Cofton Lake Boardwalk
A boardwalk constructed from timber and galvanised flowforge walkway system which completes a circular route around the lake marsh area.
Whether it be for amenity, planning conditions or Woodland schemes we can arrange you planting needs and apply for grant funding on your behalf.
The Priory Sandwell Park Farm
Under the HLS scheme we improved access into the scheduled ancient monument (SAM). The project was overseen by English Heritage and their appointed archaeologist.
Pond Dipping platform
Creation of approach works and a timber pond dipping platform for use by educational visits to Park Lime Pits nature reserve, Rushall, Walsall
Mobile elevated working platform (Mewp)
We attended to mature Poplars on a countrypark site deemed unsafe by tree survey and compromising safety of neighbouring properties. These machines...
Quick Fit Cattle Grid
We can supply and install Hopkins quick fit cattle grids, these are load tested to 64 tonnes and can be installed and in use within the same day
Tree surgery with the aid of a tracked Mewp
Tree surgery with the aid of a tracked base Mewp (mobile elevated working...
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As part of a network of improvement works on bridleways for Worcestershire County Council, regrading, drainage and surfacing works have been implemented.
Adams Hill, footpath restoration
Due to heavy use and sever erosion, mechanical regrading and the introduction of grips to divert water from the pathways was carried out over several years.
Bentley Cairn, Walsall
Reconstruction of cairn and new “artist produced” protective fencing with paved area surround.
Cleft Chestnut Fencing
330 metres of cleft sweet chestnut fencing has been Installed this October for the National Trust at Hanbury Hall to recreate the "semi circle" of the original estate lay out. The semi...
Forwarding of cordwood for conversion to firewood logs at Elc's yard
We are currently involved in a local project to convert recently felled Larch timber and add value to the product by preparing it for the saw mill. The timber was felled due a plant health notification declared...
Bridge in need of replacement
This is an extreme case of bridge deterioration!Caused by flood damage. This would be replaced with a steel framed structure.
Typically shown here is a timber bridge with new concrete abutments and surfaced approach works, undertaken for Worcestershire County...
Cleft Oak fencing
Cleft Oak fencing at Buttonoak Wyre Forest
One of several pools we have restored on the estate. This the Mirror pond, restored after desilting. Nicospan geotextile was installed on bank edges to prevent erosion and assist...
Galvanised tubular rail
Mounted into sawn posts to produce an effective barrier to prevent vehicle access onto nature reserve.
We were employed to remove this 6 tonne Black Poplar stump from the brook into which the tree had fallen in the Spring of 2014.
Timber harvesting 2012 Butlers Hill Wood
Horse riding area
Constructed from bare field site with drainage, fibre sand and recycled rubber on finished surface and menage.